Bulkley Valley Brain Injury Association


NFL and brain injury

Years of lame standards regarding brain injury assessment and return to play protocols means severe brain injuries for some of the players of "America's Game".

Dr. Bennet Omalu and Will Smith, neurologist and actor

In 2015, Hollywood released "Concussion", a film about Dr. Omalu's long-ignored, long-denied research findings linking NFL play with brain injury.

Help through referrals

We connect our clients with specialized services to meet their needs wherever possible.

Mountain biking and brain injury

A helmet doesn't make a person invincible, but it may lessen brain injury severity. Shred responsibly!

Road biking and brain injury

Road biking has a high risk of brain injury. Ride hard, ride smart and ride safe!

Emotional support

Call us if you are feeling anxious, depressed or suicidal - common symptoms after a brain injury. We can also refer you to mental health clinicians.

Sledheads and helmets are a good match!

Even moderate speeds can cause brain injuries.

Concussion is a brain injury

A concussion can result from a seemingly insignificant force to the head OR body.


We don't have quite this many - but we have a selection of books on concussion, brain injury and brain health...for you!

Skiing and brain injury

Lindsey Vonn took some heat for returning to competition in 2011 while still reporting concussion symptoms.

NHL and brain injury

There has been a tipping point in brain injury protocol in the NHL. Recovery plans are now made and followed before getting back on the ice.


Navigating complex systems can be frustrating. We communicate alongside you and with you to ensure clear communication.

Figure skating and brain injury

A violent collision during warm-up at the 2014 China Cup triggered no concussion protocol whatsoever. Both skaters were clearly not well and should have never been allowed back on the ice to compete.

Snowboarding and brain injury

Kevin Pearce was an top-ranked American half-pipe rider who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2009. He founded the "Love Your Brain" Foundation and was a 2014 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Honoree.

Prevention and education

We reach out to individuals and community groups around the valley to raise awareness.

Field sports and brain injury

Brain injury risk exists in rugby and soccer. This pro player received a knee to the head and although he was dazed and profusely bleeding, after a quick clean-up, was sent back out. Boo!

Motor vehicle accidents and brain injury

Minor fender benders have enough force to cause concussion and/or brain injury.

Adjustment and change

Working through the changes that accompany a brain injury is challenging, regardless of the injury's severity. Symptoms are your body and brain's way of asking you to respect the "new normal".

Going on

Being courageous and acknowledging your current needs is the best way to recovery. It will be a bumpy road at times.

Location and Office Hours

Our office is located at Unit 101 – 3827 Broadway Avenue (across the street from the parking lot between Paul's Bakery and the Sausage Factory). 

We are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a client drop-in from 9:30 am to 10:15 am on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. We encourage appointments at other times. If you do stop by during our business hours and we are out with a client - we apologize. We always indicate the time that we will return and hope to see you then.

Please note that for a variety of reasons, our front door is always locked, even during open hours. Please knock and we will come and let you in.

News & Events

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Winter Prevention Education

The snow is upon us, and BVBIA is moving in some new directions over the winter of 2016/2017. We support all forms of winter play because our brains love physical activity. Our mantra is always, "Play hard, play smart, and love your brain".

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Featured Resource

The Crash Reel

This documentary portraits snowboard legend Kevin Pearce, incorporating 15 years of footage, from his rivalry with childhood friend Shaun White, to his recovery from a traumatic brain injury he suffered while training for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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