Practical Tips for Fighting Burnout as a Caregiver

Being a caregiver for someone living with a brain injury is no easy task. You have a lot of responsibilities, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But if you don’t practice self-care and keep your dreams in sight, you’ll be doing a disservice to your patients and yourself. The Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association has … Read more

Emergency Preparedness Topics

FVBIA has created a reader-friendly emergency preparedness package geared towards people with acquired brain injuries, learning challenges and other cognitive challenges. For more detailed information about specific topics, please click on the links below. Emergency Preparedness Checklist How to Prepare for an Emergency What to Include in Your Emergency Kit How to Expand Your Emergency … Read more

Succeeding in the Business World as an Adult with a Disability

By Don Lewis Image through Pexels Success in the business world depends less on an individual’s physical capabilities than their acumen, effort, and experience. If you are trying to find a path in life that you can pursue while living with disabilities, a career in business could be the right choice for you. Just … Read more

Young at Arts Summer Program

We still have spaces in our Young at Arts Summer Program for children with acquired brain injuries, siblings or children who have a parent with an acquired brain injury. Activities include virtual art sessions with local artist John LeFlock and virtual education sessions with a teacher throughout the summer, activity hampers and an in-person day … Read more

“I learned to love and accept the new simplified me”

The year before my accident, mom was in hospital with a suspected heart attack. I was caring for a rebellious teenage daughter, mom, a two-acre property with horses and animals, plus my professional speaking and writing business, with two books on their way to be published in the USA in spring, 2005. I then had to deal with all this and a serious contra-coupe traumatic brain injury.