Programs & Services

The Society provides support, education and advocacy for persons living with an acquired brain injury, their family, friends and caregivers through goal specific, unique and innovative programming.

These programs continue to evolve in response to ever changing needs.

Do you or a family member have a brain injury?

We offer a broad range of social and support services including:
– Individualized Support
– Group Support
– Disability Assistance
– Community Rehabilitation
– Care Management
– Referrals
– Resource Library

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Hours and Schedule

We are open Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 till 4:00

Drop in hours are 10:00 till 3:30

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Nutrition, Cooking & Gardening

Funded by Dave Irwin Foundation for Brain Injury and Powell River Community Forest.
Click here to see the photo album highlighting stages of the garden, as well as some from cooking and nutrition workshops.

Rick in garden


Slater Vecchio Connected – A Brain Injury Blog

Slater Vecchio Connected - Brain Injury Blog


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Want to volunteer? Contact us for current opportunities.

Donations are always needed and very appreciated.
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What is Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)?

An acquired brain injury is defined as:

Damage to the brain, which occurs after birth and is not related to a congenital or a degenerative disease. These impairments may be temporary or permanent and cause partial or functional disability or psychosocial maladjustment.

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  • PRBIS Annual General Meeting 2017

    Posted on June 26, 2017

    On Monday June 26th at noon, at the Centre (101-7020 Duncan St, Powell River) we are having our Annual General Meeting (AGM).

    We will have our reports, elect our new board, and provide you with a snapshot of the past year.

    PRBIS 2017 AGM Agenda

    PRBIS 2017 Board President’s AGM Statement

    PRBIS 2017 Annual Report

    Lunch provided, all welcome!

  • June is Brain Injury Awareness month

    Posted on June 12, 2017

    Brain Injury Canada Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) FACT SHEET

    Traumatic brain injuries are a leading cause of death. In the US, they account for over 30% of all injury deaths. Canada is thought to have similar numbers of injuries, making this a problem of epidemic proportion.

    Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury related hospital visits in the US, followed closely by motor vehicle collisions, being struck by or against something as in sports injuries, and violence such as assaults.

    There were 16,811 hospitalizations as a result of TBI in Canada in 2003–2004, that is 46 people every day. It is estimated that every year, 10 million people are affected by a traumatic brain injury globally. In 2021, an estimated 640,000 people will suffer from traumatic brain injuries in Canada. By 2031, this number is expected to exceed 730,000.

    According to the World Health Organization, traumatic brain injury will surpass many diseases as the major cause of death and disability by the year 2020.

    abi stats

  • Fitness updates and schedules

    Posted on May 8, 2017

    Chair yoga with Aylene is back!
    Mondays at 12.30, starting May 15, every week until June 19.
    At the centre, 101-7020 Duncan St

    Dojo fitness: Tai Chi and kick boxing with Sensei Frank.
    All fitness levels.
    Wednesdays at 10.30, starting May 10, every week until June 28.
    At the Canadian Martial Arts Academy, 4300 Joyce Ave

    In July and August, Deb will supervise fitness sessions here at the centre. every Monday at 12 noon.

    Come in any time to use the fitness equipment. Please ask for assistance if you need to.

    New fitness equipment includes a rowing machine, reclining cycle, elliptical, treadmill, rebounder, small to medium weights, stretchy bands and floor mats.