PRINCE GEORGE – Prince George Brain Injured Group and Northern Brain Injury Association will benefit from $162,652 in funding from the B.C. government to support people with acquired brain injuries.
Prince George Brain Injured Group will receive $71,400.
“Funding will be used to revise and expand “Rebuilding After Brain Injury”, a program for brain injury survivors. Funding will also provide brain injury supports to the justice system,” Prince George Brain Injury Group board director Alison Hagreen said. “On behalf of northerners living with brain injury we want to express our heartfelt thanks to northern MLA’s Mike Morris and Shirley Bond for their efforts.”
Northern Brain Injury Association will receive $91,252.
“These funds provide a dramatic increase to our client services as well as our brain injury education and injury prevention programs in the remote and often very isolated communities of northern British Columbia,” Northern Brain Injury Association Will Lewis said.
“When someone suffers a brain injury, it impacts their families, friends and communities. Providing Northern British Columbians with access to educational and support services is essential,” Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond said. “We are grateful and proud of the work done by the Prince George Brain Injury Group and the Northern Brain Injury Association. This funding will allow them to enhance the important work they do.”
“Brain injuries can have other social impacts,” Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris said.
“By working together we can help those living with acquired brain injuries.”
In May, the government provided $3 million in funding over three years to the Brain Injury Alliance, which has distributed funding to organizations in two stages. In the first stage, $10,000 was provided to each of B.C.’s 16 community-based, non-profit brain-injury service providers to help with operational costs.
In the second stage, brain-injury organizations in B.C. receive funding based on applications for programs specific to their needs. These organizations run programs and services to help reduce the incidence of injury or directly help those affected by brain injuries.
Learn more about Prince George Brain Injured Group at pgbig.ca.
Learn more about Northern Brain Injury Association at nbia.ca/.
Learn more about the Brain Injury Alliance at braininjuryalliance.ca.