Needed: therapists, managers, and coordinators in the field of Traumatic Brain Injury in Ontario

Dear Members

I am Sareh Zarshenas, post-doctoral fellow, working under the supervision of Dr. Carolina Bottari at the University of Montreal and with Dr. Deirdre Dawson at the Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest. We are working on the project entitled

smart home technology as a platform to implement cognitive interventions to facilitate safety and independence within the homes of individuals with traumatic brain injury: first steps towards a multi-site trial in Ontario”.

This project is funded by the Canadian Trauma Research Consortium and the ONF-REPAR and has received ethics approval from the REB at Baycrest.

We are looking for experienced occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, psychologists, personal support workers, behavioral therapists, occupational/ physical therapy assistants, managers/coordinators, and funders who have experience working with TBI patients in outpatient rehabilitation facilities as well as community settings to participate in a focus group or a personal interview.

Participants will receive $70

Please find attached below, more information on this project and do not hesitate to share this email with your colleagues.

Invitation letter smart home project


Potential participants please contact Sareh Zarshenas at  [email protected] If you have any questions about this project, please contact Dr. Dawson at [email protected]

Thank you so much for your consideration,


BSc., MSc., OT Reg. (Ont.), PhD.

Post-Doctoral Fellow,

University of Montreal, Faculty of Medicine

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR)

Office address: Department of Occupational Science

&Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto,

500 University Ave, Toronto, ON.

Your postal code is a big factor in determining your car insurance rates. Critics say it shouldn’t be- Patty Winsa


NEWS 05:50 AM by Patty Winsa Toronto Star

“When Pankaj Sallh and his family moved to Brampton from Mississauga last year, he had no idea that changing his postal code would be so costly.

The relocation resulted in a nearly 50 per cent increase in his car insurance with the same company, from $237 to $350 a month for two vehicles.

“To me, it’s unexplainable,” says Sallh. The 44-year-old engineer and his wife support two small children, as well as his parents and father-in-law. “Why should I pay more just because of the change of address?”


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