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Contact Information
Office Phone 905-875-8474
Fax 905-849-0424
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Primary Contact Brittany Clark (currently on leave), Speech-Language Pathologist and Program Manager, Monarch House; Email:
Alternate Contact Vanessa Rotundo, Communicative Disorders Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator, Monarch House; Phone: 905-849-7993 ext 10713; Email:
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Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1984
Primary Executive Dayna O'Kelly, President
Alternate Executive Pat O'Kelly, Treasurer
Funding MH LHIN
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Provides conversation group therapy for people with aphasia, an acquired language disorder caused by stroke, brain injury or brain illness * follows a life participation approach - enhancing communication skills and quality of life of people with aphasia * sessions are facilitated by Speech-Language Pathologists and Communicative Disorders Assistants with the support of trained volunteers and students

The goal of the aphasia program is for group members to participate actively in conversation using a variety of communication strategies

A typical session may include:
  • discussing current events and expressing opinions
  • sharing life stories and events
  • activities that focus on functional conversation skills using a variety of modes including speech, gestures, facial expression, writing, drawing and reading to more effectively express and understand messages in conversation
  • supporting one another to develop skill and confidence in communicating
Hours Mon and Tue 9:30am-12noon
Meetings Weekly conversation groups at the MH LHIN Regional Learning Centre
Areas Served Brampton ; Burlington ; Milton ; Mississauga ; Oakville
Boundaries Brampton, Burlington, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville
Eligibility Varied types / severity of aphasia due to stroke or brain injury, e.g., Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), tumor * individuals must be medically stable and living in the community * willingness to participate in supportive conversation groups * demonstrate appropriate behaviour in a social group setting * No / minimal cognitive difficulties * client care needs (i.e., toileting, feeding, and arrangement of transportation) are met by client or caregiver
Application Self-referral, healthcare professionals, family members, caregivers * fill out referral (attached) and fax
Languages English
Fees Fees in Mississauga Halton LHIN covered by MH LHIN funding
Site Information
Site Location Oakville (Winston Park)
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
MH LHIN Regional Learning Centre (RLC)
2030 Bristol Circle, Room 202/205
Oakville, ON
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Intersection Winston Churchill Blvd and QEW
Mailing Address Monarch House 
1405 North Service Rd E, Unit 103 
Oakville, ON L6H 1A7
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Disabilities ; Health Care
HCSD Sub Heading Health & Physical Disabilities ; Health and Physical Disabilities
Service Categories Speech and Language Pathology ~ Brain Injuries ; Speech and Language Pathology ~ Communication Impairments ; Speech and Language Pathology ~ Stroke

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