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Through The Wings of Phoenix Association, I have been able to provide services to clients who would otherwise not have been able to receive cognitive-communication therapy. These clients have been extremely grateful for the service, have worked hard in therapy, and have been able to improve their functional abilities. Because of the thoughtfulness and generous contributions of others, many clients have been able to lessen the impact of their misfortune.
K.I. , B.Sc. B.Ed., M.CI.Sc., Speech Language Pathologist

The Wings of Phoenix - Who We Are

The Wings of Phoenix Association is a registered charity based in the National Capital Region. The charity was founded in 2001 by Glennis Easey and Dr. Pierre Turgeon, and is dedicated to providing team based brain injury rehabilitation for persons with an acquired brain injury (sports related injury, fall, stroke, aneurysm, anoxia, etc). When Glennis’ husband, Robin, a former Ottawa police officer, was shot in the head in September 1984, Glennis and Dr. Turgeon, who had been a key element during Robin’s journey after head injury, chose to dedicate a huge part of their professional lives to helping others who have sustained injuries to the brain.

The Wings of Phoenix Association is unique in that it is the only registered charity in the Ottawa area providing brain injury rehabilitation to individuals and their families who otherwise are unable to access treatment. Treatment costs continue to rise, and can be prohibitively expensive. While some individuals have coverage through their automobile or health insurance plans, many are left without any reasonable access to the physical, psychological and vocational rehabilitation so critical to their rehabilitation. The Wings of Phoenix Association is helping to provide rehabilitation services to individuals who do not have the financial means necessary to access this crucial support.

Optimizing recovery following a brain injury requires the assistance of many specialized healthcare professionals. Services are available in both official languages and are customized according to the needs of individuals and their families. They may include individual and family counselling, speech and language therapy, cognitive and functional occupational therapy and group psychotherapy. Wings of Phoenix clients also have access to the functional activity program at Creative Hands.

Fundraising activities are essential because the demand for the services of The Wings of Phoenix Association far exceeds its capacity to deliver. With your help, Wings can provide all clients who walk through our doors with individual treatment programs, a crucial step necessary for them to take so that they are able to maximize their recoveries.