WELCOME TO MIND FORWARD BRAIN INJURY SERVICES

Mind Forward Brain Injury Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization, completely funded by Ontario Health to provide community based rehabilitation and life-long support for adults whose lives have been touched by acquired brain injury.

Since incorporating in 1992, Mind Forward has been committed to offering services to all individuals touched by brain injury (including clients, family members and caregivers) based on an assessment of the individual’s needs and through a team approach to service planning and goal-setting. The client and significant others are welcomed as members of the program planning process, along with our staff and other experts.

FROM THE BLOG - Latest News

Meet Lissandra

At Mind Forward, we value the unique perspectives and contributions that our students bring to [...]

Lighting Up the Clock Tower for Brain Injury Awareness Month

On June 4th, Mind Forward kicked off Brain Injury Awareness Month with a vibrant Clock [...]

The Construction Life Podcast Epidsode #585 – The Truth About Brain Injuries with Mind Forward Brain Injury Services

Brain injuries are a significant concern on construction sites, where the risk of head trauma [...]

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

As we step into June, we are proud to recognize Brain Injury Awareness Month. This [...]

Spring Fling 2024: Celebrating a New Season at Mind Forward

On May 23rd, we hosted a spectacular Spring Fling BBQ event, bringing together clients, staff, [...]

Meet Kyndra, a Client Program Facilitator

Meet Kyndra, a Client Program Facilitator (CPF) who has been with Mind Forward since September [...]

Meet Anthony

Meet Anthony, a brain injury survivor who gives hope to all of us. After a [...]

PRESS FORWARD SPRING 2024 – Client Magazine

Enjoy our Spring 2024 Magazine!Press Forward: to persevere in spite of obstacles Join us, to:Engage [...]

Memory Workshop

Join us on Wednesday, April 17th for our next educational workshop where we will delve [...]

Exploring the Healing Power of Music Therapy for Acquired Brain Injury

Brain injury can have profound and lasting effects on individuals, impacting their cognitive, physical, and [...]

Celebrating Aimee: Helping Uphold Happy Lives

Meet Aimee, one of our Mississauga Halton Case Managers, who has been with Mind Forward [...]

Grants and Donations

Mind Forward Improves Infrastructure and Services Thanks to OTF Grants

Mississauga, ON – On Friday, June 30th, local MPP Natalia Kusendova-Bashta met with the team at Mind Forward Brain Injury Services to hear more about $264,200 in funding they received through two Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) grants in 2022.  Read more…

Donate to Mind Forward Brain Injury Services

Your donation to Mind Forward Brain Injury Services will help us continue to support our clients and families whose lives have been changed by an acquired brain injury. Mind Forward Brain Injury Services does not apply an administrative fee or percentage to the processing of donations. Every dollar donated goes directly toward Agency programming.
We appreciate many forms of donations and accept monetary, merchandise, services and tribute donations. A charitable tax receipt will be sent to the donor through CanadaHelps.org or by Mind Forward Brain Injury Services.  DONATE NOW…
Donate to Mind Forward Brain Injury Services

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and news

In November 2020, the Mind Forward Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee met for the first time to begin a journey like no other. The committee is a dedicated group of individuals with commitment to change. Since November, the committee has been very busy at establishing the foundation to the Agency’s equity, diversity and inclusion work.  READ MORE…

Asian Heritage Month

In 2001, May was officially designated as Asian Heritage month in Canada. Asian Heritage month [...]

International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia – May 17

The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHBT)aims to coordinateinternational events in order to [...]

International Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) occurs every year on March 31st. This day is [...]

Easter

Easter is the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day [...]

Happy Holi

Holi is a Hindu celebration being observed on March 25 this year, predominantly celebrated in [...]

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21st is acknowledged as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The [...]

Ramadan

Ramadan the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and the holy month of fasting. It [...]

Black History Month Spotlight: Jean Augustine

Jean Augustine, born in Grenada on September 9, 1937, is a Canadian Member of Parliament [...]

Black History Month Spotlight: Donald H. Oliver

Donald Oliver was involved as a senior official in the Progressive Conservative Party since 1972. [...]

Black History Month Spotlight: Violet King

Violet King was the first Black Woman to practice law in Canada. She was born [...]

Chinese New Year

Saturday, February 10th, 2024 marks Chinese New Year, taking place on the second new moon [...]

Black History Month – Mary Ann Camberton Shadd Cary

Mary Ann Camberton Shadd Cary, American-Canadian anti-slavery activist, first female Journalist, publisher, teacher and lawyer.As [...]

Our Programs and Services

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Mind Forward Brain Injury Services offers a variety of community based programs across the MH and CW LHINs.
Our Seniors program includes provision of specialized staffing resources embedded within long-term care facilities to maintain placement for individuals whose behaviors may place them at risk.
The Supported Independent Living (SIL) program supports individuals who do not require the same level of support offered in ABI specialized assisted living or LTC; however are unable to live independently without putting their safety at risk. Our team provides ongoing in-home and community support which includes functional skills assessment and training.
We also offer three adult Day Programs in Mississauga, Orangeville and Oakville where clients have the opportunity to participate in a variety of groups and special events ranging from social and recreational activities, exercise and fitness, functional skill-building groups and daily drop-in hours.
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ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAMS

Mind Forward Brain Injury Services provides assisted living beds with 24 hour/ 7 days a week staff support in Oakville, Mississauga and Brampton. Mind Forward Brain Injury Services supports five residential environments. These sites are designed to support a range of individuals, from highly structured living environments to long-term supported living. All residential placements are based on assessed need and focus on maintaining independent living skills and social recreational engagement in the residence and in the community.

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Mind Forward Assisted Living Programs
Mind Forward Clinical Services

CLINICAL SERVICES

Mind Forward Brain Injury Services offers a broad range of Clinical Services, including Psychological assessment and treatment (with access to a Psychologist on staff and a second consulting Psychologist), Neuro-Psychiatry consultation for medication management, access to a Registered Social Worker, behavioural consultation, family/caregiver counselling and support, and client counselling.

Mind Forward Brain Injury Services is also an approved Ontario Telehealth Network (OTN) hub to increase access to Clinical Services and community agencies.

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UNMASKING Brain Injury

This month represents Brain Injury Awareness. Every year, Mind Forward celebrates survivors who are encouraged to share their life stories through art, discussion, and/or social media. With the support of Headwaters Acquired Brain Injury Group (HABI), and Mind Forward, these masks were submitted to Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA). Read more…