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For Professionals

The Toronto Stroke Networks (TSNs) lead and coordinate the adoption of stroke best practices across the system of care.  In collaboration with regional partners, the TSNs have developed a sustainable Knowledge Translation (KT) strategy that supports cross-system collaboration and strengthens relationships and trust leading to system integration.  For the front-line provider, there are numerous resources to support development of stroke knowledge and expertise, and to provide education to persons with stroke and their families.


Orientation to Stroke Care in Toronto

The Orientation to Stroke Care in Toronto resource has been created for all new staff working in stroke care.

Objectives of this resource are to:

  • Enhance knowledge of the stroke system of care in Toronto.
  • Increase understanding of the Toronto Stroke Networks’ (TSNs’) function and initiatives in supporting best practice stroke care.
  • Raise awareness of educational opportunities and resources to support clinical practice.

The orientation resource is located within the Toronto Stroke Networks’ Virtual Community of Practice (TSNs VCoP).  If you are a TSNs VCoP member, click here to access this resource.  If you are not yet a member, please go to

For more information about other resources, please refer to the sections below.


Stroke Information

A stroke is a sudden interruption of blood flow to the brain.  If blood flow is not restored within minutes …

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Guidelines & Recommendations

The Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care is a comprehensive set of evidence and clinically-based guidelines that serve as a resource …

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E-Stroke Rehab Referral System

Within Toronto, acute care hospitals are able to send referrals to inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs through the eStroke Rehab Referral

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Education & Professional Development

The Toronto Stroke Networks (TSNs) work collaboratively with regional partners to enable a cross-systems approach to Knowledge Translation (KT).  This KT approach includes …

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Events & Registration

Below is a listing of local, provincial, national and international stroke conferences and courses …

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Screening and Assessment Tools

A list of screening tools and outcome measures taken from various stroke best practice resources …

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Education Resources

A list of education resources for all healthcare providers working in stroke care …

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Research and Quality Improvement

Research is vital to improving stroke care for persons with stroke and their families/caregivers, as well as to professional development.  In addition to creating new approaches …

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Helpful Resources during COVID-19

The North & East GTA and Toronto West Stroke Networks have developed a series of resources to support the delivery of stroke care for healthcare providers during COVID-19

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Signs of a Stroke

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