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The Oakville Strokers is a registered community charity for stroke survivors.  It is operated by an Advisory Board of Volunteers in close collaboration with the Town of Oakville Recreation and Culture Department and the Physiotherapy Department of the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

The program began in the spring of 1995 with 3 Participants and 4 Volunteers.  It has grown steadily and now has approximately 30 Participants and 50 Volunteers.

Join us. Together, we’ll make waves.

Take a look at our Programs and Schedule.

Find out how you can become a volunteer.

Support us by donating.


“I have been with Strokers for 10 years and this program has been important to my development and happiness over the years. I enjoy exercising in the water and I see the real progress after doing it. I enjoy meeting and being with the people in my group who I can call my friends, and I love playing games and attending the social events that come with being in the program.

– Pawel –

“Having a pool to learn how to walk better, was great at first. Then learning that I could float, gave me the confidence to learn to swim again. Today I don’t know where I would be without the guidance of the volunteers

– Anne-Marie –


Fill out our contact form and we'll be able to reach you by email.

Alternatively, you can reach

Diana Berriman
Program Director
905 842-8791

Pauline Huddlestone
Volunteer Representative
905 257-1829

Anne-Marie Hurley
(416) 895-4108


We welcome and greatly appreciate your donation.  Tax receipts are issued.
The Oakville Strokers’ Charitable Registration Number is 873037840 RR0001.

To donate, mail your cheque to:

The Oakville Strokers
c/o 142 Howell Road,
Oakville, ON L6H 5Z2


You can also donate to us using Canada Helps by following this link.

Very Special Donors

The Oakville Strokers wish to thank the following people for their financial support.


The Grieve Family

The Rev’ Ian Grieve had a stroke in 1993. He was the first participant, together with his friend and volunteer, Pam Arnold, to set the ground-work for the start of The Oakville Strokers in 1995. That year, there were 3 participants and 4 volunteers. Ian, as well as benefitting from the program, also sat on the Advisory Board as the Participant Representative.



The Oakville Strokers gratefully acknowledges the financial support of  the Pauline and Don Smith Family Foundation, funds held within the Oakville Community Foundation, a registered charitable public foundation serving the Oakville community. 




The Oakville Strokers are also grateful to the many individuals and friends for their generous and ongoing financial support, and to the teachers of Fern Hill School. Oakville Campus, for their faithful support as pool volunteers.

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