The Brain Injury Alliance is a province wide organization in British Columbia composed of individuals and organizations working together to improve the quality of life for persons living with a brain injury, their families, and their communities.
Since 2015, the Brain Injury Alliance has addressed the funding disparity to non-profit brain injury service agencies with the assistance of two grants from the Province. These two grants, totaling $6 million, established the Brain Injury Fund (BIF) to help support brain injury societies across the province.
In June 2020, the Brain Injury Fund will be Depleted
By that date, the Alliance will have distributed over $6 million dollars to these agencies. Without a renewed agreement with the Province, the ability of brain injury societies across the province to maintain and distribute services fairly to the survivors of brain injury will be jeopardized.
Why does it Matter?
- Community brain injury societies are an important component of the health and human service sector.
- Alliance funding is vital to service provision for more than 4000 British Columbians with brain injuries annually.
- Funds distributed by the Alliance has improved timely access to quality brain injury services at the community level.
- Programs and services delivered with the aid of Alliance funding are delivered at no charge to the person with a brain injury.
- Alliance funding fosters innovation and efficiency at the community level.
It is when you meet or read about the individuals in the “Stories” section of our website, like the success story about Guy, that the meaning of what we do now, and what we must continue to do in the future, becomes real.
The Alliance applauds Government’s investment in the brain injury community, and strives for a continuing commitment to ensure that individuals and families have the supports they need when facing the changes and challenges that come with brain injury.
Brain injury is forever. In order to ensure cost-effective and efficacious, evidence-based and outcome-driven services, and considering the complex needs of persons with brain injury, a variety of sources for services and supports must exist at the local level. This will require integrated planning, and establishing and sustaining broader partnerships with other partners in the communities.
Government of British Columbia, 2002
This (Alliance) funding allowed for the Northern Brain Injury Association (NBIA) to provide case management services in over twenty-five (25) communities in northern BC.
The Alliance makes it possible for us to continue with this vital program (What’s Next Peer Support). This program creates the desire to make a difference in their lives and the lives of other peer supporters…with the tools to help them move forward.
Campbell River Brain Injury