Social and peer support

Social and peer support resources to help you stay socially connected

  • Heart & Stroke - Community of Survivors: Connect and talk with others living with heart disease or stroke. Our Community of Survivors Facebook group is a place where you can share experiences, quality information and tips for life after a diagnosis or stroke or cardiac event. You'll find social and emotional support in a safe, inclusive and respectful community.
  • Charity Village: A listing of organizations across the country that provide assistance to those with disabilities.
  • March of Dimes Canada - After Stroke: A program connects you with a network of support from Hospital to Home & Home to Community. Programs include Hospital Visitation, Home and Vehicle Modification, Assistive Devices, Aphasia Programs, Conductive Education®, and Peer Support groups. Click on the link or call 1-888-540-6666 for more information and support. 
  • Ottawa Heart Institute - The Virtual Care Program: An online system that uses best practices to help you take control of your heart health. It will help you understand your current health situation and motivate you to manage and improve the risk factors that impact your health and well-being. 
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA): CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.
British Columbia
  • Neuro-Patient Resource Centre: This organization can help people to find good, reliable, up-to-date information on neurological diseases, disorders and treatments. The Centre is also able to give away information on resources at the MUHC and in the community.
  • Centre d’Action: Action Centre is a bilingual and multicultural non-profit community organization whose mission is to provide structured activities that promote the social inclusion and active participation of adults with severe and permanent motor and/or cognitive limitations.
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
  • Heart and Stroke Care:
    • Cardiac Rehab Programs - professionally supervised program to help you recover from heart attacks, heart failure and procedures such as angioplasty, stenting and heart surgery.
    • Stroke Care Program - provides information, education and support.
Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help: Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line provides anonymous and confidential telephone counselling for Northerners in crisis.
Northwest Territories
  • Health and Social Services - The NWT Help Line: The NWT Help Line offers confidential support to residents of the Northwest Territories, 24/7. They offer counselling, group sessions, and follow-ups with a Care Coach.
  • NWT Seniors Society - Seniors’ Information Line: Information Line is a single point of entry for seniors and elders across the NWT. The service is provided through telephone access which is located in the Yellowknife office. If you have a problem and want to talk confidentially and anonymously, call: 867-920-7444 or toll free: 1-800-661-0878


Peer support Facebook groups
  • Young Stroke Survivors: A group for stroke survivors under the age of 55 to connect to other stroke survivors.
  • Stroke Talk for Facebook: Stroke Talk strives to provide compassionate and caring support. Offers information, tips and friendships.
  • The Stroke Coffee House: The stroke coffee house is a place for stroke survivors , caregivers, family and friends or anyone to come together and talk about their experiences.
  • Stroke Survivor: A group of stroke survivors and other people with disabilities supporting each other in their aim to seek better lives.
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