We are making Canada the go-to country for multi-site clinical trials in stroke recovery.

We created the CanStroke Recovery clinical trial platform, the first national trials network focused exclusively on stroke recovery. It brings together the leading clinicians and researchers across Canada to test new approaches, therapies, therapeutics and technologies to improve recovery from stroke. Several innovative trials are mobilizing the eight-centre network to fast-track patient recruitment -- and more trials are in the planning stages. It's anticipated that CanStroke Recovery will become the go-to trials platform for stroke researchers in Canada and around the world.

We bring together the top researchers across Canada. And, we involve patients and families every step of the way.

We are among the leaders in the International Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Alliance – a group that has developed guidelines to standardized research around the world. 

We have strong partnerships with Heart & Stroke, March of Dimes, the Aphasia Institute, Brain Canada, Canadian technology companies, and the leading rehab research centres. 

"I’m excited about working globally with CPSR and I think it’s time we aspired to cure stroke"

Dr. Julie Bernhardt, leader of the AVERT Trial, University of Melbourne, Australia

“I am just one face of stroke. Every stroke is different and the outcomes and deficits vary from person to person. Stroke is complex and complicated and the recovery can be slow and terrifying and infuriating. That’s why the work of the CPSR is important.”  

Garima Dwivedi, stroke survivor, member of the CPSR’s Stroke Community Advisory Committee