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

Learn more …


Hours and Schedule

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

Drop in hours are 10:00 till 3:30

Click here for Events Calendar page.

On the calendar below, if you rest the cursor over a date, information will appear for that day's events.

Clicking a date will open a new page to see details of events.

Events Calendar

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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


Get involved!

Want to volunteer? Contact us for current opportunities.

Donations are always needed and very appreciated.
You can donate safely using your credit card through PayPal RIGHT NOW!

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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Find us on Facebook and Twitter

We have 2 Facebook Pages:


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Latest on Twitter about brain injury …


  • Fortis BC donates $15,000

    Posted on November 30, 2015


    Wow! We are the recipients of a grant from Fortis BC, to go toward improvements in our therapeutic gardening program. Thanks Fortis, for supporting us in helping people living with Acquired Brain Injury in making their lives better!


  • Telus donates $25 for each new Optik customer

    Posted on October 6, 2015

    TELUS is a proud supporter of the Fibre for Good program in Powell River.

    Customers who sign up for Optik TV have a chance to select a participating charitable organization to receive a $25 grant, courtesy of TELUS.

    This is our way of saying thanks, and giving where we live by supporting those organizations that make a difference in your community.

    If you have signed up for Telus Optik and haven’t chosen a local organization, we are on the list, so…

    Vote Now!

  • Brain bucket bike & skateboard helmets are back!

    Posted on August 4, 2015

    brain helmets

    We have 10 each of sizes small, medium and large.

    Price: by donation


  • Mysteries of the Mind from TVO

    Posted on July 15, 2015

    Mysteries of the Mind explores what makes humans tick with brain-boosting collection of current affairs, documentary and online content exploring the human mind. Dr. Norman Doidge, psychiatrist and best-selling author of “The Brain that Changes Itself” hosted a week offering context for topics covered in each program.

    Mysteries of the Mind will immerse audiences and explore the future of neuroscience and the latest research in the controversial field of brain plasticity.

  • Thursday July 9th is BBQ Day in the garden

    Posted on July 7, 2015

    SPECIAL ALERT….Next Thursday July 09th is BBQ Day in the garden….Orlin is the chef at the BBQ and we will be having a planning meeting that day about the Annual Picnic…this year is Back to Texada…..YAY!!! So, come one come all and have lunch in the garden with us!!