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We are the go-to country for multi-site TRIALS in stroke recovery.
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We support the development of TOOLS and resources for clinicians, patients and families.
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NOW AVAILABLE: The CPSR-funded Canadian Stroke Community-based Exercise Recommendations Update 2020

Available at: The Canadian Stroke Community-based Exercise Recommendations (CSCER) were developed to support the translation of best evidence (research, best practice guidelines, and expert opinion) into clear recommendations for program and exercise providers to support the implementation of safe and appropriate exercise programs for people with stroke in a variety of community settings. A national inter-professional writing group of healthcare professionals and researchers from across Canada with expertise in stroke, best practices in stroke care, and implementation of community exercise programming iteratively revised and appraised the CSCER. The CSCER and companion brochure were reviewed by leading experts, including researchers, healthcare professionals, community program and exercise providers, and people with stroke and caregivers. The updated guideline…

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NOW AVAILABLE: CPSR-funded Reactive Balance Training Toolkit

Available at: After years of research and development, CPSR researchers have gone live with a valuable toolkit to help people practice and improve control of their balance reactions and prevent falls, especially after stroke. Development of the toolkit began in 2018, thanks to funding from CPSR. This toolkit is for health-care professionals who treat clients for problems with balance or increased falls risk. Dr. Avril Mansfield of UHN describes the work behind this toolkit, why it’s needed and who use should it:  Why did you develop the Reactive Balance Training Toolkit?  When we lose our balance and start to fall, we…

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Now live: The Toronto Rehab – KITE Research Reactive Balance Training Toolkit

Many people, like older adults and individuals with stroke, are increased risk for falls. In order to keep from falling down, people must often perform rapid and sophisticated reactions, like stepping or grasping movements. Reactive balance training (RBT) retrains these rapid reactions. RBT has been shown to improve control of rapid balance reactions and reduce fall rates by almost half compared to no exercise or ‘typical’ balance training. The aim of this CPSR-funded toolkit is to help healthcare professionals (e.g., physiotherapists or kinesiologists) use RBT in their rehabilitation practices. Check it out!

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Health Centres:

  • GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, Vancouver
  • Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary
  • Dr. Vernon Fanning Care Centre, Calgary
  • Alberta Health Services Community Accessible Rehabilitation, Calgary
  • Riverview Health Centre, Winnipeg
  • Parkwood Institute, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London
  • Unity Health (Providence Heathcare) Toronto
  • St. John’s Rehab, Toronto
  • Bruyére Research Institute, Ottawa
  • University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • Jewish General Hospital, Montreal
  • Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, Laval
  • LA Miller Centre, St. John’s, NL


  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Toronto
  • University Health Network, Toronto
  • McMaster University
  • Western University
  • Queen’s Unversity
  • McGill University
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université Laval
  • Dalhousie University

Research Institutes:

  • Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
  • Lawson Health Research Institute
  • Applied Health Research Centre (Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute)
  • KITE Research Institute at Toronto Rehab
  • Drug Development and Innovation Centre, University of Alberta

Health authorities:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Shared Health Authority, MB
  • Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Eastern Regional Health Authority

Non-profit funding partners:

  • Brain Canada
  • Quebec Rehabilitation Research Network (REPAR)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • Fonds de recherche du Quebec – Nature et technologies (FRQ-NT)
  • Quebec: Institut de valorisation des données (IVADO)

Industry partners:


  • International Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Alliance
  • March of Dimes Canada
  • The Aphasia Institute