Vancouver Brain Injury Association’s mission is to fill a devastating void for Vancouver and North Shore brain injury survivors by providing programs that are currently unavailable and to connect brain injury survivors, their families, and caregivers to resources that are available.



To fill a tragic void for brain injury survivors.


To investigate needs of brain injury community and provide programs.


To connect brain injury survivors, their families and caregivers to resources.


To use and  provide access to Trauma Informed Practices(TIP) training.

Brain Waves – Neuroscience in Primary School

  • Brain Waves introduces neuroscience to the 4th grade
  • Brain Waves visits school children in their classrooms
  • Brain Waves is for grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6
  • Brain Waves is a fun filled half-day learning about the brain
  • Brain Waves teaches brain injury prevention
  • Brain Waves saves children’s lives
Brain Waves Resources
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  • Brain Recovery Fridays presents the  Brain Gain Friday program
  • Inman Room at North Shore Neighbourhood House
  • Address: 226 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver
  • 1:00-3:30 PM
  • Phone: 604- 987-8138
  • Every Friday through June 23,  2017
Brain Gain Fridays

Brain Gain Friday

April 28, 2017:
1:00-1:30 Social time
1:30-2:30 Music Therapy with Tricia Alpine and the
North Vancouver Ukelele group
2:40-3:00 Medical discussion about Ketones and their effect on brain  and physical health
3:05-3:30 Exercise

General Contact

Vancouver BIA
Phone: (604) 779-2472
Email: info@vbia.ca

Contact Us

Support Group Meets at Capilano Mall April 25

  • North Shore Brain Injury Support Group
  • NOTE
  • April 25 meeting in Capilano Mall Community Room
  •  7:00 PM –  Following Vancouver BIA AGM
  • Usually monthly at LGH
  • Next month
  • Evergreen Boardroom at Lions Gate Hospital
    231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver
  • 7:00 pm, the 4th Tuesday of every month
  • Phone: 604-779-2472 to Register

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Vancouver Brain Injury Association is a Canadian charity, registration number 82988 0392 RR0001.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of:

  • The City of North Vancouver through their Community Grants program,
  • The District of North Vancouver through their Community Grants program,
  • The District of West Vancouver through their Community Grants program and
  • The Province of British Columbia through their Community Gaming Grants program.


  • To serve as an advocate for brain injury survivors’ individual needs and concerns to the best of our abilities and resources.
  • To investigate the program needs of the Vancouver and North Shore brain injury community and provide those programs that are currently unavailable.
  • To provide a venue through which members of the public may contribute to the support of brain injury survivors and their caregivers.
  • To assist and support brain injury survivors in reaching appropriate agencies and support.
  • To use Trauma Informed Practices (TIP) in our society and to provide access to TIP training to other agencies.
  • To support inclusion and to not discriminate on the basis of factors including but not limited to gender, race, religion, socioeconomic status, physical or cognitive abilities, age, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.

Brain Recovery Fridays

Weekly: September through June
Where: North Shore Neighbourhood House
When: Every Friday from 1:00 – 3:30 pm

  1. Download the Brain Gain Fridays Flyer

Participation from now

until December 31 is $40

Trauma Informed Practices

The TIP program is presented in cooperation with the G.V. Counselling & Education Society.

Training begins with a weekly series of Mindfulness Training Workshops leading to an Introduction to Trauma Informed Practices in the final 2 sessions.

Download the Flyer Mindfulness Flyer LGH series

Individuals or groups interested in caregiver support training or staff training please email tiptraining@vbia.ca

Brain Injury Agencies Connecting

Vancouver BIA rapidly emerges with complete programs badly needed in Vancouver and on the North Shore. Collaborating with other brain injury associations, Vancouver BIA gets best practices. Learn More… here

North Shore Brain Injury

North Shore Brain Injury is an operating name of

Vancouver Brain Injury Association!

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