In the mid 1990’s, a group of survivors and caregivers founded what would eventually become the Brain Injury Association of York Region (BIAYR) as we know it today.
A small group, they had been attending sessions in Toronto and soon recognized a need for support groups for local communities in York Region. With encouragement and support from local organizations and families, the founding members of BIAYR created 3 groups aimed to help survivors, caregivers and skills development.
Fast forward to today, BIAYR is incorporated and is now a registered charity that helps a countless number of survivors and their families in the York Region area. Our association and support groups are proudly run by a team of dedicated volunteers – dedicated people who are truly the backbone of our organization.
BIAYR provides programs and services for York Region communities including:
- East Gwillimbury
- Richmond Hill
Awareness helps caregivers and spouses gain more insight into the changes that their loved ones have encountered, as well as the changes that they will continue to undergo, so that they can become better-equipped to provide the best support possible.
Learning more about acquired brain injury and what’s involved is important for caregivers and loved ones. Education helps foster quality of life for everybody.
Our goal is to provide support for all families dealing with acquired brain injury. Whatever assistance that’s needed, we will provide all the support that’s required to help maximize quality of life.