The Brain Injury Canada Connect directory uses pre-defined search filters to help you find organizations and services related to brain injury, recovery, and daily living.
How to search on our directory
- On braininjurycanadaconnect.ca, find ‘Filters’ on the right-hand side of the page.
- Select your search parameters based on the services you are looking for. You can do this by checking the boxes next to a search filter: for example, ‘Free’ or ‘Case management’
When the boxes are checked, the filters will automatically be applied so you see which organizations/business fit your search parameters.
Definitions for the search filters
The following are brief definitions for each of the search categories that are listed under our filters.
There are three options under cost:
- Fee for service: you will have to pay to access one or more of the offered services. This payment may come directly from you or be covered under an insurance plan. You will need to reach out to the organization/business directly for more information
- Free: this means the business or organization offers one or more free services that you do not need to pay to access. In order to confirm which services are free, you will have to visit the organization’s website or contact them directly
- Membership fees: you will be required to pay a regular fee in order to access services or programs. Fees will vary depending on the organization
Types of services and programs have been divided into the following categories:
- Advocacy groups: organizations/businesses that advocate for the brain injury community
- At-home services: organizations/businesses that provide services directly to your home, such as cleaning, personal support workers, or meal delivery
- Behavioural supports: organizations/businesses that provide services related to behaviour, such as therapy
- Caregiver supports: organizations/businesses that have services/resources for caregivers, including therapy, programs, and information
- Case management: organizations/businesses that provide manager who plan, process and monitor the health care services given to a patient from a variety of sources
- Community supports: organizations/businesses that provide community support workers, programs, or resources designed to help with daily living
- Counselling: organizations/businesses that provide counselling services
- Family supports: organizations/businesses that have supportive family programs
- Financial services: organizations/businesses that provide financial services, including workshops and financial assistance administration
- Independent living supports: organizations/businesses that offer services designed to help people live as independently as possible
- Insurance: organizations/businesses that work in insurance
- Mental health services: organizations/businesses that provide programs and services related to mental health support
- Neurological professionals and services: organizations/businesses that have neurological professionals on staff or provide neurological-based health services
- Nutrition & healthy living: organizations/businesses that focus on delivering services related to nutrition, exercise, and other aspects of healthy daily living
- Occupational therapy: organizations/businesses that provide occupational therapy services
- Personal support services: organizations/businesses that provide services related to daily living
- Physiotherapy: organizations/businesses that provide physical therapy services
- Psychology services: organizations/businesses that offer psychological counselling and related services
- Rehabilitation centre/hospital (out-patient): organizations/businesses that provide some sort of rehabilitation to people who live outside the hospital or in-patient rehabilitation setting
- Rehabilitation equipment/medical therapeutic equipment: organizations/businesses that manufacture or sell equipment directly to patients or to rehabilitation professionals
- Respite care: organizations/businesses that provide caregivers, family members or individuals with brain injury breaks (respite) through programs or caregiving
- Speech & language service: organizations/businesses that offer speech & language services
- Support groups: organizations/businesses that offer a variety of support groups
- Supported housing: organizations/businesses that provide specialized housing facilities for people with specific needs and supports
This filter includes possible languages in which you can receive service. Please note that not every business/organization will offer services in multiple languages.
We have included every province and territory in Canada as a filter option. Cities are added to the filter when there is an organization/business that offers services in that area. You can find more information about cities and the directory on our FAQ page.
Funding type refers to how an organization/business pays for the services they offer.
- Community funded: the organization/business receives donations; grants; and fundraisers
- Government funded: the organization/business receives grants from municipal, provincial or the federal government
- Privately funded: the organization/business is funded through paid services