For the past 13 years, March of Dimes Canada has coordinated an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Survivors Conference in the Barrie area for ABI survivors, and their caregivers, health care professionals, and loved ones. Oatley Vigmond has been a long-term financial supporter of this event, and their support has been instrumental in the conference’s continued success.
The conference committee is comprised of March of Dimes Canada staff and ABI survivors to ensure that issues important to them are discussed, and that the voice of the survivor is always heard. The committee identifies the theme of the conference each year, identifies potential keynote speakers, and accepts and reviews abstracts from survivors who want to speak at the conference. At the conference that took place in June 2015, one participant commented that ‘the survivor speakers were wonderful and empowering’.
The conference has become a much anticipated event that provides an opportunity to receive information and strategies for people living with the effects of an ABI and offer a safe place where participants can freely express themselves and share their stories with fellow survivors, caregivers, and family members.
Oatley Vigmond has supported the March of Dimes ABI conference since its inception 13 years ago, and a firm Partner always takes the time to address conference participants and offer legal advice to those seeking it.
“We continue to support March of Dimes Canada because we believe in the wonderful support it provides for the clients we serve,” says Roger G. Oatley, Founding Partner at Oatley Vigmond.
March of Dimes Canada wishes to express its gratitude and appreciation to Oatley Vigmond for its generous support of the ABI Conference. They are truly making a difference in the lives of people living with the effects of brain injuries.