Spring/summer 2018 Edition

20 YEARS OF CHANGING LIVES

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation held its Annual General Meeting in June. As AGMs go it was pretty standard except for one thing, the Foundation has something special to celebrate this year – our 20th Anniversary. While we recognize this milestone we also pause to reflect on who matters most to us in our work – those living with acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury. Over the past two decades ONF implementation-focused research along with care guidelines and standards are helping to improve the lives of tens of thousands of Ontarians. This is what we do and why we do it.

You can read a bit more about some of our achievements over the years here and the ONF Annual Financial report is available here (link to AP page).

The work of ONF is accomplished through a strong and growing network of partners. Our long-standing partnership with the Rick Hansen Institute includes joint research activities as well as collaborative presence at conferences and activities focused on the research, care and treatment for those living with SCI. We are proud of our ongoing work with Spinal Cord Injury –Ontario in engaging the SCI community in our work. Our most recently expanded partnership with the Ontario Brain Injury Association is opening new doors to strengthen the voice of the ABI community in this province. The network of partners focused on neurotrauma prevention continues to expand and be strengthened, particularly through the collaboration around fall prevention initiatives including the annual Fall Prevention Month.

And this has all emerged in the past 20 years. It is a considerable achievement and we – and those who are the focus of our efforts – are grateful for the continuing support for ONF by the provincial government. While AGMs celebrate the past and this one was special we think the next 20 years hold great promise for ONF to continue to make a difference in the lives of Ontarians living with a neurotrauma injury.

Kent Bassett-Spiers

CEO Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation

 

In this edition of NeuroMatters

Happy Birthday ONF

New evidence, guidance offered to healthcare providers/patients in revised ONF concussion guideline

ONF ABI program research project focuses on new thinking about brain injury recovery

Researcher Profile: Dr. Cathy Craven

ONF, SCIO continue planning for Care Pathways

News

ONF and OBIA break new ground to give people living with ABI a greater voice in the conversation about their care

KW clinic offers new care model Ontarians living with spinal cord injury

Fall Prevention Month

NeuroMatters Two-minute Survey Reflections

Welcome Chad

Summer/Fall Conference line-up