Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba
Providing stroke recovery programs and services since 1971
Office Hours: Monday- Friday, 9am-4pm
A Registered Charity (108099474 RR0001) every dollar stays here in Manitoba providing stroke recovery program and services to individuals, families and the community.
Our Mission & Guiding Principles
To provide support and increase life participation for stroke survivors and their families
- Recognizing the diversity among stroke survivors and their families, SAM works to create a welcoming and inclusive environment
- SAM’s programming is evidence-based and informed by membership needs
- SAM encourages mentoring and peer support in stroke recovery
Stroke survivors have the confidence and support to make the choices that meet their needs
*NEW* Caregiver Peer Support GroupIn the new year, The Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba (SAM) will be introducing a new peer support group for caregivers of stroke survivors. The impact of having a stroke can be significant. A stroke survivor may have physical difficulties, problems with speech or swallowing, confusion and poor memory, reduced control over emotions and behavioral issues, along with other effects. Loved ones of stroke survivors also experience dramatic changes to their lives. Learning about strokes and rehabilitation options, accessing helpful resources, and importantly, feeling emotionally supported are all needs that caregivers have, whether a spouse, child, parent, sibling, family member or friend.If you are the caregiver of a loved one who has suffered a stroke, either recently or in the past, please call SAM at 204-942-2880 for further information about our Stroke Caregiver Group. The group will meet monthly at its office at Unit B – 247 Provencher Blvd in Winnipeg. The first meeting will be held on January 16, 2019, from 12:30 to 2:30. Join us to share your stories, learn about stroke recovery, and receive support from others who have experienced significant life changes after their loved one has suffered a stroke.
Members: $5 per class
Non-members: $10 per class
Drop-ins always welcomed!
Every Tuesday (11-11:45 am) @ SAM Centre
With guidance from the qualified licensed therapist, participants move through a series of fluid group and individual exercises and activities designed to keep muscles and joints limber, flexible and strong.
Fridays 11:00 AM @ SAM Centre
A speaking group for anyone who has trouble speaking their mind, telling a joke or even (GASP!) speaking in public; in other words, everyone. Bring a joke if you have one handy. This is a perfect, friendly environment for anyone to practice a speech before they present it. Nothing beats speaking for making better communicators.
Small fee for special meals and events
Thursdays 11:00am-2:00 pm @ SAM Centre
The Games Day group meets for games including Cribbage and Sequence. All are welcome.
Interested in becoming a member? Fill out a membership form and drop it off at our office or by mail with cash or cheque:
Individual – $25.00
Group/Family – $35.00
Organization/Corporate – $75.00 (Does not include AGM Participation)
Membership entitles you to:
four newsletters per year
reduced fees for adapted exercise
vote at the Annual General Meeting
attend any program of the Association