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​​CaregiverCaring for someone can cause emotional, mental, and physical stress. Our After Stroke community is here to help you navigate the health care system, overcome challenges involved in caring for a loved one post-stroke, and find helpful resources and support.  Stroke recovery is a journey but we are here to help you and your loved ones. ​

Register with After Stroke to receive customized newsletters, information and announcements about After Stroke services and programs, focused on your interests and where your loved one is in their recovery journey.  

Register as a Caregiver Click here to register
as a Caregiver with After Stroke.

Connecting to one another virtually

March of Dimes Canada is committed to continuing to provide the supports our community needs in new and innovative ways through this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social distancing doesn't have to mean disconnection - our online programs will help you stay connected and engaged from the safety and comfort of your own home. MODC offers online programs and platforms for caregivers, that connect you with resources, tools, and a community of people who understand.

Our weekly Caregiver Café is a chance for you to connect with other people who understand the challenges and rewards of caregiving. Join us to discuss your needs, and get or share information. You aren't alone in your journey. Click here to learn more about the Caregiver Café held every Monday.

The Caregiver Project: Education & Inspiration

Talks, Events, Online and In-person Support Sessions. The Caregiver Project hosts events, talks, support sessions and online webinars, bringing together caregivers, caregiver experts and advocates to share their lived experiences and bright ideas. The aim is to assist families and friends caring for a loved one after stroke or a chronic illness. Learn more by visiting The Caregiver Project website at

The Caregiver Project Brochure Click here to view The Caregiver Project brochure - a resource for caregivers that includes 5 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout, Stress Management & Self-Care for the Caregiver, and information about The Caregiver Project.

A Caregiver's Guide to Stroke Recovery

Caregiver GuideA Caregiver’s Guide To Stroke Recovery offers useful information to help you be the best caregiver to your loved one. In this guide, you will find information on stroke recovery and spasticity, how to communicate with stroke survivors, and maintain healthy relationships, existing aphasia camps, and other helpful resources. You will also find inspiring real-life stories about other caregivers and stroke survivors that will encourage you to see that there is life for everyone after stroke.

After Stroke supports successful transitions 

Hospital to HomeFrom Hospital to Home 

We answer the question 
"What do we do now?"

Transitioning to the home can be a very complex and challenging process for stroke survivors and their family. March of Dimes Canada's After Stroke program is here to support everyone involved in the process.

Services include:

  • Hospital Visitation programs – Trained people who have had a stroke and and have first-hand experience of the stroke recovery journey come to the hospital to talk and share their knowledge and experience about stroke recovery.

  • Home Adjustments Tips – Physical disabilities resulting from a stroke can make daily activities at home a challenge. View some tips to help make your home more accessible for the transition back from the hospital.

  • Assistive Devices Program – The program provides financial aid to help buy, repair and maintain a variety of mobile and assistive devices, including wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, aids for daily living and more.

  • Home and Vehicle Modification Program – Financial aid is available for eligible individuals to provide home and vehicle modifications. The program enables stroke survivors to continue to live accessible, independent lives in their homes, avoid job loss, and participate within their communities.   
Click here to find out more about After Stroke Hospital to Home services and programs.

After Stroke supports successful transitions 

Home to CommunityFrom Home to Community 

Time to help your love one and yourself get back to participating in the community.

After Stroke is focused on providing community-based supports that lead to community re-engagement with the goal of remaining active and healthy. 

Services include:

  • Peer Support Groups  You are not alone. Connect with fellow caregivers and stroke survivors in a support group to help you through this time. You can learn about stroke recovery, disability management, and stroke recovery resources in your area. 

  • Aphasia Camps – There are a number of Aphasia Camps and Retreats that are run throughout Canada that bring together people with aphasia, their families, health care professionals and volunteers. Activities are both recreational and therapeutic with the goal to help live more successfully with aphasia through participating in physical, social and educational activities in a barrier free environment.

  • Recreation and Accessible Travel  Find fully-accessible travel opportunities, whether you are looking for a week-long adventure, trips around the world or the opportunity to enjoy beautiful destinations close to home, March of Dimes Canada's Recreation and Integration Services can help you find what you are looking for.

  • After Stroke also has a number of Mobility and Rehabilitation programs that assist stroke survivors to become more independent, including Conductive Education® Rehabilitation for neuromotor disabilities, TIME™ (Together in Movement and Exercise) program to improve balance and mobility, Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program (ACDP) for adults with aphasia and communication disabilties, and Next Steps Walking Program to get out walking with other stroke survivors, caregivers and family members. 

After Stroke Registration Privacy Policy

Personal information collected by registering with March of Dimes Canada’s After S​​troke website will allow After Stroke to send you customized newsletters, information and announcements about new After Stroke services and programs, focuses on where your love one is on their recovery journey. 

After registering, when you sign on to the website you will be able to view articles and information that are more customized to your identified interests. You can also access your profile at any time to update your selected interests, your role and personal information. 

March of Dimes Canada (MODC) is committed to protecting your online privacy while providing you with the most useful and enjoyable web experience possible. Any personal information gathered by March of Dimes Canada or its services is never for sale or trade to any third parties, and will not be divulged to a party other than March of Dimes Canada and the client unless a Canadian law requires it.