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Stroke recovery

A family guide to pediatric stroke (36 pages)

For families of children who have had a stroke. Developed by stroke professionals and families. Covers basic stroke information and immediate care and recovery information.

Post-stroke checklist pad (50 checklists/pad)

Two-page printable checklist. For healthcare providers, patients and family members to ensure all important topics are addressed during follow-up healthcare visits.

Stroke assessment and prevention pocket guide (19 pages)

For healthcare providers. A quick reference to patient care. Includes Canadian Neurological Scale, National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), and information about developing a personalized management plan.

Stroke emergency checklist

One-page printable PDF. Includes the signs of stroke and a place to record emergency contacts and existing medical conditions.

Stroke in young adults: A resource for patients and families (64 pages)

For young adults, their families and caregivers. Intended to complement other stroke resources.

Taking action for optimal community and long-term stroke care (TACLS) (178 pages)

For healthcare workers, but family caregivers may also find helpful. Covers how to provide safe care for people who have had a stroke and are living in community and long-term care settings.

TIA factsheet

Covers the causes of TIA, and how to manage your risk factors.

Your stroke journey: A guide for people living with stroke (128 pages)

A comprehensive book to help you and your family understand stroke and the recovery process.


Heart disease recovery

Atrial fibrillation guide

For people with afib and healthcare providers. Developed by 47 Afib experts across Canada. Co-developed with Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Each guide has a set of printable factsheets.

1. Understanding atrial fibrillation (45 pages)

2. Managing atrial fibrillation (68 pages)

3. Living well with atrial fibrillation (34 pages)

HeartSmart women: A guide to living with and preventing heart disease and stroke (48 pages)

Includes basic information about heart disease, risk factors and treatment options.

 Heart attack emergency checklist

Two-page printable PDF. Includes the signs of a heart attack and a place to record emergency contacts and existing medical conditions.

Living with heart failure (48 pages)

A set of factsheets on the most important things you need to know about managing heart failure. Download individual factsheet.

Nursing my heart back to health: My top priority (12 pages)

Covers key topics for people who have had acute coronary syndrome (a heart attack or unstable angina). Co-produced with Capsana.

Warning signs

FAST stroke signs and heart attack signs bookmark

Keep this bookmark handy. Covers FAST signs of stroke and heart attack signs.

FAST stroke signs poster (11”x17”)

Print and hang it in your offices, hallways, waiting rooms, community centres and churches.

Prevention (Risk factors)

 Are you at risk for heart disease or stroke? (20 pages)

Covers major risk factors for heart disease and stroke and how to prevent or manage them. .

Blood pressure record wallet card

To track of your blood pressure readings and share with your healthcare provider. Also outlines how to take blood pressure readings properly.

Managing your blood pressure (20 pages)

For people diagnosed with or at increased risk for high blood pressure. Covers medications, devices to monitor blood pressure and answers questions people commonly asked.

Diabetes and you (20 pages)

For people with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Includes basic diabetes information and how to manage it.

How to manage your cholesterol (12 pages)

Helps you understand, prevent and manage high cholesterol.

Prevention (Healthy living)

10 minute challenge

Take 10 minute challenge every day to help lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Time to eat well (2 pages)

Time to get moving (2 pages)

Stressed out (3 pages)

100 Healthy things you can do in minutes (30 pages)

Provides 100 easy, actionable tips, including recipes and links to resources to help you live healthy.

Coping with stress (32 pages)

Includes practical tips to help you manage stress.

Healthy Weight Action Plan: Print version (42 pages)

A print version of the 12-week online program. Covers skills to help maintain a healthy weight.

Just breathe: Becoming and remaining smoke free (4 pages)

Provides proven tips to help you becoming smoke-free.

Prevention (Promotion)

Health resources flyer

For handout to the public. Outlines free health resources to help prevent heart disease and stroke and support recovery.

Living with heart disease or stroke flyer

For handout to the public. Provides patient self-management and healthy living resources to help live healthy after stroke and heart disease.

Chinese & South Asian

Atrial fibrillation factsheet (Traditional Chinese)

Covers atrial fibrillation information and how to manage it.

FAST stroke signs and heart attack signs bookmark (Simplified Chinese; Traditional Chinese)

Keep this bookmark handy. Covers FAST signs of stroke and heart attack signs.

FAST stroke signs poster (11”x17”) (Simplified Chinese; Traditional Chinese)

Print and hang it in your offices, hallways, waiting rooms, community centres and churches.

Get your blood pressure under control (28 pages) (Traditional Chinese)

For people diagnosed with or at increased risk for high blood pressure. Covers medications, devices to monitor blood pressure and answers questions people commonly asked.

Heart failure zones (Traditional Chinese)

Outlines the symptoms of heart failure and find the best response to stay in balance.

Understanding heart failure (4 pages) (Traditional Chinese)

Provides heart failure information and how to manage it.

Your stroke journey: A guide for people living with stroke (128 pages) (Traditional Chinese)

A comprehensive book to help you and your family understand stroke and the recovery process.

FAST stroke signs and heart attack signs bookmark (Punjabi)

Keep this bookmark handy. Covers FAST signs of stroke and heart attack signs.

FAST stroke signs poster (11”x17”) (Punjabi)

Print and hang it in your offices, hallways, waiting rooms, community centres and churches.

Healthy eating factsheet

Covers healthy eating tips and recipes from a variety of South Asian cuisines. Written in English. 

Bengali cuisine (4 pages)

Gujarati cuisine (4 pages)

North Indian cuisine (4 pages)

Pakistani cuisine (4 pages)

Punjabi cuisine (4 pages)

South Asians cuisine (4 pages)

Sri Lankan cuisine(4 pages)

Indigenous Peoples

FAST stroke signs poster (11”x17”) (Ojicree; Eastern Ojibwe; Cree)

Print and hang it in your offices, hallways, waiting rooms, community centres and churches.

Taking control: Lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. A guide for Aboriginal Peoples (8pg)

Covers major risk factors for heart disease and stroke and how to prevent or manage them.

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User feedback surveys

Help us make our health publications even better! Complete a short survey and tell us what you think about our three recovery resources.

Living well with heart disease survey
Living with heart failure survey
Your stroke journey survey