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- 50% of all Canadians – about 15 million people – have had a brain disorder impact their family.
- Within the next 20 years, brain disorders will become the leading cause of death and disability in Canada.
- Brain disorders do not discriminate. They strike men and women, young and old.
- Based on Health Canada data, the economic burden of neurological and psychiatric diseases, disorders and injuries is conservatively estimated at 14% of the total burden of disease, or $22.7 billion annually.