Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington

The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington (B.I.A.W.W.) is a registered not-for-profit charity that provides support, advocacy, and programs to survivors of acquired brain injury (A.B.I.) and educational programs to the children and youth in the community of Waterloo Region and Wellington County:

  • We provide resources on how to access community resources such as legal, rehabilitation, health care, work re-entry, school re-entry and community services. We make available information on concussion and acquired brain injury to survivors and their caregivers;
  • We offer a community prevention program called “Lidz on Kidz” which allows us to visit area schools and minor sport leagues to promote wearing the gear and playing safe with the proper helmet;
  • We provide a caregivers support group called “Care to Share” where caregivers can speak with their peers to gain support and develop friendships.

To give support, hope and answers to survivors of A.B.I.

To be recognized as pioneers in meeting the needs of survivors and their caregivers and setting the standard for innovative program delivery, education and prevention of A.B.I.

•  Dignity  •  Acceptance  •  Respect  •  Empowerment


Waterloo Wellington Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association

The Waterloo Wellington Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association (WWMEA) is a registered charitable organization (not-for-profit) that provides support group meetings and information for those affected by M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis).

M.E. is a painful, chronic, debilitating illness that affects many bodily systems.

M.E. is comprised of numerous symptoms such as impairment in short-term memory, impairment in concentration, sore throat, tender lymph nodes, exhaustion, muscle pain, multijoint pain, headaches (of a new type, pattern, or severity), unrefreshing sleep and post-exertional malaise lasting more than 24 hours.