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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

Sunday January 22 from 2-4 pm at Northern District Library, room 200 (our usual room) 40 Orchard View Blvd. (near Yonge and Eglinton).

Come and Chat with a Neurologist:

Not just any neurologist, but Dr. Hans Katzberg from the Prosserman Family Neuromuscular Clinic at Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Katzberg trained at University of British Columbia, University of Toronto and at Stanford. He continues to research and teach at U of T while treating patients at UHN. He has a genuine demonstrated interest in GBS and CIDP and is a compassionate doctor to those in his care. He has volunteered to come and answer our questions and talk to us about our concerns in an informal setting.


So come with questions ready and learn from the questions that others have too. You will hear answers to questions you didn’t know you had. It promises to be an educational, informative afternoon in a relaxed environment.


Bring your partners, family members or friends and encourage them to bring their questions too.


Let me know if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you soon.



Jane Field, Director and Toronto Liaison

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