MODC-Stroke-History A Brief History of MODC & Stroke

A Brief History of MODC & Stroke

1/1/2018
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1971 ​​​
Research grant given to help
establish the Riverdale Stroke
Recovery Unit
in Toronto, the
first of its kind in Canada. The
aim was to minimize the effects
of disability caused by stroke.​

1991​
Stroke Recovery Association
of Ontario Affiliates with
Ontario March of Dimes and 
becomes our Stroke Recovery
Network.
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2000
Research grant given to
Dr. Kevin Shoemaker
for "Reflex 
Cardiovascular
​Control Following Stroke
in Humans". ​
2004
​ March of Dimes Canada
launches Stroke Recovery
Canada as a program of
MODC in Vancouver


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2008
MODC (back then, OMOD)
partners with the Faculty of
Health, York University to
establish the March of Dimes
Canada Scholarship for
graduate students conducting
research in the area of stroke
recovery, creating a $25,000
permanent endowment to
endow $1,250 scholarships.

A Pilot Study of the Evaluation of
the Family Informal Caregiver
Stroke Self Management
(FICSS) Research Project (Co-
investigator: Rhonda M
Whiteman, MN, Hamilton
Health Sciences)​.


2009
Three pilot projects were
introduced as part of
Transition 
Improvement for 
​Continuity of Care (T.I.C.C.) to
help 
support transitions through
the stroke 
patient's care journey.
 One of the 
projects included the
 
Peers Fostering Hope program,
 linking 
stroke patients and their 
caregivers with volunteer peer 
supporters who have experienced 
a stroke.​​

 
 
 


 
 
 
2014
MODC and the University of
Toronto sign a $1.5 million
agreement to advance
research in recovery from
brain injuries and stroke,
making the donation to the
Department of Occupational
Science and Occupational
Therapy the largest made by the
national charitable organization
in its over 60 year history.​


2016
Stroke Recovery Association 
of British Columbia
becomes  and Affiliate
of M
ODC.


 
 

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