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History of the Alberta Brain Injury Help Line

     In 1994, the Interagency Planning Committee for Persons with Brain Injury and Their Families was formed to work towards a vision of integrated support and services for persons with brain injury.  The Brain Injury Help Line is instrumental in achieving this vision.  It is widely recognized that survivors, families, and those supporting them need to be able to get timely information about resources and options available.

     The Brain Injury Help Line is a mechanism to provide up-to-date information through both a central Edmonton local number and an Alberta-wide toll-free number.  Funding for the implementation and operating costs for the first year were provided by the Rick Hansen Neurotrauma Initiative through the Alberta Paraplegic Foundation. For the subsequent three years the Help Line was made possible through the generous support of Alberta Injury Lawyers - James H. Brown & Associates (in Edmonton: 428-0088 and Calgary: 571-0555).

     The Alberta Brain Injury Help Line has a database which consists of over 1500 resources from across Alberta and Canada divided into 40 categories.  The Help Line is currently staffed by one operator, and is answered Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.  An after-hours message system is available. Messages will be returned as soon as possible. If you do not receive a message back, there may be a technical difficulty. In this case, please call back 479-1757 or the Toll Free 1-800-425-5552.

    The Brain Injury Help Line came into existence on November 1, 1998 and is currently housed at the Northern Alberta Brain Injury Society in Edmonton (NABIS).

Edmonton Call 479-1757 or Toll Free 1-800-425-5552

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