March of Dimes Canada

Site: Peterborough

Service: Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program, Peterborough

Record #: PET0264
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 13 Oct 2020


Description (Service) COVID19 Programming is currently virtual.

Regular Service
Communication support groups for adults with aphasia (speech problems) after stroke, head injury, or brain disease

Services include:
  • Communication Assessment (new clients)
  • New electives to choose from every three months
  • Communication disorders professionals (registered Speech-Language Pathologists and Communicative Disorders Assistants) who follow the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia
  • Opportunities to practice and maintain communication skills through real-life conversation with people who know what you're going through
  • An aphasia-friendly communication environment
  • Unlimited programming (depending on space)
  • Information, education, and community resources

Service Details

Hours Meeting: Thu 9:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3 pm
Areas Served Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility People age 19 or older who have aphasia or other acquired communication disorder due to stroke, traumatic brain injury, or brain disease.  
Assessment required. 
19 year(s) and up;
Application Contact for details or visit website
Languages English
Fees Service - $120 due every three months.
Sliding scale available if finances are a concern

Address and Location

Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
Northminster United Church, 300 Sunset Blvd
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9H 5L3
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Intersection Sunset Blvd and Northminster Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 289-380-0685
Toll Free Phone 1-800-567-0315, ext 6272
Primary Contact Sara Piotrowska, Speech Language Pathologist; Phone: 705-761-8844
Volunteer Coordinator Maryam Iqbal, ACD Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: (Cell) 647-223-4960; Fax: 905-773-5176; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program, March of Dimes Canada, 13311 Yonge St 
Suite 202 
Richmond Hill, ON 
Canada L4E 3L6

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