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Brenda is the proud mother of two boys, Chase and Maclain. Her son, Maclain, has severe Cerebral Palsy and profound hearing loss as a result of a condition known as Kernicterus, a brain injury that results from untreated jaundice. As a former Gluckstein client herself, Brenda acts as our Client Liaison to support and advise our clients and their families throughout their case.
She tirelessly advocates for better systems and programs for children and individuals with cerebral palsy and other childhood onset disabilities and is passionate about accessibility and inclusion. Brenda has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Easter Seals Ontario, is a school board trustee for the Halton Catholic District School Board and is an active member for volunteer organizations such as CP-Net, CHILD-BRIGHT Citizen Engagement Committee, and the Burlington Accessibility Advisory Committee among others.
- University of Western Ontario, Honours Bachelor of Arts
- Seneca College, Post Graduate Diploma, Human Resources Management
- Community Council for the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy
- CP-Net patient and family advisor
- CHILD-BRIGHT Citizen Engagement Committee
- The Burlington Accessibility Advisory Committee
- Family Ambassador Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
- Family Advisor for the PONDA Network
- Board of Directors Easter Seals Ontario
- HCDSB Special Education Advisory Committee-Chair
Blog & News.
You Have a Right to Your Children's Medical RecordsSafeguarding our personal information is crucial. And for good reason. Data breaches have become all too commonplace, threatening the security of our most personal information. Only recently, for exam...Read Full Story
Cochlear Implants and the Miracle of SoundOur son Maclain was born prematurely in August 2007. He seemed to be recovering from a difficult birth but while he was being cared for in hospital he developed jaundice and obvious symptoms of biliru...Read Full Story
Financial impact of raising a child with Cerebral PalsyThe moment you become a parent, you begin to appreciate that life as you have known it will never be the same. Nevertheless, it often takes time to realize just how much change is about to come. This ...Read Full Story
Brenda's Corner: Broken Windshields and Mended SpiritsI was given a stark reminder last week about just how much more complicated everyday life and situations can become when you are living with a person who has a disability. My experience is obviously s...Read Full Story
Brenda’s Corner: Accessible New York CityPeople who know me, who know my family, know we love travelling and adventures. And while not always an easy undertaking for us with Maclain’s mobility needs, we still love it. The events and restrict...Read Full Story
Baby Formula Linked to Devastating Bacterial Disease in Premature BabiesAs the mother of a premature baby, I learned during our time in the NICU about some of the complications that can occur with infants born before 36 weeks. Those complications are amplified for babies ...Read Full Story
Risky Business - 2022Risky Business is a CPD-accredited Medical Malpractice Conference designed to educate those who may wish to learn about the complex nature of medical negligence lawsuits.Read More
Caring for Children with NeurodiversitiesHaving a child diagnosed with a disability or a child who has sustained a life-altering injury can be complex and challenging for many parents and families.Read More
Risky BusinessRisky Business is a CPD-accredited Medical Malpractice Conference designed to educate those who may wish to learn about the complex nature of medical negligence lawsuits.Read More
Guides & Papers.
Caring for your child with special needsHaving a child diagnosed with a disability or a child who has sustained a life altering injury can be a difficult and a challenging experience for many parents and families. Their visions of the futur...Read More
Podcasts & Videos.