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Become an Advisor

The Toronto Stroke Networks work together with persons with stroke and their families/caregivers to improve stroke care and meet the needs of Toronto’s diverse population. By being a patient or family advisor, your experiences will help to shape the planning and delivery of stroke programs and services within Toronto to meet the needs of Toronto.

If you or someone you know, would be interested in partnering with Toronto Stroke Networks to become an advisor, please see the information below:

A patient or family advisor is someone who has experienced a stroke and is:

  • Able to share their experiences to help others understand stroke care and recovery.
  • Willing to advise the Toronto Stroke Networks on ways to improve the patient experience.
  • A good listener who respects the views of others.
  • Focused on improving care for others.
We want to hear your ideas. By partnering with us, you will:
  • Give fresh views on issues.
  • Help build solutions together.
  • Help improve care and services.
  • Be a voice for persons with stroke and their families.
You can help make a difference in stroke care

If you want to be an advisor, here are some ways we can work together:

  • Share your story - advisors help by attending events and talking about their experiences and recovery.
  • Serve on a patient and family advisory committee – an advisory committee discusses and plans changes to improve care. Advice from the committee helps with making decisions at a planning level.
  • Work on short-term projects – advisors work together on projects that address specific needs.
  • Create education material – advisors help create and/ or review patient education material including websites and brochures.
  • Offer peer support – One-to-one support to patients and families with stroke, through the Hospital Visitation Program.