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From Risk to Resilience: Connecting the Dots on South Asians and Stroke

8.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Burnhamthorpe Community Centre, 1500 Guelleden Drive (at the intersection of Burnhamthorpe and Dixie, with easy access from the 427, 401 and public transit)

South Asians are among a number of ethnoracial communities at high risk for stroke. They are three times more likely to have high blood pressure than other Canadians, have higher rates of diabetes and cholesterol, and are a priority population for stroke prevention.  Connecting the Dots (CTD) is a multi-sectoral, community engagement initiative that helps us work together differently for better stroke outcomes and improved health for all. The CTD brings together a wide cross-section of community leaders to address complex problems in a new and innovative way.

Do you want to learn

  • What services, supports and resources are out there for stroke prevention, treatment, stroke survivors and their families?
  • How to prevent stroke effectively in South Asian communities?
  • What people from other sectors are doing and how your work can tie in with theirs?

Are you someone who

  • Works in the area of stroke and chronic disease?
  • Works with / for South Asian communities?
  • Provides services and supports to communities and professionals?
  • Works in policy and planning around these issues?
  • Works in a sector that impacts our health such as housing, education or settlement?
  • Works in Peel or the Greater Toronto Area?

If you answered yes to any of these, then you will certainly be interested in attending a fabulous, free, informative, interactive day where we will build a collective synergy to take our efforts to a new level.

For more information contact Ronald Dieleman at or visit