Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program (ACDP)

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Our Mission

   Improve communication
   Enhance quality of life
   Support independence
   Encourage participation in
       community life   
   Provide communicative access

We are a community of:

  • Adults with aphasia and related acquired communication disabilities and their families
  • Trained and dedicated volunteers
  • Communicative Disorders Assistants
  • Speech Language Pathologists and Social Workers

ACDP participants and staffAphasia and Communication Disabilities Program

  • Offers services and mutual aid groups for people living with aphasia and other communication disabilities caused by stroke, brain injury, or brain illness.
  • Is designed to help clients more fully participate in community life.
  • Encourages the support and involvement of local citizens and professionals.
  • Promotes aphasia awareness.
  • Advocates for communicative access, education and research
  • Gives a voice to clients in the global aphasia community.


The York-Durham Aphasia Centre was established in Stouffville, Ontario in 1989 with a grant from Health and Welfare Canada. 

With funding from Ontario Ministry of Health (currently Central LHIN) we expanded our programs and services.

We now serve:

  • York and Simcoe regions
  • Durham region
  • Peterborough area
  • The GTA

In 2010, York-Durham Aphasia Centre merged with March of Dimes Canada and has now become the Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program.

Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Referral Application (PDF)Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Referral Application​ (PDF)

Watch Living with Aphasia video​


MODC Aphasia Services - Contact Us

Main office
March of Dimes Canada 
Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program  
13311 Yonge St., Suite 202
Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4E 3L6
(905) 773-7758 ext. 6216


Maple Health Centre
10424 Keele St.
Maple, Ontario, L6A 2L1
(905) 303-0133 ext. 73672
[Wednesdays only]

Newmarket Health Centre
194 Eagle St.
Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 1J6
(905) 895-3628 ext. 73418
[Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays only]

Northminster United Church
300 Sunset Boulevard
Peterborugh, Ontario, K9H 5L3
(705) 761-8844
[Thursdays only​]

Parkview Village
12184 Ninth Line
Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 3N6
(905) 904-0674

[Thursdays only​]


9401 Jane St.
Vaughan, Ontario, L6A 4H7

(905) 773-7758 ext. 6277

[Tuesdays only]

Westminster United Church
1850 Rossland Rd. East
Whitby, Ontario, L1N 3P2
(705) 761-8844
[Mondays and Fridays only]

For absences or inquiries
please contact
the Main office
 the specific program location 

This program is funded by the Central LHIN

Ontario Central Local Health Integration Network



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