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CTRC and BIC advocate for Bill C-277

Published date May 1, 2024

CTRC and BIC advocate for Bill C-277

The Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium (CTRC-CCRT) and Brain Injury Canada (BIC) today urged Members of Parliament to support the passage of Bill C-277, the National Strategy on Brain Injuries Act, as it approaches its second reading in the House of Commons. This important legislation aims to develop a comprehensive national strategy for brain injury awareness, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery.

The proposed bill is backed by findings from the CTRC and Brain Injury Canada position paper Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Lifelong Condition, which highlights the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its impact on marginalized populations and people of all ages. Primarily caused by motor vehicle collisions in the younger population and falls among the elderly, TBI continues to be the leading cause of death and disability in children, youth, and adults under 40.

Here is a link to the ParlVu: to watch the debate. Click on HOC No. 306 Sitting (2 – 7 pm) and you can watch the debate live. We invite you to read the attached press release and share it with your wider network and social media. Your support in spreading this message is important to achieving meaningful change.

Watch the debate in the House of Commons (start at 18:29:22 mins):

Click here to access the joint position paper online