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June is Stroke Month – A List of Events for 2014

To celebrate June is Stroke Month, there will be lots of fundraising and educational events happening across the province.  Several significant events include:

1. Dissemination of the Ontario Stroke Network Stroke and Dementia news release on June 2.

2. Release of the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Ontario Stroke Quality Technical Report 2014 on June 5; and

3. Release of LHIN Report Cards on June 16 .

4. A videoconference presentation on Stroke and Dementia by Dr. Sandra Black on June 24, from 12-1 pm.  For more information, please click on the following link to see the advertisement:  Stroke and Dementia Presentation.

Additionally, as part of June is Stroke Month activities,  below is a listing of local initiatives happening within Toronto:


For Regional Stroke Centre activities at St. Michael’s Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and Toronto Western Hospital, please click on the following link:  Regional Stroke Centre Activities Within Toronto.


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March of Dimes

On  June 18 2014 from 11:00am to 2:00 pm, March of Dimes is hosting A Showcase in Research in Stroke Recovery.  This is presented by the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery and March of Dimes Canada.

Introduction by Andria Spindel, CEO March of Dimes Canada

Special Presentations by:

Dr. Sandra Black,  “An overview of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery” 

Gail Mores, “Family Informal Caregiver Stroke Self-Management Research Presentation” 

RSVP & for more information, please contact: Gemma Woticky at 416-425-3463 Ext. 7207  or  ac.semidfohcramnull@ykcitowg.

Location: March of Dimes Canada, 10 Overlea Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M4H 1A4

Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Time : 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

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North York General Hospital

Hospital staff will be participating in the Heart & Stroke Foundation Big Bike Ride on June 25th at 3 pm at the Novotel Hotel in North York (3 Park Home Avenue).


Toronto Rehab, University Health Network

“Toronto Rehab is gearing up for their Stroke Distinction accreditation on June 23rd. ”


Please stay tuned for more postings on other activities happening within Toronto!


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