On Tuesday, May 23 staff from Community Brain Injury Services (CBIS) gathered at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area for a retreat to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Community Brain Injury Services provides individualized programs using a participate-to-learn approach. The model rests on roles as goals, learning by experience in real-life contexts and the use of personal and environmental supports to enable participation.
One of the philosophies of the service is a commitment to “fostering a dynamic, supportive team-oriented work environment”. It seems fitting then that the day began with a variety of team-building activities, including a life-size game of Jenga. Staff could be seen laughing and smiling throughout the morning as they came together to celebrate this milestone year.
When asked what has made CBIS successful over the last 30 years, Tim Hammel, Service Coordinator for the Belleville location, cited having a dedicated group of staff members who work towards a common goal. Across its three sites, Community Brain Injury Services works with 145 clients.