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Results of the 2015 Client Satisfaction Survey

As a part of our ongoing program evaluation, CHIRS conducts a Client Satisfaction survey. Read the 2015 summary here (PDF).

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Results of the 2014 Client and Family Satisfaction Survey

As a part of our ongoing program evaluation, CHIRS conducts a Client and Family Satisfaction survey. Read the 2014 summary here (PDF).

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Hedy Chandler, CHIRS Executive Director and Rick Hansen at the funding announcement for the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation on April 1, 2014.

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Toronto ABI Network Welcomes New Board Chair

The Toronto ABI Network is pleased to announce that Hedy Chandler, Executive Director of Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto is the Network's new Board Chair. Read the full announcement here.

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Results of the 2013 Client Satisfaction Survey

As a part of our ongoing program evaluation, CHIRS conducted a client and family satisfaction survey in January/February 2013. Read the summary here (PDF).

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Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS) Receives Full Accreditation with Exemplary Standing

Community Head Injury Resource Services is pleased to announce that it has received its most recent accreditation decision, Accredited with Exemplary Standing, from Accreditation Canada. This is the highest decision level awarded by Accreditation Canada under their new criteria.
Read full press release here (PDF)

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CHIRS Progress Report

Download the latest CHIRS Progress Report to learn more about CHIRS and its successes (PDF).

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CHIRS Recognized in New Publication!

CHIRS is thrilled to be included in the just released Casebook of Exemplary Evidence - Informed Programs that Foster Community Participation for People with ABI

This study was funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation to identify, throughout the world, not only what is effective in the realm of community participation, but how exemplary programs are effective.

This casebook is the world’s first compilation of evidence-informed programs that foster community participation in people of all ages with brain injury.

Everyone at CHIRS is extremely proud of the work we do and even more so now with this international recognition!

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InterRAI Community Health Assessment (CHA)

The InterRAI CHA (or RAI CHA) is a comprehensive and standardized assessment that helps to identify your support needs. Learn about it and your privacy, by downloading the brochure (PDF).

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Central LHIN Service Accountability Agreement

Within 30 days of September 30 and March 31 of each funding year, CHIRS' Board of Directors will issue a declaration signed by its Chair declaring that CHIRS has complied with the terms of its agreement with the Central LHIN.

Click the links to download the Central LHIN Service Accountability Agreement (PDF) and CHIRS Declaration of Compliance (PDF).

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CHIRS at the 8th World Congress on Brain Injury

At the International Brain Injury Association’s Eighth World Congress on Brain Injury (March 2010) in Washington, DC, CHIRS’ Clinical Director, Dr. Carolyn Lemsky gave an oral presentation on her ground breaking work – Substance Abuse after Brain Injury Community of Practice: A Systems Intervention to Improve Access to Care in Ontario, and did a poster presentation - Measuring Outcomes of Community Integration Programs: A Case Study of the CHIRS Aging at Home Program. You can see Dr. Lemsky standing in front of the poster. The information contained in the poster can be downloaded here (PDF).

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Professional of the Year Award

Hedy Chandler, Executive Director of CHIRS has been honoured with the Professional of the Year Award from the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) for her outstanding contributions to improving the lives of those living with the effects of acquired brain injury. In addition to being CHIRS Executive Director for nearly 25 years, Hedy has participated in various committees for brain injury services at both the provincial and national level. Hedy’s hard work, innovative ideas and dedication to enhancing the lives of persons affected by acquired brain injury continues to inspire us all. Well done and congratulations to Hedy for receiving this prestigious and much deserved award.

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Please click on the faces above to listen to their individual episode or select from the following:

Five Crazy Guys, Part 1 - Gary Hayes
Five Crazy Guys, Part 2 - Tom Taney
Five Crazy Guys, Part 3 - David McAdam
Five Crazy Guys, Part 4 - Dr. Carolyn Lemsky
Five Crazy Guys, Part 5 - Hamid Nouri
Five Crazy Guys, Part 6 - Mike Vetter

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CHIRS has earned its fourth three-year accreditation award from Accreditation Canada.

To earn this award the agency is assessed against national acquired brain injury (ABI) service standards set by Accreditation Canada in collaboration with the health care community and related stakeholders.

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Business of the Year - Innovation and Leadership

The board, staff and clients of CHIRS are thrilled to announce that we have won the Business Excellence Award for "Business of the Year - Innovation and Leadership" from the Toronto Board of Trade, North York Chamber of Commerce. This award recognized CHIRS as providing extraordinary service and leadership, innovation and overall excellence. We wanted to share our excitement with you.
- Hedy Chandler
Executive Director

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Five Crazy Guys, Part 1 - Gary Hayes Five Crazy Guys, Part 3 - David McAdam Five Crazy Guys, Part 4 - Dr. Carolyn Lemsky Five Crazy Guys, Part 5 - Hamid Nouri Five Crazy Guys, Part 2 - Tom Taney Five Crazy Guys, Part 6 - Mike Vetter