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 mvigar@bist.ca or 647-748-0847. 

You can see even more on our YouTube Channel

CBC News Toronto

Child with brain injury shuffled through 5 York schools in 5 years – Sept 27th, 2017

BIST board member Colleen Worsley discusses the challenges kids with ABI face in the public school system.

picture of a boy in a red t-shirt and black shorts with a scooter on the street, wearing a white helmet

Healthy Minds Canada

Concussions and Mental Health: Invisible Injuries, Hidden Tolls 

BIST board member Colleen Worsley joins a lunchtime panel discussion on Concussions and Mental Health on July 13th, 2017.

CIUT – 3 Women 

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, aired June 12th, 2017.

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Breakfast Television  

BIST executive director Melissa Vigar and board member Celia Missios kick off Brain Injury Awareness Month on Breakfast Television – watch the interview, HERE, aired June 2nd, 2017.

BIST executive director Melissa Vigar, board member Celia Missios with

Not Replaceable 

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  

BIST executive director Melissa Vigar appears on the The Disability Channel’s Accessible Daily Living show with host John Groe, aired January 6th, 2017..

The Disability Channel – Accessible Daily Living

BIST board member Celia Missios on Accessible Daily Living via the Disability Channel with host John Groe, aired December 30th, 2016.

Busting Brain Injury Stereotypes 

“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, posted June 1st, 2016.

The Disability Channel – The Neuro Show 

Former BIST programs coordinator Kat Powell and board member Celia Missios on the Neuro Show with host Sarah Palmer, aired December 20th, 2015.

Rogers TV – Daytime Toronto  

Former BIST executive director Michelle McDonald and Mix and Mingle committee chair Ruth Fernandes  of Neinstein & Associates on Daytime Toronto, aired June 4th, 2014.