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.
Prevention

Prevention

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

Hyperacute

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

Acute

 
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.
Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

 
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.
June is Stroke Awareness Month

June is Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is a medical emergency in which minutes matter. Calling your emergency services number immediately is critical to ensure that the person gets timely care and treatment, potentially avoiding significant disability....

Provincial Stroke Rounds - Risky Behaviours Post Stroke: How Can We Support?

The Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network recently hosted Provincial Stroke Rounds on Dec 1st. The topic was inspired by what our clinicians are seeing in practice. As we continue within the global pandemic, the last 2 years overall there has been a large increase in substance use. This increase also aligned around the same time at marijuana was legalized and...

Annual Ontario Stroke Report Released

Released in June 2021,  Ontario’s Annual Stroke Report (2019/20) provides an overview of stroke system performance in the province. The eleven (11) provincial stroke networks use this report to enable system planning and decision making, reflecting best practice, leading to system improvements, and ultimately better outcomes for patients and families with stroke....

2021 Fall Stroke Rehab Education Round-Up

Northwestern Ontario Stroke Rehab Round-up Fall 2021 Edition - A collection of educational events, new resources & more! Funding for Northwestern Ontario clinicians to support stroke-related professional development may be available through the Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network Education Fund. ...

Education and Events

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Past Events › NWO Stroke Network

May 2020

Stroke Recovery Music Program

May 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada + Google Map
Free

This free music program will offer a fun, social gathering where survivors of stroke of all abilities can join. Family caregivers are also welcome to attend. There is no pressure in participating and no previous music experience is required. It will truly be a fun and interactive experience from beginning to end! Some of the activities to explore will include:  Warm‐ups: vocal warm‐ups, breathing exercises  Group Singing: favourite songs, songs with various speeds and dynamics  Gentle Movement:…

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Webinar: Tele-Rehab: a sharing of approaches and processes

May 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada

Join the Rehabilitative Care Alliance (RCA) for an informational webinar to learn about the use of virtual rehab during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for the LINK You will learn about: The key components and enablers of using virtual rehab Practical tips for setting up virtual rehab quickly including obtaining consent, involving caregivers and other aspects of using virtual rehab The lived experiences of those in the field using virtual rehab in individual and group formats. Who should attend? Front…

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Stroke Recovery Music Program

May 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada + Google Map
Free

This free music program will offer a fun, social gathering where survivors of stroke of all abilities can join. Family caregivers are also welcome to attend. There is no pressure in participating and no previous music experience is required. It will truly be a fun and interactive experience from beginning to end! Some of the activities to explore will include:  Warm‐ups: vocal warm‐ups, breathing exercises  Group Singing: favourite songs, songs with various speeds and dynamics  Gentle Movement:…

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After Stroke – Virtual Activities

May 25, 2020 - June 12, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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. afterstroke.marchofdimes.ca

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Healthy Meal Planning for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers – Online Session

May 28, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

​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, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

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, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
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: 1:30 - 2:30 "A Little of This and That" - For Survivors of Stroke and Caregivers Topics include: - Being Smart About Covid - Covid and the Young Stroke - Vaping, the new smoker Presented by: Sharon Jaspers NP PHC, Nurse Practitioner Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network - Stroke Prevention Clinic Assistant…

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July 2020

VIRTUAL MUSIC PROGRAM – Survivors of Stroke and Caregivers

July 3, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada + Google Map

Summer and Fall session starting soon!! Join us for a fun and interactive online music program for survivors of stroke and family caregivers to participate. Enjoy breathing and vocal exercises, singing and gently movement. No music experience required! Fridays 11:00am to 12:00pm EST Bi-weekly beginning July 3rd July - November, 2020 please register directly with tkennedy@marchofdimes.ca for one or more sessions.

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November 2020

Northwestern Ontario Stroke Rehab Round-up Fall 2020 Edition

November 3, 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada + Google Map

Northwestern Ontario Stroke Rehab Round-up Fall 2020 Edition A collection of educational events, new resources & more! To review these events and resources, please join in on an informal “Stroke Rehab Resource Q&A Session” hosted via Webex by Esmé French Tuesday November 3rd from 12:15-12:45 Meeting number: 173 429 9668 Password: WbdmyQpP366 https://thunderbayhospitals.webex.com/thunderbayhospitals/j.php?MTID=m99ee2148871f2c0f5bc187fed428962b Join by phone +1-647-484-1598 Canada Toll (Toronto) Access code: 173 429 9668

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September 2021

Highlights from the University of Alberta’s Stroke Rehabilitation Certificate

September 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada + Google Map

Rehab 540-Stroke Rehabilitation: Best Practice and Critical Review of the Evidence:  Two topics will be explored by Northwestern Ontario clinicians.  1. Determining the Efficacy of Utilizing Botulinum Toxin related to Dysphagia by Sharol Bachmeier, RN, St. Joseph’s Care Group. 2. Vestibular Therapy and its Effectiveness on Post-Stroke Disequilibrium by Matthew Christensen, Kinesiologist, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre See POSTER: and Webinar LINK

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November 2021

Developing Support & Reach in the Upper Extremity: A Virtual NDT Workshop

November 6, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada + Google Map

Many individuals who suffer from a neurological injury post CVA or brain injury have limitations in using their involved upper extremity in function. Activating and progressing the involved upper extremity for function, is a consistent goal for both patients and therapists. This one-day virtual workshop will present NDT principles related to coordinated movements of the trunk and upper extremity for active support and for developing reach.

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June 2022

Stroke Awareness Month

June 1
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada

June is Stroke Awareness Month. Stroke is all about time. Do not delay access to stroke care. Recognize FAST: Face-Is it drooping? Arms-Can you raise both? Speech-Is it slurred or jumbled? And Time, to call 911 or your local emergency number. Stroke is a medical emergency Help save lives of the ones we love by raising awareness about stroke and viewing this video. https://bit.ly/Suspect-Stroke-Minutes-Matter To learn more about stroke, visit the Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network website: nwostroke.ca POSTER

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After Stroke Support for Caregivers: Finding a Path Forward

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada

Life after a stroke brings many challenges, as needs and circumstances are unique and personal to each stroke survivor and their caregivers. June is Stroke Awareness Month, and in collaboration with March of Dimes Canada, we will share information about the After Stroke program and available supports and services for caregivers. In addition, we will hear from caregivers with lived experience on how they navigated the post-stroke journey and highlights of the After Stroke program that helped them find a…

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Peer Group Sessions

June 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada + Google Map

Open to individuals living with the impacts of stroke and their caregivers. POSTER

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From Acute to Community: Meeting the needs of people after stroke

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada

This webinar will provide an overview of acute stroke management and unique needs of people with stroke transitioning into the home and community environment. It will open with key highlights from the new Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations, Acute Stroke Management, 7th edition which is set to release in the upcoming months. The needs of people who experience a stroke as they transition from acute care into the home and community environment may change in relation to emotions, activities of…

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Virtual Return to Work Workshop for Clinicians

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada

This event will focus on how to explore return to work after a stroke. About this event This online event targets health care providers working in stroke care in the West GTA Stroke Network region. At the conclusion of this workshop, the participants will be able to: 1. Explain the roles and points of view of all stakeholders involved in facilitating a successful RTW 2. Name and list the components of a typical RTW plan 3. Evaluate where a client…

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Walk with Doc

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada + Google Map

Please join our co -hosted event with Dr. Hassan and the Stroke Team members with Todd Kennedy from Marc h of Dimes Canada and After Stroke Services — stroke survivors and their families. Wednesday, June 15, 2022 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Celebration Circle, Marina Park Please join us for a wonderful night of education and enjoying the great outdoors for our annual fun walk, stroll or roll through the park. Everyone welcome!! POSTER

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Peer Support Group

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada + Google Map

Open to individuals living with the impacts of stroke and their caregivers. POSTER

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Clinical Highlights from the University of Alberta’s Stroke Rehabilitation Certificate Course

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada

Northwestern Ontario clinicians will share clinical highlights and the latest research evidence on selected stroke rehabilitation topics. See poster for all details. POSTER  

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Stroke & Aphasia 101

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6V4 Canada + Google Map

Come join Emilia Leslie, MSW, RSW from VON Stroke Services for an in-depth discussion about stroke, types of aphasia, communication strategies, resources and more. Registration is required. (Virtual Program) POSTER

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