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Patient and Family Advisor

Become a Toronto Stroke Networks’ Patient or Family Advisor


The Toronto Stroke Networks want to work together with persons with stroke and their families to improve stroke care. By being a patient or family advisor (PFA), your experiences will help to shape the planning and delivery of stroke programs and services within the Greater Toronto Area.

If you or someone you know, would be interested in partnering with Toronto Stroke Networks to become an advisor, information on the advisor’s role and how to apply is included in the following documents:

You can also click on the following link and complete the on-line form:

PFA on-line application form.


What is a patient and family advisor?

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


Why get involved?

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.


What do patient and family advisors do?

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

  • Share your story
  • Serve on a patient and family advisory committee
  • Work on short-term projects
  • Create and/or review education materials
  • Offer peer support


Is being a patient or family advisor with the Toronto Stroke Networks right for you?

Being a patient or family advisor may be a good match with your skills and experiences if you can:

  • Talk about your experiences.
  • Share your thoughts on what went well with your care and how things could be done better.
  • Enjoy working with others.
  • Bring a positive attitude.
  • Keep any information you may hear as an advisor private and confidential.


If you have any questions, please email Donna Cheung at moc.ekortsotnull@ofni.


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