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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

ONTARIO

 

London Educational Event, Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 12:15 – 4:30pm 

Spaces Left Call 1-647-560-6842

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

1600 Attawandaron Rd, London, ON, N6G 3M6

*No At Door Registration

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The foundation is pleased to announce registration is open for the London, Ontario Educational Event. Come join us at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. Patients, caregivers, friends, and medical professionals are welcome to register. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kurt Kimpinski and Dr. T Doherty are confirmed presenters with more TBA. For the registration form and agenda, click here to download!

 

Please call 1-647-560-6842 or email info@gbscidpcanada.org  if you have any questions.

Register early!! First come first serve due to venue size. See you there !!

 

ALBERTA

Edmonton Educational Event, Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 12:15 – 4:30pm **Registration Open

Glenrose Rehabilitation Centre, Conf Room A

10230-111 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T5G 0B7

*No At Door Registration

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The foundation is pleased to announce registration is open for the Edmonton, Alberta Educational Event. Come join us at Glenrose Rehabilitation Centre. Patients, caregivers, friends, and medical professionals are welcome to register. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Zaeem Siddiqi, Dr. Douglas Zochodne, and Dr. Cecile Phan are our confirmed presenters. For the registration form and agenda, click here to download!

 

Please call 1-647-560-6842 or email info@gbscidpcanada.org  if you have any questions.

Register early!! First come first serve due to venue size. See you there !!

 


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.


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

 

Founding Director

Susan Keast

*Deceased


Contact Information

Name Email
Kim Brooks, Alberta kim.brooks@gbscidpcanada.org
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