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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

Toronto, Ontario

When: Sunday April 24, 2016
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Northern District Library
40 Orchard View Blvd, M4R 1B9
Gwen Liu Meeting Room #200
Toronto, Ontario

We are very pleased that Dr. Angelika Hahn will come to speak to the group and answer questions. You are welcome to join us if you can. Please RSVP with Jane so that we can account for everyone. See you there!

Jane Field
Director | Toronto Liaison | jane.field@gbscidpcanada.org

Ottawa Educational Afternoon

When: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time: 1-5pm
Where: RA Centre – 2451, Riverside Dr.
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7

Registration Open: ** Limited Space**

This is your Ottawa Educational Afternoon. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Pierre Bourque and Dr. Elizabeth Pringle of the Canadian Medical Advisory Board will be presenting GBS, and CIDP and Variants. Linda Theoret, RN will will be presenting IVIG and SCig, and we will be announcing another presentation in just a few days. Of course we’ll end the afternoon with the ‘Ask the Expert’ workshop. A chance to direct questions to the entire medical panel. We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa!

See more details on pre-registration and registration.

Halifax Educational Afternoon

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time: 1:00-5:00pm
Where: Canadian Museum of Immigration – At Pier 21
1055 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS, B3H 4P7

Registration Open: ** Limited Space**

This is your Halifax Educational Afternoon. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy Benstead and Dr. Ian Grant will be presenting ‘CIDP and Variants’ and ‘GBS. We will be adding to the agenda in the coming days so check back here for updates. Of course we’ll end the afternoon with the ‘Ask the Expert’ workshop. A chance to direct questions to the entire medical panel. We look forward to seeing you in Halifax!

See more details on pre-registration and registration.


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.


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.


Leadership

Executive Director

Donna Hartlen

Officers

President

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

*Deceased


Contact Information

Kim Brooks, Albertakim.brooks@gbscidpcanada.org

Name Email
Jane Field, Greater Toronto Area jane.field@gbscidpcanada.org
Demetrios Strongolos, Ontario demetrios.strongolos@gbscidpcanada.org
Donna Hartlen, Eastern Ontario donna.hartlen@gbscidpcanada.org
Wilma Koopman, Southwestern Ontario Wilma.Koopman@lhsc.on.ca
Sharon Ratelle, Southwestern Ontario sharon.ratelle@gbscidpcanada.org
Sherry Nedjedly, British Columbia sherry.nejedly@gbscidpcanada.org
Deb Bernasky, Nova Scotia deb.bernasky@gbscidpcanada.org