How You Can Help
The Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association (SBIA) welcomes individuals and groups of all sizes, backgrounds & skill level to support and/or volunteer at the activities we organize. Individuals, service clubs, businesses and organizations are essential to the work we do for Brain Injury Survivors and their families.
SBIA has been helping brain injury survivors and their families since 1985. Founded by families whose children sustained brain injuries, SBIA is a registered charity which provides support and service free of charge to individuals and families who are living with the effects of acquired brain injury. SBIA also delivers prevention programs with the goal of reducing the incidence of brain injury in Saskatchewan.
The following is a list of SBIA Support Opportunities:
Brain Blitz Gala Presented by WorkSafe Saskatchewan in Saskatoon
Brain Boogie... Positive Steps in Motion
- Join the Brain Blitz planning committee
- Set up & Decorations prior to the Gala
- Clean up after the Gala
- Sponsor or Donate
Walk, Wheel or Run in Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Yorkton and Prince Albert
Chapter Support Group, Drumming Group and/or Walking Group
- Planning Committee
- Event set up
- Registration & Pledge Collection station
- Route Marshalls and Water Stations
- Run timers
- BBQ – organize, set up, cook and/or serve
- Event clean up
Brain Blitz Gala Presented by WorkSafe Saskatchewan: May
- Chapter Board positions available Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and Prince Albert
- Volunteer walkers to assist or accompany those needing assistance
Brain Boogie... Positive Steps in Motion
- Attend the event by purchasing a ticket or a table at the Gala
- Become a Brain Blitz Gala Sponsor
Walk, Wheel or Run: August in Yorkton & Moose Jaw and early September in Saskatoon, Prince Albert & Regina.
Take Injury Out of Play – Anytime
- Form a team and register online
- Come out and show support by walking and submitting your pledges.
- Become a Brain Boogie Sponsor
- Organize a pledge signing by players and their coaches, parents and leaders at half time during a game or tournament you are involved with.
Cash donations are always welcome! You can donate online by clicking here & learn about the difference a donation of any size can make.
SPONSOR A SBIA PROGRAM IN ONE OF 6 LOCATIONS:
Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, Prince Albert and Kindersley
Transportation is the greatest barrier to participation for people with disabilities. SBIA provides transportation free of charge to those who would not be able to attend SBIA activities without this service.
Chapter Support Groups - $7,500/1 Year Sponsorship per community
SBIA Chapter Support Groups provide recreational and social activities in communities around the province. These activities include a weekly or monthly coffee time survivor support groups, caregiver support group and social outings. Each Chapter relies on volunteers to run its programs and to sit on its board of directors. The Chapter's activities run from September to May of the calendar year. - See more here
Walking Group - $7,500/1 Year Sponsorship per community
SBIA walking groups provide survivors and their families a chance to get some exercise while socializing with a support network. Participants are encouraged to set their own personal fitness goals at the beginning of the program and work towards them throughout the year. This program is designed to meet the needs of participants over the age of 18 who have sustained a brain injury and experience cognitive, physical and/or social challenges when participating in community based exercise. - See more here
Drumming Group - $7,500/1Year Sponsorship per community
Drumming groups provides survivors with a wonderful opportunity to get together each week, receive support from others, share their experiences and have a great time! Physical benefits of drumming may include an increase in immune system functioning, mental alertness and muscle coordination as well as reducing blood pressure and heart rate. - See more here
Social Beans - $15,000 per year - 3 year commitment - Regina
Social Beans is a program developed by SBIA to provide youth with Acquired Brain Injuries an opportunity to create lasting friendships while participating in a weekly social activity. With the direction of the SOCIAL BEANS Program Staff, the group will meet for coffee and informal, yet informative discussions at different coffee shops around Regina every Thursday evening.
Thank you for considering the Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association!
If you would like to know how to get your group involved, please contact us at 1-888-373-1555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to learn of opportunities. Your volunteer efforts, enthusiasm and dedication are greatly appreciated and will truly make a difference!