Families and survivors affected by ABI face myriad challenges. Fortunately, resources are available.
BIASD fosters partnerships with other organizations to support persons living with the effects of acquired brain injury to live healthier and more productive lives.
Below are organizations that provide assistance. Please note that this is not an exhausted list.
Our organization is always willing to help please contact us directly for more information.
Home and Community Care – North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
Access to health care support at home, at school or in the community * care coordinators work with people in the community or leaving hospital to determine what help is needed and arrange for care * care is provided in community settings such as the home, school, residential facility or community clinic * provides information about other community services and refers when appropriate
705-522-3461 |1-800-461-2919|Teletype: 711 (Ask operator for 1-888-533-2222)
40 Elm St, Suite 41-C, Sudbury, Ontario
|Application:||Call * no referral required for most services * referral through school for in-school services. Service covered by OHIP.|
Ontario Disability Support Program
The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) is intended to meet the needs of people with disabilities and help them to become more independent * ODSP provides financial assistance to people with disabilities * amount of benefit depends on size of family, shelter costs, income, and assets
199 Larch St, 5th Floor, Sudbury, Ontario
705-564-4515 | 1-800-461-1167 | Teletype: 705-564-3233
|Application:||People receiving Ontario Works benefits should apply at their local office * medical documentation and proof of income required. Adults * 18 years and up * resident of Ontario * verified physical or mental disability that is expected to last a year or more * disability must make it difficult for applicant to care for him/herself, go into the community or to work.|
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Sudbury – Manitoulin Branch
Public education/information and referral offers a range of educational, health promotion, and community development services including referrals to community services, crisis response, brief services, and supportive counselling. Housing services provides rent supplement support to people with a serious mental illness who need assistance in locating housing or who would benefit from ongoing housing support. Community Support Services offers recovery groups and case management, vocational and employment supports, mental health court outreach, family support, and central referral coordination. All services can be accessed through central intake.
100-111 Elm St, Sudbury, Ontario
|Application:||This program functions as the coordinated access point for entry into the mental health and addictions programs offered in the City of Greater Sudbury. Intake clinicians gather historical information and complete current psycho/social assessments in order to determine eligibility for programs or groups. Intake information is recorded on a standardized form and shared with treatment teams/providers to assist them in treatment planning. Clients may be referred by other service or health care providers, or may self-refer by phone or in person.|
Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service (OBIRS)
Provides outpatient rehabilitation services for adult clients and families who have been diagnosed with an acquired
brain injury including, concussion (between 2 weeks to 1-year post-injury), traumatic brain injury, hemorrhagic stroke, aneurysm, anoxia, brain tumor (non-progressive), brain infections (i.e. meningitis)
865 Regent St S, Sudbury, Ontario, P3E3Y9
705-523-7100 ext 7298 |1-866-469-0822 |
|Application:||Referral required * call or email for a referral form
Referrals for clients who have motor vehicle or
WSIB related brain injuries are not accepted
Specialized case managers and rehabilitation professionals work with family members, friends, other service providers and clients directly to improve: daily living skills, communication, community orientation and integration, emotional and behavioural support, life skills training, vocational support, recreation opportunities and more. ABI Congregate Care Housing, ABI Supportive Housing Program, ABI Outreach Program, ABI Day Centre Program
Regional Office: 96 Larch Street, Suite 400
705-671-3188 |1-888-260-5269 |
|Application:||Service application and intake required. Programs are funded by Ontario’s Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). If you are not eligible for government-funded service, fee-for-service care is available.
For assistance or to send completed application, contact Kamilah Francis Independent Living Resource
Northern Lights Programs
Designed for people who have cognitive deficits as a result of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Subdural Hemorrhage (Stroke), Brain Tumour, Anoxic events (lack of oxygen), and Brain Infections
953 Lorne Street, Sudbury, Ontario
|Application:||Call or visit * assessment required.
Fee for service program
ICAN – Independence Centre & Network – Post Stroke Transitional Care Program
Supports for the activities of daily living, independence training, community kitchen programs, and many exercise programs available, aqua fitness for stroke survivors.
705-673-0655 ext 203 |1-866-439-4226
|Application:||Call * no referral required|
The Source Rehab care team includes case managers, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.
Services offered: assessment, case management, medical and rehabilitation services, vocational services, private pediatric therapies
1177 Barrydowne Rd, Suite 201 705-560-9153 | 1-888-444-6505
|Application:||Call * no referral required, the fee may be covered by insurance|
Support and rehabilitation services to people with disabilities or living with the effects of an acquired brain injury through Independent Living Services or employment services
905-634-6682 | 1-866-226-2565
|Application:||Self-referral – telephone, Fee For Service|
Provides rehabilitation services in-home or community setting programs include: traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke rehabilitation, post-concussion rehabilitation, progressive goal attainment program (PGAP), wellness clinic, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology
|Application:||Referrals accepted by individuals, their caregivers and medical/rehabilitation professionals via phone, fax or secure online referral form located on the website.
Fee For Service programs
Independent Living Sudbury Manitoulin – Day Programs
Creates and administers services that are run by people with disabilities for people with disabilities including adapted sports and recreation, cooking and meal program, education/ tutoring, adapted technology training, arts and culture programming, skills development
125 Durham Street, Sudbury, Ontario
|Application:||Call * no referral required, $20 yearly membership|
NISA – Northern Initiative for Social Action
NISA is an organization run by and for consumers of mental health services. We develop occupational skills, nurture self-confidence and provide resources for recovery by creating opportunities for participants to contribute to their own well-being and that of their community. NISA offers meaningful and useful programs for people with lived experience of mental illness. It’s a safe place to explore your abilities and rediscover your dreams – at your own pace, and with people who understand the unique challenges of mental illness.
36 Elgin St., 2nd floor Sudbury, Ontario, P3C 5B4
|Application:||Self-referral, Call or drop-in|
Offers a variety of services and care options to suit individual needs and preferences, such as: personal care companionship, meal preparation in home or delivered weekly, transportation, light housekeeping and laundry, in-home or office, foot care, dementia care, Alzheimer care, respite
5085 Hwy 69 N, Unit 16, Hamner, Ontario, P3P 1L6
705-969-1777 | 705-691-3954
|Application:||Call * no referral required, $26-$34 per hour, 2 hour minimum|
Home Instead Senior Care – Sudbury
Offers a variety of service and care options to suit individual needs and preferences, such as; companionship home helper, personal support, homemaking, respite care, assistance with activities of daily living.
2009 Long Lake Rd, Unit 303, Sudbury, Ontario
705-523-1600 | 1-877-663-2111
|Application:||Call * no referral required, Fee for Service|
Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, birth injuries, or brain injuries. Our team was created so we can provide answers and all types of assistance needed to help improve the quality of life for loved ones and family members with cerebral palsy.