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Mission Statement

GBS/CIDP Foundation of Canada improves the quality of life for individuals and families affected with GBS, CIDP & Variants.

Guillain-Barré Syndrome Foundation of Canada Inc. is a registered Canadian charity.
Registration number 887327906RR0001

3100 Garden St
PO Box 80060 RPO Rossland Garden
Whitby, ON
L1R 0H1

Phone: 1 (647) 560-6842

Patient Stories’

Recent GBS diagnosis? Read Story of 6 Sisters.

Upcoming Events

Summer Picnic – Toronto, ON August 14, 2016 from noon-3pm

Hi everyone:

We will definitely be having a Toronto GBS/CIDP Summer Picnic on Sunday August 14th from 12-3 pm.
Bring your families and supporters. Bring your own picnic lunch. I will provide tea and coffee and some cold drinks and fruit and cookies.

The address is:
St. Matthew’s Clubhouse
450 Broadview Ave (at Langley)

It is situated in Riverdale Park just north of Bridgepoint Hospital about two blocks north of Gerrard. By TTC take the Gerrard Streetcar to Broadview and walk north. Or take any streetcar southbound from Broadview Subway Station and get off at Langley. If you are driving there is free parking on both sides of Broadview on a Sunday and also on side streets around. Wheeltrans can stop right outside the clubhouse on Broadview Avenue. There is no distance to walk at all as the building fronts right onto Broadview.

Let me know if you have any questions.
I look forward to seeing you there!
(Jane Field, Toronto Liaison and Director GBS/CIDP Foundation of Canada)

Summer Picnic – Ottawa, ON August 20, 2016, 11:30am

Would you like to get together with some other people in the Ottawa area who have GBS or CIDP?  I am planning a picnic at Strathcona Park (on Range Road) on August 20.  There is a large parking lot and there are picnic tables close to the parking lot.  This will be a meet and greet to get to know others in our area.  If you are able, bring some finger food (veggies, munchies, etc), a drink and a chair.  If this is not possible (we all have limits), I will be bringing sandwiches and plates and there are picnic tables.

Please let me know if you can make it and if you are bringing anything by August 16.

Linda Paul | Ottawa Liaison

(613) 237-5581

News Release

Canadian Centre of Excellence, United Health Network| Sick Kids | Toronto General Hospital issues a Zika-GBS link Canadian Statement, March 31, 2016. For the latest World Health Organization update, please visit: WHO. Read the latest press release here.

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Articles of Interest

“GBS/CIDP Foundation of Canada is pleased to communicate the availability of the Octapharma Canada Inc. developed ‘My IVIG Infusion Diary’, a Free Mobile App, which is available for patients receiving Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Therapy…”  Read More Here

Vision Statement

The Canadian Foundation continues to support patients & families, & to be recognized as the Canadian resource for GBS, CIDP, & variants. Until a cure is found, we will increase public awareness by educating both the professional & lay communities, & we will raise funds for the research & treatment of the above mentioned disorders.


Executive Director

Donna Hartlen



Demetrios Strongolos

Secretary Treasurer

Sharon Ratelle

Vice President

Sherry Nejedly

Honorary Board

Larry Brenneman*
Dr. Tom Feasby
Serge Payer
Dr. Kenneth Shonk

Board of Directors

Deb Bernasky
Kim Brooks
Jane Field
Wilma Koopman
Sherry Nejedly
Sharon Ratelle
Demetrios Strongolos

Medical Advisory Board

Steven Baker, MD
Brenda Banwell, MD
Timothy Benstead, MD
Pierre Bourque, MD
Vera Bril, MD
Kristine Chapman, MD
Colin Chalk, MD
Angela Genge, MD
Gillian Gibson, MD
Angelika Hahn, MD
Hans Katzberg. MD
Kurt Kimpinski, MD
Elizabeth Pringle, MD
Zaeem Siddiqi, MD
Jiri Vajsar, MD
Douglas Zochodne, MD

Founding Director

Susan Keast


Contact Information

Name Email
Kim Brooks, Alberta
Jane Field, Greater Toronto Area
Demetrios Strongolos, Ontario
Donna Hartlen, Eastern Ontario
Wilma Koopman, Southwestern Ontario
Sharon Ratelle, Southwestern Ontario
Sherry Nedjedly, British Columbia
Deb Bernasky, Nova Scotia