ABI Day Programs

Our day programs are held at the wheel-chair accessible Paula Cassin Learning Centre and offer training, recreational activities and social support.  Our programs are designed to meet the needs of our Clients and are created with Client and staff input.  Our workshop offerings vary but, the most popular focus on developing computer skills, social interaction, cooking and health and wellness.  The programs provide opportunities to learn and practice new skills and/or to "re-learn" and practice old skills and information impacted by the acquired brain injury (ABI).

Clients are partnered with Coaches, who help define clear goals, keep them on track, and provide extra support if needed.  Once a Client has successfully acquired their skill they can then apply for our Community program to work with a Coach to help them transfer that skill to their home or community.

Our programs run Tuesday through Saturday.

Our program sessions run approximately 10-12 weeks.

Space in our programs is limited.  Due to the high demand of some of our programs, we do try to give everyone an opportunity to participate in these.

Participants must bring their own lunch and light snacks are provided.

Eligible Candidates:

  • Are 18 years of age or older;
  • Have a mild/moderate acquired brain injury (must provide medical documentation confirming diagnosis);
  • Are able to work on short and/or long-term goals and make a commitment to the program;
  • Do not present a harm to themselves or others;
  • Are independent for all transportation and personal support requirements, as one-to-one assistance is not available.

How to access our programs:

An application to PACE for services can be made through the Toronto Acquired Brain Injury Network.  The Toronto ABI Network offers a single point referral service to publicly funded member agencies including hospital-based brain injury rehabilitation, long-term care facilities, and community-based services in Toronto.  Any individual can apply for our ABI Day programs directly.  Any caregiver or professional can make a referral to PACE’s ABI Day  programs through the Toronto ABI Network.

Our location:

The Paula Cassin Learning Centre is located at

100 New Toronto Street, Unit 1


For more information about our day programs:

Contact Jackie Wilson, Program Manager

416-789-7806 ext. 314

Funders and Partners: