Peer-Support-Groups---Chapters Peer Support Groups

Peer Support Groups


​​​​​You are not alone. Stroke survivors, their family members, as well as their caregivers can connect with a network of support that can help you through this time.

  • Talk to a fellow survivor or be connected to a support group
  • Learn more about stroke, stroke symptoms, and stroke recovery
  • Learn about disability management best practices
  • Find stroke recovery resources in your area
  • Find support for fellow caregivers and family members


Peer Support Groups – Stroke Survivors & Caregivers

If you or someone you know is recovering from a stroke, you are not alone. Local support groups help you connect with peers, exchange information and resources, learn new skills, explore the personal impact of stroke and build supportive relationships. 

Groups are open to: 

Stroke survivors 
Family members
Health care providers

Find a Support Group near you: 

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia

Alberta         ​

​Vicky Jones ​

Cheryl Beatty (Young Stroke Survivors)         


Stroke Support and Social Group 
PO Box 5051 Station A,
Calgary, AB, T2H 1X1


British Columbia    

Stroke Recovery Association of British Columbia ​
301 - 1212 West Broadway 
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V1 
1-888-313-3377 ext. 6201


Diane O'Neil - Executive Director            
Sharon Dowd and Andrew
- Administrator ​

Stroke Recovery
Association of Manitoba Inc.

Unit B - 247 Provencher Blvd.
​Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G6


Quebec ​

Audrey McGregor                                     

Montreal Stroke Club (Chapter)
Address: 511-1455 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC. H3G 1L2

Nova Scotia

Dartmouth Stroke Club        ​

Tony Dubois, President         
Findlay Community Centre
Group Office
Elliott St
​Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2X7

Stroke Club ​

Sheila Osmond - Group Coordinator          

Stroke Club​

the Rehabilitation Department
at Roseway Hospital          
902-875-4144 extension: 204

Stroke Club​

Group Coordinators          
Marie d'Entremont 902-762-2107
Gabriel d'Entremont 902-762-2187 ​

​New Brunswick

Fredericton Stroke          
Recovery Chapter

Lisa Dickinson                        
(506) 447-4464
Forest Hill Centre,
180 Woodbridge Street,

Ontario Stroke Support Groups


Brampton After Stroke Group

Warmline:         1-888-540-6666 
Address:           William Osler Health Systems - Brampton Civic Hospital,
                         2100 Bovaird Dr E, Brampton, ON L6R 3J7
Meets:               On the 4th Wednesday of each month, from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.,
                         Call or email to confirm dates, subject to change. 


Brantford Stroke Support Group

​​Contact:            Sherry McKinnon 
Phone:              519-753-1882 
Address:           Adult Recreation Therapy Centre, 58 Easton Rd, Brantford, ON N3P 1J5​


Brockville/Perth Stroke Support Group

Warmline           1-888-263-3463
Email:      ​​


Stroke Recovery Burlington

Warmline:          1-888-540-6666 
Email:      ​​
Website:  ​ 
Address:            471 Pearl St., Burlington, Ontario (Burlington Lions Club)
Meets:               On the 4th Wednesday of each month (except July and August) from 7 - 9 p.m.


Cambridge and District Stroke Recovery Association

​Contact:            Richard 
Phone:              519-222-6396 
Email:      ​


Cobourg Stroke Support Group

Warmline:         1-888-540-6666 
Email:     ​​

Cornwall Stroke Support Group

Warmline:       1-888-540-6666
Email:     ​​

Durham Young Stroke Support Group​

Warmline:        1-888-540-6666 
Email:     ​​


Guelph/Wellington Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter ​

Warmline:        1-888-540-6666 
Email:    ​​
Website: ​


Minden-Haliburton Highlands Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter​

Contact:           Lois Rigney 
Phone:             705-286-1765 
Email:    ​



Halton Stroke Fellowship Stroke Recovery Chapter

Contact:           Brian Mather 
Phone:             1-888-540-6666 
Email:    ​
Address:          The Columbus Hall, 2400 Industrial Street, Burlington, ON  L7P 1A5
Meets:             On the 4th Thursday of each month (except in July, August and December)
  • January to April at 2:30 p.m.
  • May to November at 7:00 p.m.


​Hamilton Young Stroke Survivors Chapter​

Warmline:        1-888-540-6666   ​ 
Email:    ​​



​​Huntsville (Muskoka) Stroke Support Group 

Warmline:         1-888-540-6666   
Email:    ​​


Kitchener Waterloo Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter

Contact:            Dan Purcell 
Phone:              1-800-263-3463 ext. 7702 
Email:      ​​



London and District Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter and Association

Contact:            Denise Carpenter
Phone:              226-787-0040

Location:           The Moose Lodge, 6 Weston Rd. London
Meets:               Chapter Meetings: 3rd Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. 
                              (except June, July, August & December)
                         Cookies and Games social: Every Friday (except holidays) from 
                              10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
                              (On 3rd Friday, games will be before the Chapter meeting)

​London Young Stroke Survivor Chapter
Contact:             David Mann 
Phone:               1-800-263-3463 ext. 7778



​Milton Stroke Support Group

Warmline:           1-888-540-6666 
Email:       ​​
Meets:                Second Tuesday of every month from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location:             Allendale Long Term Care - Milton Place
                          185 Ontario Street South, Milton, Ontario L9T 2M4


Newmarket Stroke Support Group​

Warmline:         1-888-540-6666 
Email:    ​​


​Niagara S.O.S. Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter

Contact:            Bob Mahony 
Phone:              1-800-263-3463 ext 7722 
Email:     ​​ 
Address:           1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold, ON  L2V 4Y6​
Website:  ​



​​Orillia Stroke Recovery Canada ​Chapter 

Warmline:           1-888-540-6666
Email:       ​​



​​Oshawa Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter 

Contact:              Joan Winter and Egon Pedersen 
Phone:                1-800-263-3463 ext. 7862 
Email:        ​ and​



​Peel Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter

Contact:              Angie Montagnese
Phone:                1-800-263-3463 ext 7715 
Website:    ​



​Peterborough Life After Stroke Chapter

Contact:              Jim McCullough and Sandy Brack
Phone:                416-425-3463 ext 7709 
Email:       ​ 
Website:   ​​



Sault Ste Marie Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter

Contact:             Shannon Richards 
Phone:               1-800-263-3463 ext. 7735 
Email:       ​​



Thunder Bay Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter

Contact:             Todd Kennedy 
Phone:               807-345-6595 ext 105 
Address:             March of Dimes Canada, 237 Camelot St, Thunder Bay, ON. P7A 4B2



​Toronto Central Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter

Contact:             John McGowan
Phone: ​              416-425-3463 ext. 7714 
Address:            P.O. Box 22137, 45 Overlea Blvd. Toronto, ON M4H 1N8​​
Meets:               Every second Wednesday of the month at
  March of Dimes Canada, 10 Overlea Blvd. 
  Toronto ON  M4H1A4



Windsor Stroke Survivor Support Group

Phone:              1-888-540-6666



​​York Region Stroke Recovery Association

Contact:            Ajit Kumar Pahwa
Phone:            ​​  905-737-7750
Email:     ​​

​West Park Stroke Club

Contact:             Laura Tomkins
Phone: ​              1-800-263-3463 ext. 7762 
Address:            West Park Healthcare Centre,West Park Auditorium
                         82 Buttonwood Ave., York, Ontario, M6M 2J5​​
Meets:               On the second Tuesday of the month, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 


If you know of a support group in Saskatchewen, please let us know and we will add the listing to the website. 

Interested in starting your own group? Contact After Stroke at 1-888-540-6666. 


Chapters and Associate Groups  

Stroke Recovery Canada, a program of March of Dimes Canada, supports the development and ongoing operations of Chapter and Associate peer support groups: 

Chapter: A Chapter is a peer support group that is a part of March of Dimes Canada and operates under our organization’s policies and procedures.  Peer support groups that sign on as an official Chapter of March of Dimes Canada are entitled to numerous benefits, including use of the organization's charitable number, donation receipting, banking, insurance for events, meetings and fundraisers, and access to March of Dimes Canada’s resources, including monthly newsletters, conferences and monthly peer support group calls. Volunteer Committee Members of Chapters are screened in accordance with March of Dimes Canada’s policies.  

Associate: Peer support groups who sign on as Associate members of March of Dimes Canada are independently-run organizations that may be incorporated or a registered charity. Associate groups are responsible for their own banking, donation receipting and Canada Revenue Agency compliance (if they are a registered charity), and insurance.  Associate members have access to insurance for March of Dimes Canada events and may access March of Dimes Canada’s resources, including monthly n​ewsletters, conferences, and monthly peer support group calls.  Volunteer Committee Members of ​Associations are under the jurisdiction of the Association, separate from March of Dimes Canada, and therefore are not screened by March of Dimes Canada.  

Interested in starting your own group? Contact After Stroke at 1-888-540-6666. ​