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Hedy Chandler, MPA, RSW


The founding President of TABIRS, Hedy has many years of experience in community rehabilitation for adults with acquired brain injuries.

Hedy is a registered Social Worker and has received a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University. She is a graduate of the University Of Toronto Rotman School Of Management Advanced Health Leadership Program and has an Organizational Leadership Certificate from the University of Missouri.

Hedy has been an invited speaker at conferences on a regional, provincial, and international basis. She has sat on many boards and committees, both regional and provincial with several in a leadership capacity.

She has worked collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders, all in an effort to improve the quality of life in Toronto and Ontario for individuals whose lives have been affected by an acquired brain injury.

Since 1986, Hedy has served as the Executive Director of CHIRS. She has shepherded CHIRS from its roots as a transitional group home and the first community-based brain injury rehabilitation program in North America to its position now as an internationally recognized multi-service agency that provides a broad range of support to a clientele with diverse and complex needs.

Hedy is the current Chair of both the Toronto ABI Network and the Executive Director’s Network of Provincial Community ABI Programs.


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