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More than 300 members of the Canadian brain community came together in Toronto on March 1, 2011 to launch Canada’s first-ever National Brain Awareness Month, an effort to shine the spotlight on issues facing almost 11 million Canadians living with brain conditions (neurological and psychiatric).
Neurological Health Charities Canada hosted people living with brain conditions, caregivers, researchers, clinicians, health charities and policy makers. Canadian comedian, Rick Green, was the evening's emcee introducing keynote speakers including The Honourable Deb Matthews, Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Carl Schoonover, author of the book, Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century.
The NHCC presented ‘Change-Maker Awards’ to Baycrest, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and The Globe and Mail for demonstrating leadership in inclusion, innovation and integration for the benefit of people living with brain conditions.
The members of the NHCC are grateful to Rx&D, Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies, for their generous support of BrainWave 2011.
Visit the event photo album to share in the evening's highlights.