Professional Education Fund Application

The NEOSN Professional Education Fund is available to assist clinicians working in stroke care across the continuum, in our region, to incorporate best practices through learning opportunities about stroke. 
Download the Application - Fillable Form

Travel Policy

Travel Booking Manual

Professional Education Funding Process

The NEOSN Professional Education Fund is described and the process to obtain funding is outlined.
All applicants must review the process prior to applying to the fund. 
Download the PDF.


Enhancing your Tool Box for Best Practice Stroke Care: A review of allied health stroke resources

Presenters:  Susan Bursey & Jenn Fearn from the Northeastern Ontario Stroke Network

  • 40 minute webcast.
  • Explores the multiple stroke best practice resources available for the rehabilitation professional. Provides a glimpse into the resources, and where they are found either as a web resource, app, or as a community program to contact.
  • Provides a brief overview of the Northeastern Ontario Stroke Network.
Target Audience: PT's & OT's
The content is geared moreso towards physio and occupational therapy resources although some of the resources are also applicable to speech language pathology.
Click here for Handout
Click here for Poster
Webcast Link: *password protected*
Please Email: for a free access code



NEOSN Regional Education Plan Application for Sponsorship


The Northeastern Ontario (NEO) Stroke Network is pleased to announce a SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY for health care providers across Northeastern Ontario.  We are offering a maximum sponsorship of $3000 to be made available to one professional group from a hospital/health care agency to assist with one of the options described below:

 1.  Organizing and hosting a workshop or course in their community or place of employment within the region. Topic for the event must be supported in some way by the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations (

2.  Implementation of a tool or specific initiative at your facility in congruence with stroke best practices.

Sponsorship Letter

Application Form


Presentation Slides from Northeastern Ontario Stroke Care Symposium

Held: Friday, November 9, 2018

We are pleased to share the presentations given at the symposium. Please contact us if you have any comments or questions at

  1. Intimacy after Stroke Tracey Palmer & Shawna McCusker 


Provincial Interprofessional Core Competency Framework

The CorHealth Ontario website provides provincial leadership and planning for Ontario’s 11 Regional Stroke Networks (RSN) by measuring performance, partnering to achieve best practices and creating innovations for stroke prevention, care, recovery and community reintegration.

There is Level A Evidence that Stroke Unit care reduces the likelihood of death and disability by as much as 30% for men and women of any age with mild, moderate, or severe stroke. One of the key components of Stroke Unit Care is that the core interprofessional team should consist of healthcare professional with stroke expertise.1 Furthermore, Quality Based Procedures for Stroke recommend that interprofessional stroke teams across the continuum receive education and training to promote stroke expertise.2

The purpose of the framework is to provide health care professionals working in stroke with a clear, comprehensive way to achieve the core competencies needed for evidence-based stroke care. For each competency, there are a number of learning objectives, recommended learning resources/knowledge translation tools and suggested evaluation methods.

Click here to view the core competency frameworks on the CorHealth Ontario website.

Click here to view a webinar about the Interprofessional Core Competency Frameworks.


Passive Range of Motion Exercises

Passive: These exercise packages were designed to be used by the client's family/caregiver/support worker to assist in properly carrying out passive range of motion exercises with the client.

Self-Ranging: These exercise packages were designed to assist in properly carrying out self-ranging exercises for the post-stroke shoulder.

It is the intent of the authors that a regulated health professional will select the most appropriate exercises from these packages and provide them to their client. You will notice that there are separate packages for both the right and left sides.

We feel it is imperative that the second page of the package entitled 'Before Getting Started...' be provided with every package handed out, whether only one or multiple exercises are being prescribed, therefore please ensure you do so.

Click below for Passive Range of Motion Exercises for the:
Post-Stroke Right Arm and Hand
Post-Stroke Left Arm and Hand
Post-Stroke Right Leg and Foot
Post-Stroke Left Leg and Foot

Self-Ranging Exercises for the:
Post-Stroke Right Shoulder
Post-Stroke Left Shoulder


Acute Stroke Unit Orientation

A free, online program for NEO Stroke Network’s stroke care professionals, that was created by the Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network using content and the quizzes directly from our now-retired NEOSN Acute Stroke Nursing Certification program. 

Why cohort acute stroke patients? See why in this one page (two-sided) colour document.


POSTERS on Stroke Care Topics

Hemiplegic Arm and Hand




Visual Field Deficit (Handout)

This one - page handout can be used to educate persons with stroke and their families to better understand visual problems after stroke. 
Download the PDF.


Mobility and Positioning Self-Learning Package

Self-learning program for those working with stroke clients to position them or mobilize them. Quiz.


Your Road to Stroke Recovery - Sudbury's visual road map

Displaying the continuum of stroke care in a visual form as a large, colourful "road map" will diminish fear of the unknown for a person with stroke before leaving the hospital. See how the team at Health Sciences North in Sudbury depicted the journey after stroke, currently posted on their Intensive Rehabilitation Unit.
English Poster - Click here. 

French Poster - Click here.

English Handout - Click here.

French Handout - Click here.


Endovascular Therapy (EVT)

Over the past 6 months, there have been a number of webinars held on Endovascular Therapy. The following is a list of the webinars, including the link to watch it and the PowerPoint slide deck (when available). Feel free to click on any of the links and watch the latest updates on this new treatment.


1.   Ontario Stroke Network Endovascular Treatment Draft Recommendations: Provincial Consultation. Dr. Grant Stotts, Dr. Timo Krings. February 3 & 5, 2016.
         Presentation Objectives:


         • To provide a brief overview of the draft Endovascular Treatment recommendations for Ontario
         • To provide an opportunity to discuss and provide input on implementation considerations to inform planning.
• To provide an opportunity for discussion and Q&A

Feb. 3, 2016:


Feb. 5, 2016:


Presentation Slides Click here



2.  Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke. Where Are We Now?  Dr. Grant Stotts. June 1, 2016 (Provincial Stroke Rounds – 1 hour).


Presentation objectives:

• Identify the criteria for patients to be considered for endovascular stroke therapy.
• Discuss the systems that are being implemented in Ontario to maximize access for endovascular therapy.
• Explain the CT/CTA imaging protocol that will be used for discussing patient transfers in Ontario.

  Presentation Slides - contact or


  3CTA and Endovascular Therapy in Stroke. Dr. Timo Krings, Dr. Grant Stotts. July 5, 2016 (90 minutes)

  Presentation Slides Click here(1)  Click here(2)


   4.  Endovascular Therapy Education for Physicians. Dr. Wes Oczkowski. July 6, 2016. (1 hour)


    5.  Stroke Imaging in the Endovascular Era: A Practical Approach. Understanding the current landscape of diagnostic imaging for stroke and stroke intervention. Dr. Sachin Pandey. July 14, 2016. (90 minutes)
              Presentation Objectives:
              • The role of noncontrast head CT in stroke.
              • Technical interpretations and pitfalls of multiphase CT Angiography (CTA).
              • Utility and limitations of advanced neuroimaging for stroke (CT perfusion and MRI)

   Presentation Slides - contact or




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