Domestic abuse, homelessness, substance abuse, overdose, mental health, and trauma are all linked to brain injury. MP Alistair MacGregor’s Bill C-277 is calling on the government to develop a national strategy to support and improve brain injury prevention and treatment.
Private Member's Bill C-277 (44-1) - First Reading - National Strategy on Brain Injuries Act - Parliament of Canada
We know that over 1.5 million Canadians live with brain injury and it contributes to homelessness, incarceration, substance use and mental health issues.
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That is why Alistair is very pleased to have introduced this bill, which would establish a national brain injury strategy. It would require the Minister of Health to develop a national strategy to support and improve brain injury awareness, prevention and treatment, as well as the rehabilitation and recovery of persons living with brain injury.
Bill C-277 is supported by the Toronto Star editorial board, CGB Centre for Traumatic Life Losses, Brain Injury Canada, Cowichan Brain Injury Society, March of Dimes Canada, BC Brain Injury Association. BC Consensus on Brain Injury, Braintrust Canada, Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association, Ontario Brain Injury Association, Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium, Concussion Cafe Yukon, Vista Centre Brain Injury Services, BCIRPU (injuryresearch.bc.ca), CONNEXION >TCC.QC - Regroupement des associations de personnes traumatisées craniocérébrales du Québec, and the Stroke Survivors Advocacy Group of Canada.