Skip to main content


Welcome to the Ontario Brain Injury Association Peer Support Program

The Peer Support Program began in Ontario in 2006 and is a collaboration between the Ontario Brain Injury Associaiton and 17 local Brain Injury Associations across Ontario. This is a funded program through the Ministry of Health.

Intakes and Mentor Training are coordinated through the following local brain injury associations:
  • Brain Injury Association of Durham Region
  • Brain Injury Association of London and Region
  • Brain Injury Association of Niagara
  • Brain Injury Association of North Bay
  • Brain Injury Association of Ottawa Valley
  • Brain Injury Association of Peel Halton
  • Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region
  • Brain Injury Association of Quinte District
  • Brain Injury Association of Sarnia & Lambton
  • Brain Injury Association of Sault Ste Marie and District
  • Brain Injury Association of Sudbury and District
  • Brain Injury Association of Thunder Bay and Area
  • Seizure and Brain Injury Centre of Timmins
  • Brain Injury Society of Toronto
  • Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington
  • Brain Injury Association of Windsor & Essex County
  • Hamilton Brain Injury Association

The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) is a provincial not-for-profit, charitable organization. Our mission is to enhance the lives of Ontarians living with the effects of acquired brain injury (ABI) through education, awareness and support.


Why Be a Partner?

As a Partner in the program, you have the opportunity to learn from someone ‘who has been there’ and can offer you guidance and support based on their own personal experiences living with ABI. Support is provided to you via telephone or internet, based on your preference. This allows you to participate in the program from the comfort of your own home.

~”This program made me understand I am not alone.”~

Register as a Partner


Why Be a Mentor?

As a Mentor, you have the opportunity to help others by sharing your experiences and by providing support and information to your partner who has similar lived experience. If being a Mentor interests you, you will undergo comprehensive training in your own community prior to being matched with a Partner.

~”I want to give back and help others who are trying to cope with their brain injury.”~

Register as a Mentor

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the Peer Support Program, please contact your local Brain Injury Association or
Carla Thoms, OBIA Provincial Peer Support Coordinator at:

Phone: 1.800.263.5404 ext. 227


Funding for this project was generously provided by the Province of Ontario. The views expressed in this publication are the views of the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.


OBIA is extremely grateful for the generous support of the programs’ development sponsors: