The first conference of its kind on brain injury in the province will be held in Winnipeg next month.
The Manitoba Brain Injury Association is hosting the event April 23-24 at The Fort Garry Hotel.
MBIA coordinator Gladys Hrabi says the conference will provide a venue for educating the general public about the hidden disability and the barriers facing people with brain injuries.
“The conference also encourages the brain injury community to de-stigmatize the injury and to support the many types of services that are available,” she said.
The theme of the inaugural conference is “Putting the Pieces Together,” with guest speaker Val Lougheed. The president and founder of Northern Lights Canada is social worker, author and trainer who is also a brain injury survivor.
To register for the conference, visit mbia.ca.