Patient and Family Resources


For more information and news about healthcare services in the Champlain region visit the ChamplainHealthLine.  Click on Stroke Resources to search community resources for stroke survivors and their care partners. You can search for services available in the county where you live by selecting one of the tabs at the top of the page.  This database is maintained by the Champlain LHIN Home and Community Care.

Our Best Practice Team Social Worker created the document below summarizing community resources available for Stroke Survivors in the Champlain Region (last updated June 2017):

Community Resources for Stroke Survivors in the Champlain Region June 2017.pdf

The Heart and Stroke Foundation website also has a lot of information about stroke from understanding a stroke to risk factors to recovery.  Click one of the following links for their resource listing: (EN) (FR)

The Heart and Stroke Foundation publishes a guide for people living with stroke called Your Stroke Journey.  This guide can be downloaded for free online; click the links below to get your copy:

Your Stroke Journey (English)

Votre cheminement après un accident vasculaire cerebral (Your Stroke Journey - French language)

People who have suffered a stroke, their family members and friends might also find other health information publications from the Heart and Stroke Foundation to be useful.  Click this link to browse the other resources. 

The Toronto Stroke Network has put together an online guide that we also like.  CLICK HERE FOR:  STROKE RECOVERY GUIDE



Peer support groups provide the opportunity to share ideas, information, and coping methods with others dealing with the experience of stroke. These groups often meet monthly and both stroke survivors and their care partners benefit from these groups.

  • The Ottawa Stroke Survivors Association: is not actively meeting at this time but has a Facebook page:
  • Renfrew County: the group meets monthly in Pembroke. Contact Alice Grenon at 613 732 9993 ext. 3220
  • Eastern Ontario Stroke Survivor Support Group: the group meets monthly in Cornwall on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8 pm at the Riverdale Terrace Retirement Residence, 1200 Second St. West, Cornwall (Party Room, Lower Level). The group welcomes all stroke survivors, those with brain injuries, their caregivers and the general public interested in stroke.  They offer social opportunities, educational topics and support in a positive atmosphere. Contact Deena Dufresne at 613-936-8784 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Alexandria Area:   Life After Stroke Support Group--this group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Glengarry Memorial Hospital (Alexandria).  The cost of parking is covered.   For more information telephone 613-935-4382 or click here:  The Alexandria Area Life After Stroke Support Group

  • *NEW* Heart & Stroke - Community of Survivors: Connect and talk with others living with heart disease or stroke. The Heart and Stroke Community of Survivors Facebook group is a place where you can share experiences, quality information and tips for life after a diagnosis of stroke or cardiac event. You'll find social and emotional support in a safe, inclusive and respectful community. Click here to sign up or learn more:


Contact us

Champlain Regional Stroke Network The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus Civic Parkdale Clinic, Main North 1053 Carling Avenue Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9

Phone: 613-798-5555 x 16153
SPC Phone: 613-798-5555 x 16156