Education Opportunities

Community and Long Term Care Learning Collaborative

October 24, 2024


Join us to hear from 2 fantastic speakers:

1. “Conflict & Communication: Taking a step forward” 

Speaker: Gord Unsworth

Gord will offer suggestions for promoting healthy communication at work, help you better understand conflict and your role in it (personal and professional), and help you create goals for communication/conflict resolution.


2. "Running on Empty: Empathic Strain in Healthcare"

*NEW* Stroke Care Continuing Professional Development Fund

The Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario has established a Professional Education Fund to support the development of clinical skill and expertise of clinicians working in stroke care across the continuum. Eligible clinicians include physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, rehab assistants, personal support workers within Southeastern Ontario. Funding is available for educational opportunities offered within the fiscal year (April 1 – March 31), and is allocated by quarter. 

To apply for funding, please review and complete the application form.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant currently works in stroke care
  • Education event is relevant to the stroke population
  • Stroke best practices are reflected in the program content
  • There is a clearly documented plan for the applicant to share learnings as appropriate
  • Applicant’s manager is in support of the educational opportunity

Please direct any questions to

Stroke Care CPD Flyer

The Brain Body and You - Virtual session Fall 2024 TBD

This series is designed for front-line health care providers (eg. PSW, RPN, RN, Rehab Assistants and Restorative Care Aides) caring for stroke survivors and other related patient populations in the following care settings: long term, community, acute, rehabilitation, complex continuing care, and other related areas. Learn, perform, practice, and enhance your care and support techniques to promote safety, comfort, and dignity for stroke survivors and other client populations. This series of modules is offered in partnership with St. Lawrence College.


  • Stroke care: Prevention to Life after Stroke
  • Cognition, Perception and Behaviour
  • Speech, Swallowing and Communication
  • Mobility, Positioning and Transfers


Watch here for dates and registration information!


A certificate of attendance will be offered for each of the 4 topics.


Shared Work Day & Field Training: Apply Now!

Choose the education program that best suits your learning needs:

1.    Shared Work Experience Program

One or more learners can spend time learning with a health care provider(s) working in stroke care.  A financial incentive of up to $200 is available to support the applicants.

2.    Field Training Program

This program is designed to support an educational event for a group of health care workers working in stroke care.  Financial support of up to $200 is available for an Instructor.

Purpose - Further develop stroke-specific knowledge, skill and professional networks for those working in stroke care.

How to Apply

1.   Identify the individual or group’s learning needs
2.   Select the education program (above) that best suits your needs
3.   Contact an appropriate learning partner or instructor

a.   You may contact the Stroke Network of SEO for ideas about possible teachers, mentors and peers that you may want to contact to help you arrange your learning program

b.   We can put you in touch with local Stroke Champion Nurses, PTs, OTs, Dieticians, Social Workers, Pharmacists and SLPs, etc. to help you plan your program

4.   Submit the application form for approval
5.   Submit the evaluation form to receive agreed upon funding

If you have any questions please let us know.

Application Form

Shared Work Day Evaluation Form

Field Training Evaluation Form

Advertising Flyer

Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario Education Calendar

Here you will find the education activities for the 2024-2025 Calendar

Archived Provincial Stroke Rounds

June 5, 2024

Balancing stewardship and quality in stroke dysphagia management: Updates on an online independent TOR-BSST© screener training program (video link)

Presenters: Sherry Darling and Dr. Rosemary Martino


April 3, 2024

Amplifying the Patient Journey to Support Transitions in Stroke Care  (video link)

Presenters:  Dr. Siva Murugappan and Dr. Prema Samy of Chatham- Kent Health Alliance

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March 6, 2024

Stroke/ICU Liaison: A New Collaborative Model for the Interdisciplinary Care of Stroke Patients 

Presenter: Dr. Federico Carpani and Dr. Keith Sivakumar

Slide deck


December 13, 2023

Enhancing Individualized Stroke Care in the Community- results of a community consultation in Southeastern Ontario (video link)

Presenter: Kayla Purdon, BScN, BA, MN- Community and LTC Coordinator, Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario

Slide deck

Link to full Community Consultation report


November 1, 2023

Integrated Stroke Clinic: An Innovative Patient Centric Approach to Stroke Care (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Atif Zafar, Medical Director of St. Michael’s Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Program

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October 4, 2023

Newly Released Smart Tips for Stroke Care: Everything you Need to Know (video link)

Presenters: Sue Verrilli and Jenna Weck

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May 3, 2023

Implementation of Virtual Care in an Outpatient Rehabilitation Setting (video link)

Presenters: Karl Wong and Gary Siu

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April 5, 2023

FAST Heroes health Education Campaign. Children Making a Positive Impact in Stroke. (video link)

Presenters: Jan Van Der Merwe, Dr. Razmik Bebedjian, Keli Cristofaro

Slide Deck



March 1, 2023

Optimizing transitions for older adults with stroke to support successful community reintegration and life after stroke (video link)

Presenters: Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid, Eileen Britt, and David Dayler

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February 1, 2023

The Stroke Core Competency Framework (video link)

Presenter: Jodi Powell and Sandy Lyeo, on behalf of the Ontario Regional Educators Group

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December 7, 2022

Update on the Management of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis (CVT): a Multidisciplinary Approach (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Mandzia


November 2, 2022

Treatment Decisions in Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms: Art of Science? (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Joanna Schaafsma


October 5, 2022

Health Sciences North’s EVT Program – How it Started; How It’s Going (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Ravinder Jeet-Singh


June 1, 2022

Return to Work, Income, and Access to Social Services & Resources for Low Income Stroke Survivors (video link)

Presenters: Katrine Sauvé-Schenk and Patrick Duong



May 4, 2022

Ischemic Stroke in Young Adults:  Diagnostic Challenges and Uncertainties (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Kanjana Perera 



April 6, 2022

Robotic Endovascular Neurosurgery and Potential for Remote Robotic Stroke Treatment (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Vitor Pereira


March 2, 2022

An Innovative Model of Care for High Performing Hyperacute Stroke Teams (video link)

Presenters: Beth Linkewich, MPA, OT Reg. (Ont ); Catherine Convery, MHA, BHSc (Hons), CPHQ; Dr. Houman Khosravani, MD PhD FRCPC

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December 1, 2021

Risky Behaviours After Stroke: How Can We Support?  (video link password: Dec12021)

Presenters:  Martina Nuttall (RN), Michelle Allain (Bioethicist), and Christina Johnson (NP)


November 3, 2021

Advance Care Planning in Stroke (video link)

Presenters: Dr. Kelvin Ng, Leigh Barr and Gillian Maguire

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October 6, 2021

Enhanced Community Discharge Destinations  (video link)

Presenter:  Margo Collver, Laura Veenstra and Jeannette Masse 

Slide deck

Condensed handout (printer-friendly)


June 2, 2021

The Canadian TIA Score- How to Identify High and Low Risk Patients for Subsequent Stroke (video link)

Dr. Jeff Perry

Link to slide deck


May 5th, 2021

Stroke in Young Adults: Patient Reported Outcomes and Psychosocial Needs (video link)

Presenter: Aleksandra Pikula

Slide deck


April 7th, 2021 

Evolution of Diagnostic Criteria for Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Ravinder-Jeet Singh


March 3rd, 2021

Advancing Stroke Prevention Care in Canada: Highlights from the 2021 CSBPR Update, 7th Edition  (video link)

Presenter: Patrice Lindsay, Dr. Alexandre Poppe & Dr. David Gladstone


February 3rd, 2021

Health (In)Equity in Health Care (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Atif Zafar, Medical Director, Stroke Program, St. Michael’s Hospital (Unity Health), Toronto


December 2nd, 2020

Stroke in young adults: causes, consequences and long-term outcomes (video link)

Presenter: Dr. Richard Swartz, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Director of Stroke Research Unit at Sunnybrook


November 4th, 2020

Provincial Stroke Rounds- Driving After Stroke- the Art, Science, Legal Implications & Headaches of Reporting our Patients (video link)

Presenter: Hillel M. Finestone, MD, CM, FRCPC 


October 7, 2020

Building a Sustainable Integrated Stroke System of Care: A population-based approach to bundled care (video link)

Presenter: Beth Linkewich & Nicola Tahair


September 2, 2020

Why 911? Optimizing Stroke Care in Northwestern Ontario (video link)

Presenter: Dr Ayman Hassan, Keli Cristofaro and Kristina Visser



August 5th, 2020

Stroke and COVID-19: What’s the latest and where can we find resources? (video link)

Presenters:  Dr. Luciana Catanese and Jean Morrow, RN


February 5th, 2020

When Stroke Becomes the Life Ending Event (video link)

Presenter:  Dr. W. J. Oczkowski





Other Webinar Options

Canadian Stroke Consortium

The Canadian Stroke Consortium is the national professional association for physicians interested in stroke. Their website hosts a wide variety of educational information, including journal clubs and article reviews. In addition to full courses and workshops, they also offer their own monthly stroke rounds which are archived, as well as Knowledge Breaks (5 minute education highlights)


Canadian Stroke Best Practices

The Canadian Stroke Best Practice website hosts past webinars on a variety of topics, for health care professionals. Check out their listing here.


Health Quality Ontario- Quality and Patient Safety Rounds

HQO hosts regular webinars about a variety of healthcare topics. Here are a few that may be relevant to stroke:


Tuesday March 1, 2022       

The Reality of Virtual Care: Learning from the Pandemic

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Promise of Virtual Care

November 6, 2019                    

Transitions Between Hospital and Home: Achieving a standard of care