This section will highlight provincial stroke rounds, how to access past provincial stroke rounds, upcoming provincial stroke rounds dates and topics. This section will also highlight other stroke related educational webinars by stakeholders outside of the West GTA Stroke Network region.


Provincial Stroke Rounds (PSR), established in 2008, is an educational program which leverages the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to deliver provincial lectures on stroke best practices. This program, coordinated and supported by the Ontario Regional Education Group (OREG).

The purpose of PSR is to provide healthcare professionals with education on new and emerging best practices related to stroke care. There are approximately six PSR rounds held per calendar year. Rounds are hosted by the Regional Stroke Networks on a rotating basis. All events utilize live/interactive videoconferencing through the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN). For those who may not have access to OTN equipment, PSR is also available as a webcast/teleconference. All PSR are archived on the OTN website.


Please note that Provincial Stroke Rounds (PSR) are only saved in archive via the OTN website for 2 years after that you are no longer able to view. Therefore, this section will only outline the past 2 years PSR topics and links to view.


Date: October 4th, 2023
Topic: Newly Released Smart Tips for Stroke Care: Everything you Need to Know!
Presenters: Sue Verrilli, Regional Education Coordinator, Northeastern Ontario Stroke Network; and Jenna Weck, Regional Community & Long Term Care Coordinator, Central East Stroke Network

View archieved presentation: Click here

Handouts: PSR_Oct2023_Final_Handout


Date: March 3rd, 2021
Advancing Stroke Prevention Care in Canada: Highlights from the 2021 CSBPR Update, 7th Edition
Presenters: P. Lindsay, Dr. D. Gladstone, Dr. A.Y. Poppe



Date: February 3rd, 2021
Health Equity in Stroke Care (Click for video)
Presenters: Dr. Atif Zafar

Handouts:Health Equity in Stroke Care Handout


Date: December 2nd, 2020
Stroke in Young Adults: Causes, consequences and Long-Term Outcomes (Click for video)
Presenters: Dr. R. Swartz

Handouts:Stroke in the Young – PSR handout Dec 2.2020


Date: November 4th, 2020
Driving Post Stroke: The Art, Science, Legal Implications and Headaches of Reporting our Patients (Click for video)
Presenters: Dr. H Finestone

Handouts:Handouts Provincial Stroke Rounds Driving Talk Nov 4 2020


Date: October 7th, 2020
Building a Sustainable Integrated Stroke System of Care: A Population-based Approach to Bundled Care (Handouts only)
Presenters: Beth Linkewich & Nicola Tahair

Handouts: Provincial Stroke Rounds Oct 6 2020 – fordistribution


Date: September 2, 2020
Why 911: Optimizing Stroke Care in Northwestern Ontario
Presenters: Dr. Ayman Hassan, Keli Cristofaro and Kristina Visser

Date: August 5th, 2020
Stroke and COVID-19: What’s the latest and where can we find resources?
Presenters: Dr. Luciana Catanese and Jean Morrow, RN

Date: February 5th, 2020
When Stroke Becomes the Life Ending Event
Presenter: Dr. W. J. Oczkowski

Date: December 4th, 2019
Paediatric Code Stroke “Time is Brain” & Paediatric Endovascular Stroke Therapy
Presenter: Dr. Andrea Andrade, MD; CSCN-EEG and Dr. Sachin Pandey, MD, FRCP

Date: November 6th, 2019
Selecting patients for Endovascular Therapy (EVT) 0-6 hours and beyond
Presenter: Dr. Frank Silver, Stroke Neurologist, Toronto Western Hospital, Professor of Medicine (Neurology), University of Toronto, Medical Director, Ontario Telestroke Program Affiliate Scientist, Institute for Evaluative Sciences presenting.

Date: October 9th, 2019
Standards of Care: Preparing for bundled care using an interprofessional cross-continuum best practice resource
Presenters: Beth Linkewich, Regional Program Director & Fatima Quraishi, Regional Education Coordinator from the North & East GTA Stroke Network

Date: June 5, 2019
Rural-Urban Differences in Stroke Incidence, Risk Factors & Care
Presenter: Dr. Moira Kapral, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Professor of Medicine & Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Senior Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Toronto General Research Institute

Date: May 1, 2019
Home Virtual Visits (E-visit) in the Stroke Prevention Clinic
Presenter: Dr. Ramana Appireddy, MBBS, DM, MSc (Clin Epi), Stroke Neurologist, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Queen’s University

Date: March 6, 2019
An Early Supported Discharge Pilot– Bridging Hospital to Home by Enhancing a Rural Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team
Presenter: Lyndsey Butler, OT Reg. (Ont.) Regional Rehabilitation Coordinator – Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network

Date: February 6, 2019
Low-income and Linguistic Minority Status: Challenges with Return to Participation Post-stroke
Presenter: Katrine Sauvé-Schenk, PhD, OT,Postdoctoral Fellow ISM and Telfer School of Management

Date: December 5, 2018
Targeting Endovascular Thrombectomy (EVT) – Moving Towards a Streamlined System of Care
Presenter: Dr. Grant Stotts, Director,Ottawa Stroke Program Deputy Head, Division of Neurology, Ottawa Hospital

Date: November 7, 2018
Stroke PreventionClinics Best Practice and Beyond
Presenters: Dr. Demetrios Sahlas & Lisa Fronzi


Instructions for Accessing Live or Archived Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) Webcasts

Many of the continuing education videoconferences are simultaneously broadcast through webcast. These can be viewed from a personal computer.

Additionally, the majority webcasts are also recorded and archived for later viewing. Archived webcasts can be viewed for up to one year after the event.

Below is a set of instructions on how to access the webcasts:

  1. Go to
  2. In the middle of the screen under the heading “Achieved Events” Click on “Public”
  3. A list of recently archived events will be displayed
  4. If you know the date of the event you are searching for:
    1. Click on “Sort by Date” in the top middle of the screen
    2. Enter “Air date” and “To” date as the same date
    3. You will now see all of the archived events for that particular day
    4. On the left hand side, click on the event that you wish to view
    5. A new window will pop up and start playing the Rounds that you have selected
  5. If you do not know the exact date of the event you wish to view:
    1. Type for example: “Provincial Stroke Rounds” in the search box in the top right corner of the screen
    2. Click on the search icon
    3. A list of available archived Provincial Stroke Rounds will be displayed
    4. Click on the name of the event you wish to view
    5. A new window will pop up and start playing the Provincial Stroke Round that you have selected

Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations Webinars

The Canadian Stroke Best Practice webinars are professional education presentations to support the implementation of best practices in stroke care.  For a list of available webinars please click here.


Recorded Webinars Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has developed several webinars on the impact of COVID-19 on persons with stroke and their loved ones and the stroke system.  Some examples of available webinars include:

Caregiving challenges during COVID-19

Webinar on caregiving challenges during COVID-19 and practical supports for staying afloat

Picking up the pieces

A webinar on building skills for managing transitions to home and self-care during COVID-19

Self-care during COVID-19

A webinar on self-management during COVID-19 for people with stroke, heart conditions and VCI

Stroke rehabilitation during COVID-19

A webinar on practical, virtual rehabilitation and self-management techniques during COVID-19 for people living with stroke and VCI

Short self-paced online course “Introduction to Supported Conversation for Adults (SCA)”. This course is a prerequisite for Aphasia Institute workshops and is hosted on the Aphasia Institute Community Hub – an online platform that enables Health Care Professionals to register for professional training and join webinars.

Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery Education Series

Educational videos about some impairments that can be experienced as a result of a stroke and strategies to implement.  Several videos are available including:

  • Fatigue and Energy Conservation After Stroke
  • Managing Attention Impairments After Stroke
  • Managing Anxiety & Frustration After Stroke
  • Organizing, Planning & Processing After Stroke
  • Recreation & Leisure After Stroke
  • Practical Communication Skills After Stroke
  • Upper Extremity Management After Stroke
  • Memory impairments After Stroke
  • Managing Unilateral Spatial Neglect & Much More

Champlain Regional Stroke Network: Online Learning/E-modules (CRSN)

The CRSN’s eLearning modules are open to all healthcare providers. Simply login or create an account.

Available courses:

  • Acute Stroke Bypass Protocol
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphagie (French)
  • eAerobics Program
  • Stroke Rehabilitation Intensity
  • Expanded EVT Treatment Window and Implementation of the LVO screen

Central East Stroke Network Webcasts

The Central East Stroke Network has coordinated several webcasts on stroke related topics.  Some examples of webcasts include:

  • What is community reintegration and how can we better promote it?
  • Case Examples for the Canadian Neurological Scale
  • Four Birds with One Stone: Reparative, neuroplastic, cardiorespiratory and metabolic benefits of aerobic exercise post-stroke
  • What are fitness coordinators’ and instructors’ experiences working with healthcare partners in the Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME) program?
  • Knowledge to Action: How the iWalk Toolkit can Improve Walking Assessment Post-Stroke
  • Viatherapy: A Smartphone App for post Stroke Arm Recovery and much more…