Patient Education

New Patient Journey Map for Stroke Survivors & Families in the South East

Working with the Stroke Network’s Community Reintegration Leadership Team, a Patient Journey Map has been created.  The intent of the map is to visually display the stroke recovery journeys.  The map can prompt and support discussions and teaching with patients and families with respect to recovery, transitions, supports and services.   A handout of the Patient Journey Map includes a listing of potential resources on the reverse side.  This can be used by clinicians to provide the patient and family with a better understanding (and record) of the supports and services they will be receiving as they move along the care continuum. 

For additional information on the Patient Journey Map, please contact Sandra Liu, Regional Community & LTC Coordinator, or by phone at 613-549-6666 X 6867

Stroke Education Videos for Stroke Survivors & Families

After a stroke, patients and their caregivers are often left with many questions related to recovery. These short educational videos can be helpful for both stroke survivors and caregivers.

Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery

This 12-episode video series explores issues faced by people recovering from stroke.  Topics addressed include memory, anxiety, fatigue, attention, stress, unilateral spatial neglect, upper extremity movement, organization and planning, resilience, leisure, and functional communication.  All videos are available on the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery website at

Additionally, each video has an accompanying resource sheet with links to supporting resources.  The Ontario-specific resource listings can be accessed directly at (scroll down to grey bar called resources, scroll down to find the list by topic)

Sinai Health

This 6-episode video series provides helpful tips on stroke and how to take an active role in your recovery.  Click on the links below to watch the videos (5-7 minutes each).

Introduction to Stroke

Recovery After Stroke

Swallowing and Communication after Stroke

Function for Daily Living

Transition Home into the Community

Adjustment after Stroke- the Patient and Caregiver Experience

Stroke Information Package for Patients and Families

The Stroke Information Package for Patients and Families provides a listing of recommended education and information resources for patients who have experienced a stroke and their families. This listing provides embedded links to access all the recommended resources as well as an addendum on Tips for Successful Adult EducationThe initial attachment below is the listing of recommended resources to be included in the Information Package.  Subsequent attachments provide a link to the actual resource for download and/or printing.  Should you have any questions, please contact Sandra Liu at 613-549-6666 x6867 or email at

Recognizing the Signs of Stroke

Suspect Stroke? Minutes Matter!

Help us save lives by raising awareness about stroke and sharing this video.

Stroke is a medical emergency!

Click the link below to watch a video which highlights a patient and family member’s stroke journey while demonstrating side by side the delays in care when you drive to the hospital (left side of the screen) and the benefits of calling 911 (right side of screen).

This video was created by the Northwestern Ontario Stroke Network.

Click here to watch the video


Learn the Signs of Stroke FAST

The Heart and Stroke Foundation Campaign raises awareness of the signs of stroke based on FAST, a simple and effective educational approach. 

In-hospital Recovery and Preparing for Discharge

Post Stroke Checklist

A resource for use by healthcare providers and stroke survivors to assess and monitor key areas of stroke recovery. It could be used at the time of hospital discharge, and during follow-up healthcare visits. The checklist is available online and limited quantities of the checklist pads are available to order.

Partners in Stroke Recovery

If you or a loved one has had a stroke this guide is for you. It is to use during your recovery in hospital and as you continue your recovery journey after discharge. It will help you learn more about stroke. It will support you to be involved and take charge of your health.

Recovery After Stroke

Your Stroke Journey: A Guide for People Living with Stroke

A comprehensive 110-page book to help stroke survivors and their families understand the effects of stroke and manage their recovery. This resource can be used immediately following a stroke and over the course of their recovery journey. It replaces "Let's Talk About Stroke".

Getting on with the Rest of your Life After Stroke (Canadian Stroke Network)

Community and Long-Term Care Resource Listing

Return to Life Activities

Young Stroke

Aboriginal Resources

As the Rivers Flow: Brain Attack

Following the path of the river, the Sharing Circle DVD uses Aboriginal (or the animal system) and medical teachings to understand the symptoms of a stroke or “brain attack”. The nature of warning signs and where to go for help are also discussed. The available languages of the video are Ojibwe, Oji-Cree and English. (17 Minutes)

Heartbeat of the Anishnawbe Nation

Learning about stroke and blood pressure management by means of both medical and Aboriginal traditions. The video will help you to understand how stroke and blood pressure is affected by smoking, diet, exercise, alcohol and medication. The language of the video is Ojibwe and dubbed in Oji-Cree and English. (19 Minutes)

Act Fast 1-2-3

The “Talking Stick”, passed from one community to another, helps children understand: what a stroke is, what are the warning signs and symptoms, stroke prevention, and where/how to seek help in case of a stroke. Children are introduced to the F-A-S-T Stroke Song, which helps them remember what they have learned about stroke. Filmed on location in First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario, this video features talented children of the First Nations, teaching other First Nations children about stroke in their own ways and words.

Endovascular Thrombectomy Family Education

Endovascular Thrombectomy Education for Families

An educational resource about Endovascular Thrombectomy (EVT) was developed to provide families with general information about  Endovascular Thrombectomy including how the procedure is done and the care after the procedure.

  • Click here to view the Kingston Health Sciences Centre Endovascular Thrombectomy (EVT) booklet