19th Annual Brain Injury Survivor Conference

North Simcoe Muskoka Acquired Brain Injury Collaborative logo & March of Dimes Canada logo

Moving Forward, Living our Strategies 

Monday, June 20 to Monday, July 4, 2022 

This year, the 19th Annual Brain Injury Survivor Conference is taking place virtually. We hope you’ll join us for a more accessible and flexible conference experience. Conference presentations can be viewed at your convenience between Monday, June 20 and Monday, July 4.  


There’s no registration fee. You can register anytime between now and July 4.  

We’ll be streaming the conference over a platform called PheedLoop. You’ll receive a link when you register.

Conference Program 

The Success of Finding Special Needs Services 
Speaker: Ruth Wilcock, CEO, Ontario Brain Injury Association 

Mental Health Tips for Brain Injury 
Speaker: Michelle Gagnier, Social Worker (MSW RSW) and Survivor, Gibson and Associates 

Becoming Me Again 
Speaker: Julia Tilson, Brain Injury Survivor 

Julia Tilson is a two-time brain bleed survivor. Since her second bleed in 2020, she has focused her energy on her passion to become a published author.  

Moving Forward and Being Patient with Communication 
Speaker: Mark Koning, Brain Injury Survivor 

Mark’s experience as a survivor from an early childhood injury, as well as a caregiver, mentor, past presenter and writer, lends to his credibility as a true brain injury advocate. His goal is to share, inspire and grow, with others and himself. 

From That to This 
Speaker: Judy Carter, Brain Injury Survivor, Brain injury Services Muskoka Simcoe 

Expanding Horizons 
Speaker: Jason Patterson, Brain Injury Survivor since childhood 

Jason will discuss the ways that programming and photography have taught him life lessons and happiness. 

Hope and Gratefulness - Life After Brain Injury Complications 
Speaker: Emily Kwan, Brain Injury Survivor 

Additional presentations and speakers to come! 

Register today!

Questions? Please contact Sophie Burke, Rehabilitation Services Coordinator at March of Dimes Canada at sburke@marchofdimes.ca or 905-773-7758, ext. 6265 or Toll-Free: 1-800-567-0315