Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley
|Record #: OCR0990||Last Full Update: 11 Sep 2015|
|Description and Services|
|Description (Service)||Provides support, assistance and information to people living with a brain injury, their families and professionals.
Offers supportive services for treatment, rehabilitation, counselling and care * assists in the development of such programs * works towards improved services in the local community * fosters public awareness of the needs of the survivors of brain injury and their families * promotes the prevention of traumatic brain injury.
Step Up Work Centre: provides acquired brain injury survivors with a safe space to come learn and share their experiences. This member-run program offers opportunities in each of the following units: administration * kitchen and food preparation * maintenance / environmental with a goal of vocational training. * Also offers education workshops on life skills as well as mediation and cognitive fitness.
Homemade meals served on Wednesday and Thursday at a cost of $3.50
Artistic Expressions Workshop provides participants an opportunity to use their creative abilities as everyday coping strategies.
Peer Mentoring Telephone Program: Partners and Mentors are matched for this once a week telephone program. All participants are screened and mentors require a criminal check.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 10 am-3 pm * by appointment only|
|Meetings||Concussion Support Meetings held every Monday from 10:30 am to 12 noon
Peer support meetings are held bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 10:30 am to 12 noon
A family support meeting is held the third Tuesday of the month from 7 pm to 9 pm
The drop-in group meets for a brown bag lunch or snack on Wednesdays from 12 noon to 2 pm at The Step Up Work Centre.
The Step Up Work Centre Day Program Monday, Wednesday-Thursday 10 am-3 pm
|Areas Served||Frontenac County ; Hastings County ; Lanark County ; Leeds and Grenville United Counties ; Lennox and Addington County ; Ottawa (City of) ; Prescott and Russell United Counties ; Prince Edward County ; Renfrew County ; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties|
|Boundaries||Pembroke (West), Hawkesbury (East), Cornwall and area (South), Ottawa (North)|
|Eligibility||Ages: 16 year(s) and up
Persons 16 years of age and over with acquired brain injuries, their families and/or caregivers and professionals
|Application||Call, e-mail or visit website for more information.|
|Languages||English ; French - Contact person: Wendy Charbonneau|
|Fees||Membership - Dual Membership with the Ontario Brain Injury Association and the Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley: Individual $30; Family $50; Professional $100 ; None - Step Up Work Centre Day Program|
|Service Categories||Disability Associations ~ Brain Injuries ; Disability Rights Groups ~ Brain Injuries ; Disease/Disability Information ~ Brain Injuries ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ Brain Injuries ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ Brain Injuries ~ Families/Friends of People with Disabilities ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Brain Injuries|
|Office Phone||Resource Office 613-233-8303 * Step Up Work Centre 613-233-0111|
|Primary Contact||Wendy Charbonneau, President|
|Alternate Contact||Program Co-ordinator Step Up Work Centre; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Primary Executive||Wendy Charbonneau, President|
|Alternate Executive||Robert J. Allen, Treasurer|
|Former Name||Head Injury Association Ottawa Valley (2007)|
|Location & Accessibility|
|Located In Community||Ottawa|
|Address & Map||
The Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave, Rm 300, 3rd Flr (North Wing)
Ottawa, ON K1R 6H5
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|Intersection||Bronson Ave and Laurier Ave W|
|Bus Route Notes||OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Parking||Free occasional parking on the street * Pay parking lot|
|Funding||Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 118954866 RR0001 ; Fees - Membership fees|
|Elections||The Board of Directors is elected.|
|Resources||Newsletter * articles * books|