Browse our collection of stroke information and resources

Do you know the warning signs of stroke?

Call 911 if you witness or experience any or all of the below:
Sudden dizziness or loss of balance
Sudden severe headache with no known cause
Sudden speech difficulty (in being understood) or sudden confusion
Sudden blurred or decreased vision in one or both eyes
Sudden weakness or loss of strength, including numbness or tingling in the face

For non-emergency assistance, support, or information, please call the toll free Stroke Recovery Canada Warmline® 9 am - 4 pm EST, Monday - Friday: 1-888-540-6666

Knowledge is power!

As the local Peterborough chapter of After Stroke®, we gratefully acknowledge the support we have received from March of Dimes Canada. This worthy organization offers a wide range of programs and services to maximize the independence, personal empowerment, and community participation of people with disabilities. For a brief description of their programs and services as well as links to additional information, please visit the March of Dimes Canada website. There are over 300,000 stroke survivors in Canada. Many other organizations also provide information, encouragement and support to assist with integration back into society post-stroke.

Here is a partial list of other helpful organizations and programs:

Local Resources

  • City of Peterborough
    Website for the city of Peterborough. Connect to city services, upcoming local events, and more.
  • HKPR Resource Guide for Stroke Survivors & Caregivers (2018)
    This resource Guide was compiled by the Peterborough Regional Health Centre - District Stroke Centre and supported by the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Stroke Council with the intention of providing helpful information for stroke survivors, care providers and their families living in the HKPR District.
  • Home and Community Care Support Services - Central East
    Formerly named Community Access Care Centre, this organization provides resources and connection to at-home care services.

National/Provincial Resources

  • Beyond Stroke
    Information, tools, and support for stroke survivors and caregivers.
  • Canadian Stroke Network
    Research organization dedicated to combating heart disease as well as stroke.
  • Guide for Stroke Recovery
    A simple guide to daily living after stroke, developed by Toronto Stroke Networks. 
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
    Research and support organization for heart health and stroke.
  • March of Dimes Canada Assistive Device Program
    Provincial program that assists adults with physical disabilities who are in financial need to purchase, repair, or maintain assistive devices that increase their mobility and functional independence. Please contact the MoDC Warmline for more information: 1-888-540-6666 or
  • Stroke Care Best Practices
    Resources for professionals, patients, and caregivers on heart health and stroke.
  • Stroke Engine
    Information on interventions and assessment tools used in stroke rehabilitation.

 International Resources

  • American Stroke Association
    The Dallas-based American Stroke Association was created in 1998 and is a division of the American Heart Association. 
  • F.A.S.T. Stroke Resources
    Resources developed and collected by the American Stroke Association to help you learn and remember F.A.S.T. signs of stroke.
  • Recovery from Brain Injury
    Information on what to expect when recovering from a brain injury, provided by Newsome-Melton (brain and spinal cord injury law firm).
  • Stroke Information and Resource Guide
    A guide on stroke recognition and recovery, developed by the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Training Center.

Helpful Videos (Youtube)

  • 7 Steps to Stroke Recovery
    Channel: After Stroke BC
  • Flooding (Becoming Overwhelmed after Brain Injury)
    Channel: NBIA BC. Northern Brain Injury Association's webcast on 'flooding', created to help you assist survivors of brain injury who are experiencing flooding by teaching them to identify their triggers, control their exposure and manage their anxiety.
  • Effects of Stroke
    Channel: Healthguru
  • Caring for the Caregiver
    Channel: CGTN America.  Anchor Mike Walter is joined by Lynda Shrager, occupational therapist and featured blogger at "Everyday Health: The Organized Caregiver," to discuss the challenges caregivers face in balancing their own needs with those of their loved ones.

Caregiver Resources

Caregivers are the unsung heroes of the Healthcare System. All too often, however, their own needs fall through the cracks!

Here are some organizations that provide support for Caregivers in the form of information, workshops, online communities & more:

Members' Library

We have a small selection of books and other reference materials that have been generously donated to the Group and are available to members. To borrow any of the resources listed below, please mention it at one of our monthly meetings or email us at

Baseballs Don't Bounce: Random thoughts from an injured brain - by Forest Willett

The Brain That Changes Itself - by Norman Doidge, MD

Living A Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions - by Kate Lorig, DrPH, Diana Laurent, MPH, Virginia González, MPH, David Sobel, MD, MPH, Marian Minor, PT, PhD, Maureen Gecht-Silver, OTD, MPH, OTR/L

Workbook for Aphasia - by Susan Howell Brubaker

Rode to Recovery: (Meta) Physical Meanderings - by James McCullough

Access Guide to the City of London, Ontario

Caregiver Solutions, 2013 (magazine)

Giant Leaps - Flag House 2013 catalogue of special needs products

Ontario Driver's Handbook

Peterborough Recreation and Services Directory For People With Disabilities

Shameless (DVD) - The True Story of Real People and Their Ongoing Recoveries With Various Disabilities

Assorted stroke related information from Heart and Stroke Foundation

Assorted stroke related information from March of Dimes

Information package on Estate Planning & Funeral Pre-Arrangement from Arbor Memorial Services

Life After Stroke, Peterborough


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