1 in 3 Canadians is directly impacted by a neurological disorder. With over 600 different types of brain abnormalities, there is both a desire and a need for alternative treatments. Branch Out accelerates tech and alternative solutions to neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Autism, Depression, Multiple Sclerosis, Concussion, Epilepsy etc. Through our grant program, we provide funding for researchers across Canada.
For more information and/or to book opportunities, email: Ty McKinney, Research Director, at [email protected].
Branch Out's 5 Giving Opportunities
1. Give Awareness
Spread the Word to Help Keep #BrainsAtTheirBest. With 1 in 3 Canadians directly impacted by a neurological disorder, chances are that you or someone you know has experienced Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, a Brain Injury, or another brain illness. To help spread awareness of neurological disorders, we want to hear from YOU! Answer 1 of 2 questions with a brief answer: How has a neurological disorder impacted your life? OR What do you do to keep your brain healthy? Fill out This Form. 5 form submissions = 1 point per company.
2. Give Back
Book a Branch Out Brainwave. Organize a brainy Lunch n' Learn for you and your employees. Choose from a selection of exciting and relevant research topics in the field of neuroscience (Brain Resiliency, Mindfulness, Stress and the Brain, etc.). Learn from a budding neuroscientist and leave just a bit smarter! Minimum 10 employees, maximum 100. Register Here.
3. Give Funds
$250 Matched Impact Grant. Fund a Silver Impact Grant and Branch Out will MATCH your donation. We will create an Impact Grant in your company's name, and a researcher will receive a $500 award towards their research pursuits. Donate Here.
4. Give More
$1,000 Matched Impact Grant. Fund a Gold Impact Grant and Branch Out will MATCH your donation. We will create an Impact Grant in your company's name, and a researcher will receive a $2,000 award towards their research pursuits. Your company's name will be on the Gold Impact Grant, your logo will be on the dedicated research page, and you can arrange a Brainwave Lunch n' Learn with your funded neuroscientist to discover what they are working on and the impact you've made. Donate Here.
5. Give to your Brain
Participate in the Brain Gains Run for Neurogenesis. Did you know that physical activity is very accessible tool to improve brain health? Branch Out is partnering with the Brain Changes Initiative to fund research on the the role of aerobic exercise in accelerating recovery from brain injuries through neuroplasticity. This weekly exercise challenge begins on June 27 and teams can meet every Sunday to improve their own brain health. The Kick off and wrap up weeks will additionally feature engaging keynotes from the world of neurorehabilitation. Start a Team with your company and earn 1 CCC point for every person registered and an additional CCC point for every $100 raised by the team. Register Here.