GBS/CIDP Foundation of Canada


Mission Statement

GBS/CIDP Foundation of Canada improves the quality of life for individuals and families affected with GBS, CIDP & Variants.

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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, 2-4pm, Sunday, Dec 3, 2017

Northern District Library, Rm 224, 40 Orchard View Blvd (near Yonge and Eglington)


 Arrive any time after 1:30 (note: the library doesn’t open until 1:30 and we don’t want anyone waiting in the cold) 

This meeting will be a potluck lunch. We don’t have kitchen facilities so don’t bring anything that needs to be heated. Bring your own plate if you’d like to be environmentally friendly, but I’ll bring some paper ones for anyone who forgets. I will provide tea and coffee and juice.


Bring stories and information to share. This will be a very informal gathering. Family, friends and supporters are most welcome. Come and share your experiences with GBS, CIDP, or MMN and variants. Learn from what others have been through and share tips and ideas.


Please email me if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you soon. 

Please RSVP to Jane: 

Jane Field

Toronto Liaison and Director

GBS/CIDP Foundation of Canada



St. Catharines and Area Support Group Meeting – In planning stages


The foundation is helping to plan a new local support meeting in the St. Catharines area, which is being coordinated by local GBS and CIDP volunteers. Please send an email to if you are interested in attending and we’ll add you to the email list.


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.

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


Howard Huss

Vice President

Sherry Nejedly

Honorary Board

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

Board of Directors

Kim Brooks
Jane Field
Howard Huss
Marilyn Rose
Wilma Koopman
Sherry Nejedly
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



Contact Information

Name Email
General Information
 Jane Field, Greater Toronto Area
Demetrios Strongolos, Ontario
Wilma Koopman, Southwestern Ontario
Sherry Nedjedly, British Columbia