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

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

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Online Speaker Series

Season 14 out now!

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News

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: fcabral@aphasia.ca

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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

Monthly 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.

"My experience with the SCATM training has been an amazing experience in both skill building and knowledge and understanding of persons who are affected by Aphasia – The teaching team at AI are excellent examples of professionals and compassionate teachers. Highly recommend this training."
- Lorraine Pyle, CCSH Belleville, ON
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