COVID-19 Policies and Updates
Butterfly Logo


Community Head Injury Resource Services

What's New

Stay up-to-date with all things CHIRS


$100,000 OTF Grant Strengthens Infrastructure and Service Delivery at CHIRS

Friday, November 17, 2023

Toronto, ON: Thanks to a $100,000 Capital grant that Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS) received last year from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), it was able to replace its HVAC system. CHIRS provides a wide range of services to clients with acquired brain injury (ABI), who often face social isolation and have difficulties accessing support systems. CHIRS' head office serves as the hub for clinical and social/recreational programming.

"For decades, CHIRS has done extraordinary work to help improve the quality of life of people living with the effects of acquired brain injury," said Stan Cho, MPP for Willowdale. "The provincial government, through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, is proud to support improvements to CHIRS' head office in North York. A new HVAC system means CHIRS' clients will be able to participate in clinical and social programming in a safer, more comfortable environment."

The grant made it possible for CHIRS to replace the aging HVAC units and thereby offer a safer and more functional space for clinical and social programming and reduce the impacts of disruptions in service delivery. Consistent access to programming promotes skill development, community integration and reduced social isolation for our clients. The OTF grant also made it possible for CHIRS to purchase a more environmentally efficient system. From a health and safety perspective, the new HVAC units and upgraded filters will facilitate improved air quality and enhanced filtration of indoor air.

CHIRS is very grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for the very timely and essential resources made available through OTF's Capital grant program. For more information on CHIRS and its programs, please visit:

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada's leading granting foundations celebrates 40 years of grant-making in Ontario and making a lasting impact in communities. Last year, OTF invested over $110M into 1,022 community projects and partnerships. Visit to learn more.


Media Contact:
Hedy Chandler, Chief Executive Officer
Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS)

People First
Dignity and Respect
Excellence and Quality
Integrity, Accountability, and Ethical Conduct
Flexible, Innovative, and Entrepreneurial
Accessibility and Inclusiveness
CHIRS works in partnership with Ontario Health and the Government of Ontario
© 2024 All rights reserved. Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS) (416) 240-8000