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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.

Donate Now Through!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

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.


Truro, Nova Scotia – Sunday, October 26, 2014

You are invited to a support group meeting for GBS/CIDP and their variants! It will be held on Sunday October 26th from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Atlantic Superstore Truro.

There is an elevator on site and light refreshments will be provided. Caregivers and family welcome!

It will be a time to meet/greet/share stories as an informal get-together!

Hope you can make it and stay as long (or as short) as you are able!


Montreal, Quebec – Saturday, November 15, 2014

Autoimmune Neuromuscular Diseases Education Conference to be held at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital 12:30 to 4:30 pm and hosted by Muscular Dystrophy Quebec.

GBS/CIDP Foundation of Canada has been invited by Muscular Dystrophy Quebec to meet patients and be part of the day’s agenda. Local liaisons hope to see you there!

For registration and event details, please see the event invitation.

Simultaneous translation available.

Presented by videoconference at the Chu de Québec (1401, 18e rue, room P‐0132)


Executive Director

Donna Hartlen


President and Regional Director

Gail Kammer

Vice President

Sherry Nejedly


Gail Kammer

Honorary Board

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

Board of Directors

Deb Bernasky
Denis Dupuis
Gail Kammer
Wilma Koopman
Sherry Nejedly
Sharon Ratelle
Ivan Sheppard
Barbara Sherman
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
Gail Kammer, Saskatchewan
Denis Dupuis, Manitoba
Barbara Sherman, Ontario
Demetrios Strongolos, Ontario
Donna Hartlen, Eastern Ontario
Wilma Koopman, Southwestern Ontario
Sharon Ratelle, Southwestern Ontario
Sherry Nedjedly, British Columbia
Deb Bernasky, Nova Scotia
Ivan Sheppard, Newfoundland