Community Involvement

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Is very important to all of us here at Watson Centre Society for Brain Health. We believe in giving back and try to stay connected to our communities through fundraising and volunteering initiatives.

Check back often to see what the Watson team is up and be part of the fun!

Work Out to Conquer Cancer

At Watson Centre Society we know how important physical activity is to your brain health. that’s why we couldn’t be happier to be part of the Workout to Conquer Cancer fundraising campaign.

This May, we’re joining hundreds of British Columbians who will challenge themselves to sweat-it-out for 31 days.

The 2017 Workout to Conquer Cancer is a month-long fitness challenge raising funds for the BC Cancer Foundation and ground breaking cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency.

As part of this initiative, Watson Centre Society is offering mindful movement for brain health every Wednesday evening for the month of may. If you want to participate, entrance is by donation, with a $5 minimum. All proceeds will go directly to the BC Cancer Agency.

Mindful Movement for Brain Health:
Wednesday, May 10, 17, 24, 31
6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cycling studio prep room.
At Fortius Sport and Health
3713 Kensington Ave, Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7

Ride to Conquer Cancer

Mark Watson, Co-Director of Watson Centre Society, is taking a stand against cancer by participating in the epic cycling journey known as the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Over two days, Mark will ride with hundreds of other cyclists from Vancouver to Seattle — a journey that is more than 200 kilometres.

As part of the Ride to Conquer Cancer, Mark is raising money for the BC Cancer Foundation, which will directly support leading clinicians, scientists and researches whose search for new discoveries and improved patient outcomes will have real impact in our communities.

Help Mark with his fundraising initiatives by donating today!

  • Most of the conversation today around brain injury seems to be focused on who or what caused it.  This is due in part because many in the medical field embraced the assumption that the brain is the only organ in the body that could not heal itself.  The Watson Centre Society for Brain Health, has moved beyond that conversation and challenged the assumption by providing a path to healing and in turn, hope for individuals who suffer from brain injuries.

    Jim McTaggart
    NHL Alumni, Hockey Executive
  • WCBH has helped me to recover from my MVA TBI / concussion. I had to admit “disability and injury” as I could not function any longer with the Competitive Edge that I had come to rely on within myself and my career! I recommend the full-time program. The time I put in will pay dividends towards my future… Admit and come to accept your injury and great things await with perseverance and resilience. The Watson Centre Society and support persons are patient. Please consider your mental and emotional well-being for yourself and your loved ones, let alone your future financial ability to earn. I have recovered crucial working life – executive functioning abilities.

    Cassandra, PhD
    Current Watson Centre Society Participant
  • My brain injury was 30 years ago and since my injury my thinking has been cloudy and slow and since being in this program for the past 6 months my thinking is clearer and faster…participating in this program is better than winning the lottery. 

    Former Watson Centre Society Participant
  • I’m now naturally able to wake up at a reasonable time and have less of a need for napping. Better functioning in my days/life. I have improved socially for a few months now. 

    Former Watson Centre Society Participant
  • Their focus is on restoring function in TBI victims so that they can once again enjoy life to the greatest extent possible. I highly recommend and endorse the Watson Centre Society for Brain Health for this purpose, and if they were closer to where I am in Seattle, I would send all my clients to them to get their lives back.

    Scott Blair
    Personal injury lawyer
  • I am a 49 year old, 11 year NHL veteran and my career was cut short due to multiple concussions. Since then I have been looking for a program(s) that might help me with my day to day mental struggles. A few months ago happened to sit in on a few of the Watson / BrainExTM seminars and am now excited to be able to take part in this groundbreaking approach for potential cognitive healing and a better way of life.

    Jamie Huscroft
    Retired Canadian hockey defenceman
  • WCBH is implementing a unique multidisciplinary and holistic approach in treating the effects of traumatic brain injury. This comprehensive program has the potential to present real opportunity for individuals affected by TBI to become whole again.

    Dr. Mike Dowling, DC, CCSP
    Chiropractic Sports Physician
  • I was fortunate enough to live a dream and play in the NFL for 14 years. While I don’t feel any negative cognitive effects at 46 years old, I know that the possibility is always there. Whether it is me or any of my former teammates that might benefit from the work of the Watson Center, I am glad they are there and care enough to do the work they are doing.

    Robbie Tobeck
    Former American Football Centre
  • As a 48-year-old 10 year NFL veteran, I am beginning to notice subtle changes in my own cognitive abilities. Misplacing my keys, fumbling over words, and forgetting names are becoming commonplace in my everyday life. I have long believed I would benefit from a Watson Centre Society/BrainExTM type program that was customized to address the specific needs of an NFL Player.

    Don Davey
    Former American Football Player
  • Mark Watson and the Watson Centre Society for Brain Health are taking on the root cause of TBI symptoms head on. As someone who played almost a decade of contact sport – I have yet to see a program that approaches the treatment with as much holistic innovation.

    Shea Emry
    Retired CFL’s Nastiest Player, Men’s Health Advocate