As part of our mission to spread brain injury awareness, BIST welcomes opportunities to speak to the media. Check out some of our videos and media appearances below. For media inquiries, please contact BIST’s executive director Melissa Vigar at or 647-748-0847. 

You can see even more on our YouTube Channel

Breakfast Television – May 31, 2018

Watch BT reporter Kevin Frankish interview Frank Bruno and BIST executive director Melissa Vigar for Brain Injury Awareness Month 2018, HERE

Kevin Frankish holds Frank's mask 'What's Wrong Look Inside' with Melissa Vigar and Frank Bruno

Voices4Ability Internet Radio – March 2018

Listen to BIST members Christiane and Abby discuss their challenges living with brain injury and being caregiver for a person living with brain injury with Sean Pickard on Voices4Ability Internet Radio Station.

 CBC News Toronto – Sept 27th, 2017

 Child with brain injury shuffled through 5 York schools in 5 years 
 picture of a boy in a red t-shirt and black shorts with a scooter on the street, wearing a white helmet
BIST board member Colleen Worsley discusses the challenges kids with ABI face in the public school system.

Healthy Minds Canada – July 13th, 2017

 Concussions and Mental Health: Invisible Injuries, Hidden Tolls 
BIST board member Colleen Worsley joins a lunchtime panel discussion on Concussions and Mental Health.

 CIUT – 3 Women –  June 12th, 2017

BIST executive director Melissa Vigar with board members Celia Missios and Colleen Worsley join Dr. Angela Colantonio to discuss brain injury awareness on CIUT’s 3 Women with Cheri Dinovo.

Breakfast Television – June 2, 2017.

BIST executive director Melissa Vigar and board member Celia Missios kick off Brain Injury Awareness Month on Breakfast Television – watch the interview, HERE.
 BIST executive director Melissa Vigar, board member Celia Missios with

 Not Replaceable – June 1, 2017

What if you had to use this broken phone for the rest of your life?

Our 2017 Brain Injury Awareness Month video. Posted June 1st, 2017.

 The Disability Channel – Accessible Daily Living – January 6th, 2017

BIST executive director Melissa Vigar appears on the The Disability Channel’s Accessible Daily Living show with host John Groe.

 The Disability Channel – Accessible Daily Living – December 30, 2016

BIST board member Celia Missios on Accessible Daily Living via the Disability Channel with host John Groe.

Busting Brain Injury Stereotypes – June 1, 2016

“It’s not just a concussion,” members of our Young Adult Group bust brain injury stereotypes – part of our 2016 Brain Injury Awareness Month campaign.

The Disability Channel – The Neuro Show -December 20th, 2015

Former BIST programs coordinator Kat Powell and board member Celia Missios on the Neuro Show with host Sarah Palmer.

Rogers TV – Daytime Toronto – June 4th, 2014

Former BIST executive director Michelle McDonald and Mix and Mingle committee chair Ruth Fernandes  of Neinstein & Associates on Daytime Toronto.