Unmasking Brain Injury
Where: United Steelworkers Hall
Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Registration Open: Click here for FREE Tickets
Download UBI Poster
• JUNE ABI Awareness Month: Mayoral Proclamation
• The Unmasking: Unveiling survivor masks
• A concussion is ABI: Brock McGillis
• The Physical Toll of ABI: Sudbury Sport & Exercise Medicine Concussion Clinic
• Neurocognitive: effects of ABI: Dr. Matias Mariani
• The ABI Spectrum: Survivor/Caregiver Panel
On June 1, 2018, over 20 communities across Ontario will be unveiling the Unmasking Brain Injury (UBI) Project in celebration of Brain Injury Awareness Month.
Brain injuries are invisible disabilities. They are unseen, hidden and non-visible to most of the population. So are the cognitive, emotional and psychological impacts which can be life-altering. The UBI Project aims to increase understanding of what it is like to live with a brain injury, using masks survivors create to represent their personal experiences.
The UBI Project is an international movement. Started and coordinated by Hinds’ Feet Farm in Huntsville, North Carolina, USA, UBI was inspired by work being done with military veterans using masks. To date, more than 847 masks have been created in 3 countries.
The mission of Unmasking Brain Injury is to:
• promote awareness of the prevalence of brain injury
• to give survivors a voice and the means to educate others of what it’s like to live with an acquired brain injury (ABI)
• to show others that persons living with a disability due to their brain injury are like anyone else, deserving of dignity, respect, compassion and the opportunity to prove their value as citizens in their respective communities.
Unmasking Brain Injury is proudly supported by the following Community Partners:
Platinum Sponsor, Oatley Vigmond