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Concussion & Brain Injury Courses

Learn more about brain function, brain injury, and coping strategies by enrolling in one of our free courses for survivors, friends & family, caretakers, and members of the community.

Our Course Offerings

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) 101

3-4 week program

VBIS’ flagship program provides an informative introduction to brain anatomy & brain injury. In this knowledge-building course, students will engage in discussions concerning brain function & brain injury, with a focus on the causes and effects of injury, and recovery.

ABI 101 is offered to clients in a 4-week format, and as a shortened 3-week course for family, friends, caretakers, and community members.

ABI 101 is a required pre-requisite for the Coping Strategies program.

Coping Strategies

24 week program

An informative in-depth course for concussion and brain injury survivors. We look at strategies for managing daily life and dealing with the effects of brain injury. The program includes several engaging guest speakers.

This course is currently offered online and runs twice a year. Two new Coping Strategies sessions will begin this October, occurring on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.

Participants must complete ABI 101 before enrolling in Coping Strategies.

Carrying On With Coping

Biweekly drop-in

After completing the ABI 101 and Coping Strategies courses, clients may choose to continue their healing journey by attending this bi-weekly course, currently offered every second Tuesday from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm.

This program aims to help brain injury survivors further develop their coping skills by discussing both the challenging and rewarding parts of their recovery process with other survivors and our instructors.

Leidi Fortner

Case Manager

Meet the team

Our Instructor

Our concussion and brain injury courses are facilitated by Leidi Fortner. Equipped with decades of experience, neurological research, and endless passion, our instructor is ready to ensure your learning experience is top-tier.

Sign Up For a Course!

Due to the popularity of our programs, you may be placed on a waitlist when signing up for a course — but don’t fret! Our team is working hard to ensure that everyone who wants to learn more about concussion and brain injury is able to within a timely manner.
Contact us today to get started with your registration!

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Victoria Brain Injury Society

Units C, D & E 830 Pembroke Street
Victoria, B.C. V8T 1H9

Phone: 250-598-9339


The Victoria Brain Injury Society (VBIS) is situated on the traditional territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) Peoples. We recognize and express gratitude to the Peoples and Nations in our community, and those throughout the regions we service.