Castlegar CONNECT program receives funding

Local effort recognized for important work performed



In September 2013, the Disability Without Poverty Network issued a call for proposals to BC based community organizations to apply for funding to support the improvement of social inclusion outcomes of people with disabilities (PWD clients).

They received 85 applications from throughout BC. Twelve projects were selected. As one of the twelve projects selected, The West Kootenay Brain Injury Association is proud to announce that as of December 20, 2013, we have received full funding to run the CONNECT PROGRAM.

The CONNECT PROGRAM will run from January 2014 – November 2014. I encourage all of our PWD clients to contact the office for further information and to see future postings here on our website on how to get involved.

Accolades go to our Executive Director, Kelly Johnson (pictured) for her on-going dedication and vision in seeing this project come to fruition.

The West Kootenay Brain Injury Association is a non-profit, community based organization serving people in the Kootenay Boundary Health Service area, providing advocacy, information and rehabilitative support to individuals and their families who been affected by a brain injury.


Services Offered by the West Kootenay Brain Injury Association include:

•    Peer Support Groups in Trail, Castlegar, Nelson, Grand Forks, Salmo and Nakusp

•    Individual Support throughout the West Kootenays

•    Trail B.I.G. House (computer/internet access, phone, laundry and hot lunches

•    Art Gallery at the Waneta Mall in Trail

•    Workshops and Programs

•    Training

•    Special Events


•    Recreational Outings

•    Prevention Education in schools throughout the West Kootenays and at events

•    Advocacy

•    Family Support

•    Resource Library