Resources

 

  • Our mission was to reduce the impact of stroke on Canadians through collaborations that create valuable new knowledge; to ensure the best knowledge is applied; and to build Canadian capacity in stroke.  Find out how we accomplished our mission. Download the 1999-2014 Executive Summary here.

  • 2013-2014 Celebrating our Achievements. In this report from the Canadian Stroke Network we are Celebrating our Achievements. Our term as one of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) ended in March, 2013, and we began the concluding phase of the CSN with clear goals for completing programs and transitioning projects to partners. As this […]

  • Implementing Telestroke in Canada In 2012, the Canadian Stroke Network commissioned a national report entitled Expanding Telestroke in Canada that called for the wider adoption of telestroke services using a regional development model. Recognizing that regions or provinces might require catalytic funding in order to adopt, expand, or evaluate telestroke, the CSN has contributed $675,000 […]

  • 2014 Stroke Report The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s 2014 Report on the Health of Canadians shows more people are surviving heart attacks and strokes, but they face challenges and lack support to thrive to the fullest. Access the 2014 Stroke Report here.  

  • A Family Guide to Pediatric Stroke This guide is based on the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care (2010), current research and expert opinion. Download the booklet here.

  • This is What Quality Stroke Care Looks Like The Canadian Stroke Network produced this workbook describing the hallmarks of the Calgary program, critical success factors and lessons-learned in care delivery. The 48-page workbook, called This is What Quality Stroke Care Looks Like, includes interviews with more than 35 clinicians, administrators and patients. Download the booklet […]

  • Taking Charge of Your Stroke Recovery, A Survivor’s Guide to the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations A new resource encourages stroke patients and caregivers to be informed, be involved and take action. Taking Charge of Your Stroke Recovery, A Survivor’s Guide to the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations provides practical guidance to help patients and […]

  • Taking Action Towards Optimal Stroke Care This resource supports the Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care in the acute care setting and inpatient rehabilitation. It provides guidance for the establishment of new stroke units and the enhancement of existing stroke units to provide optimal services and processes of care for stroke patients. Download the […]

  • Quality of Stroke Care in Canada The Quality of Stroke Care in Canada is the first national study on the quality of stroke care in Canada. It was funded and authored by the Canadian Stroke Network using the database and methodology developed for the Registry of the Canadian Stroke Network. The objectives of the Quality […]

  • Getting on With The Rest of Your Life After Stroke The CSN’s “Getting On With the Rest of Your Life After Stroke” trial analyzed 204 people with strokes to determine the extent to which participation in life’s roles can be optimized through a community-based structured program that provides the opportunity for physical activity, leisure and […]

  • CSS Performance Measurement Manual As a supplement to the CSN’s Stroke Best Practice Recommendations, the comprehensive Canadian Stroke Strategy Performance Measurement Manual includes all performance measures from the best practice recommendations, and shows detailed definitions and calculation formulas. The CSS Performance Measurement Manual is for those who would like to conduct a more in-depth evaluation […]

  • Core Performance Indicators The CSN’s Canadian Stroke Strategy Information and Evaluation Working Group, developed and  released this  set of Core Performance Indicators to measure key aspects of stroke care. Download the Core Performance Indicator manual here. Visit the StrokeBestPractices.ca website here.

  • Life After Stroke Stroke Support Group Toolkit Developed to accompany the CSN’s Life After Stroke website, the toolkit contains step-by-step guide to setting up a community-based support group, and includes templates for community notices, media advisories, press releases, as well as sample feedback and evaluation forms, agendas. Download the toolkit here.