Stroke Continuum of Care

for Health Care Providers

Public Awareness

Public Awareness

Stroke is a medical emergency. Public awareness is the first step in a coordinated approach to stroke care.



Stroke prevention includes a comprehensive approach to prevention of first or recurrent transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke.



Hyperacute refers to care offered in the first 24 hours after stroke and the first 48 hours after Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).



Acute stroke care refers to the key interventions involved in the assessment, treatment or management, and early recovery in the first days after stroke onset.



Time is Function: Stroke rehabilitation can be provided in all care settings and assists people to reach their optimal physical, cognitive, emotional, communicative, and/or social functioning.

Community & Long Term Care

Community and Long Term Care

Coordinated transitions to the community, including long-term care, following a stroke are essential to optimize quality of life.

Stroke News

Visit our Newsroom for more stroke related news.
Walk with Doc goes “Virtual” for 2020

Dr. Hassan, Medical Lead for Stroke and the Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network and the Network team have partnered with March of Dimes Canada to host a night with the Walk with Doc program. At this time the team brings knowledge of signs and symptoms of stroke and stroke resources available in the community. This year we have gone virtually! ...

COVID-19: What a stroke specialist wants you to know

If you’ve had a stroke in the past, or you’re at risk, you may be extra worried about your health right now. Can busy emergency departments care for stroke patients? Does this novel coronavirus more seriously affect people who’ve had strokes?...

A Fighting Chance: 2020 Spotlight on Women

According to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation,  “Women are dying unnecessarily because we don’t fully understand the difference between women’s and men’s hearts and brains.”...

Education and Events

Note: All in-person events have been postponed until further notice

Please click on an event listing below for more information.

For a full listing of all events, go to the Education and Events page.
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Upcoming Events › NWO Stroke Network

May 2020

After Stroke – Virtual Activities

May 25 - June 12
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating indefinitely

Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada + Google Map

NEW - After Stroke Virtual Activities! | March of Dimes Canada Stroke Recovery Self Management After Stroke has been working to find ways to plan activities and keep everyone connected. We have a number of virtual (online) sessions, meetings and workshops planned, so you can maintain your connection with the community from the comfort and safety of your home.

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Healthy Meal Planning for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers – Online Session

May 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

​Join us for a free half-hour session about healthy meal planning for stroke survivors and caregivers. We will discuss strategies to engage friends/family to participate in meal preparation and planning. Learn how to plan using foods with extended shelf life and how to use budget friendly strategies to plan meals.

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June 2020

Get the most out of your Grocery Shopping for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers – Online Session

June 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn about tips and tricks to ensure a safe, efficient grocery shopping experience. We will discuss safe grocery options, how to plan food purchases to reduce your risk when navigating the store, and time saving tips to make the most of your grocery store experience.

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Thunder Bay Stroke Recovery Peer Support Group – Online Event

June 25
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada + Google Map

Thunder Bay Stroke Recovery Peer Support Group We are also planning a special online event with Sharon Jaspers, from the Stroke Prevention Clinic, on Thursday, June 25th. Time: Coming Soon Hope you will join us for that! To prepare for this session, please forward me any questions or topics you would like Sharon to talk about! Email:

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