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Community Head Injury Resource Services

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What's New: Stay up-to-date with all things CHIRS

Here you'll find regular updates and announcements on everything across the CHIRS network.  Come back often.

Friday, August 27, 2021

The Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS) provides a wide range of services to clients with acquired brain injury (ABI). Individuals with ABI often face social isolation and have difficulties accessing support systems, and the pandemic has intensified this. COVID-19 meant that CHIRS staff needed to find new ways to stay engaged with clients and pivot to develop virtual programming. To help with this work and returning to in-person services, in late 2020, CHIRS received a $16,000 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to support those priorities. ...read the full article


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

In 2019, Community Head Injury Resource Services (CHIRS) received a $107,200 Capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to build an accessible rooftop garden at its Finch Avenue West site. It was designed to create a space where CHIRS’ clients and staff could get involved with urban farming and have fun while learning new skills. The project, which was delayed due to COVID-19, is now finished, and is giving the organization a safe outdoor space to re-engage with clients. ...read the full article


Thursday, June 17, 2021

Our rooftop garden is blooming, with support and funding provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. ...read the full article


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Brain Injury and Co-Occurring Disorders Webinar Series ...read the full article


Friday, June 19, 2020

We manage over 1,200 referrals each year, helping members find and access inpatient rehab, community services and outpatient services for their clients. We act as a centralized resource of information, education and support for members and others who are working to meet the needs of people with acquired brain injury (ABI). And we provide a strong voice for ABI, looking across the system to identify where improvements are needed—and advocating for change. ...read the full article


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Injuries are a leading cause of death, disability and illness in Canada. Among the many types, injuries to the head and brain are of special public health concern. Severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are often fatal and those surviving may be subject to permanent impairments. ...read the full article


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

As part of our ongoing program evaluation, CHIRS conducts regular client and family satisfaction surveys. The purpose of the survey is to check in with our clients and their families, in order to gauge their current level of satisfaction with our services, and to provide them with a formal opportunity to give us feedback and suggestions for strengthening our services. In 2018, surveys were distributed to 99 family members/caregivers and 105 clients. This satisfaction survey continues to illustrate that clients and families are highly satisfied with CHIRS services. ...read the full article


Monday, April 3, 2017

As a part of our ongoing program evaluation, CHIRS conducted a client and family satisfaction survey in Fall, 2016. In 2016, CHIRS collected data regarding client and family experiences, with the organization and the services provided. Findings from our 2016 client and family satisfaction survey reflect a very high level of satisfaction with CHIRS services. ...read the full article


Monday, February 1, 2016

As part of our ongoing program evaluation, CHIRS conducts regular client and family satisfaction surveys. The purpose of the survey is to check in with our clients and their families, in order to gauge their current level of satisfaction with our services and to provide them with a formal opportunity to give their feedback and suggestions. ...read the full article




 
     
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