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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

Ottawa Support Group Meeting for GBS/CIDP/MMN and variant Patients and families

Dominion-Chalmers United Church at 355 Cooper Street

Room Woodside Hall


Saturday, November 12, 2016


Contact: Linda Paul, Ottawa Liaison 613-237-5581


There will be a meeting for GBS/CIDP patients, friends and family on Saturday, November 12, at 9:45.  The meeting will be at Dominion-Chalmers United Church at 355 Cooper Street.  The church is on O’Connor between Lisgar and Cooper Streets.  The parking lot and entrance is on Lisgar Street.  The building is accessible and there is a parking lot as well as street parking.


Asmaa Rouabhi, RD, Wellbeing Counsellor, will be speaking to attendees about nutrition.


There will be coffee and tea and baked goods for sale by the church ($1 for most items). Please arrive 9:45 – 10:00 to the Woodside Hall and then we will go to another room to meet.


Hope you can make it,

Linda Paul

GBS/CIDP Foundation Liaison


Toronto Area GBS/CIDP/MMN and variants Support Group Meeting and Potluck

Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd. (near Yonge and Eglinton)

Room # 224 – note that we will be in a different room this time.

Sunday, Dec 4, 2016

2-4pm (arrive any time after 1:30, but do not come earlier than that as the doors will be locked and I don’t want anyone waiting in the cold!)

Contact: Jane Field, Toronto Liaison, Director  email:

Some street parking is available in the area as well as a pay lot next to the library.

Bring food to share, (but please don’t worry if you can’t; just come!)

Bring stories to share, questions to ask, information to share.

Bring a friend or family member(s).

Bring ideas for future group activities.


See you there!


Jane Field

Toronto Liaison and Director

GBS/CIDP Foundation of Canada 

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
Rami Massie, MD
Elizabeth Pringle, MD
Zaeem Siddiqi, MD
Jiri Vajsar, MD
Chris White, 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