Annual General Meeting & Special Meeting will be held on September 27th
June is Indigenous History, Pride, and Aphasia Awareness Month! – Aphasia Institute

Did you know that the image on the right is the communicatively accessible symbol?

Communication Disabilities Access Canada made this design and is doing everything possible to make services communicatively accessible. Click here to see more about aphasia awareness!

  • We have a new video and pamphlet to help people learn how to talk with people with aphasia.
  • Bruce Willis’ family recently shared the news that he had been diagnosed with aphasia.  This news prompted many calls to the Aphasia Institute from journalists who wanted to learn more. Here is a short clip from the CTV Your Morning show on March 31.  
  • Here is an article that features one of our members, Christine Patten, and her husband, Vince.
  • Help others to know how to communicate with you with these cards.
  • Click here to see more about the Accessible Canada Act.
  • The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act lists speech and language disabilities specifically. Businesses and organizations must “communicate with a person with a disability in a manner that take into account their disability.”

Program Break: June 20 to July 1

Talk, Walk ‘n Roll

We hope you’ll join us by Participating, Fundraising, TalkingPerhaps on your front steps or in your backyard, down the block or around your own neighbourhood.

Indigenous Day Celebration

Please RSVP to Fatima at: or
agency cell 647-394-5282

Join Zoom Meeting here.
Meeting ID: 840 6488 0841
Password: asw32

Farewell to Razan

We are sad to share that a couple of weeks ago, Razan Rawdat moved on to a new position with Women’s College Hospital. You will have known Razan for her work on our website, social media coordination and the Community Hub. We’re going to miss Razan but also wish her well in this incredible new opportunity.


Welcome Students

Hi! My name is Annie. I am completing a graduate certificate in Brain Disorder Management student at Mohawk College. As part of my education, I am learning how to support individuals with brain disorders across the lifespan through intervention strategies, research and policy development. I will be at the Aphasia Institute until July 6, 2022.

My name is Samantha Peticca. I am in Year 2 of the Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of Toronto.

I chose the Aphasia Institute for my final placement because I am interested in gaining more experience with supported communication!

I will be in conversation groups, doing tele-visits, and in the New Beginnings group until June 23 of this year.

Wellness Groups for 2SLGBTQ+ BIPOC

Are you Two-Spirited, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning+ and Black or a Person of Colour? 

Are you looking to connect with peers or get more help specific to your needs?

Well the Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre will be running a FREE online wellness group with content selected specifically for this population. The program is facilitated by a passionate and experienced queer Muslim racialized woman social worker.

The aim is to facilitate wellbeing in the context of systemic oppression.

-Babysitting stipends are available

-One FREE MEAL included

-Several cohorts over the course of 2022-2023, register early to avoid disappointment.

Email if you are interested or have questions. Click here for more information.

"This is a work culture that truly values employee wellness. Hardworking. Inspirational. Hopeful. High Energy. Big Thinking. Educational Focus. The focus on providing hope and support to members and family members is always shining through."
- Julia, Staff Member
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