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

Learn how Peterborough Support Group has made a huge impact on its participants:

 


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
Caregivers
Health care providers
Volunteers
Friends

Find a Support Group near you: 

Alber​ta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Quebec
Saskatchewan

Alberta         ​

​Vicky Jones ​ 
vicky@sracalgary.com

Cheryl Beatty (Young Stroke Survivors)                  
ysscalgary@gmail.com

 

Stroke Support and Social Group 
SRAC
PO Box 5051 Station A,
Calgary, AB, T2H 1X1
403-827-7520

www.sracalgary.com

 

British Columbia    

Jill Jukes- Regional Manager 
Genevieve Thompson- Administrator                  
         
604-688-3603 or 1-888-313-3377   
  Stroke Recovery
  Association of British Columbia ​

  301 - 1212 West Broadway 
  Vancouver, BC V6H 3V1 
  www.strokerecoverybc.ca​​

 
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Stroke Recovery Branches​

​FRASER REGION ​

Abbotsford Branch
Location:​Abbotsford Recreation Centre
2499 McMillan Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7S5
Coordinator:
       

Joni Louwerse
604-226-8741
abbystrokerecovery@gmail.com

Burnaby North Branch
Location:​

Confederation House
4585 Albert Street, Burnaby, BC, V5C 2G6
Coordinator: 
      

Vivian Pho
604-338-2840
burnabynorthstrokerecovery@gmail.com​

Burnaby South Branch
Location:​

Edmonds Community Centre
7433 Edmonds St, Burnaby, BC V3N 1B1
Coordinator: 
     

Stephanie Ingvalson
778-230-4008
burnabysouthstrokerecovery@gmail.com​​

Chilliwack Branch
Location:​

Slesse Room, Evergreen Hall
9291 Corbould Street, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 4A6
Coordinator: 
      

Anna Markey
604-316-6718
cwackstrokerecovery@gmail.com​​​

Coquitlam Branch
Location:​

Dogwood Pavilion
1655 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam, BC, V3J 6B1
Coordinator: 
     

Kim Bortolin 
604-927-6093
mhansen@coquitlam.ca​​​​

Delta Branch
Location:​


Tsawwassen United Church
693 – 53rd St., Delta, BC, V4M 3B6
Please note that the Surrey branch is often much closer for North Delta residents.
Coordinator: 
      

Dawn Sillett           ​           Susan McAlpine​
604-946-2731                   604-721-8571​
dsillett@dccnet.com​​          ​s.e.mcalpine@gmail.com​​​

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Branch:
Location:​

Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre (but for participants of all ages)
12150 – 224 St., Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 6B6
Coordinator: 
      

Jaclyn Harris
778-883-2569
mapleridgestrokerecovery@gmail.com​​

​​Port Coquitlam Branch
Location:​

Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex
2150 Wilson Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 2A8
Coordinator: 
      

Alison Ogilvie
604-367-8782
pocostrokerecovery@gmail.com​​​​

​​Surrey Branch
Location:​

St. Luke’s Auditorium
10167 – 148th Street, Surrey, BC, V3R 3X2
Coordinator: 
      

Teresa Diolata
778-238-8322
mtdiolata@gmail.com​​​​​​

​​White Rock Branch
Location:​

Centre for Active Living
1475 Anderson St., White Rock, BC, V4B 0A8
Coordinator:        
        

Laurie MacFarlane
604-536-4673
wrstroke@gmail.com​​​


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INTERIOR REGION 

​​Kamloops Branch
Location:​

Parkview Activity Centre
500 McDonald Ave, Kamloops, BC V2B 3S9 
Coordinator:
       

Karen Shelton
250-377-1961
kmshelton@hotmail.com​

​​Kelowna Branch
Location:​

St. Aidan’s Anglican Church
380 Leathead Road, Kelowna, BC, V1X 2H8
Coordinator: 
      

Eva Bartee
250-763-0556
evabart@telus.net

​​Osoyoos Branch
Location:​

Sonora Community Centre
8505 – 68 Avenue, Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V1
Coordinator: 
      

Lois Hansen
250-487-0236
osoyoosstrokerecovery@gmail.com

​​Salmon Arm Branch
Location:​

St. Joseph’s Church
90 – 1st Street S.E., Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4H4
Coordinator: 
     

Ruth Hay                       Verna Bojahra​
250-832-6213                250-838-7242​ 
grhay@shaw.ca​             vbojahra@gmail.com​

​​Trail Branch
Location:​In Process
Coordinator:       
Rachel Jansen
250-512-1351
strokerecoverytrail@gmail.com

​​Vernon Branch
Location:​

Fraternity of Eagles Hall
5101 25 Avenue, Vernon, BC, V1T 1P5
Coordinator: 
      

Chantelle Fairbrother
250-864-2515
vernonstrokerecovery@gmail.com​

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NORTHERN REGION ​

Prince George Branch
Location:​

Elder Citizens’ Recreation Association
1692 – 10th Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 3S4
Coordinator: 
      

Luella Novak
250-441-0086
luella_novak@hotmail.com​

Vanderhoof Branch
Location:​
In Process
Coordinator:       
In Process ​

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VANCOUVER COASTAL REGION ​​

Collingwood Branch (Chinese Language)
Location:​

Strive Centre
100-5055 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC, V5R 6B2
Coordinator: 
      

Larissa Lau
778-628-2328
richmondstrokerecovery@gmail.com

Powell River Branch
Location:​

Lower Legion Hall
6811 Alexander Street, Powell River, BC, V8A 2A9
Coordinator: 
      

Sandy Graham                            Barbara Langdale
604-489-0024                              604-485-5950
sandy65@telus.net​                      bhookie51@gmail.com​​

Sechelt/Sunshine Coast
Location:​

Sunshine Coast Lions Club Hall
5810 Medusa Street, Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A3
Coordinator: 
      

Mike McLeod
604-885-7625
secheltstrokerecovery@gmail.com

Strathcona Branch (Chinese Language)
Location:​

Strathcona Community Centre
601 Keefer St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3V8
Coordinator: 
      

Pat Chow
604-713-1850
patricia.chow@vancouver.ca

Douglas Park Branch
Location:​

Douglas Park Community Centre
801 W 22nd Ave., Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1Z7
Coordinator: 
      

Mandy Channa
604-816-1146
douglasparkstrokerecovery@gmail.com

Vancouver Templeton Branch
Location:​

Templeton Pool Activity Room
700 Templeton Dr., Vancouver, BC, V5L 4X9
Coordinator: 
      

Alison Ogilvie
604-367-8782​
templetonsrabc@gmail.com

Richmond Branch (Chinese Language)​
Location:​

Brighouse Park Meeting Room B,
7840 Granville Avenue, Richmond, V6Y 1Y3
Coordinator:
       

Larissa Lau
778-628-2328
richmondstrokerecovery@gmail.com

Richmond Stroke Recovery Centre​
Location:​

South Arm Community Centre
8880 Williams Rd, Richmond, V7A 1G6
Coordinator: 
      

Eliza Ko
604-671-8823
richmond.srabc@gmail.com

Vancouver Shaughnessy Branch​ ​
Location:​

Shaughnessy Heights United Church
1550 W 33rd Ave., Vancouver, BC, V6M 1A7
Coordinator:       
 

Peggy Kane                              Joanne Patterson
604-928-7619                           778-232-2411
shaugh.srabc@gmail.com​      ​    shaugh.srabc@gmail.com​​​​​
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VANCOUVER ISLAND REGION​​

Comox Valley Branch
Location:​In Process
Coordinator: 
     

Kelly Mackenzie
250-897-2609
comoxstrokerecovery@gmail.com

Nanaimo Branch
Location:​

Bowen Park Complex
500 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 1Z7
Coordinator: 
     

Susan Stevenson
250-716-6315
susteve​n@shaw.ca​

Cowichan Valley Branch
Location:​

Sands Community Room
187 Trunk Rd, Duncan, BC, V9L 2P1
Coordinator:       
 

Chris Rafuse
778-455-2095
chrisrafuse@shaw.ca​​
 ​

Manitoba   

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

204-942-2880
admin@strokerecovery.ca​
www.strokerecovery.ca​​
Stroke Recovery
Association of Manitoba Inc.
 

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


 

Quebec ​

Contact:
Audrey McGregor                                     
Phone:514-931-6942​

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

Nova Scotia

Dartmouth Stroke Club        ​

Contact:
Tony Dubois, President         
902-435-6407
Findlay Community Centre
Group Office
Elliott St
​Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2X7

Colchester
Stroke Club ​



Contact:
Sheila Osmond - Group Coordinator          
902-893-2756

sheilaosmond@hotmail.com​

Shelburne
Stroke Club​




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

Yarmouth
Stroke Club​



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


​New Brunswick

Fredericton Stroke          
Recovery Chapter

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

Ontario Stroke Support Groups
 
 

 

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:                afterstroke@marchofdimes.ca​​



 

Stroke Recovery Burlington

Warmline:          1-888-540-6666 
Email:                afterstroke@marchofdimes.ca​​
Website:            www.srcburlington.net​ 


​​

Cambridge and District Stroke Recovery Association

​Contact:            Richard 
Phone:              519-222-6396 
Email:               sracambridge@gmail.com ​

 
 
 
​​

Cobourg Stroke Support Group

Warmline:         1-888-540-6666 
Email:               afterstroke@marchofdimes.ca​​


Cornwall Stroke Support Group

Warmline:       1-888-540-6666
Email:               afterstroke@marchofdimes.ca​​


Durham Young Stroke Support Group​

Warmline:        1-888-540-6666 
Email:               afterstroke@marchofdimes.ca​​

 
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Guelph/Wellington Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter ​

Warmline:        1-888-540-6666 
Email:              afterstroke@marchofdimes.ca​​
Website:           www.strokerecoverygw.ca​


 

Minden-Haliburton Highlands Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter​

Contact:           Lois Rigney 
Phone:             705-286-1765 
Email:              ross.rigney@sympatico.ca​

 
 

 

Halton Stroke Fellowship Stroke Recovery Chapter

Contact:           Brian Mather 
Phone:             1-800-263-3463 ext 7744 or 905-634-3591 
Address:          The Columbus Hall, 2400 Industrial Street, Burlington, ON  L7P 1A5
 


 

​Hamilton Young Stroke Survivors Chapter​

Warmline:        1-888-540-6666   ​ 
Email:              afterstroke@marchofdimes.ca​​

 


 

​​Huntsville (Muskoka) Stroke Support Group 

Warmline:         1-888-540-6666   
Email:              afterstroke@marchofdimes.ca​​




 

Kitchener Waterloo Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter

Contact:            Dan Purcell 
Phone:              1-800-263-3463 ext. 7702 
Email:                KWstrokerecoverychapter@marchofdimes.ca​​

 


 

London and District Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter and Association

Contact:            Jean Blackwell 
Phone:              1-800-263-3463 ext. 7763 
Email:                londonstrokerecovery@marchofdimes.ca

 

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

 


 

​Milton Stroke Support Group

Contact:              Devon Evershed 
Phone:                1-888-540-6666 
Email:                  devershed@marchofdimes.ca​​

 


 

Newmarket Stroke Support Group​

Warmline:         1-888-540-6666 
Email:              afterstroke@marchofdimes.ca​​




 

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

Contact:            Bob Mahony 
Phone:              1-800-263-3463 ext 7722 
Email:               sosniagara@marchofdimes.ca​​ 
Address:           1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold, ON  L2V 4Y6​
Website:            www.survivorsofstrokeniagara.com​

 


 

Niagara West Stroke Support Group

Contact:              Marie Verhaven or Jackie Haynes 
Phone:                905-945-3998 or 905-945-3353

 


 

​​Orillia Stroke Recovery Canada ​Chapter 

Warmline:           1-888-540-6666
Email:                 afterstroke@marchofdimes.ca​​

 


 

​​Oshawa Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter 

Contact:              Joan Winter and Egon Pedersen 
Phone:                1-800-263-3463 ext. 7862 
Email:                  egon.pedersen@sympatico.ca​ and joan.winter100@gmail.com​

 


 

​Peel Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter

Contact:              Chris Macdonald 
Phone:                1-800-263-3463 ext 7715 
Email:                  peelsrc@marchofdimes.ca 
Website:              https://www.facebook.com/groups/physs​

 


 

​Peterborough Life After Stroke Chapter

Contact:              Jim McCullough and Sandy Brack
Phone:                416-425-3463 ext 7709 
Email:                 peelsrc@marchofdimes.ca​ 
Website:             www.LifeAfterStrokePeterborough.org​​

 

 

Sault Ste Marie Stroke Recovery Canada Chapter

Contact:             Shannon Richards 
Phone:               1-800-263-3463 ext. 7735 
Email:                 ssmstrokerecoverynetwork@marchofdimes.ca​​

 


 

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:             Ron Reddam, Co-Chair or John McGowan, Co-Chair
Phone: ​              416-425-3463 ext. 7714 
Email:                torontocentral@srn.ca
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

Contact:            Denise Carpenter 
Phone:              1-800-263-3463 ext 7781 
Email:               dcarpenter@marchofdimes.ca

 


 

​​York Region Stroke Recovery Association

Contact:            Ajit Kumar Pahwa
Phone:            ​​  905-737-7750
Email:               ajitpahwa@yahoo.com​​

Saskatchewan

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. ​

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