Who we are

The Toronto Stroke Networks (TSNs) are made up of three stroke networks: the North & East GTA Stroke Network (NEGTASN), the South East Toronto Stroke Network (SETSN) and the Toronto West Stroke Network (TWSN).  As part of the eleven stroke networks within Ontario, the TSNs work within a broader coordinated provincial stroke system (Ontario Stroke System). 

Within Toronto, we service a diverse community. The TSNs recognize the importance of having a health equity lens to inform the system of stroke care to support the unique lived experience of the people of Toronto and their access to best practice quality stroke care.

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What we do

The TSNs advise and provide leadership to the stroke system of care in Toronto, with the vision of Fewer Strokes, Better Outcomes. 

Our mission is to be inclusive, collaborative and consistent in the implementation of evidence-informed practices across the care continuum. 

We partner with healthcare organizations and service agencies within Toronto and through collaboration, education, and innovation, support care for persons with stroke and their families/caregivers.

Collectively, we strive to:

  1. Reduce the incidence of stroke and improve patient outcomes;
  2. Integrate stroke best practices in the areas of prevention, emergency and acute care management, rehabilitation and community re-engagement following stroke;
  3. Strengthen the system of stroke care so that patients experience a more seamless and efficient system with access to stroke best practice care, information, and resources throughout their recovery; and
  4. Inform research efforts and support the translation of knowledge into clinical care. 
 

Strategic Focus Areas 2024-2027

The TSNs continue to work towards achieving its vision by advancing stroke care through the strategic priorities below:

Annual achievement report:

This Annual Achievement Report profiles system performance and accomplishments of activities in hyperacute, acute, rehabilitation and community sectors. It highlights our collaborative planning efforts and commitment to improving stroke care service delivery in Toronto. Below is a list of our Annual Achievement Reports:

 

The Toronto Stroke Networks Steering Committee (TSNSC) was established to provide strategic governance, stewardship, and decision making for the stroke system in Toronto.  TSNSC membership includes the Stroke Executive Committee (Chair, Executive Administrative Lead, Medical Director and Regional Director) of the NEGTASN, SETSN and the TWSN.

Each regional network has a Regional Stroke Centre that provides specialized emergency medical management of stroke/TIA and inpatient acute stoke care on designated stroke units. Each centre also provides urgent and non-urgent secondary prevention services and follow-up.

Our partners

The TSNs partner with organizations that provide specialized stroke services, as well as other healthcare, community and social service organizations within Toronto including:

  • 17 acute and rehab hospitals
  • ~100 community agencies
  • ~100 long term care facilities
  • 4 home and community care support service organizations
  • Primary care providers
  • Toronto Paramedic Services and Base Hospital
  • Secondary stroke prevention services
  • Health Regions
 

The map below highlights the Toronto Stroke Networks region with the three Regional Stroke Centres.  Click each stroke network on the map below to learn more about their regional team and organization. 

North & East GTA Stroke Network

South East Toronto Stroke Network

Toronto West Stroke
Network

Ontario Stroke System