Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association suspending programs and services – CBC

Association cites financial troubles following pandemic

Oct 31, 2023

After almost 40 years in service, the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association is no longer offering programs or services due to a lack of funding.

In a press release, the association said the pandemic impacted its ability to fundraise. As a result, it no longer has enough money to keep operating. The association’s board of directors said as of Sunday, it will no longer have a full-time staff member and would be run solely on volunteers.

“It’s going to be truly heartbreaking,” said association president Cletus Flaherty. “It’s gonna have a wide and unfortunately pretty devastating impact on those who we have been serving.”

Flaherty said his association serves a wide portion of the population, from people with severe brain injuries to people with seemingly simple concussions. He said the association worked to close gaps in the health-care system surrounding brain injuries.

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