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Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley

Alternate Name CV19 ; OCR
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
Description and Services
Description (Service) Resource materials to survivors and family members * promotes awareness about brain injury and prevention of injury * education, information, support and advocacy * peer support groups for survivors and family members * opportunities for individuals with brain injury to participate in educational and recreational programs * opportunities for survivors and their family members to familiarize themselves with activities and programs that are available in the community 
Step Up Work Centre: provides acquired brain injury survivors with a safe space to come learn and share their experiences * member-run program offers opportunities in each of the following units: administration * kitchen and food preparation * maintenance / environmental with a goal of vocational training * education workshops on life skills as well as mediation and cognitive fitness 
Artistic Expressions Workshop provides participants an opportunity to use their creative abilities as everyday coping strategies 
Peer Mentoring Program: Partners and Mentors are matched for this once a week telephone program * all participants are screened and mentors require a criminal check
Hours COVID-19 Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns
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
Fees Membership - Dual Membership with the Ontario Brain Injury Association and the Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley: Individual $30; Family $50; Subsidized $5 (2020)
Service Categories Disability Associations ~ Brain Injuries ; Disability Rights Groups ~ Brain Injuries ; Disease/Disability Information ~ Brain Injuries ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ Brain Injuries ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Brain Injuries
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-233-8303
Fax 613-233-8422
Social Media Facebook
Primary Executive Christie Swann, President and Program Coordinator Step Up Work Centre; Email:
Alternate Executive Scott Vernon, Vice President
Other Details
Established 1981
Funding Grants ; Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 118954866 RR0001 ; Fees - Membership fees ; Sponsorships and advertising * personal and In Memoriam donations
Elections The Board of Directors is elected
Print Material Newsletter * articles * books
Resources Website * videotapes
Accreditation No

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