Seizure and Brain Injury Centre

Since 1988, we’ve been serving the Cochrane -Timiskaming area, with assistance and resources for both those with epilepsy and those with acquired brain injuries. We offer a number of programs including New Beginnings (a day program offered to those with epilepsy or ABI, that assists with learning how to use computers, cooking, a walking program, and much more), Peer Mentoring (for those who choose not to participate in the day program but would still like someone to be there if they need some advice or guidance), and plenty more. We’re here to ensure that epilepsy or an acquired brain injury is not the deciding factor in one’s life.

 

Services & Programs

Call (705) 264-2933

Services are available to adults in the community living with, or supporting someone with, an acquired brain injury or seizure disorder. Our vision for services is compassionate and exceptional client care. Our values are:  accountability, collaboration, compassion, respect and responsiveness. *Some services may not be currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Recreational & Social Programming

  • Walking programs
  • Bowling and mini-putt
  • Community kitchen
  • Coffee and games
  • Yoga and other activities

Awareness Services

  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Special guest presentations
  • Community health fairs
  • School visits/presentations

Peer Mentoring

Connects persons with living experience (the Mentor) with an individual who is living with the effects of acquired brain injury who requires the support (the Partner). The program is available to survivors, family members and/or unpaid caregivers.

Support Groups

  • Men’s Support Group held virtually
  • Caregiver Support
  • Uplift Epilepsy Support Group
  • Eplink

New Beginnings

This adult weekly day program consists of social, recreational, and therapeutic services for those with seizure and/or brain injuries in a group setting.

Advocacy and Referral

  • Assistance with official paperwork
  • Referral to other agencies and organizations

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Community Safety and Well Being Plan

 “To achieve the ideal state of a sustainable community where everyone is safe, has a sense of belonging, opportunities to participate, access to services and where individuals can meet their needs for education, health care, food, housing, income and social and cultural expression”

 

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