Virtual Zoo Outing

Members who are registered with the Aphasia Institute are invited to join us for a virtual tour of the Toronto Zoo on October 1. RSVP by September 29 to Fatima, Recreation and Community Integration Coordinator.

2022 Annual Funding

We are thrilled to announce that in 2022, we have received annual funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Ontario Health that enables us to continue providing selected free training, resources, and support across the province – with many other resources and tools freely available nationally and internationally. More information about how to register …

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Aphasia Awareness Month

Aphasia Awareness Month has a special meaning for us this year. We are thrilled to announce that the Aphasia Institute has recently received annual funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Ontario Health that enables us to continue providing selected free training, resources, and support across the province – with many other resources and tools …

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CBC Interview: What it’s like to have aphasia, the ‘devastating’ language disorder Bruce Willis has

There’s a general lack of awareness and understanding about aphasia, with only seven percent of people in a 2020 online survey by the U.S.-based National Aphasia Association able to accurately identify it as a language disorder. Yet, aphasia is more common than Parkinson’s Disease.  But that awareness is shifting now that it’s been revealed that actor Bruce Willis is …

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On International Women’s Day, we think of Pat Arato…

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 is International Women’s Day, “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.” [Google.ca] On this day and so often, we remember our founder, Pat Arato – a pioneer, visionary, and mentor. When her husband, the late Oscar Arato, suffered a stroke that left him with aphasia, …

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GivingTuesday: Be Part of Something Big!

November 30th, is GivingTuesday, the day of giving back. It is now more important than ever that we work diligently to ensure that people living with aphasia receive the support they need. While we are working toward the day we can safely re-open our doors, in the meantime we continue to provide our vital services …

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