Burlington Chapter

Burlington Chapter

New Resource


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A new book compiled by Hamilton Burlington Stroke Community Re-engagement Network is now available. Please contact us if you are interested in obtaining a copy of this great resource for stroke survivors and their loved ones.

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Stroke Recovery Canada - Burlington
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Welcome to the website of the Burlington Chapter of Stroke Recovery Canada. The purpose of this site is to give an online presence to the Chapter, and to help Burlington area stroke survivors and their families learn about our services.

The website will also try to build upon the already strong community feeling within the chapter by offering website and email services to members.

Stroke Recovery Canada - Burlington Chapter is not assocated with Heart and Stroke Foundation or it's affiliates.

Our Mission

Burlington Chapter of Stroke Recovery Canada is to support and promote the continuing recovery process and community integration of stroke survivors, caregivers and their families.


In Hospital Stroke Survivor Visitation Program at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital


To provide hope and encouragement to stroke survivors and their families via a peer support program.


  • The patient/family will contact the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital (JBMH) Stroke Care Coordinator (Amy deHueck) at 905-632-3737 x5762 to request a peer visit.

  • The Stroke Care Coordinator will contact one of the trained peer support volunteers to provide the patient’s name, location and contact number. This will be done on a rotational basis, to ensure an equal distribution of visits for the volunteers, unless the patient specifically wishes a visit from a male or female volunteer. If Amy is away from the hospital, the patient will be advised to contact Nicole Urek, Administrative Assistant for Allied Health, at x1315 who will contact the volunteer.


  • All volunteers will be processed by the JBMH Volunteer Services Department and will attend the training program offered by Stroke Recovery Canada/March of Dimes.
  • The Stroke Care Coordinator will complete additional orientation for the hospital visits with respect to infection control, confidentiality, etc.
  • The Stroke Care Coordinator will accompany the volunteers during the initial orientation period and provide feedback/assistance as required.
  • During the initial commencement period, the Stroke Care Coordinator will follow-up with the patient for an evaluation of the visit and provide feedback to the volunteer.

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