Clients may require  the following:

  • Long term 24 hour supported living (limited spaces)
  • Respite from an existing living situation (respite space is shared with the Residential department)


Admission criteria include:

  • Diagnosis of acquired brain injury (may include traumatic injury, aneurysm, anoxia, or other condition)
  • Residence in Grey or Bruce counties
  • Ability to actively participate in group activities (RLA 6 or above)
  • Medically stable
  • Presence of cognitive, physical and/or functional barriers to more independent living
  • Adult (age 16 to 65) 
  • Absence of serious behavioural issues

Admission Criteria

Our clients' goals focus on progressing towards the greatest level of self-direction and responsibility possible for each individual.  The group makes decisions and works together to maintain their living spaces, prepare meals, plan activities and generally take responsibility for their home.  Each individual's plans and directions are unique, and  group activities address their physical, cognitive and functional needs.

The ABI program shares facilities with the main Lodge so clients have access to resources such as the fitness centre and therapeutic pool.  Clients are actively involved in such things as woodworking and craft projects, gardening, as well as activities geared to individual interests within and outside of Participation Lodge.

Room and Board Rate Follows Ministry Guidelines

Examples of optional Services that a client would be financially responsible for:

  • hairdressing/barbering
  • telephone in the client's room
  • purchase of liquor
  • any financial services (banking, tax returns etc)
  • individual transportation services
  • satellite in a client's room
  • internet connection
  • specialized or customized equipment, wheelchair etc., that is for the client's personal use
  • personal hygiene products (toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, facial tissue, lotions, razors etc)
  • incontinent products, individualized medical products etc. 


We hope to expand our services in the near future to include homes located in various
communities, and to be able to offer outreach services and day programming.

For more information, or to inquire about services for someone you know, please contact:

Deb Dempster
Director, ABI Services
Phone:  (519) 794-3333
Email:  deb@participationlodge.ca

Program Overview

ABI - Acquired Brain Injury