Initiatives Funded by Balance & Dizziness Canada
You can help us continue to fund projects to support, educate and inspire those affected by balance and dizziness disorders by donating to Balance & Dizziness Canada.
2021 & 2022
Thanks to an estate gift of $14,000, we were able to commit to create short animated video explainers about five common vestibular disorders. All are closed-captioned in English and French. As most people are visual learners presenting information in a visual form helps to promote understanding and recall.
“It’s great to see the traction on the videos. 8000 views on PPPD - amazing! Kudos … on the advocacy in this area. It’s inspiring.”
- John, Vancouver, BC
2019 & 2020
We committed a total of over $8,000 to significantly upgrade the content on our website. We contracted with a medical writer and produced over 25 ad-free, up-to-date, evidence-based articles written from a Canadian perspective about vestibular disorders. Comments from across Canada include:
“Finally, someone has put their finger on what is going on with my brain!”
- Jean, Courtenay, BC (CANVAS Syndrome article)
“Thanks! I have been dealing with this issue for 8+ years after a whiplash injury. Great website.”
- Michelle, Nova Scotia (Cervicogenic Dizziness article)
“Thank you for your article shedding some light on Ménière's disease. I have suffered with this problem for 14 years and have never met anyone else with this problem. Searching for help online, since none was available in Ottawa, I found Balance & Dizziness Canada.”
- Nickola, Ontario – (Ménière's Disease article)
We donated $2,500 worth of books about balance and dizziness disorders to public libraries throughout British Columbia. One of the primary goals of our Society is to increase availability of information to the general public. The books were chosen from a list curated by vestibular health professionals in BC using the following criteria: currency, evidence-based content and relevance to the general public. From the titles purchased, books were divided among large urban library systems and regional library federations to fill perceived gaps and shortfalls in their collections. Society bookplates accompanied the donated books.
No initiatives funded.
We awarded a total of $10,000 to BC healthcare professionals in the early stages of their careers to further their education and improve their ability to diagnose, treat and improve the quality of life for people with vestibular disorders.
No initiatives funded.
2012 - 2014
We awarded a total of $10,000 per year to provide seed funding for innovative research in British Columbia aimed at improving the diagnosis, treatment and/or quality of life of individuals with vestibular disorders.