Annual General Meeting (Virtual) - Monday, October 4, 2021 - 6:00pm
Aphasia Institute

What is Aphasia?

Aphasia is a language problem that masks a person’s inherent competence, and most dramatically affects conversational interaction (talking and understanding), as well as the ability to read and write. Without the ability to participate in conversation, every relationship, life role and almost every life activity is at risk. With additional reading and writing difficulties, the impact is devastating.

Conversation Matters

Talk, Walk 'n Roll

Talk, Walk ‘n Roll is our annual signature fundraiser!

On Sunday, July 25, 2021, our community took a short time out of their day to talk with family and friends in person or on the phone, while we walked or rolled in or near our homes. If you can, please make a contribution to this vital fundraising effort – in support of the importance of talk and conversation in our daily lives and in the lives of people with aphasia and their families.

Fundraising ideas for schools, churches, and youth sports teams

We’re still here for you

We’ve updated our programs to continue to support you.


Knowledge Exchange Online Speaker Series

Season 15 kicks off September 27



Program Update: Virtual Tour Success!

We are pleased to share on March 15th we had 30 people attend our virtual tour with McMichael Art Gallery! Do you have suggestions for future virtual community events?Please contact Fatima:

Top Programs

Community Aphasia Program

The next step in rebuilding bridges for those living with aphasia and reducing feelings of isolation. We offer clients a variety of on-going programs – designed to encourage community involvement and social exchange.

Family Support Groups

Weekly Family Support Group meetings are available to family and others after the New Beginnings program ends.

Get Involved

Learn more about the volunteer program and ways to get involved here.

New Beginnings: An Introduction to Living Successfully with Aphasia

The first step in restoring confidence and improving coping skills for those affected by aphasia, showing clients and their families that it can be possible to live successfully with aphasia.

Outreach Program

The Outreach Program provides support to individuals with Aphasia who may have barriers to attending programs at the Aphasia Institute in person. Home visits are offered from a trained volunteer.

Primary Progressive Aphasia Programs

The Aphasia Institute offers a range of different programs for individuals with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) and their families.

"I’ve been working at the Aphasia Institute since early 2007 and I love my job. It's incredibly rewarding to work in a collaborative environment where I get to be part of life-changing work for people living with aphasia and the healthcare providers who serve them. I feel affirmed, encouraged and supported as we work together on innovative and dynamic initiatives that accomplish our mission and vision in new, creative and resourceful ways."
- Marisca Baldwin, Staff Member
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