Brain Injury Community Re-entry (Niagara) Inc. (BICR) is a non-profit organization that provides support services and rehabilitation to individuals living with the effects of an acquired brain injury.
Our administrative office is located in Thorold and services are provided throughout the entire Niagara region.
BICR was founded in 1988 by a group of concerned parents and professionals who felt that specialized services were needed in the region.
A volunteer board of directors oversees our programs, and consists of:
Funding is provided by a variety of sources including:
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The provision of support services is based on the following beliefs:
We rigorously promote the rights of the individual and promote recognition of acquired brain injury and how it affects individuals and families through ongoing advocacy and public education.
Brain Injury Community Re-entry will provide support and leadership to individuals, their families and/or caregivers within the Niagara Region living with the effects of an acquired brain injury.
We promote self-direction, facilitate opportunities for meaningful adaptation, and contribute to the development of the agency and its people.
We participate in advancements in the field of rehabilitation, and participate in partnerships that foster ongoing dialogue with the individual and their support network.
To lead in the field of acquired brain injury rehabilitation, providing advocacy for successful re-entry into the community.
Brain Injury Community Re-Entry (Niagara) recognizes the importance of empowering participants to make informed choices and to be actively involved in making decisions about their lives.
BICR is grounded in a community participation model: Whatever it Takes (i) and uses the following principles to guide services:
** Social capital broadly refers to those factors of effectively functioning social groups that include such things as interpersonal relationships, a shared sense of identity, a shared understanding, shared norms, shared values, trust, cooperation, and reciprocity.
i Barry Willer, John Corrigan, Brain Injury 8(7): 647-59 November 1994.
ii SMART Goals: George T. Doran (1981).
iii Social Capital: The Key to Macro Change, Book by Al Condeluci and Jeffrey Fromknecht 2014.
Accreditation Canada establishes national standards of excellence in quality care and service. We have been accredited since 1997 and have been awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Standing for 2016 - 2020.
Accreditation Executive Summary
Special accessibility accommodations and materials in alternate formats can be arranged by contacting Brain Injury Community Re-entry (Niagara) Inc. at 905-687-6788 ext. 663 or by email.
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