BC Health Authorities

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Vancouver Coastal Health 604-736-2033

GF Strong Acquired Brain Injury Program

Vancouver Island Health 250-370-8699

Neuroscience Health

Interior Health 250-870-4664

Acquired Brain Injury

Fraser Health 604-933-2050

Acquired Brain Injury Program

Northern Health 250-565-2649

Provincial Health Services

Heath Related

BC Pharmacare 1-800-554-0250

Medical Services Plan (MSP) Subscriber Information Call Centre 1-888-788-4357


BC NurseLine 1-866-215-4700

Deaf and hearing-impaired 1-866-889-4700

BC Cancer Agency 1-800-663-3333

Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon 1-888-473-4636

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada 1-800-265-5106

Epilepsy and Seizure Society (Long Distance or Outside BC) 1-866-374-5377

Cerebral Palsy Association of BC 1-800-663-0004

BC Coalition of Persons with Disabilities

Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada

Children and Youth

Adolescent and Young Adult Service, GF Strong Rehab Centre


Brain Injury Team, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children 604-453-300

Educating students with a brain injury – website for teachers -

Brain Injury Resource Centre

Scholarship Student Awards

Opening Doors

Education Planner

Fast Web Scholarships

Ministry of Advanced Education

Private Career Training Institutions Agency 1-800-661-7441 Website:

*For information regarding post secondary education

Student Loans 1-800-561-1818

Direct Line: 604-660-2610

Special Education Technology BC (Set BC) 1-866-738-3375



BC Non-Profit Housing Association 604-291-2600 or 1-800-494-8859 Website:

Supportive Housing and Rent Subsidy Program 1-800-257-7756

Legal & Advocacy

Representation Agreement Resource Centre (Vancouver) 604-408-7414

Legal Services 604-539-0998

UBC Law Students' Legal Advice Program 604-822-5791

BC Coalition for People with Disabilities- Advocacy Access Help line 1-800-663-1278

Email: Website:

Access Justice BC 604-482-3195

BC Ombudsman

BC Public Trustee


BC Disability Sports (Vancouver) 604-598-7890

Disabled Sailing Association of BC 604-222-3003

Specialized Equipment and Rehabilitation:

Tetra Society of North America 604-688-6464

Non-profit society that conducts research and development of technical aids. Individuals pay only for materials.

G.F. Strong 604-734-1313 Provides rehabilitation and a variety of specialized services


Community Brain Injury Program for Children & Youth in BC 604-451-5511



Bus Passes for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities 1-888-661-1566

BC Ferries 1-888-223-3779

MSP Automated Service (Travel Assistance Program) 1-800-661-2668


WCB and Employment Related Resources

Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) Appeal Tribunal 1-800-663-2782

Workers Compensation Board (WCB) 1-888-967-5377

Worker’s Advisors Office- assists injured workers 1-800-663-4261

Employment Standards Information Line 1-800-663-3316

Regional Organizations & Support Groups

Acquired Brain Injury Society of the Yukon (867) 668-5283

Alberni Brain Injury Society (250) 724-6772

Barrier/Merritt (250) 372-1799

Bulkley Valley Brain Injury Association (250)-877-7723

Burnaby Survivors Support Group (604) 435- 3125

Burnaby Chinese Brain Injury Support Group (604) 877-8606

Campbell River Head Injury Support Group (250) 287-4323

Caribou Brain Injury Society (250) 305-2518

Central Okanogan Brain Injury Society (250) 762-3233

Comox Valley Head Injury Society (250) 334-9225

Comox Valley Brain Injury Society (250) 897-1255

Cowichan Valley Head Injury Support Group (250) 748-9338

East Kootenay Brain Injury Association (250) 426-5281

Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association (604) 557-1913

Golden Brain Injury Support Group (250) 344-5688

Headstart Support Group (604) 984-0666

Kamloops Brain Injury Association (250) 372-1799

KBIA – Salmon Arm, Shuswap (250) 833-0369

Lower Mainland Brain Injury Association (604) 521-0833

Lower Mainland Family Support Group (604) 269-2320

Maple Ridge Support Group (604) 944-9030

Nanaimo Brain Injury Society (250) 753-5600

New Westminster BRAIN (604) 540-9234

North Okanogan Shuswap Brain Injury Society (250) 833-1140

North Shore Family Support Group (604) 657-6760

Peace Country Society for Acquired Brain Injury (250) 782-7519

Powell River (604) 485-6065

Prince George Brain Injured Group Society (250) 564-2447

Richmond Brain Injury Support Group (604) 521-0833

Sea to Sky Brain Injury Program (604) 521-0833

Sechelt – Sunshine Coast Brain Injury Support Group (604) 885-8524

South Okanogan Brain Injury Society (250) 490-0613

Surrey / Delta Brain Injury Support Group (604) 537-6303

Terrace Support Group (250) 638-1818

Vancouver Care Givers (604) 926-6665

Vancouver Families (604) 926-6665

Vancouver Island Head Injury Society (250) 598-9339

Vancouver Survivors (604) 873-2385

West Coast Support Network (250) 726-7459

West Kootenay Brain Injury Society (250) 304-1259

West Vancouver (604) 926-4825

BC Crisis Lines

BC Wide Line 1-800- 784-2433

Help line for Youth

Caregivers Association of British Columbia (CABC) 1-800-833-1733

SAFER 604-879-9251 Counselling service for suicidal crisis

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors 1-800-909-6303

TBI & Other

Traumatic Brain Injury Guide

While you are waiting

Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Centre

Canadian Abilities Foundation

TBI Resource Guide

Alcoholics Anonymous

Multi Cultural Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA)

Threads of Life (Family support for workplace tragedy)

Canadian and American ABI Organizations

Brain Injury Association of Canada

Brain Injury Association of America
Central Alberta Brain Injury Society

Brain Injury Association of Nipissing

The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association

Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia

Ontario Brain Injury Association

Think First

Government Resources


Canada Revenue Agency Business Information 1-800-959-5525

*Federal Gas Tax Rebate can be as much as 1.5 cents per litre

Consumer Taxation Branch 604-660-4524

(Customer Service and Information Line)


Provincial Fuel tax rebate, 25% ICBC disability discount.

Income Tax Discount T2201 Form

$4,200.00 credit or deduction. Contact an accountant for more information

BC Housing 1-800-257-7756

Provides information on housing subsidies and low cost housing

Homeowner’s Grants Administration 250- 356-8904

Or 1-888-355-2700

Disability Grant for those who qualify for aid or reduction in property taxes.

Property tax deferment - for local taxes, contact your local city hall

- for rural tax information- Enquiry BC 250-387-0555

Canada Mortgages and Housing 604-731-5733

Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Programs (R.R.A.P.)

Funds renovations needed to accommodate any disabilities.

Government of Canada Income Security Programs 1-800-277-9914

Old Age Security Guaranteed Income Supplement

Canada Pension Plan Survivors and Disabled Benefits

CPP (Canadian Pension Plan) 1-800-277-9914

For TTY/DD device users only 1-800-255-4786

For Vocational Rehabilitation Program 1-800-461-3422

For service in French 1-800-277-9915

CPP includes a disability pension, child and spouse benefits, and death benefits.

Canada Revenue Agency 1-800-959-8281

Hearing Impaired/TTY 1-800-665-0354

Private Residential Facilities For People with Brain Injuries In British Columbia

Group Home Providers:

L & T Services 604-439-7545

#204-3103 Kingsway Fax: 604-439-1326

Vancouver, BC

V5R 5J9

Hylan House 604-850-8122

32223 Hylan Avenue Fax: 604-850-8176

Abbotsford, BC

V2T 1S8

Classic Rehab Community 604-534-0705

20445-73A Avenue

Langley, BC

V2Y 1V1


Classic Caregivers 1-888-263-5168

600-1200 W. 73rd Ave.

Vancouver, BC V6P 6G5

Cheshire Home Society 604-540-0686

#209 – 88-Tenth Street Fax: 604-540-0684

New Westminster, BC

V3M 6H8

Evergreen Cottages 604-597-7906

15660 84th Avenue Fax: 604-597-9025

Surrey, BC

V3S 2N5


Westsyde Care Residence 250-579-7675

2980 Westsyde Road Fax: 250-579-7682

Kamloops, BC

V2B 7E9

Ponderosa Community Respite Program 250-374-5735

425 Columbia Street Fax: 250-374-5799

Kamloops, BC

V2C 2T4


Avonlea Care Centre Limited 250-762-4378

1658 Blondeaux Crescent Fax: 250-762-0167

Kelowna, BC

V1Y 4J7

Glenwood Place Society 250-868-2411

643 Glenwood Avenue Fax: 250-868-2450

Kelowna, BC

V1Y 5M3

Villeneuve House 250-764-7897

644 Lequime Road Fax: 250-764-7894

Kelowna, BC

V1W 1A4


MacDonald House 250-479-5299

1251 Santa Rosa Avenue Fax: 250-479-2490

Victoria, BC

V8Z 2V5

Prince George

Prince George Brain Injury

Group Society (home) 250-562-6265

2012 Quince Street Fax: 250-564-6928

Prince George, BC

V2L 5B4

(Office) 250-564-2447

1237 4th Ave Fax: 250-564-6928

Prince George, BC

V2L 3J5


There may be other family care homes in your area. For more information call: Enquiry BC at 1-800-663-7867