Contact Information
Alternate Name Community Aphasia Program ; CV19 ; St Josephs Health Centre ; WWRAP
Office Phone 519-824-6000
Fax 519 767-3442
Social Media Twitter
Primary Contact Brandy Nellis, Director, Community Support Services; Phone: 519-824-6000 ext 4209
Site Location One block east of Edinburgh Rd N and one block south of Speedvale Ave W
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
100 Westmount Rd
Guelph, ON N1H 5H8
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Mailing Address c/o Antonella DiRenzo Samson, Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinical Lead, Aphasia Program
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Currently no in-person groups at this site due to COVID-19. Virtual groups offered to program clients. 
Community outreach program that assists people with aphasia to engage and participate in conversation using supportive communication techniques * group sessions facilitated by speech-language pathologist, communicative disorders assistant and social worker * education and support for caregivers 
**Part of the Integrated Care Pathway for Stroke, in cooperation with Adult Day Programs. 
**Does not offer individual speech-language therapy and is not available to residents in long term care facilities
Hours Hours vary * conversation groups are scheduled once a week - see website for schedule of times and locations
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility People with aphasia resulting from stroke or brain injury 
* people who have completed or nearly completed their inpatient or outpatient course of therapy with a speech-language pathologist 
* people with aphasia that is likely to remain the same or improve 
* people who are able to participate in groups and maintain attention for longer periods of time
Application Referrals accepted by phone at 519-824-6000 ext 4357, or fax at 519-767-3442 by completing the Waterloo Wellington Regional Aphasia Program Referral Sheet available on the website * self referrals and referrals from community partners (Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network, hospitals, Community Support Services (CSS) agencies)
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network
Service Categories Caregiver Counselling ~ Communication Impairments ; Speech and Language Pathology ~ Brain Injuries ; Speech and Language Pathology ~ Stroke