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Brain Injury Association of Fort Erie Receives Resilient Community Grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation


Fort Erie, Ontario - April 26, 2024

The Brain Injury Association of Fort Erie (BIAFE) is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Resilient Community Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to help revitalize the association through the development of a long-term sustainable strategic plan, establish new and rejuvenate existing fundraising initiatives, improve program infrastructure and ultimately deliver on our mission, “to provide unwavering support, advocacy, and resources to individuals and families affected by brain injuries within Fort Erie and South Niagara”.

The Resilient Community Grant, provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation supports community-based organizations that deliver programs and services in Ontario and need funding to recover and build capacity, resilience and sustainability. Through the application and eventual success of this grant application BIAFE is committed to developing and implementing strategic plans that address current organizational challenges to recover and build resilience.

“With the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Fund, BIAFE begins an exciting new chapter of growth. This grant enables us to bring new life and strategies into our existing infrastructure, ensuring that we can continue to serve our communities with resources and facilities. Together, we're not just rebuilding; we're reimagining what's possible for BIAFE and the communities we proudly serve.” said Jackie Dunham, Co-Founder and President of the Brain Injury Association of Fort Erie.

The Brain Injury Association of Fort Erie is one of Ontario's earliest Brain Injury Associations, offering unwavering support, and resources to individuals and families affected by brain injuries. Through personalized case management and comprehensive life-skill development offered in our day program, we empower individuals on their journey towards recovery and an enhanced quality of life.

We look forward to sharing further details about BIAFE's initiatives made possible by the Ontario Trillium Resilient Communities Grant. The public can anticipate more information on a Recognition event, where we'll celebrate our achievements and provide more insights into how the grant has aided in the revitalization of our association, programs and offerings.

For more information about the Brain Injury Association of Fort Erie and its programs, please visit or contact us at

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