Accessing Social Work Resources in Northwestern Ontario

Social Work Resources
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In recent engagement sessions, stroke survivors and caregivers identified access to Social Work support as very important in the stroke recovery journey. Social workers help support the social and emotional needs of people with stroke and their caregivers. They can also help by making connections to community services such as caregiver support and respite care, housing, financial aid, job and career counseling.

A new resource has been compiled to be used as a quick reference to access available Social Work resources in Northwestern Ontario, outside of the City of Thunder Bay.

The resources/programs have been grouped by the following communities:

  • Armstrong
  • Atikokan
  • Dryden
  • Fort Frances
  • Geraldton/Longlac
  • Ignace
  • Kenora
  • Manitouwadge
  • Marathon
  • Nipigon
  • Red Lake
  • Schreiber/Terrace Bay
  • Sioux Lookout

You can also access Stroke resources on our website, the Northwest Healthline and 211 Ontario North or by calling the Stroke Network at 684-6703.

Thank you to Social Work student Megan Trochimchuk for completing this resource, as well as her preceptor, Jessica McAnulty, Social Worker for the Regional Stroke Unit on 2C at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center.

Please contact Jessica with any amendments to the Social Work Resources document:

NWO Social Work Resources: Click Here

Publishing this article in no way serves as an endorsement from NWO Regional Stroke Network. The NWO Regional Stroke Network does not verify the veracity of information in this item and any views expressed are of the author(s) alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of NWO Regional Stroke Network​