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Stroke: Resources and References

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Looking for resources to help someone who has had a stroke?

Resources and references suggested by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and l’Appui pour les proches aidants are available here.

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Stroke: Resources for caregivers

Make your daily life easier as a caregiver of someone who has had a stroke or who is recovering from a stroke:

In Québec, the focus is on promoting healthy lifestyles, accessibility to rehabilitation care and the continuum of services.

Heart and Stroke Foundation


leads the fight against heart disease, stroke and related conditions. Its mission is to promote health, preserve life and promote recovery from heart disease and stroke.

The Foundation funds a variety of research projects and defends the interests of the public with governments.

It offers support and self-help programs, including:

a caregiver support group and online support communities

Caregiver Support telephone and email support

Caregiver Helpline Support is there for all caregivers, everywhere in Québec. Whether you are looking for a sympathetic ear, information or referrals, our counselors are available every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This service is free and confidential.

  • by telephone: 1 855 852-7784;
  • by email:

A page on our website is dedicated to the telephone helplines that caregivers can use throughout Québec.

Stroke Awareness Month

September 29 is World Heart Day.

In Canada, June is Stroke Awareness Month. For those around you, it’s an opportunity to make lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of having a stroke.

Recent years have seen an increase in public awareness:


Need to talk?

Contact our Caregiver Support Helpline for counselling, information and referrals.

Every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Free of charge.

call  Caregiver info :  1 855 852-7784