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