Acquired Brain Injury

acquired brain injury

Personalized programs to help adults recover and reach their fullest potential

Acquired brain injury (ABI) is brain damage caused by events that occurred after birth, such as a head injury or health concern. The long-term effects of ABI can range from mild to profound and are different for each person affected. Many people with ABI experience increased fatigue (mental and physical) and they may experience changes to their behaviour and personality, physical and sensory abilities, or thinking and learning.

How We Can Help

Our ABI programs are designed to help adult survivors of ABI make the fullest recovery possible. We help them remain in their home, build independence, and improve their quality of life, all the while understanding the many changes they and their family must now navigate.

We provide personalized help in their own home, up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our program supports: positive problem solving, mental health and addictions treatment, building coping skills, forging healthy relationships, financial management, setting routines, developing memory aids, and much more.

Certified Brain Injury Specialists

The WJS Canada ABI program is the only program of its kind west of Ontario. We are staffed with Certified Brain Injury Specialists, governed by the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists and administered by the Brain Injury Association of America. Certification requires a level of work experience, training and a written examination as well as 10 hours of continuing education credits every year to maintain certification.

Visit the Brain Injury Association to learn more about the Specialist Certification process.

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How to Access Services for Acquired Brain Injury

Our program is available to adults in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. You can contact us directly at1-800-867-1987  for support and to learn more about our services.

Other referring partners include: Workers Compensation Board, insurance companies,
Alberta Human Services,  and community agencies.

We Want to Hear From You

If you are interested in a WJS Canada service not currently offered in your community, please get in touch. We may be able to provide you with alternatives or possibly even expand our services to meet your needs.

WJS Canada incorporates inclusivity, cultural respect, personalized service and trauma-informed care in all we do.

WJS Canada wishes to respectfully acknowledge that we operate on the traditional territories of Indigenous peoples across Canada.