Who Develops Aphasia?

  • Aphasia most commonly results from stroke.  Aphasia also results from brain injury, such as after a car accident or fall.

  • People of all ages can have aphasia. 

  • Strokes are more common in older people, while brain injuries are more common in young adults.

  • Strokes and brain injuries can occur in babies (even before birth) and children, in addition to adults.

  • One third of all stroke survivors will have some degree of aphasia. 

  • Less common causes of aphasia are brain tumours and infections.

  • It is estimated that 40,000 people in Ontario, and over 100,000 people in Canada, are living with aphasia


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ARTC has moved

Weekly ARTC Caregiver Group Meetings - Monday mornings..

Caregivers were recognized through the Heroes in the Home  awards on May 5, 2014.

ARTC satellite program at the Willett in Paris is now offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Stroke Recovery Group Meetings:
2nd Tuesday of each month. 1:30 - 3:30 pm at ARTCCall ARTC to register at
519 753 1882

Caregiver Support Meetings:  Third Thursday of every month at ARTC from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.