Mind Forward began providing services to the Mississauga community in March of 1992 through the Transitional Residence for Specialized Learning (TRSL) and Outreach/Day Programs.
In 1999, Mind Forward began the Assisted Living Program (previously called Life Long Living), consisting of our Conover, Britannia and Windsor Hill residences, housing multiple individuals with varying cognitive abilities.
Our PHD West location opened up in 2002, serving the hardest to serve in the province. Several individuals were repatriated from the United States with 9 placements at West and several others were accepted by our sister agency Head Injury Rehabilitation Ontario (HIRO).
In 2008, Mind Forward began its seniors program, assisting Long Term Care teams in stabilizing responsive behaviors, allowing individuals to maintain their placements in the home and reducing antipsychotic medications.
In 2011 Mind Forward opened its second headquarters in Central West (Orangeville). Central West offers day programming, Case Management, Psychosocial groups and Caregiver services to all those affected in Dufferin County.
In 2012 the Support Independent Living (SIL) Program began with approximately 10 community clients with varying requirements of functional skills training (budgeting, medications, ect). The program has expanded exponentially over the years, allowing Mind Forward to assist more than three times the clientele since start up.
Most recently, in 2016, Mind Forward started the Halton Day Program. Finding that transportation and city boarders were hindering clients from participating in programming, Mind Forward has partnered with St. Lukes Community Centre, to provide a hub for clients to participate in groups, engage with members of the community and provide respite to their families and caregivers.
For more information, please see “Programs and Services” regarding the abovementioned programs.
Mind Forward Land Acknowledgement
Mind Forward Acquired Brain Injury Services recognizes that the land we are situated on is in Peel, Halton, and Dufferin Regions, land abundant in history and modern traditions of many First Nations and the Métis. From the Anishinaabe to the Attawandaron, the Haudenosaunee, the Mississauga’s of the Credit First Nation, and the Métis, the lands surrounding the Great Lakes are steeped in Indigenous history.
This territory is mutually covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy, the Ojibway and other allied Nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.
We acknowledge and extend our appreciation to the Mississauga’s of the Credit First Nation for sharing their traditional territory with us.
As healthcare providers, we acknowledge the importance of creating a sense of belonging for all Indigneous peoples in order to increase access to health. Our Agency is committed to working with and supporting Indigenous members of our community – on our staff, in our client base, and their families.
Recognition and respect are crucial to the establishment and maintenance of healthy and reciprocal relationships, and contributes to reconciliation.
We encourage you to locate yourself and to understand the Indigenous history of the territory you’re in. To learn more visit native-land.ca.
Black History Statement
Mind Forward would like to take this opportunity, in the last week of Black History Month, to share this video with you recognizing and celebrating the Black community with support from our local community members.
We want to encourage you to reflect on Black History month, to retrospectively think of your contributions to this history and what legacy you would like to leave in history.
Let us together persevere in breaking down barriers and building a place where people are judged by their character and not their skin color.