Ontario Stroke Registry

The Ontario Stroke Network, in partnership with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) is responsible for the management of the Ontario Stroke Registry, effective November 11, 2011.  The newly renamed registry was formerly known as the Registry of the Canadian Stroke Network.

The OSN relies on RCSN data to monitor and evaluate stroke care in the province.

When the RCSN was originally established in 2001, data was collected from 21 hospitals across Canada.  Since 2003, data collection has primarily focused on Ontario patients, with ongoing funding support from Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

In a seamless transition, the OSN will continue to provide oversight and data storage while ICES is now responsible for data collection. Stroke researchers and the Canadian Stroke Network will continue to access the rich data to advance our understanding of stroke, toward the goal of Fewer Strokes. Better Outcomes.

The OSN is honoured to take up the baton, as custodians and leaders of this rich resource.