Thank you to The Portage la Prairie Stroke Survivors Support Group for hosting our Winnipeg members at the recent Christmas Lunch. The company, conversation and of course the menu was very enjoyable.


If you or a family member has had a stroke, then this group may be able to help you.

You are invited as a visitor to attend and meet the members. There is no cost to join the group or attend meetings.

The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 2:00 pm at the Herman Prior Centre Portage la Prairie,
40 Royal Road North, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1V1, Canada

First Annual SAM Holiday Open House



  With Our Open Invitation to Just Drop In  

December 27, 28 and 29 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Coffee, tea, dainties, treats, movies – yes the oldies and goodies

Karaoke singing and much, much more in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere

Chat with people who experience stroke recovery and family members

No RSVP required

Trail Blazer Study – Families’ Experiences Living with Acquired Brain Injury

The Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba is pleased to
work together with the University of Manitoba
advancing knowledge and understanding of the brain injury recovery process.

Click on the following YouTube link for a full description of the research study and invitation by Ms Jane Karpa, Doctoral student, to participate.

Link to YouTube: Families Living with Acquired Brain Injury

If you have any questions and/or would like additional information contact Jane Karpa by;

Email or

Phone 204-896-0456

Read moreTrail Blazer Study – Families’ Experiences Living with Acquired Brain Injury

How Technology Kick-Starts Stroke Recovery

A very enlightening article regarding the role of technology in stroke recovery.

This new stroke recovery technology is helping link neuroplasticity and learning – A key part in recovery from a stroke.

This new stroke technology gives patients more repetitions, practice time and intensity compared to previous movement trainings. Not to mention this new techno logy is also more interactive, attention grabbing and really helps motivate the patient. These new technologies are really helping harness the brain’s ability to repair itself in ways that haven’t been seen before.

Just like the simple exercises that caregivers have used for years, the latest stroke recovery tools revolve around the concept of neuroplasticity.

New Peer Support Group at SAM

By: Janine LeGal Posted: 09/5/2017

New Support Group for Stroke Survivors

 The Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba (SRAM) exists to remind stroke survivors that they are not alone, that there is life after a stroke and a place for rehabilitation, support, and friendship with others who understand.

Twenty years ago, in her 40s and with a young family, Anne Manitowich discovered the value and importance of SRAM, up close and personal, when she suffered first one stroke, and then another two years later.

The devastating experience affected her vision, focus, reaction time, balance and short-term memory. As a result, Manitowich can no longer drive or work. But she’s focused on what she can do. Having since become a member of the Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba based in St. Boniface, Manitowich is now actively involved in being there for other stroke survivors by volunteering her time facilitating peer support groups.

On Sept. 19 from 1 to 3 pm at 247 Provencher Blvd., a new peer support group will begin for people recovering from a stroke. 

The support group will run the third Tuesday of every month. Knowing there are services and resources for stroke recovery can be the difference between isolation and thriving. Winnipeg Free Press New Peer Stroke Recovery Group