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Who We Are

The Brain Injury Association of York Region strives to provide free resources and advocacy for those affected by acquired brain injury in York Region. Through our support groups, workshops and educational sessions, BIAYR is constantly evolving to help those affected by ABI.
Brian Lynch

With heavy hearts and profound sadness, we inform you that our dear friend and community superstar, Brian Lynch (Jr.), passed away on December 12, 2020, at the age of 46.  As many of you know, back in 1998, Brian was a 23 year old accountant at Ernst & Young when an unfortunate accident downtown left him with a permanent spinal and brain injury.  He adjusted to his new life in a wheelchair, took that incident with fierce determination, and quickly manoeuvred to become a dedicated advocate and fighter for the disabled.

Brian served on many accessibility boards, including the Markham and York Region Advisory Committees on Accessibility, and St. Luke’s Church.  He was a dedicated Board Member for the Brain Injury Association of York Region and brought so much joy and laughter at every meeting.  Brian was always grateful for his life and shared his positivity with both friends and strangers he met.  His presence was energizing, insightful, inclusive, and genuine.  We will all miss you Brian. However, your beaming smile, inspirational personality and continuous generosity to the greater community will live in our hearts here in York Region, Ontario and beyond, forever.

A community Zoom memorial will take place on March 3, 2021 at 7:30 pm.

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Memorial donations can be made to Ontario Brain Injury Association or Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.

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