About Us

The Central East Stroke Network (CESN) is one of 11 stroke regions established across the province to provide leadership, development, implementation and integration of stroke care throughout the region and across all points in the spectrum of care (promotion, secondary prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, and home care).  Meet The Team

The CESN is within the boundaries of three LHINS:

North Simcoe Muskoka


Central East LHINs

It is divided into 5 districts (Simcoe, Muskoka, York, Durham, and Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge with the Enhanced District Stroke Centre for this region hosted at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie. District centres are located at Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare in Huntsville, Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill, Lakeridge Health in Oshawa and Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

The CESN works collaboratively with these three LHINs and the designated District Stroke Centres within the LHINs to advance stroke care. Current priorities include:

Improve capacity for endovascular treatment

Advance the Stroke Prevention Clinic model of care

Improve stroke unit access

Improve rehabilitation intensity at NRS facilities

Increase uptake of best practices for community & outpatient rehabilitation and community re-engagement


“A system of strong partnerships dedicated to creating accessible stroke services for the residents of Central East through evidence based program delivery, education and research”.

CESN Workplan 2018-19
2016/17 LHIN Stroke Report Cards and Progress Reports
Canadian Stroke Best Practices
Health Quality Ontario’s Quality-Based Procedures: Clinical Handbook for Stroke (Acute and Postacute)

CorHealth Ontario

CorHealth Ontario is an organization formed by the merger of the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario and the Ontario Stroke Network, with an expanded mandate spanning cardiac, stroke and vascular services through the entire course of care. CorHealth Ontario provides a strategic understanding of the care needs of both patients and providers as the basis for clinical quality improvement, provincial planning, resource allocation and performance measurement. To read our inaugural Strategic Plan, which sets our priorities for the next five years, click here.
To visit the CorHealth Ontario website click here.

Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.For more information on the Heart and Stroke Foundation, visit their website.