RESOURCES

BC Health Authorities

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Vancouver Coastal Health http://www.vch.ca/ 604-736-2033

GF Strong Acquired Brain Injury Program http://www.vch.ca/gfstrong/programs/abi/mtbi.htm

Vancouver Island Health http://www.viha.ca/ 250-370-8699

Neuroscience Health http://www.viha.ca/neuroscience_health/default.htm

Interior Health http://www.interiorhealth.ca/default.htm 250-870-4664

Acquired Brain Injury http://www.interiorhealth.ca/Health+Services/MentalHealthAddictions/BrainInjury/

Fraser Health http://www.fraserhealth.ca/Home/Default.htm 604-933-2050

Acquired Brain Injury Program http://www.fraserhealth.ca/HealthInfo/HomeandCommunityCare/AcquiredBrainInjury/Default.htm

Northern Health http://www.northernhealth.ca/ 250-565-2649

Provincial Health Services http://www.phsa.ca/default.htm


Heath Related

BC Pharmacare 1-800-554-0250

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

Website: http://www.healthservices.gov.bc.ca/msp

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 http://www.bccpd.bc.ca/

Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada http://www.meningitis.ca/en/index.shtml


Children and Youth

Adolescent and Young Adult Service, GF Strong Rehab Centre http://www.vanhosp.bc.ca/

604-734-1313

Brain Injury Team, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children 604-453-300 http://www.cw.bc.ca/about_shh.asp

Educating students with a brain injury – website for teachers - http://dpi.state.wi.us/pubsales/spcled2a.html

Brain Injury Resource Centre http://www.braininjuryresources.org/

Scholarship Student Awards http://www.studentawards.com

Opening Doorshttp://www.openingdoorsbc.com

Education Planner http://www.educationplanner.bc.ca

Fast Web Scholarships http://www.fastweb.com

Ministry of Advanced Education

Private Career Training Institutions Agency 1-800-661-7441 Website: http://www.pctia.bc.ca

*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 http://www.setbc.org/


 

Housing

BC Non-Profit Housing Association 604-291-2600 or 1-800-494-8859 Website: www.bcnpha.bc.ca

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: advocacy@bccpd.bc.ca Website: www.bccpd.bc.ca

Access Justice BC 604-482-3195 http://www.accessjustice.ca

BC Ombudsman http://www.ombud.gov.bc.ca/

BC Public Trustee http://www.trustee.bc.ca/

Sports

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

Website: http://www.vch.ca/hs_rehab/health_services_gfs_rehab.htm

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

Website: http://www.centreforability.bc.ca/

Transportation

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

http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/

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 http://www.bvbia.ca/

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 http://www.crhead.ca/

Caribou Brain Injury Society (250) 305-2518

Central Okanogan Brain Injury Society (250) 762-3233 http://www.cobis.org/

Comox Valley Head Injury Society (250) 334-9225 http://www.valleylinks.net/health/info/cvhis.html

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 http://www.fvbia.org/

Golden Brain Injury Support Group (250) 344-5688

Headstart Support Group (604) 984-0666

Kamloops Brain Injury Association (250) 372-1799 http://kbia.ca/

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

Lower Mainland Brain Injury Association (604) 521-0833 http://www.lmbia.org/

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 http://www.pgbig.ca/

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 http://www.sosbis.com/

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 http://www.biasvi.org/

Vancouver Survivors (604) 873-2385

West Coast Support Network (250) 726-7459

West Kootenay Brain Injury Society (250) 304-1259 http://www.braininjury.kics.bc.ca/Home.html

West Vancouver (604) 926-4825


BC Crisis Lines

BC Wide Line 1-800- 784-2433 http://www.crisiscentre.bc.ca/

Help line for Youth http://www.youthinbc.com/

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 http://www.tbiguide.com/

While you are waiting http://www.waiting.com/

Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Centre http://www.braininjuryresources.org/

Canadian Abilities Foundation http://www.enablelink.org/

TBI Resource Guide http://www.neuroskills.com/index.shtml

Alcoholics Anonymous http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/

Multi Cultural Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA) http://www.amssa.org/


Threads of Life http://www.threadsoflife.ca/ (Family support for workplace tragedy)

Canadian and American ABI Organizations

Brain Injury Association of Canada http://www.biac-aclc.ca/

Brain Injury Association of America http://www.biausa.org/
Central Alberta Brain Injury Society http://www.cabis.org/

Brain Injury Association of Nipissing http://dawn.thot.net/brain/

The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association http://www.sfn.saskatoon.sk.ca/health/shia/index.html

Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/bians1/

Ontario Brain Injury Association http://www.obia.on.ca/


Think First http://www.thinkfirst.ca/default.asp

Government Resources

Website: http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca

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)


Website: http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/ctb

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

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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

Kamloops

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

Kelowna

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

Victoria

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

Email: pgbig@northernbc.com

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