We plan to evaluate the needs of three major ethnic groups in the Toronto West Stroke Region: Chinese, Portuguese, and Caucasian, using a structured needs assessment questionnaire. Our objectives are to identify the needs of patients after stroke and to assess for possible factors such as age, gender, education, language, social supports, stroke type, and neurological deficits that may potentially affect these needs. Our goal is to address the needs of major ethnic groups in our entire region. Our study will address key questions regarding our patients’ needs in their recovery after stroke and what factors influence these needs. It is planned that after this study, the study protocol and questionnaire can be developed and translated as a tool to evaluate the needs of stroke patients representing the multiple other cultural groups in our region.