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


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.


Whitby and Area Support Group Meeting – Saturday Sep 23, 2017   

1:15 PM to 3:15 PM

Whitby Central Library

405 Dundas St W, Whitby, ON L1N 6A1


Join us for our Greater Toronto Area East Kick off support group meeting! Introductions and casual group discussion will be the agenda for this first meeting. Light refreshments will be provided. Patients, family, and friends are welcome!

Please RSVP to the email address below for planning purposes.  See you in September!


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
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
Kim Brooks, Alberta
 Jane Field, Greater Toronto Area
Demetrios Strongolos, Ontario
Wilma Koopman, Southwestern Ontario
Sherry Nedjedly, British Columbia