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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 Support Group Meeting, Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 2 – 4pm

Northern District Library, Room 200 (Usual Room)

40 Orchard View Blvd (Near Yonge and Eglinton)


Family members and support persons welcome. There is no planned speaker at this meeting. We will share information and stories and personal experiences in small group discussions.


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



Jane Field

Director | GTA Liaison

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

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

1600 Attawandaron Rd, London, ON, N6G 3M6

*No At Door Registration



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  if you have any questions.

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



Calgary Support Group – Kick Off Meeting, April 30th 12-2pm

South Health Campus, Wellness Centre, Room 180006

4448 Front Street SE, Calgary, AB

On-Site Parking – $2.50 per half hour


Download Site Directions HERE!


Family members and support persons welcome. Please join us for our first Calgary support group meeting. Come meet others from the GBS-CIDP-MMN community. We’ll introduce ourselves, share information and stories, and personal experiences in small group discussions.


Please RSVP at email address below, as this will help with planning around number of attendees. Snack and refreshments provided.  Let me know if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you soon!




Kim Brooks

Director | Calgary Liaison

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