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 

CESN 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. Click Here to learn more about each of the District Stroke Centres.

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 2020-21


Ontario Stroke Report

Annual stroke report cards and progress reports have informed stroke system improvements, facilitated consistent planning across the province, and been a key resource for Ontario’s 11 regional stroke networks over the past 9 years. In 2017/18, all aspects of the annual Stroke Report, including oversight, production, and dissemination was transferred to CorHealth. In June 2020 the Ontario Stroke Report 2018/19 was released. It includes visual and graphic displays of trends in stroke care indicators over the past 5 years, providing a robust analysis of stroke system performance across the care continuum.

Ontario Stroke Report Infographic (2018/19)

NSM LHIN Stroke Report Infographic (2018/19)

Central LHIN Stroke Report Infographic (2018/19)

Central East LHIN Stroke Report Infographic (2018/19)


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 across the care continuum. 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 review their 2017-22 Strategic Plan,  click here.


Heart and Stroke 

Heart and Stroke has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke for over 60 years. It is focused on reducing the impact through the advancement & application of research, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy. For more information on Heart and Stroke, visit their website.