NWO Stroke Care: The Time is NOW

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The Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network is one of 11 regional systems established across the province to implement the Ontario Stroke System. The goal is to improve access to evidence-based prevention and care in order to reduce stroke incidence, mortality and residual disability. The system seeks to re-organize stroke-care delivery across the continuum of care, promoting system-change, professional education and public awareness.

The other regions are:

The Northwestern Ontario (NWO) Stroke Network Steering Committee is supported by the Education Advisory Group, the Rehabilitation and Community Re-engagement Advisory Group and the Indigenous Advisory Group.


Fewer strokes. Better outcomes.


To continuously improve stroke prevention, care, recovery and re-integration.


The Regional Stroke Program and the Stroke Prevention Clinic are located on the 2nd floor of the Medical Centre, adjacent to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

Program Contact Information

Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network
Medical Centre
201 - 984 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 7C7
Phone: (807) 684-6703
Fax: (807) 684-5883
Email: nwostroke@tbh.net

Learn the Signs of Stroke

Face is it drooping?

Arms can you raise both?

Speech is it blurred or jumbled?

Time to call 9-1-1 right away.

Act FAST because the quicker you act, the more of the person you save.

© Heart And Stroke Foundation of Canada, 2014