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​​About After Stroke

After Stroke ​After Stroke is a program of March of Dimes Canada which offers support, education and community programs for stroke survivors, their caregivers and families. Our goal is to connect you with a network of support that can help you reclaim your independence, your sense of community and your ability to thrive after a stroke. 


About March of Dimes Canada

March of Dimes Canada logo ​March of Dimes Canada is a community-based rehabilitation and advocacy charity for people with physical disabilities.Our goal is to enhance the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities every day through a wide range of programs and services across the country. www.marchofdimes.ca


About Stroke Recovery Association of British Columbia

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​Stroke Recovery Association of British Columbia is an affiliate of March of Dimes Canada and provides services, education and advocacy to those affected by stroke throughout every stage of recovery. SRABC has 30 community coordinators who are connected in and knowledgeable about their local communities and can provide information and referral services for local programs, services and resources for stroke survivors, and for caregivers. They can help connect you with peers and find activities, information and support for your recovery. www.srabc.ca

We care for the caregivers
Learn about our plan to build a Canada where no caregivers and stroke survivors become prisoners of their own home. 

Bret "The Hitman" Hart

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A Special Thank You to our Donors​

Thank you for making a difference in so many lives. March of Dimes Canada relies upon the generosity of donors to help fund our After Stroke programs. We extend our deepest gratitude to all our corporate and foundation partners. When you contribute to After Stroke at March of Dimes Canada you partner with a nationally recognized organization that for over 65 years has improved the lives of Canadians living with disabilities. We could not continue our important work without you.

Allergan plc​, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a unique, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing innovative branded pharmaceuticals, high-quality generic and over-the-counter medicines and biologic products for patients around the world. Its Canadian subsidiary has donated over $70,000 since 2008 for our Stroke Recovery Canada programs., including $15,000 in 2018 for the Hamilton Peers Fostering Hope program.

iA Financial GroupiA Financial Group is a Canadian national financial services firm, offering wealth insurance products, savings and retirement plans, mutual and segregated funds, auto and home insurance, mortgages and other financial products and services..In 2020, it donated $5,000 towards After Stroke.

Stryker CanadaStryker Canada is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is proud to support the Peers Fostering Hope program in 2018 to assist stroke survivors as part of our continued commitment to excellence in Healthcare.

Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Canada is the Canadian subsidiary of a French pharmaceutical company that focuses on neurology, endocrinology and oncology. It granted $20,000 in 2018 toward establishing a Peers Fostering Hope (PFH) program in Hamilton, a further $20,000 in 2019 to establish PFH in Barrie, and $8,000 in 2020 toward a PFH program in Oshawa.

CI Institutional Asset Management CI Investments is one of Canada's largest investment management companies. CI offers a broad range of investment products and services, including an industry-leading selection of investment funds. CI serves the institutional marketplace through a dedicated division, CI Institutional Asset Management. From 2014-19, it has granted $9,000 toward our Peers Fostering Hope program to support stroke survivors in hospital, including a $5,000 grant in 2019. 

Power Corporation of CanadaThe Power Corporation of Canada is a Montreal-based finance and communication company. In 2018, it granted $10,000 for the After Stroke program. 

Dr. Ed and Bobby Yielding Fund
Peers Fostering Hope supported by the Dr. Ed & Bobby Yielding Fund for Stroke Recovery Canada® was born due to a large bequest of $220,000 left by Dr. Ed and Bobby Yielding. Bobby was a stroke survivor, and the family’s very generous gift will help other survivors to thrive in their recovery. 

Vancouver Foundation logo The Vancouver Foundation, kindly supported a research project with a $20,000 grant, delivered in collaboration by March of Dimes Canada's affiliate, the Stroke Recovery Association of British Columbia and the University of British Columbia. The project was to help the diverse geographic, cultural and service related communities in B.C. to understand what stroke survivors and their community need, and the approaches that they think are required to meet these needs, recognizing their specific circumstances. The project commenced in April 2019 and will conclude in September 2019.

Savaria is a Canadian assistive devices company, which has sponsored our Stroke Recovery LIVE conference. Savaria manufactures and distributes lifting devices as well as mobility devices to assist clients to attain independence after a stroke. In 2016, they committed to a five-year, $100,000 grant for MODC's Conductive Education program. By April 2019, they have donated a total of $120,000 toward Conductive Education and other MODC programming.

Urban Poling
Urban Poling is a national Canadian distributor of walking poles used by seniors for fitness and rehabilitation. Since 2017, it has donated over $6,000 to our After Stroke programs by donating a percentage of sales from their poles.

If your corporation would like to learn more about becoming a sponsor with March of Dimes Canada, please contact:

Mary Lynne Stewart
National Director of Fund Development and Communications
March of Dimes Canada
Tel: 416-425-3463 ext. 7292
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