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New Office for BIAWE

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County has been growing. In the past two years we have more than tripled the number of people we serve on a regular basis and have introduced new public education programs. For many years BIAWE has been hosting support groups and socials at community partners’ venues.

For many years the administration of BIAWE was run out of a home office. We have since outgrown that and found that we needed a space where we could continue to grow. BIAWE is fortunate to partner with another community supporter – Scott Dillingham from LendCity Mortgages who is providing us with an office and storage space at minimal cost. Not only is he providing us with an office and storage, and rooms to hold our meetings, he is volunteering to assist us with marketing, promotions and fundraising. We are fortunate to have him and his team as partners as we move forward.

Survivors of a brain injury and their friends/family and caregivers will benefit from having one place to attend all the programs and a variety of rooms to choose from, depending on the activity.
The office, at 4769 Wyandotte St. E. (first block east of Pillette Road) is handicap accessible on the first floor. There is parking on the street and there is a free, large parking lot one block north on Pillette. The office is on a bus route.

Thank you to Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario’s Chrysalis Day Club, the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County and the United Way for providing rooms to use for our programs. For that we are truly grateful. It is with their generous support we have been able to offer these programs to those affected by an acquired brain injury.

Here is the new room for the Family and Friends Support Group.

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Bridging the Gap Sept 11

Save the date!

Bridging the Gap Rehab Conference

September 11, 2020
8 a.m. Breakfast/registration start until 4 p.m.
In conjunction with the Beyond Disability Network and Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare.

Keynote Speaker and Guest Speakers – to be announced.
Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare, Brown Auditorium
1453 Prince Rd, Windsor

Cost: $100 per person. $50 for students. Proceeds support Beyond Disability Network.
Tickets will soon be available soon through the Paypal account
Sponsorship & Exhibitor Spots will be available. Contact

THEME: Rehab to Community: The three Ps
Parenting, Primary Care, and Pain

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Lowe’s chooses BIAWE as Heroes recipient

We have more good news. Lowe’s on Tecumseh and Lauzon Parkway have chosen BIAWE to be the recipient of its “Heroes”event.

Money raised through their fundraising efforts started July 27 and through August and part of September will be donated to BIAWE for a NEW PROGRAM we will be offering in the fall/winter. (Details will follow)

The first event was a car wash in July.

In August there will be a jail and bail fundraiser on the weekends, more barbecues and an opportunity to donate a toonie at the cash register and get your name placed on their wall.

Here’s how you can help. We need volunteers for these fundraisers. At the jail and bail we need 2 people during each time slot – one to stand inside the jail being held for some crime or misdemeanour and another to solicit funds to either keep the person in jail or pay to get them out. Doesn’t this sound fun? Patronize this store, as they are helping us.

The best thing is during all these activities we can tell people about BIAWE and promote its programs and services. It’s a great outreach opportunity. Contact us to volunteer.