Health and Diseases
A Loving Spoonful believes that no one living with AIDS/HIV should live with hunger. We are a volunteer driven organization that delivers free, nutritious meals to men, women and children living with AIDS/HIV upon referral by their physician.
Aberdeen Health and Community Services Foundation (Local: Brantford, ON)
A charitable organization providing quality community-based health and support services that meet client/family needs and exceed customer expectations. We strive to provide service that enhances quality of life and is accessible to all.
ABOVAS (Local: Pointe-Claire, QC)
ABOVAS offers an accompanied-transport service to vulnerable people living in the West Island on the island of Montreal, Québec. Our volunteer companions drive them, stay with them and bring them back home. We prioritize recurring treatments, cancer for example.
ACCÉSSS (Alliance des communautés culturelles pour l’égalité dans la santé et les services sociaux) (Regional: Montreal, QC)
A federation of community groups committed to improving the accessibility and adaptation of healthcare and social services to meet the needs of Quebec’s ethnocultural communities. Our membership of 65 organizations has as its mission to facilitate the integration of all ethnocultural communities in Quebec.
Acclaim Health (Regional: Oakville, ON)
A charitable organization that offers a variety of health and care programs, including community support services. Our volunteers enrich the lives of frail or isolated seniors and/or adults, through support and friendship, during friendly visits or telephone conversations.
Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada (National)
The mission of the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada is to improve the lives of Canadians suffering from these two common skin conditions by raising awareness and providing independent, reputable information. Rosacea information can be found at their second website.
Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada (ANAC) (National: Edmonton, AB)
A patient-headed, peer support group that supports and informs patients diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, a benign brain tumour affecting the function of the inner ear.
An ethnoracial community mental health centre that provides a range of supports and services to people of colour who are experiencing mental health problems. We provide a holistic approach to dealing with mental health problems.
Action CIND is a non-profit organization with a vision to advance the recognition, empathy, treatment and support services for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND) by raising awareness, advancing research, developing education, providing information and support services and collaborating with other organizations in Canada and internationally. Action CIND is focused on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity/Environmental Sensitivities (MCS/ES).
African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (Regional: Toronto, ON)
The African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO) is made up of organizations and individuals committed to HIV prevention, education, advocacy, research, treatment, care and support for African and Caribbean communities in Ontario. At least two-thirds of the voting members must be African and Caribbean people.
After Breast Cancer (Regional: Toronto, ON)
The After Breast Cancer program helps women with limited financial resources recovering from breast cancer to regain their confidence by providing them with bras, camisoles and/or prostheses at no cost to them.
African Aid International (AAI) (International: Toronto, ON)
AAI supplies children and schools in Guinea with educational technology as well as free vocational classes, aiming to give them the skills vital to succeeding in today’s global economy. AAI also runs free dental clinics and provides dental hygiene supplies to the people of Guinea.
Our mission: to reduce the harm associated with HIV and AIDS for all individuals and communities in the Calgary region.
Works to promote the health and well being of persons living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS (PHA) in Nova Scotia.
Their mission is to prevent the spread of new HIV infection through education, provide support to those living with HIV or AIDS, and network with related groups while advocating for social and political change.
AIDS Community Care Montreal (Local: Montreal, QC)
ACCM is a community organization working to enhance the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS, to prevent HIV transmission, and to promote community awareness and action.
AIDS New Brunswick (Regional: Fredericton, NB)
AIDS New Brunswick is a provincial organization committed to facilitating community-based responses to the issues of HIV/AIDS. The aim is to promote and support the health and well-being of persons living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in New Brunswick.
AIDS Moncton (Local: Moncton, NB)
AIDS Moncton’s focus and mission is to improve the quality of life of those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and to reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
AIDS PEI (Regional)
This organization works to create supportive environments for persons living with HIV/AIDS, to increase public understanding of the impact of HIV/AIDS, and to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS in Prince Edward Island.
Exists to alleviate individual and collective vulnerability to HIV and AIDS through care and support, education, advocacy and research. Working within a population health framework, AV provides a variety of programs and services and outreach and educational services including the PARC Library – the largest publicly accessible collection on HIV/AIDS in western Canada.
The organization offers education, client services, and street outreach programs on Vancouver Island.
The Alberta Cancer Foundation supports the cancer care, research and treatment facilities of the Alberta Cancer Board.
Alberta Childrens’ Hospital Foundation (Regional: Calgary, AB)
The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation is a leading health care fundraising organization in Calgary. As the fundraising body for the Alberta Children’s Hospital, all money raised by the foundation is invested in the hospital and child health needs in this region.
Alberta Diabetes Foundation (Regional: Edmonton, AB)
A focused and effective team of volunteers, scientists, and professionals who raise money to fund world-leading research in search of a cure for the diabetes epidemic.
Alberta Food Matters (AFM) (Regional: Edmonton, AB)
AFM’s vision is to have all people in Alberta have access to healthy food, as close to home as possible. AFM fosters leadership, relationships, and actions that reconnect people, land, food. They grow through community development, evidence, policy development, building skills and understanding, programs/ workshops.
Alberta Lymphedema Association (ALA) (Regional: Calgary, AB)
The Alberta Lymphedema Association (ALA) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that works to empower affected individuals and their families to help manage this condition. ALA works from the patient standpoint. The mission of the Alberta Lymphedema Association is to optimize health for lymphedema patients through education and support, and increase awareness of lymphedema within the medical community and the general public of Alberta.
Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention (APCCP) (Regional: Edmonton, AB)
The APCCP represents a broad range of practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and community organizations who have come together to coordinate efforts, generate evidence and advocate for policy change in order to reduce chronic disease in Alberta.
A national organization dedicated to helping allergic individuals and their families cope with everything from the sniffles and sneezes of hayfever to life-threatening food allergies and asthma.
Alli’s Journey (National: Toronto, ON)
Alli’s Journey raises money for the young adult cancer population. They support the courageous young people who are battling the disease by funding research specific to the cancers that target this population and assisting various community resources that provide critical care, counselling, and assistance to young adults who are fighting the disease.
Alliance Hospice (Local: Toronto, ON)
This organization supports people with life-threatening and terminal illnesses who wish to be cared for in the comfort of their own home, and their families, including anticipatory and post-bereavement grief counselling.
The ALS Society of Canada is the national voluntary health organization dedicated to supporting research towards a cure for ALS and to supporting ALS Partners in their provision of quality care for persons affected by ALS.
Alternative Residences Alternatives Inc. (Local: Moncton, NB)
Alternative Residences Alternatives Inc. (since 1984) is the largest charitable organization in Moncton, NB providing shelter, support services and amenities for individuals dealing with mental illness. The organization works collaboratively, with individualized assessment, and is recovery-oriented.
Alzheimer’s Foundation for Caregiving in Canada Inc. (National: Richmond Hill, ON)
This organization is a not-for-profit foundation comprised of member organizations across Canada dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their caregivers, families and health professionals. They also raise public awareness about the disease.
Alzheimer Groupe Inc. (A.G.I.) (Local: Montreal, QC)
Alzheimer Groupe Inc. (A.G.I.) is a nonprofit organization serving individuals and families coping with Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders in the greater Montreal area. They offer one-on-one consultations to families and diagnosed individuals; support groups for spouses and adult children; the Aisenstadt Activity Centre, which is open daily for diagnosed individuals; training for caregivers and professionals; and education and outreach.
Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories (ASANT) (Regional: Edmonton, AB)
ASANT brings awareness to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias; helps alleviate the personal and social consequences of the disease; provides education and support programs; and, promotes and funds research into the cause, prevention and cure.
Alzheimer Society of B.C. (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is dedicated to helping anyone concerned with or facing dementia have the confidence and skills to maintain quality of life, to ensuring that public policy and perceptions reflect the issues and reality, and to securing funding for support and research. They provide varied programs and services, including dementia education, caregiver support and resource and referral information through their resource centres and Dementia Helpline.
The latest information on Alzheimer Disease, care, research and Society programs to help Canadians affected by Alzheimer Disease.
Alzheimer Society Lanaudiere (Local: Joliette, QC)
This organization provides support for families and people diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease through art therapy, consultations, activity day centres, and in-home respite programs. They also provide professional education training sessions, multi-cultural programs, and public awareness conferences.
Alzheimer Society Niagara Region (Local: St. Catherine’s, ON)
This organization works to advocate for people with dementia and their care partners, and provide access to a diverse range of appropriate resources and supports.
Alzheimer Society Niagara Foundation (Local: St. Catherine’s, ON)
The Alzheimer Society Niagara Foundation is strongly committed to financially sustaining the service needs of the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region in ways that are positive, meaningful and engaging.
This organization exists to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders and to promote research in Thunder Bay and surrounding areas. To accomplish this, it provides the latest information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, care, and Society programs including counselling and support.
Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington (Local: Guelph, ON)
This organization works to improve the quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, their families and those who provide care. Their services include a resource centre, educational programs, the Volunteer Companion Program, Safely Home Alzheimer Wandering Registry, support groups, individual one-on-one support and advocacy for any person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia or their family members.
Alzheimer Society of Montreal (Local: Montreal, QC)
This organization provides support for families and people diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease through art therapy, consultations, activity day centres, and in-home respite programs. They also provide professional education training sessions, multi-cultural programs, and public awareness conferences. Their services are fully bilingual.
The goal of the AFC is to provide scientifically based information to promote improved treatment and management of anaphylaxis that will help improve the life of the anaphylactic individual and ultimately lead to a cure.
Answering TTP (Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) Foundation (National: Toronto, ON)
Answering TTP (Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) Foundation is a national non-profit and registered charity. The foundation connects TTP patients and supporters pursuing common goals: furthering TTP research, finding safer treatment options, and providing education and patient support.
Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba, Inc. (ADAM) (Reginal: Winnipeg, MB)
The Mission of the Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba, Inc. is to lessen the impact of anxiety disorders upon all Manitobans. ADAM provides educational workshops, presentations and events; referrals, support groups, peer support and cognitive behavior programs throughout Manitoba.
Our mandate is to inform the public about aplastic anemia and myelodysplasia, provide a nationwide support network for patients, families and medical professionals, support Canadian Blood Services blood programs and the Unrelated Bone Marrow Registry and raise funds for medical research.
ART at HEART (Regional: Vaughan, ON)
ART at HEART is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing complimentary art programs to hospitals and senior homes to improve psychological wellbeing of people with debilitating diseases and conditions.
ART for AIDS International (International: London, ON)
Art for AIDS International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. By engaging students through art and HIV/AIDS awareness workshops, Art for AIDS International fosters a perspective of hope and passion for tomorrow’s leaders while providing direct support to not-for-profit organizations throughout Africa.
Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (ARC) (National: Vancouver, BC)
ARC’s mission is to conduct practical research into the prevention, treatment, and self-management of arthritis for Canadians.
The Arthritis Society is Canada’s only not-for-profit organization devoted solely to funding and promoting arthritis research, programs and patient care. Visit our Web site to learn about the various types of arthritis, treatments, programs and services.
Asante Centre for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (Regional: Maple Ridge, BC)
A not-for-profit society whose vision is to create compassionate and knowledgeable communities that work together to prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), and to support persons and families affected by FAS to reach their full potential.
The Ascenta Foundation for Health and Education Outreach (International: British Columbia)
A registered charity that promotes health and well-being to communities in developing countries that have limited access to healthcare. They provide individuals with urgent medical, dental, optometric, and surgical services through health missions that last three to five days.
We provide HIV/AIDS prevention education programs and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS in the East and Southeast Asian communities. Services are provided in English and in various Asian languages including Chinese, Filipino & Vietnamese. Our services are confidential and free.
AssistList.ca (Regional: Greater Vancouver, BC)
AssistList is a completely free, Greater Vancouver based, non-profit service platform that focuses on increasing accessibility to price friendly and free home health equipment for seniors, as well as those who are looking to buy, sell or donate their unused equipment. We understand that health equipment can be very expensive and we want to do some good in the community by giving people another means of attaining access to health equipment.
Associated Medical Services, Inc. is a charitable organization which supports scholarly research and collaborative programs in the broad field of medical and health education.
Association des personnes ACVA-TCC du BSL (Regional: Rimouski QC)
L’association des personnes ACCIDENTÉES CÉRÉBRO-VASCULAIRES, APHASIQUES ET TRAUMATISÉES CRANIO-CÉRÉBRALES du BAS SAINT-LAURENT = ACVA-TCC du BSL est un organisme du milieu qui s’est donné comme mandat de: regrouper les personnes accidentées cérébraux vasculaires, aphasiques et traumatisées cranio-cérébrales et leurs proches afin de briser l’isolement; supporter ces personnes dans leurs démarches d’intégration sociale; promouvoir et représenter l’intérêt de ces personnes; informer et sensibiliser la population sur la problématique de ces personnes.
Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI) (National: Calgary, AB)
Works to improve the quality of life of individuals with an acquired brain injury through long-term personalized rehabilitation.
Association pour la santé environnementale du Québec – Environmental Health Association of Quebec (ASEQ-EHAQ) (Regional: Quebec)
The mission of the organization is to provide resources and help to people suffering from environmental sensitivities and to promote education and awareness about this chronic, environmentally-provoked health condition that can become disabling. Environmental sensitivities can be caused by one large exposure or several smaller exposures to chemicals and or other incitants commonly found in our environment.
A national volunteer-based organization devoted to enhancing the quality of life of people living with asthma and to eliminating the disorder. Its program includes public education, funding research, a quarterly newsletter, volunteer and support groups and camps for children with asthma.
The Centre is one of five centres of excellence established across Canada to promote research on women’s health in Canada and direct more attention to the health concerns of Canadian women.
Provides support and information to those affected and their families in Ontario.
Started in 1974, the society is a parent base directed society providing support to people with autism and their families in British Columbia and Yukon.
Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador (Regional: St. John’s, NL)
A nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to fostering the development of individualized, lifelong, community-based supports and services for persons with autism spectrum disorder. They are committed to the promotion of acceptance, independence, productivity and opportunities for inclusion in all facets of life for persons with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
The Banting Research Foundation supports young, promising Canadian researchers at the outset of their careers, doing a broad range of basic medical research. Since 1925, our grants have been instrumental in launching the careers of many scientists who have gone on to make medical discoveries that have impacted global health. These include the purification of the anti-blood clotting agent, heparin, and the creation of the heart pacemaker.
Baycrest Foundation (Local: Toronto, ON)
Baycrest Foundation’s mission is to enrich the quality of life of their community by supporting programs and services that promote excellence in care, research and education in the field of aging.
because i can project (National)
This organization’s mission is to eliminate the wait for a life-saving organ transplant in Canada by campaigning for registrations within the current provincial systems and supporting the establishment of a more efficient national registry.
Bladder Cancer Canada (BCC) (National: Toronto, ON)
BCC is a national, registered charitable nonprofit corporation that has helped untold numbers of bladder cancer patients and their caregivers to cope with this disease. BCC works to build awareness, support and research to create a world where bladder cancer is just a memory.
BLUSH: Bold Learning for Understanding Sexual Health (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
Run by Vancouver Coastal Health, the BLUSH team of Youth Educators deliver workshops on Sexual Health, Healthy Relationships, and Media Literacy to high school students across Vancouver and Richmond.
Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) (National: Ottawa, ON)
This organization’s mandate is to improve the quality of life for all Canadians affected by acquired brain injury and promote its prevention. BIAC is dedicated to the facilitation of post-trauma research, education and advocacy in partnership with national, provincial/territorial and regional associations and other stakeholders.
BIAN works to assist persons living with the effects of brain injury, improve their potential and enhance their quality of life. Our motto is ASPIRE: Advocacy and Awareness; Support; Prevention; Information and Referral; Recreational Opportunities and Education.
Brain Injury Association of Waterloo – Wellington (Local: Kitchener, ON)
The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington is dedicated to providing social activities and resources to individuals and the families of those individuals who are suffering from an acquired brain injury.
BTFC is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support services to those affected by brain tumors, educating the public and funding brain tumor research.
With roots in the southwestern Ontario communities of Sarnia-Point Edward, its mandate is to fund breast cancer research emphasizing the detection, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer as well as to ultimately find a cure.
A survivor driven group formed in December, 1994, it voices the unique concerns and needs of people living with breast cancer, and works to change the legacy of breast cancer through networking, support, education and research.
Breast Cancer Action Ottawa (Local: Ottawa, ON)
This organization is a support and resource centre serving those in the Ottawa community living with a breast cancer diagnosis. Their programs include: Fitness, Peer Support, Support Group, Dragon Boat Team, The Kelly Project, Mastectomy Bra Program, Preoperative workshops with the Women’s Breast Health Centre and Lymphedema Education.
This foundation supports Bridgepoint Health, an organization dedicated to complex, chronic care. The foundation raises funds for research, teaching, and care, thereby assisting people with complex chronic disease and disability.
British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) (Regional: Victoria, BC)
The British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) is an award-winning, provincial, not-for-profit, charitable society serving the unique and diverse health, disability and health information, resource and support service needs of the Aboriginal population of British Columbia. BCANDS is a “stand alone” organization and the only organization of its type in Canada.
BC Alliance for Healthy Living (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
The BC Alliance for Healthy Living came together in 2003 with a mission to improve the health of British Columbians. Through leadership and collaborative action, BCAHL advances health promoting policies, programs and environments that support the physical and mental well-being of British Columbians. As an advocacy group, we work with government and hold them accountable to promote wellness and prevent chronic disease.
As the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in British Columbia, this organization enables donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that directly impacts improvements to cancer care for patients in BC.
BC Epilepsy Society (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
A provincial organization that provides support and information to people living with epilepsy and awareness campaigns to the general public.
A grassroots, volunteer organization dedicated to the advancement of health promotion through sustainable funding, community empowerment and self-determination. Site includes funding framework for communities, articles, news and events.
BC Lupus Society (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
The Lupus Society is a registered charitable organization dedicated to providing lupus education, public awareness, scientific research, community outreach, and advocacy. Their focus is on improving the lives of those affected by lupus through a wide variety of support services.
BC Lymphedema Association (BCLA) (Regional: Burnaby, BC)
BCLA is the provincial resource for promoting healthy and hopeful living with lymphedema by providing education, awareness, and available treatment/management options. They partner with all Canadian lymphedema groups in advocating for better services for all Canadians living with lymphedema.
BC Neurofibromatosis Foundation (BCNF) (Regional: Victoria, BC)
The British Columbia Neurofibromatosis Foundation is committed to empowering and improving the lives of individuals and families affected by Neurofibromatosis. The BCNF provides information and support services, promotes awareness, and funds research to improve treatment and find a cure.
The only facility in BC devoted exclusively to the health of women. In addition to being one of the country’s busiest maternity hospitals, we also provide a broad range of specialized health services including, breast health, substance dependency, and osteoporosis. The Foundation provides vital funding for capital equipment, research and training.
Dedicated to empowering persons living with HIV disease and AIDS through mutual support and collective action. BCPWA is Western Canada’s largest AIDS organization with a membership of over 4000 individuals and groups.
A province-wide, volunteer-based organization dedicated to supporting families and people with serious and persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia, educating the public, raising funds for research, and advocating for better mental health services.
Burnaby Hospital Foundation (Local: Burnaby, BC)
Established in 1982 to serve the health care needs of people working and living in Burnaby and East Vancouver, we provide funds to Burnaby Hospital to purchase critically needed life-saving equipment for all areas of the hospital.
Calgary Association of Self Help (Local: Calgary, AB)
A community mental health rehabilitation centre that provides client-centered, flexible services promoting the abilities of adults with mental illness. This is accomplished through our rehabilitation, counselling and social/leisure programs.
Calgary Health Trust (Local: Calgary, AB)
The Calgary Health Trust connects donor passions with health care needs. Together they are touching lives every day by raising funds for enhanced technology, programs and services at the Foothills Medical Centre, Peter Lougheed Centre, Rockyview General Hospital, Women’s Health and Carewest continuing care centres.
Calgary Silver Linings Foundation (Local: Calgary, AB)
Calgary Silver Linings Foundation bridges gaps in accessibility and care of eating disorders in Alberta. They provide support groups for individuals and families struggling with eating disorders.
Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS) (Local: Calgary, AB)
Through integrated health care, education and housing services, CUPS empowers people to overcome the challenges of poverty and reach their full potential. CUPS helps individuals, families and communities thrive.
Camp Jumoke (National: Toronto, ON)
Camp Jumoke’s mission is to enrich the lives of children living with Sickle Cell Disease and its complications, one child at a time. Our primary mandate is to provide children with the opportunity to attend summer camp at our host camp, Camp Wenonah in beautiful Bracebridge, Ontario, for two weeks every summer; this is at little or no expense to their families.
Camp Moomba (National: Vancouver, BC)
Established in 1997, Camp Moomba is a specialized summer camp program for kids age 6 – 17 who are impacted by HIV/AIDS. Many of the children that attend Camp Moomba are confronted by similar issues in their lives, many live in difficult socio-economic situations. By coming together each year they are able to find the type of support that can only come from understanding.
Camp Winston operates a residential recreational summer programme for campers diagnosed with complex Tourette syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder, learning disabilities and autism. Camp Winston also provides behaviour management and skills workshops and various weekend retreats.
A member-run, peer support self-help organization for the education and empowerment of consumers and survivors of the mental health system.
Canada Africa Partnership on AIDS (CAP/AIDS) (International: Toronto, ON)
CAP/AIDS works in partnership with African community-based organizations (CBOs) on the front lines to resist, survive, and overcome the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Since 2003, CAP/AIDS has supported more than fifteen grassroots CBOs, in Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (National: Ottawa, ON)
CAAN is a nonprofit coalition of individuals and organizations that provides leadership, support, and advocacy for Aboriginal people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, regardless of where they reside.
The Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE) is a community-based, non-profit organization committed to improving the health and quality of life of all people living with HIV/AIDS. By providing AIDS treatment information, CATIE encourages people living with HIV/AIDS to be actively involved in making decisions and developing strategies to optimize their health care.
Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation (CANAAF) (National: Aurora, ON)
The Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation’s mandate is “CANAAF supports those affected by alopecia areata, promotes awareness and education of this auto-immune disease and raises funds for research”. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease resulting in the loss of the hair.
Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA) (National)
This organization seeks to improve the quality of life of all people living with arthritis by helping them to become more effective advocates. They create links between Canadians with arthritis and support individual members and groups in implementing advocacy activities through outreach initiatives that include continuing education.
Canadian Association for Familial Ataxias (National: Montreal, QC)
This charity’s mission is to group together the persons afflicted with familial ataxia, to make the population aware of the disease, and to promote, protect and develop interests of ataxic persons. They also work to advance research on familial ataxias.
Canadian Association of Psoriasis Patients (National: Ottawa, ON
The Canadian Association of Psoriasis Patients was formed to better serve the needs of psoriasis patients across the country. We work in partnership with the Canadian Skin Patient Alliance and strive to improve the quality of life for all Canadian Psoriasis Patients. Our mission is to be a resource and advocate for psoriatic patients and their families to improve patient care and quality of life.
The new coordinating body for Canada’s blood supply system (outside of Quebec). The agency recruits blood donors and volunteers and distributes collected blood products to medical organizations.
This organization is exclusively dedicated to raising funds to support breast cancer research, education, diagnosis, and treatment. It organizes among other events the annual “CIBC Run for the Cure” a special event held the first Sunday in the month of October (breast cancer awareness month) every year.
Provides a national link between groups and individuals concerned about breast cancer, and represents the concerns of all Canadians affected by breast cancer and those at risk.
- Alberta and Northwest Territories Division
- B.C. and Yukon Division
- Manitoba Division
- Ontario Division
Promotes the gathering and dissemination of knowledge of the heart and circulation for the benefit of the public.
The Canadian Celiac Association is the national voice for people who are adversely affected by gluten, and is dedicated to improving diagnosis and quality of life. The Gluten Problem: Found. Treated. Cured.
Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance (CCHA) (National: Oakville, ON)
The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance (CCHA) is a registered charitable organization made up of patients with a congenital heart defect, their friends, families, and the medical community. The organization aims to improve the quality of care for these patients, many of whom require lifelong expert care.
The foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for people experiencing incontinence, by helping them and/or their caregivers, to confidently seek and access cures and treatment options. The Foundation implements and encourages important research, public and professional education, support, advocacy and research to advance incontinence treatment and/or management.
Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (National: Oakville, ON)
The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF) supports the 20 million Canadians suffering disorders from “gum to bum”. As the Foundation of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, their extensive resources are practical, current, science-based and unbiased and improve quality of life.
CDSS is a national, non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for all individuals who have Down syndrome.
A Canada-wide network of grassroots organizations dedicated to the promotion of independence and quality of life for people with epilepsy and their families, through support services, information, advocacy, and public awareness.
Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (CFLRI) (National: Ottawa, ON)
CFLRI is a national research agency concerned with educating Canadians about the importance of leading healthy, active lifestyles.
Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (National: Toronto, ON)
The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) is Canada’s only independent charitable foundation dedicated to eliminating AIDS through research. By funding promising Canadian HIV and AIDS research and promoting prevention through educational campaigns, CANFAR is working to end AIDS globally.
Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR) (National: Toronto, ON)
The Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research is the pre-eminent funder of applied nutrition and dietetic research in Canada. CFDR contributes to the health of Canadians by generating funds for applied nutrition and dietetic research.
Canadian Foundation for Infectious Diseases (CFID) (National: Oakville, ON)
CFID was established in 1989 to fund critical research and help protect Canadians and people worldwide from infectious diseases. It pledges to use every dollar raised responsibly and productively to support research, education and professional development of Canada infectious disease experts.
Canadian Foundation for Research on Incontinence (CFRI) (National: Montreal, QC)
The mission of the Canadian Foundation for Research on Incontinence (CFRI) is to support scientific innovation on incontinence. It is the only organization in Canada that dedicates funds exclusively to the fight against this troubling condition.
Canadian Friends of ANIQUEM (CAFA) (International: Toronto, ON)
Canadian Friends of ANIQUEM is a registered charity focusing on rehabilitation of burned children in Peru. They further their mission by working with the ANIQUEM burn clinic in Lima to provide independent programs including transport to the clinic, recreational camps for psychological recovery, and scholarships.
Canadian Friends of Dental Volunteers for Israel (CFDVI) (International)
Dental Volunteers for Israel annually provides free dental care and oral hygiene education to thousands of at-risk youth and needy elderly (Jews and Arabs alike) in Jerusalem, thanks to visiting volunteer dentists – many from Canada. CFDVI recruits volunteers and raises funds.
Canadian Gene Cure Foundation (CGCF) (National: Saanichton, BC)
CGCF raises charitable funds to invest in the best and brightest Canadian researchers in the field of human medical genetics. CGCF supports genetics education and research, enabling researchers to make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Canadians and people around the globe.
Canadian Hearing Society (National: Toronto, ON)
The Canadian Hearing Society is the leading provider of services, products and information that remove barriers to communication; advance hearing health; and promote equity for people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing.
The Canadian Hemophilia Society exists to improve the quality of life for all persons with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.
Canadian Hereditary Angioedema Society (CHAES) (National: Claresholm, AB)
The Canadian Hereditary Angioedema Society (CHAES) / Société d’angioédème héréditaire du Canada (SAHC) exists to enhance the quality of life for persons with Hereditary Angioedema or Acquired Angioedema due to C1 inhibitor deficiency. We will assist patients, their families, friends, physicians, and other health care professionals to understand and effectively manage this disease.
Our role in child and family health involves working with governments to make sure the right kind of policies are developed; working with professionals and educators to equip them with the best in research and programs; and reaching out to families to help us all with the crucial task of nurturing, protecting, educating, and empowering our children.
Canadian Institute for Health Information (National: Ottawa, ON)
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) provides timely, accurate and comparable information. Our data and reports inform health policies, support the effective delivery of health services and raise awareness among Canadians of the factors that contribute to good health.
Canadian Jamaican Medical Assistance Society (International)
CJMAS is a non-political, multi-racial, nonprofit organization whose goals are: to work with partner groups/organizations on the island of Jamaica; to establish and support basic health care and services there; and to provide educational opportunities for needy communities.
Canadian Liver Foundation (National: Toronto, ON)
The mandate of the CLF is to promote liver health and to reduce the incidence and impact of all liver disease. To achieve this goal, they work with volunteer chapters across the country to improve public awareness and understanding of liver health and liver disease, raise funds for research, and reach out to liver disease patients and their families.
The Lung Association is a registered charity that provides information and funding for research to improve lung health. We focus on the prevention and control of asthma, chronic lung disease, tobacco cessation and prevention, as well as air quality and its effects on lung health.
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland & Labrador
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
MedicAlert is Canada’s leading provider of customized bracelets and necklets linked to emergency medical information services. Annual memberships in MedicAlert provide health professionals with direct, confidential access to one’s personal medical record in emergency and non-emergency situations through a 24-hour emergency hotline, available around the world in more than 100 languages. Canadian MedicAlert Foundation is Canada’s largest national member-based charity protecting more than 1 million Canadians.
Dedicated to enhancing the mental health of all Canadians through the provision of quality services in the areas of: education and mental health promotion, support services and advocacy.
- Alberta, South Central Region
- Brant County ON
- Haldimand-Norfolk ON
- Hamilton-Wentworth ON
- Interlake Region MB
- Kelowna BC
- Manitoba Division
- Newfoundland and Labrador Division
- Nova Scotia
- Ontario Division
- Peel ON
- Perth County ON
- Peterborough ON
- Thunder Bay ON
- Toronto ON
- Vancouver-Burnaby BC
- Wellington/Dufferin & Waterloo ON
Works to increase public awareness of Marfan Syndrome; provide accurate, timely information about the condition to affected patients, their families and health care personnel; encourage the establishment of Marfan self-help groups in communities across Canada; and support and foster research.
Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund (Canadian: Toronto, ON)
This organization works to promote, develop, and support music therapy services and research in order to restore, maintain, and improve the mental, physical, and emotional health of Canadians.
Canadian Neuropathy Association (International: Pefferlaw, ON)
We are a nonprofit organization and a registered charity whose mandate is ‘Education, Research, and Support’.
The only national charitable organization promoting health and patient care in Canada by fostering excellence in nursing through: nursing research grants, study awards for higher education and specialty certification, and financial support for other educational purposes.
Canadian Organic Growers, Ottawa-St. Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter (Regional: Ottawa, ON)
This organization is a regional chapter of the national charity, Canadian Organic Growers. Their mission is to lead local and national communities towards sustainable organic stewardship of land, food and fibre while respecting nature, upholding social justice and protecting natural resources.
Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD) (National: Toronto, ON)
Through an educational and informational support network, CORD is committed to the enhancement of the lives of all persons affected by rare disorders.
Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation (National: Innisfil, ON)
The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation’s Canada’s only health charity dedicated solely to helping people maintain and restore their bone and joint, or orthopaedic health. We work closely with orthopaedic surgeons, residents, researchers, nurses and other health care professionals to keep Canadians moving. We believe that by advancing research, supporting education and promoting excellence of care we can make a healthy difference for the benefit of patients.
A national professional association that advocates for the health needs of children and youth. We produce guidelines on the care of children and youth, as well as health information for parents and caregivers. Our 2,000 members include paediatricians and other child health professionals.
Works to foster and encourage research on pain mechanisms and pain syndromes and to help improve the management of patients with acute and chronic pain by bringing together the basic scientists and health professionals of various disciplines and backgrounds who have an interest in pain research and management.
Canadian PBC Society (National: Toronto, ON)
Represents patients across Canada with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and their families, focusing on patient support, education, and research.
Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders Inc. (National)
Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders Inc. is a non-profit association of volunteers, first organized in the Spring of 2008 based in Toronto, Ontario. We are dedicated to providing accurate news, information and support to families and professionals dealing with phenylketonuria (PKU) and similar, rare, inherited metabolic disorders. Our mission is to improve the lives of people with PKU and allied disorders and the lives of their families.
We help people deal with situations that threaten: their survival and safety and wellbeing; their human dignity in Canada and around the world.
Canadian Skin Patient Alliance (CSPA) (National: Ottawa, ON)
The Canadian Skin Patient Alliance (CSPA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advocate, educate and support Canadians living with skin diseases, conditions and traumas. We serve as an umbrella organization for Canadian patient groups and organizations that deal with specific skin disorders. By working together, we advocate for the needs of skin patients across the country and provide a broad range of education and support.
CSIH is committed to the promotion of international health and development. Through the mobilization of Canadian resources, CSIH advocates and facilitates research, education and service activities in international health. The Society seeks to further progressive health policy and programming in all fields where global and domestic health concerns meet.
Do you have any pains or problems with digestion? The Canadian Society of Intestinal Research has been providing patient educational materials (pamphlets, newsletter, public forums, conferences) and funding medical research on all areas of the gastrointestinal tract since 1976.
Canadian Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation (National: Mississauga, ON)
The Canadian SADS Foundation is dedicated to supporting families affected by inherited cardiac rhythm disorders and committed to raising awareness about the warning signs for these sometimes devastating disorders.
Provides information about complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), offers support to individuals and families living with CRPS, provide advocacy, and recommends health care professionals who have shown interest and/or expertise in the area of treatment and awareness of CRPS.
Canadian Transplant Association (National: Toronto, ON)
Dedicated to saving lives in Canada by increasing the number of organ donors and funding related medical research that will make organ transplant more effective.
Canadian Transplant Society (National: Toronto, ON)
Founded in 2009, the mission of the Canadian Transplant Society is to further the goals of transplant medicine across Canada.
Canadian Virtual Hospice (National: Winnipeg, MB)
The Canadian Virtual Hospice provides support and personalized information about palliative and end-of-life care to patients, family members, health care providers, researchers, and educators.
A network of individuals, groups, organizations, and institutions concerned with women’s health. The CWHN recognizes the importance of information sharing, education and advocacy on women’s health, and works to build and strengthen the women’s health movement in Canada and throughout the world.
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (Regional: Winnipeg, MB)
The CancerCare Manitoba Foundation is the only organization exclusively fundraising for CancerCare Manitoba. CancerCare Manitoba’s main aim is to eradicate a disease consisting of more than 150 types and stages.
Cancer Computer (International: Ottawa, ON)
Cancer Computer provides a cloud-based, integrated platform for collaborative, cancer research, in Canada, and worldwide. Their mission is to be a significant resource for researchers in Computing for the Cure.
Cancer Recovery Foundation of Canada (National: Markham, ON)
Cancer Recovery Foundation Canada works to deliver simple acts of care and kindness to individuals and families experiencing cancer. Their programs focus on patient services and direct care to families affected by a child or parent’s cancer.
Cancer Research Society (National)
A Canadian nonprofit organization committed to funding basic research and providing “seed” money for original ideas in the fight against cancer.
Candlelighters (Regional: Ottawa, ON)
Candlelighters is a local nonprofit organization that provides programs and services to young cancer patients and their families who are treated in Eastern Ontario.
CanDonate Hair Foundation (Regional: Pierrefonds, QC)
Since 2005, The CanDonate Hair Foundation’s CanDonate Hair Program has been providing human hair wigs – for free – to children in Quebec who are suffering from cancer. The CanDonateHair Foundation is the only non-profit organization in Quebec authorized to accept hair donations. They also provide wigs to low-income adults.
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
The only fully operational children’s hospice in North America providing hospice care free of charge to children and their entire families. It is regarded as one of the leading children’s hospices in the world.
Canucks Autism Network (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
This organization assists families in BC living with autism by providing high quality recreational, sports, social, and vocational development programs for individuals and families affected by autism.
The regional centre for cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention for London and Southwestern Ontario. Over 1,400 cardiac patients including those with angina or those having had a heart attack, bypass surgery, angioplasty, or valve replacement are served by the Institute.
Care BC (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
Care BC is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Our charitable services include Meals on Wheels (Vancouver and Richmond), the Family Respite Centre and the Community Integration Project. Our supportive health services keep seniors and others at risk healthy in their own homes.
Carion Fenn Foundation is a registered not-for-profit corporation with national Canadian outreach in support of those affected by Syringomyelia, Chiari Malformation, and other rare diseases. The foundation was founded by award-winning inclusiveness & accessibility advocate Carion Fenn.
Catarino House (Local: Hamilton, ON)
The mission of Catarino House is to enhance the quality of life for children ages 4 to 18 living with cancer, brain tumour, or those receiving palliative care by providing complementary and alternative therapies.
CDKL5 Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
This organization’s mission is to pursue research into finding a cure and treatments for CDKL5 disorder and to raise public awareness of the disorder, while providing support to those affected by CDKL5 in Canada.
Cedarhurst Dementia Care Home (Local: Toronto, ON)
Cedarhurst Dementia Care Home is a small, leading-edge not-for-profit retirement home exclusively for people living with dementia. We encourage independence and provide opportunities for growth so that our residents live with purpose, meaning and joy every day.
Centre for Health Promotion (Local: Toronto, ON)
The Centre for Health Promotion at the University of Toronto is an academic/community-based collaboration with a mission to contribute to the health and well-being of Canadians, and people around the world, through health promotion research, education, and service. Within CHP, the Health Communication Unit provides training and support in health communication, health promotion planning, evaluation, policy change, and sustainability for health promotion practitioners in Ontario.
Centre for Interactive Mental Health Solutions (National: Toronto, ON)
A non-profit with the mission to make effective mental health services accessible to people around the world. CIMHS offers a free online therapy program for depression based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy that teaches skills and strategies for managing mood.
Works to promote and enhance an environment where individuals with cerebral palsy are able to maximize their potential and improve their lives. They accomplish this mission through: advocacy, networking, educating members of the public about cerebral palsy and implementing programs for individuals with cerebral palsy.
Change Foundation, The (Provincial: Toronto, ON)
The Change Foundation is an Ontario health policy think tank dedicated to supporting system integration and quality improvement in home and community care. In 2007, the Foundation decided to evolve from predominantly a granting agency to its new think tank role, redirecting its resources to provide unique and timely research, analysis, and leadership on how best to implement and evaluate the health integration agenda underway in Ontario.
Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre for Children & Adults (Local: Whitby, ON)
A grassroots charity keeping children and adults with type 1 diabetes healthy through ongoing education and support programs, until a cure is found.
Founded in 1987, Childhood Cancer Canada (CCC) is the country’s leading Foundation dedicated entirely to the fight against childhood cancer.
Children’s Cancer Recovery Project (National: Markham, ON)
Children’s Cancer Recovery Project assists children under age 18 and their families who are facing the hardships of a cancer diagnosis. The Foundation focuses on improving the mental, social and emotional well-being of these families while helping to minimize the devastation that cancer can cause. A national footprint allows them to make a difference in communities, large and small, providing a helping hand wherever needed.
Children’s Centre – Thunder Bay (Local: Thunder Bay, ON)
As a registered children’s mental health centre, we assist children and families in overcoming their difficulties in order that they may live happier, healthier and more productive lives. CCTB provides diverse professional counselling programs that meet the changing needs of our community.
The foundation supports pediatric medical research with events and other fundraising campaigns.
Children’s Organ Transplant Society (Regional: Richmond, BC)
The Children’s Organ Transplant Society is a registered charity created to support B.C. families with children who have undergone an organ transplant or are awaiting a transplant. The Society provides educational, financial and emotional support for families, and strives to raise organ donor awareness.
Children’s Wish Foundation (National: Ottawa, ON)
The Children’s Wish Foundation endeavours to provide all children, ages 3 to 17 inclusive, who have high-risk life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish. Children’s Wish has granted over 18,000 wishes since its inception in 1984.
A home support agency in Metropolitan Toronto providing services to individuals living in their own home. Services include: homemaking, personal care support, respite and palliative care, kosher meals on wheels, volunteer visiting and transportation.
Coast Foundation Society (Local: Vancouver, BC)
Coast is a co-operative community that provides high quality supported housing, employment programs, social opportunities and other community mental health services for people with a serious and persistent mental illness.
Code Medici International (International: Mission, BC)
This organization’s mission is to provide quality care and response, advocacy, and counsel in the spectrum of mental health by qualified physicians, naturopaths, and counsellors. They manage a toll-free hotline for physicians and patients and also provide clients with one-on-one counsel and referral services either in person or over the phone.
The College is the regulatory body for chiropodists and podiatrists in Ontario. The web site provides information for members and the general public.
Colon Cancer Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
Colon Cancer Canada is a national organization dedicated to saving lives through increasing public awareness of colorectal cancer and access to screening, funding research initiatives, and providing colorectal cancer patient support.
The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) is dedicated to increasing awareness of colorectal cancer, supporting patients, and advocating for population-based screening and timely access to effective treatments. The mandate of the CCAC is threefold: awareness, support, and advocacy.
Community Care provides high quality support services throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes enabling seniors and special needs clients to remain as independent as possible in their own communities.
Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile (CCMF) (Local: Sarnia, ON)
Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile is a charitable organization that is dedicated to meeting the needs of medically fragile children and young adults in the Sarnia-Lambton community, while respecting their rights to dignity and quality of life.
CHIRS, formerly known as Ashby House, started in 1978 as the first community-based brain injury rehabilitation program in North America. From its origins as a transitional group home, CHIRS has evolved into a multi-service agency that provides a broad range of services to a clientele with diverse and complex needs.
A health system-linked research that works to develop new knowledge in the areas of: strengthening self-care capacity and action; fostering collective capacity and action; building supportive environments; and, the interaction of the above.
Connected In Motion (National: Toronto, ON)
A nonprofit organization that facilitates and promotes peer-based experiential diabetes education, physical activity, and outdoor adventure pursuits. Connected in Motion fosters a community of people living with Type 1 diabetes who inspire one another to live without limits.
The Consumer Justice Foundation is thoroughly committed to educating the public about the dangers of prescriptions and defective products. The CJF has a strong commitment to its daily blog section regarding current drug and consumer recalls, product dangers and more.
Cottage Dreams Cancer Recovery gives families and friends a warm and relaxing place to begin to heal away from doctors, hospitals and appointments at a time when they are not otherwise able to afford time away but need it most. We have a long term plan to grow into other provinces but presently, the program is operational in Ontario and parts of Quebec.
Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society (National: Halifax, NS)
This organization’s mission is to provide information and support to those with pancreatic cancer and their families; to create awareness and educate both the general public and health professionals about the disease; and to raise research funds leading to earlier detection, better treatments and improved quality of life for patients.
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
This organization works to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the lives of children and adults affected by these chronic diseases. They raise funds for research, educate patients, familes, industry, increasing public awareness, advocating to government and stakeholders on behalf of those affected.
Cures For Kids Foundation (National: Richmond, BC)
This organization raises funds for and provides grants to organizations which engage in research or the development of clinical programs for childhood life-threatening illnesses.
A national, voluntary health agency that helps people with cystic fibrosis by raising money for research into improved care and treatment, to seek a cure or control for cystic fibrosis, and by promoting public awareness of the disease. Cystic Fibrosis Canada has 50 chapters across Canada.
Dan Snook Trust Foundation (Dan’s Legacy) (Regional: New Westminster, BC)
The Dan Snook Trust Foundation (Dan’s Legacy) provides therapeutic counselling and life-skills programs to youth struggling with depression, anxiety and addiction issues as a result of childhood trauma and abuse.
David Foster Foundation (National: Victoria, BC)
The David Foster Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to Canadian families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants. In addition to helping families with their non-medical expenses, the foundation strives to increase public awareness about the importance of becoming a registered organ donor.
DHHS is a Calgary-based charity established over 30 years ago to provide services and programs designed to address the negative impact of hearing loss in all its various forms.
The Canadian Diabetes Association became Diabetes Canada on February 13, 2017 to shed the light on the diabetes epidemic Canada is facing. It’s taking a monumental toll on our health. Diabetes Canada will be the driving force to build awareness of the disease and its implications, which are often misunderstood. Diabetes Canada will be the national voice for millions of Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes.
A grassroots nonprofit charitable organization that assists children and adolescents living with diabetes reach their full potential through education, self-management and future independence.
Diagnostics for Development (International: Calgary, AB)
Diagnostics for Development is a humanitarian organization working to develop novel medical diagnostic equipment designed to meet the needs of medically under-served communities. They seek to develop robust, self-powered devices that meet the practical needs of those who use them.
Dignitas International (International: Toronto, ON)
Assists children, youth, and families affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic to attain a quality of life with dignity.
Doane House Hospice (Local: Newmarket, ON)
Doane House Hospices programs and services are designed to support individuals and families coping with a life threatening illness. From diagnosis, the hospice supports their emotional, spiritual and physical needs, as well as helps support family and friends through caregiver relief and bereavement.
Dorothy Ley Hospice (Local: Etobicoke, ON)
A nonprofit, volunteer driven organization which extends a loving hand into the Etobicoke community to help people and their families facing a progressive, advanced, life-threatening illness to live with comfort, meaning, dignity, and hope.
Down Syndrome Research Foundation (National: Vancouver, BC)
A nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to maximize the ability of people with Down syndrome to lead independent lives and to participate actively in their community. This is achieved through education, information dissemination, research, and clinical services.
Dr. E. Murakami Centre for Lyme Research, Education & Assistance Society (National: Vancouver, BC)
This organization exists to provide unbiased, double blind, peer reviewed facts on Lyme and co-infections to those who need to know; doctors and patients alike. They are dedicated to unbiased research, education and assistance for Lyme disease in Canada.
Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre (National: Toronto, ON)
The Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre provides counselling services to children and youth who have experienced (or are currently experiencing) a terminal illness and/or death, either personally or in their immediate family. Our programs include: counselling, Youth Group, Family Support Program, Camp Erin, training and consultation for other professionals; and research and evaluation.
A community-based, volunteer-led charitable organization whose vision is to develop an enhanced regional centre of health care excellence for the citizens of Southwest Saskatchewan.
Operates the Dr. Peter Centre in Vancouver, the home community for 85% of those infected with the HIV/AIDS virus in the province of BC. The Dr. Peter Centre houses the first HIV/AIDS Day Program in Canada as well as a Residence for those HIV/AIDS-diagnosed who can no longer cope on their own.
Durham Hospice (Local: Whitby, ON)
Durham Hospice is a nonprofit, volunteer driven organization providing palliative and bereavement services to individuals and families in the Durham Region facing a progressive, advanced, life-threatening illness enabling them to live with comfort, meaning, dignity and hope.
Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
The mission of the DMRF is to advance research for more treatments and ultimately a cure, to promote awareness and education, and to support the needs and well being of affected individuals and families.
Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of Canada (dEBra) (National: Stoney Creek, ON)
dEBra supports Canadians with Epidermolysis Bullosa, also called “EB.” dEBra Canada disseminates information, provides funding for the unique needs of EB families, and is positioned to raise funds for EB research.
Eating Disorders Awareness Coalition of Waterloo Region (Local: Kitchener, ON)
A charitable organization whose purpose is to promote positive body image and self-acceptance through education and awareness of eating disorders, weight preoccupation, and size prejudice. Weprovide information, referrals, presentations and workshops.
Elizabeth Bagshaw Women’s Clinic (Local: Vancouver, BC)
The Elizabeth Bagshaw Women’s Clinic is a registered nonprofit, accredited medical facility committed to providing reproductive and abortion services with full counselling, in a safe and confidential atmosphere.
EMAS Canada (Education, Medical Aid and Service) (International: Burlington, ON)
Since 1948, hundreds of Canadian healthcare professionals have banded together every year on behalf of those in need. EMAS’ mandate has grown from equipment distribution to short-term medical mission trips and healthcare training. In 2016, EMAS Canada sent 339 participants on 14 short-term medical mission trips.
A self-help organization founded by women for women. It provides information and support to women and girls with endometriosis, educates the public and the medical community about the disease, and conducts and promotes endo research.
Engage Africa Foundation (EAF) (International: Alberta)
Engage Africa Foundation aims at addressing the long-term threats of non-communicable diseases through strategic policy advocacy, population awareness and prevention of these diseases.
The Epilepsy Association of Calgary (Regional: Lethbridge, AB)
Offers support and advocacy for people living with epilepsy and their families.
Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia (Regional: Halifax, NS)
Epilepsy is a neurological condition that causes seizures – brief electrical storms in the brain that range in severity, and may be somewhat controlled by medication. We are committed to helping overcome stigma and misunderstanding around epilepsy through education, awareness, and support services across Nova Scotia.
Founded in 1966, Epilepsy Canada is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for persons affected by epilepsy. This is accomplished through the funding, promotion and support of research, and the facilitation of education and awareness initiatives that build understanding and acceptance of those living with epilepsy.
Epilepsy Halton Peel Hamilton (Local: Mississauga, ON)
Epilepsy Mississauga is a charitiable, community-based organization serving those in Mississauga with seizure disorders.
Epilepsy Niagara (Regional: Niagara Falls, ON)
Epilepsy Niagara provides support, education and awareness to those living with epilepsy or a seizure disorder and their support networks throughout the Niagara Region, and strives to eliminate the stigma and fear surrounding epilepsy through community education.
Epilepsy Ontario (Regional: Thornhill, ON)
Epilepsy Ontario (EO) is a registered, charitable, nonprofit, non-governmental health organization dedicated to promoting independence and optimal quality of life for children and adults living with seizure disorders. Epilepsy Ontario promotes awareness of epilepsy and seizure disorders by providing support services, advocacy, education, and research.
Epilepsy Support Centre (Regional: London, ON)
Epilepsy Support Centre enhances the lives of people who are affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders by providing a network of services that educate, support, and build community awareness.
Offers a full range of services to individuals wanting to live independently in the community. Our employment service helps people with career decision making, job search and job retention supports. We also work with employers to accommodate staff and customers.
Epilepsy York Region (Regional: Richmond Hill, ON)
Epilepsy York Region was formed to assist those living with epilepsy by promoting public awareness, education and understanding, providing encouraging support to those with epilepsy and their family and friends, and giving opportunities for those with epilepsy to help and support each other.
The Erika Legacy Foundation (National: Edmonton, AB)
The Erika Legacy Foundation is dedicated to raising funds and providing financial support for the enhancement of suicide prevention programming and support within Canada.
Evergreen Hospice is a non-profit agency providing supportive care to people of all ages in the Markham and Whitchurch-Stouffville area who are dealing with a life-threatening illness, and bereavement care for family and friends.
Families of SMA was founded for the purpose of raising funds to promote research into the causes and cure of the Spinal Muscular Atrophies, and to support families affected by SMA.
A registered charity whose mission is to fund research in Canada into an effective treatment and, ultimately, a cure for Fanconi Anemia and to serve as a support network for affected Canadian families.
Strives to connect people and organizations through one of our most basic needs: food. We endeavor to reduce the distance between field and table; reintegrate urban and rural concerns and utilize a holistic approach to the regeneration of community.
Fertile Future (National)
Fertile Future is a nonprofit organization that provides fertility preservation information and support services to cancer patients and oncology professionals across Canada. Fertile Future strives to inform and support every young Canadian cancer patient about their fertility preservation options prior to fertility-risking cancer treatments.
Has a mandate to increase physical activity levels of all children and youth by providing visionary leadership, resource support and effective programs.
A non-profit charitable organization who’s mission is to support and promote research directed to finding the causes, treatments and ultimately the cures for retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration and related diseases of the retina that lead to blindness and to communicate that information to our constituents.
Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association (Regional: Fraser Valley, BC)
Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association provides support and services to people with acquired brain injuries and their families in the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia. Services include case management, support groups, drop in programs, art/photography groups, healthy lifestyles groups, summer camps for kids and prevention activities.
Offers support to people living with life-threatening illnesses, their families and caregivers. Our aim is to promote wellness and minimize the need for institutional care. We are a non-profit, registered charity offering services entirely without charge to our members residing in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.
Friends for Mental Health, West Island, Les Amis de la Sante Mentale (Local: Dorval, QC)
Provides support, information and respite to the families and friends of people with a mental illness. The group offers support and information to members and educates the community about mental illness. These services are offered in both official languages.
Friends of Hospice Ottawa (Local: Ottawa, ON)
A registered charity serving Ottawa West since 2004, Friends of Hospice Ottawa provides community based hospice palliative service through in-home and day-away-programs, transportation, and caregiver and bereavement support for individuals and their families dealing with life threatening illness.
Gastrointestinal (GI) Society (National: Vancouver, BC)
As the Canadian leader in providing trusted, evidence-based information on all areas of the gastrointestinal tract, the Gastrointestinal (GI) Society is committed to improving the lives of people with GI and liver conditions, supporting research, advocating for appropriate patient access to health care, and promoting gastrointestinal and liver health.
George Hull Centre (Local: Toronto, ON)
The George Hull Centre is a multidisciplinary children’s mental health centre. The purpose of The George Hull Centre is to reduce suffering and to enhance the quality of life of children, youth, and families.
Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre (Local: Penetanguishene, ON)
Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre provides free psycho-social support to cancer survivors, their families and caregivers in the communities of North Simcoe, Ontario (Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny and Tay Townships). No medical referral is necessary.
Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation (Local: Midland, ON)
The foundation’s main goal is to ensure that Georgian Bay General Hospital has the financial resources necessary to meet annual capital needs. These capital needs include technology advancements, new patient care medical equipment and furniture, and major improvements to facilities.
Giovanni Bastone Foundation (National: Vancouver, BC)
The purpose of the foundation is to raise awareness about the cancers that afflict children and youth, raise funds that will help sustain cancer research efforts, and work in conjunction with not-for profit organizations and foundations dedicated to finding a cure for the cancers that afflict youth and children.
Give A Miracle A Chance (Regional: Toronto, ON)
Many children with cerebral palsy benefit from hyperbaric oxygen treatment, however, provincial health care does not not cover this treatment. This organization was established to better the lives of these children with cerebral palsy and provide them with a bright future.
Glaucoma Research Society of Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
Glaucoma Research Society of Canada is a national registered charity committed to funding research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of glaucoma.
Alberta’s Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital is the largest free standing rehabilitation facility in Canada, offering care to all ages from preschool children to seniors.
Global Angel Charity (National: Peterborough, ON)
Global Angel Charity is committed to providing support for medical transportation to those in need of treatment, repatriation, palliative care and special wishes.
The Grace Hospital Foundation (Local: Winnipeg, MB)
The Grace Hospital Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that funds enhancements that would not otherwise be provided by the government and help assure that every patient at The Grace has access to the best care possible.
Grady’s Gift (Local: Toronto, ON)
Grady’s Gift is a division of The Sick Kids Foundation and is controlled by the Hospital for Sick Children. This foundation is creating awareness and raising funds for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). HLHS is not funded by the government.
Grand Challenges Canada (International: Toronto, ON)
Grand Challenges Canada is dedicated to supporting Bold Ideas with Big Impact® in global health. They are funded by the Government of Canada and fund innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas they support integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – they call this Integrated Innovation®. They focus on bringing successful innovation to scale, catalyzing sustainability and impact and have a determined focus on results, and on saving and improving lives.
Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation (Local: Peterborough, ON)
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to improving primary health care services in the City and County of Peterborough. They support preventative measures in responding to our community’s needs through funding capital equipment, research, education projects, and community-based capital projects.
Griffin Centre (Local: North York, ON)
The Griffin Centre provides a range of responsive community mental health services to youth and adults with complex needs. We have served the community for 30 years and are committed to building better futures for those we serve.
Halifax Sexual Health Centre (Regional: Halifax, NS)
Halifax Sexual Health Centre (formerly Planned Parenthood Metro Clinic) is a registered nonprofit charitable organization. We provide the Halifax Regional Municipality with a unique combination of sexual health information and services.
HAE Canada (National)
HAE Canada is a patient group for Canadians with hereditary angioedema. They partner with patients, health care professionals, and the scientific community to ensure all hereditary angioedema patients have access to a timely, individual, treatment plan so they can lead full and healthy lives.
HeadWay – Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Centre (Local: Victoria, BC)
HeadWay, Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson’s Centre is a non-profit society whose purpose is to strengthen clients’, families’, and the community’s’ ability to manage the physical, psychological and social effects of Parkinson’s and epilepsy. Services include: educational consultations; support groups; information workshops; exercise programs; newsletters; and special programs.
Health and Home Care Society of BC (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
Offers programs to help people stay healthy and in their homes, including: Meals on Wheels service in Vancouver-Richmond; a Family Respite Centre offering temporary care to seniors; and registered nurses providing immunizations, health education and other health promotion services throughout BC.
Health Association for African Canadians (Regional: Dartmouth and Sydney, NS)
The goal of the HAAC is to promote the health of Black Nova Scotians and their families through community mobilization, development and research. Research on Black health will provide the much needed community capacity, early health intervention, partnership building, and better health outcomes among African Nova Scotians.
Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan, Inc. (Regional: Yorkton, SK)
This volunteer organization is dedicated to raising funds for priority medical equipment and to providing education in the fields of health and wellness. Their mission is to receive, manag,e and disburse funds for capital and educational purposes to enhance the programs and services of the Sunrise Health Region.
Health Nexus helps organizations and individuals develop and implement prevention and health promotion strategies, which aim to enhance well-being and reduce demand on the health care and social service systems. Our strategic areas of focus are: early child development, chronic disease prevention and health equity (inclusion).
Health Outreach (International: Mississauga, ON)
Health Outreach is a nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to providing health services, including public health, to impoverished people in remote areas of developing countries.
Healthpartners (National: Ottawa, ON)
Healthpartners is a partnership of national health charities that mobilizes workplace giving directed towards improving the health of Canadians. In addition to raising funds for Canadian health charities, Healthpartners actively promotes health in Canadian workplaces.
Health Partners International of Canada (International: Pointe-Claire, QC)
A Canadian medical aid agency that provides donated medicines, vaccines, medical supplies and devices to Canadian doctors and NGOs working in the developing world, and to countries that are in need of medical aid.
A national charitable foundation dedicated to building awareness of hearing loss and funding medical research and services for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing children, adults and seniors across Canada.
- Alberta, NWT & Nunavut
- British Columbia & Yukon
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland & Labrador
- Nova Scotia
Heart Defects Society of Windsor and Essex County (Local: Windsor, ON)
The Heart Defects Society of Windsor and Essex County offers compassionate support within the community, and provides educational, emotional, and financial resources to improve the quality of life of individuals affected by congenital heart defects.
The Heart Research Institute (CAN) (International: Toronto, ON)
The Heart Research Institute (CAN) is a registered Canadian charity and a member of The Heart Research Institute group. Their scientists undertake international collaborations with some universities in Canada, such University of Calgary and the University of British Columbia. Over the past five years Heart Research Institute scientists have also published scientific papers in collaboration with scientists from the University of Montreal; University of Ottawa and McGill University.
Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre (Local: Oshawa, ON)
Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre provides a wide range of cancer support programs and services to serve the emotional, social, and informational needs of people living with cancer, and those who care for them. Hearth Place is a support centre where cancer patients and their families can come and share their experiences, find resources, and discover new ways to care for themselves and each other.
Help For Headaches (National: London, ON)
Help For Headaches is a registered charity that is committed to educational services for those suffering from and treating headaches. Our resource library boasts over 300 books, journals, and videos for people to access for research and to get answers.
Hemoglobal (International: Toronto, ON)
Hemoglobal is a fully registered charitable organization working to provide medical equipment and treatment to Sri Lankan children with thalassemia, an inherited life-threatening blood disorder. Established in Toronto, Canada in 2004, Hemoglobal is made up of a team of concerned international thalassemia health professionals.
Produces a monthly bulletin, Peppermint Patti’s FAQ and its own pamphlets. We also provide an INFO line, library, and educational talks.
Hepatitis Outreach Society of Nova Scotia (Local: Halifax, NS)
HepNS is a volunteer-driven charitable organization committed to providing health promotion, public awareness and implementation of social support networks throughout Nova Scotia for those living with or affected by; and those at-risk of developing Hepatitis.
High Notes Avante (Local: Toronto, ON)
High Notes Avante is a registered charitable organization using the power of words and music to raise the image of mental illness, educate and reduce social isolation for those touched by mental illness.
The only not-for-profit, charitable legal clinic serving the needs of people with HIV/AIDS throughout Ontario. Collect calls accepted at 1-888-705-8889 or locally at 416-340-7790.
HIV Edmonton is a community agency with a small staff and many volunteers who provide people with the information and support they need to deal with HIV and AIDS. Since 1984, we have been working with individuals and organizations in north-central Alberta to prevent the spread of HIV, to educate and inform about HIV, and to support those who are infected and/or affected by HIV.
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation (Local: Toronto, ON)
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation raises funds from the community for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Holland Bloorview is Canada’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital and the leader in care, research, and education for kids with disabilities and their families.
Home Hospice Association (Regional: Mississauga, ON)
Home Hospice Association works with communities where there is currently no existing hospice palliative care available. They work hand-in-hand with the community at every step of the way to assist with getting their programs up and running and provide ongoing support as required. They provide consulting and training to establish the framework required including operational support and guidance, training resources for staff and volunteers, and methods of care and delivery for the hospice program. Dignity, care, and culturally sensitive human connection are the hallmark of what Home Hospice Association brings to the community.
Hong Fook Mental Health Association (Local: Toronto, ON)
Empowers Canadians, including those from Southeast Asian communities, to obtain ethno-racial equity in the mental health system and to achieve optimal mental health status through direct services, promotion and prevention, and system advocacy.
Honour House (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
Honour House provides a free, temporary home away from home for our Canadian Forces, Veterans, Emergency Services Personnel and their families while they travel to receive medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver Area.
Hope Air is a national charitable organization that arranges free air transportation for financially burdened Canadians in need of medical treatment outside their communities. Hope Air is able to provide this service through the generous donation of flights on commercial, corporate and private aircraft.
Hope for Hearts (Local: Toronto, ON)
Launched in 2015, Hope for Hearts is an annual fundraiser in support of Heart Research performed in the Echocardiography Laboratory at the Hospital for Sick Children. The Hope for Hearts Gala is your chance to enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment in support of an amazing cause.
HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre (Regional: Waterloo, ON)
HopeSpring helps people cope with the emotional stress of cancer, including their family and friends. As a charitable organization, they offer a variety of programs and services including personal and group support. All services are free and confidential.
Hospice Caledon (Local: Bolton, ON)
Provides support and comfort to those with life-threatening illnesses, as well as their families, and helps them face a difficult time with strength and dignity.
Hospice Calgary (Local: Calgary, AB)
Hospice Calgary is a not-for-profit, charitable organization whose sole purpose is to help families and individuals achieve support, hope, and well-being through compassionate end-of-life and bereavement care.
Hospice Georgina (Local: Sutton, ON)
Hospice Georgina is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the residents of the Town of Georgina and Georgina Island. It provides caring, trained volunteers dedicated to providing non-medical, physical, emotional, and spiritual support to people in Georgina coping with life-threatening or terminal illness. It also provides respite care for caregivers who are looking after a loved one at home, as well as grief and bereavement programs.
Hospice Huntsville (Local: Huntsville, ON)
Hospice Huntsville is a registered, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing consistent, comprehensive, and compassionate end-of-life care to individuals, families, and caregivers in the setting of their choice throughout the greater Huntsville area.
Hospice Kawartha Lakes (Regional: Lindsay, ON)
The mission of Hospice Kawartha Lakes is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families facing life-threatening illness and grief.
Hospice Northwest (Regional: Thunder Bay, ON)
Operating in Thunder Bay and the surrounding area, this charity provides compassionate support to individuals and their caregivers as they face the challenges of living with a life-threatening illness. They also provide grief and bereavement support.
Hospice of London is a community-based, nonprofit organization that provides comfort and caring support to meet the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of people living with a life threatening illness. Hospice also provides support for people who are recently bereaved.
Hospice Renfrew (Regional: Renfrew, ON)
Hospice Renfrew provides end-of-life care to people who are experiencing life-threatening or terminal illness. Its focus is to manage the pain and symptoms of these illnesses to maximize quality of life.
Hospice Toronto (Local: Toronto, ON)
Started in 1988, Hospice Toronto is Toronto’s first volunteer-based, in-home hospice, palliative care program. Hospice Toronto also offers the Young Carers Program, which supports children and youth (5-18) who have assumed a significant caregiving role for a family member. The program provides recreational, social, educational, and skill development opportunities for young carers.
Hospice of Waterloo Region (Regional: Kitchener, ON)
Hospice of Waterloo Region is a charitable organization whose specially trained volunteers provide emotional, practical and spiritual support to those affected by a life threatening illness. Hospice helps individuals living with a life threatening illness, their caregivers and the recently bereaved. Hospice’s programs include: a Volunteer Visiting Program, a Children’s Support Group, a Bereavement Walking Group and a Day Respite Program.
Hospice Wellington (Local: Guelph & Mount Forest, ON)
Provides compassionate care, emotional support and practical assistance to individuals and their families facing the crisis of a life-threatening or terminal illness.
The Hospitals of Regina Foundation was created to raise funds for new and replacement medical equipment for Regina’s hospitals.
Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre (Local: St. Catharine’s, ON)
Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre is a community of holistic and compassionate care for all those who seek our service and for those we serve. As a Roman Catholic facility, grounded in God’s love, we provide the resources and care to enable people to reach their optimal level of health and well-being.
HS Aware (National)
HS Aware is a not-for-profit organization committed to raising awareness of Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) among patients, healthcare professionals and the general public We are motivated by a single-minded purpose: Relieving the suffering of those living with HS.
Founded in 1973, the society works to find a cure for Huntington disease and to improve the quality of life for people with Huntington’s and their families.
Imagine A Cure for Leukemia (Local: Toronto, ON)
A Toronto charity that donates funds to expand the scope and intensity of Leukemia research studies. Encouragingly, recent advances in treatment have been nothing short of amazing. The result is longer survival rates, better quality of life and many smaller steps that, together, bring us closer to a cure!
A national charitable organization working for choices and access to treatment for those with infertility concerns through awareness, support and education.
InspireHealth (Regional: British Columbia)
InspireHealth is a not-for-profit supportive Cancer Care organization approved by the BC Ministry of Health. Since 1997, we have provided programs and services to enhance quality of life, health, and well-being of people living with cancer and their families. Our cancer rehabilitation services support and educate people during and after cancer treatment. We offer practical and personalized exercise therapy, stress management, nutrition, and counselling services.
Institute of Health Economics (IHE) (International: Edmonton, AB)
IHE is an independent, Alberta-based not-for-profit health research organization specializing in: HTA, health economics and simulation modeling; health services and health policy research; clinical guidelines development through the Alberta Ambassador Program; and knowledge transfer including policy roundtables, scientific meetings, and conferences.
Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR) (National: Edmonton, AB)
ISTAR is a world renowned treatment facility that provides individualized stuttering therapy to children, teens, and adults who stutter. In addition,?ISTAR conducts research into stuttering, offers advanced professional training for speech-language pathology students and clinicians, and promotes public awareness of stuttering and its treatment.
International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (International: Toronto, ON)
This charitable organization is dedicated to travel health. It provides information on immunizations, disease risks, and food and water safety advice for all countries. They also offer a listing of qualified doctors around the world committed to helping sick travellers. Membership is free.
INPM is a multi disciplinary network of researchers, practitioners, students, and lay people interested in promoting health, spirituality and peace through research and applications of the transforming power of personal meaning.
International Schizophrenia Foundation (International: Toronto, ON)
More than just for schizophrenia, this research and education foundation promotes awareness and use of the therapeutic application of nutrients, known as Orthomolecular Medicine, to prevent and treat mental illnesses.
Invisible Disabilities Association of Canada (National)
The Invisible Disabilities Association of Canada is a nonprofit group made up of volunteers who give their time to assist those with disabilities resulting from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Environmental Sensitivities, and associated illnesses.
Isaac Foundation (National: Campbellford, ON)
The goal of our charity is to raise money for research to find a cure for MPS VI. MPS VI is a rare, progressive and debilitating disease causing stiffening joints, corneal clouding, enlarged organs, heart and airway disease.
Island Community Mental Health (Regional: Victoria, BC)
Established in 1956, Island Community Mental Health offers recovery-oriented day programs, Supported Education, Supported Employment, Supported Housing, Licensed Care, and manages 202 units of subsided housing for individuals experiencing mental illness and/or substance use issues in the Greater Victoria area.
Island Counselling Society (Local: Nanaimo, BC)
Island Integrated Counselling Society is a registered charity providing the Nanaimo community with professional, affordable counselling services that support personal growth, emotional and relational wellbeing while improving the quality of life of clients. The Society aims to remove financial barriers that prevent individuals, couples and families from seeking out professional psychotherapy services.
Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) (International: Montreal, QC)
ICRF, founded in 1975, is a nonprofit organization of physicians, scientists and volunteers devoted to supporting cancer research in Israel and Montreal. To date ICRF has raised more than $27 million and has funded more than 1,400 cancer research projects.
A charitable organization that raises funds throughout Newfoundland and Labrador for equipment, research and programs at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity (Regional: Uxbridge, ON)
This organization assists seriously ill children and their families, in Ontario, with special treatment needs, medical expenses and financial assistance in times of need. They fill the gap that exists when families have exhausted all other possibilities.
Jesse’s Foundation for Music & Dance Therapy (Regional: Bolton, ON)
Provides funding to children’s hospitals or wards, rehabilitation centres, youth centres, and schools to establish and promote music and dance therapy programs.
ANAD is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization offering support, education and advocacy services in the Lower Mainland and elsewhere in BC. Our mission is to support persons affected by disordered eating by promoting and providing avenues of healing and by educating the community at large.
Jocelyn House Hospice (Local: Winnipeg, MB)
Jocelyn House Hospice combines comfort and care for people who are living the end of their lives and can’t stay in their own home, but choose not to be in a hospital. Jocelyn House Hospice is a comfortable, inviting home for four residents, set on a beautiful naturally-wooded riverside property in Winnipeg.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) (National: Toronto, ON)
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for T1D and its complications through the support of research. JDRF strives to help people at all ages and all stages of the disease live better, longer, healthier lives by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing the disease.
Kamloops Brain Injury Association (KBIA) (Local: Kamloops, BC)
The Kamloops Brain Injury Association (KBIA) serves individuals with acquired brain injuries, their families, caregivers and associates by offering specialized programs and lifeskills education. KBIA also facilitates education and awareness regarding acquired brain injury and offers prevention and safety workshops and seminars to the community.
Kawasaki Disease Canada (National)
Kawasaki Disease Canada’s mission is to promote awareness and education about Kawasaki disease, support individuals and family members affected by the disease, and advance research into the disease and its consequences. Our vision is a world free of Kawasaki disease.
Kensington Health (Local: Toronto, ON)
Kensington Health is a not-for-profit, community-based model of specialized healthcare services that creates consistently better health outcomes by tirelessly pursuing the best ways to respond to unmet health needs within the communities we serve.
Kidney Cancer Canada (KCC) (National: Cambridge, ON)
Kidney Cancer Canada (KCC) is a charitable, patient-led, support organization established to improve the quality of life for patients living with kidney cancer, and their families. KCC advocates for access to new treatments, provides support and information to patients, raises money for research, and works to increase awareness of kidney cancer.
Improves the health and quality of life of people living with kidney disease. It funds research and related clinical education; provides services to sufferers; advocates for access to high quality health care; and promotes organ donation.
Providing support to children with cancer and their families at every stage in the cancer journey. Giving kids a break at camp. Funding new research and innovative care at the hospital. Helping childhood cancer survivors pursue their dreams with education scholarships. Everything we do starts with you — big-hearted people who decided to help.
Kruising for Keely (Local: Ottawa, ON)
This Ottawa-based group is dedicated to fundraising and raising awareness for a cure for juvenile diabetes. The organization was created in honour of the founder’s daughter, Keely, who was diagnosed with the disease at age two.
L’Abri en Ville (Local: Montreal, QC)
L’Abri en Ville is committed to providing secure and comfortable homes within a caring community for persons suffering from mental illness. We offer our residents professional and volunteer support for daily life management and provide links to opportunities for personal growth.
La Leche League Canada (National: Winchester, ON)
LLLC is a national, charitable organization whose mission is to encourage and promote breastfeeding by providing mother-to-mother/parent-to-parent/peer breastfeeding and chestfeeding support and educational opportunities. Their trained volunteers provide help in-person, by telephone, and via email, and hold regular meetings for breastfeeding families in 160 communities across the country.
The Leprosy Mission Canada was born over 109 years ago in Guelph, Ontario. The cycle of surveying, educating and treating leprosy is the core focus of the mission’s work, which includes instructing school children in how to recognize the disease and helping families deal with the very real effects of leprosy.
The organization was founded in 1961 with the mission of helping the victims of leprosy through medical and social actions. In the last 10 years, our mission has expanded to also promote and support the fight against tuberculosis through leprosy-tuberculosis combined projects.
LetsStopAIDS (International: Toronto, ON)
LetsStopAIDS is a registered Canadian charitable organization that shares and inspires youth to take action within their local communities, relating to HIV and AIDS. They focus on empowering youth by encouraging local youth to be involved with this global epidemic and learn more about HIV prevention.
Since 1955, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) has continually grown as more exciting and cutting-edge discoveries are made that directly affect the course of our mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating awareness and initiating action around food, health, and urban sustainability in the Greater Victoria community. We work proactively to promote and create personal, shared and community gardens, research, and educational activities and youth skills development programs.
The LifeLine Canada Foundation (National: British Columbia)
The LifeLine Canada Foundation (TLC) is a registered nonprofit committed to the prevention of suicide and positive mental health in Canada and Worldwide and has made work in this area a top priority.
Lilah’s Fund (Local: Toronto, ON)
Lilah’s Fund works with SickKids Hospital to sponsor innovative and groundbreaking research into neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that is responsible for a disproportionate number of cancer related deaths. Our current efforts are focusing on drug testing and obtaining a better understanding of the biomarkers that help doctors characterize and then treat the child’s disease.
A non-profit mental health agency in London ON, that advocates for the special needs of children involved in the justice system as young offenders, victims of crime or abuse, or as the subjects of custody disputes.
The Looking Glass Foundation (International: Vancouver, BC)
The Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders is a BC-based registered charity offering eating disorder resources and support services to individuals and families, Canada-wide and beyond. Our programs are available to people of any age, gender, or type of eating disorder experience.
The Lung Association, Saskatchewan (Regional: Saskatoon, SK)
Our reason for being can really be summed up in one word: Breathe. It’s what unites us. It’s what inspires us. The Lung Association is the leading organization in Canada working to promote lung health and prevent and manage lung disease.
Lung Cancer Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
Lung Cancer Canada is the only charity in Canada whose sole mission is to support those affected by lung cancer. LCC provides patient focused educational materials and peer support – all free of charge – through its web site and toll-free telephone line (1-888-445-4403).
Lupus Canada (National: Newmarket, ON)
Lupus Canada is a national voluntary organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by lupus through research, public awareness, advocacy and education. Lupus Canada plays a leadership role in drawing upon the best resources from across the country and focuses on priorities that benefit all Canadians and their families who are afflicted by lupus.
Lupus Ontario (Regional: Markham, ON)
Lupus Ontario is a team of caring and enthusiastic volunteers and staff who are passionately committed to helping those with lupus live longer and better by raising funds that deliver vital support, education, awareness and research.
The foundation supports lymphoma research and promotes education and awareness about this disease.
Lymphovenous Canada links people in Canada with lymphedema and other lymphatic disorders with health care professionals and support groups in their communities. It also reports on the latest developments in scientific research and treatment in this area.
Maasai Medical Society (International)
Maasai Medical Society is a medical nonprofit and charitable organization that aims to improve healthcare accessibility and resources to the rural Maasai Community in Kenya. The organization runs sustainable, scheduled mobile clinics implemented by Kenyan healthcare professionals and medical volunteers.
Margaret Frazer House (Local: Toronto, ON)
For over 20 years, Margaret Frazer House has served women with persistent and severe mental health disorders by offering 24 hour care for in-house residents and follow-up supports for women who move into the community.
Mark Preece Family House (Local: Hamilton, ON)
We are an Ontario-based not-for-profit providing a temporary, affordable and comfortable “home away from home” for families visiting a loved one in a Hamilton hospital.
MaterCare International (MCI) (International: St. John’s, NL)
MaterCare International’s mission is to improve the lives and health of mothers and babies both born and unborn, to reduce the levels of maternal mortality. They build hospitals, provide emergency care, transportation, and training in countries around the world.
McLaren Housing Society (Regional: Vancouver, BC)
McLaren Housing Society believes that housing is health. We are a nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing to men, women and families in British Columbia who live with HIV/AIDS, are in financial need and yet are able to live independently.
R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre (Regional: Oshawa, ON)
The centre’s vision is to lessen the growing burden of cancer and provide high quality patient focused programs in radiation, systemic and surgical treatment, prevention, early detection, education and research to residents of the region in partnership with their local communities.
Medical Mercy Canada Society (International: Calgary, AB)
Medical Mercy Canada Society is a non-religious, non-partisan registered Canadian volunteer organization which provides support to impoverished persons and refugees along the Burmese borders, Nepal and Ukraine. Since 1991, MMC volunteers have been providing medical assistance, education, supplies, as well as funds for local initiatives to facilitate self-sufficiency.
Melanoma Network of Canada (National: Oakville, ON)
The Melanoma Network of Canada (MNC) was founded in 2009 by Annette Cyr, a patient and three-time survivor of melanoma, in conjunction with support and assistance from Jo Anne Adams, a patient survivor, and Terra Deeth, caregiver to a husband with melanoma. The network was founded to respond to the need for patients in Canada to have a nationally-based organization to coordinate educational and prevention efforts, provide a strong voice for advocacy, and assist in efforts to target funding for melanoma research.
Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia (Regional: Dartmouth, NS)
Through major fundraising efforts, and with the support of donors and volunteers, the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia is Changing the Way People Think about mental illness. A registered charitable organization, the Foundation is focused on creating a higher level of awareness of mental illness and supporting community based organizations across the province deliver the highest calibre of mental health programs and services to those in need.
Founded in 2007, the group exists to help victims, friends and family members gain a better understanding of mesothelioma. Anyone affected by this disease will find relief in the informational articles and resources listed on their website.
Mind Body and Soul Self Help Support Center Inc. (Local: Richmond Hill, ON)
Mind Body and Soul Self Help Support Center Inc. is a community-based charitable organization dedicated to helping people to achieve optimum mental health and fitness through cognitive behavioural strategies, nutrition, fitness, and education.
Misiway Milopemahtesewin Community Health Centre (Local: Timmins, ON)
The Misiway Milopemahtesewin Community Health Centre is established to provide quality programs and services that honour, respect and support Aboriginal culture, values and healing practices, complemented by western approaches to primary health care.
Mission Butterfly (Regional: Ontario)
Mission Butterfly is a not for profit organization delivering programs for Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, and related conditions such as depression and anxiety. We have programs for the individual, couples and families. For civilians, first responders and veterans. Peer support is offered as a followup to our programs.
Mission Hospice Society (Local: Mission, BC)
The Mission Hospice Society was founded in 1985 to provide compassionate care and support to the dying and the bereaved. Programs and services are currently provided in the community of Mission, the surrounding area, and in the Christine Morrison Hospice at no cost to the participants.
MitoCanada (National: Milton, ON)
MitoCanada provides support and awareness to Canadians affected by Mitochondrial Disease while also supporting the advancement of Mitochondrial Disease research.
Committed to raising, managing and disbursing funds, so that the Hospital can continue its tradition of excellence in healthcare, research and teaching for the benefit of children.
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (Regional: Toronto, ON)
The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario offers free support and recovery programs to people across Ontario living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. They provide drop-in peer support groups, recovery programs, family and youth clinical support, early intervention for mood disorders and psychosis and online tools focused on wellness and recovery in Toronto, and through affiliates, in over 30 communities across Ontario.
Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) (National: Guelph, ON)
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) is a national health charity committed to ensuring that the voice of consumers, family members, and caregivers is heard on issues relating to mental health and mental illness, in particular with regard to depression, bipolar illness, and other associated mood disorders.
Dedicated to supporting the patient care, teaching, and research initiatives of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services for people with MS and their families. The mission of the MS Society of Canada is to be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.
MEBC was formed to help patients and their families cope with the physical and emotional strains arising from M.E. MEBC is a registered charity and relies on volunteers and donations to carry out its operations.
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Society of Ontario (Regional: Toronto, ON)
The MEAO is a registered charity providing information, support and hope for people living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and related illnesses Fibromyalgia (FM) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities/Environmental Sensitivities (MCS/ES).
Myeloma Canada (National: Kirkland, QC)
Myeloma Canada is a patient-driven, patient-focused, grass-roots organization that works with local support groups, other cancer organizations, and leading myeloma researchers and healthcare professionals across Canada to provide education, raise awareness, advocate for access to treatments, all the while driving efforts towards improved patient care and ultimately a cure.
National Aboriginal Diabetes Association (National: Winnipeg, MB)
Our mission is to address diabetes among Aboriginal peoples by creating networks and opportunities for individuals and communities within their beliefs, traditions, and values.
National Aboriginal Health Organization (National: Ottawa, ON)
The National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) is an Aboriginal designed and controlled body committed to influencing and advancing the health and well-being of Aboriginal Peoples by carrying out knowledge-based strategies. NAHO is a unique not-for-profit organization founded upon and committed to unity, while respecting diversity.
National Association of Professional Cancer Coaches (National: Hamilton, ON)
A registered Canadian nonprofit with a coach/patient program that encourages higher survival. By placing you back in control of your health and your choices, you will learn new ways to reactivate your body’s magnificent ability to heal.
National Health Sciences Students’ Association (National: Vancouver, BC)
NaHSSA, a diverse network of 18 university-based chapters, seeks to address the unmet need of actively involving Canada’s health and human service students in interprofessional education while promoting the attitudes, skills, and behaviours necessary to provide collaborative patient-centred care.
National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) (National: Toronto, ON)
NIED is the voice for Canadian families, caregivers and individuals who are suffering with Eating Disorders and other co-morbid and concurrent diagnoses. We help caregivers, patients and practitioners fill gaps in care through education and by highlighting better practices in prevention, health promotion and treatment.
Fibromyalgia-Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at the National ME/FM Action Network (National: Nepean, ON)
A Canadian, registered, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the recognition and understanding of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) through education, advocacy, support, and research. The Network seeks to effect positive change in the attitudes, policies, and practices of government, medical governing bodies, business, the media, and the general public.
National Network for Mental Health (National: St. Catharines, ON)
The National Network for Mental Health exists to advocate, educate, and provide expertise and resources for the increased health and well-being of the Canadian mental health consumer/survivor community. It is the only non-diagnostic specific mental health consumer/survivor driven organization in Canada that is national in scope. The organization is run by and for persons suffering or who have suffered from mental health issues/illness/disability.
National Ovarian Cancer Association (National: Toronto, ON)
NOCA is dedicated to overcoming ovarian cancer, providing leadership by supporting women and their families living with the disease, raising awareness in the general public and with health care professionals, and funding research.
New Leaders of Sunnybrook Foundation (Local: Toronto, ON)
New Leaders of Sunnybrook Foundation is a volunteer group of young professionals who plan and execute accessible events to engage peers, build awareness and raise funds for Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
Niagara West Community Hospice Program (Regional: Grimsby, ON)
The Niagara West Community Hospice program exists to provide a caring, supportive, residential hospice environment to patients and families within the Niagara West health care area. They operate McNally House, a free-standing, home-like residence providing 24 hour care to terminally ill patients and their families.
North Hamilton Community Health Centre (Local: Hamilton, ON)
Provides accessible health care and neighbourhood programs to individuals, families, and our community in an environment of partnership, learning and research.
Northern Brain Injury Association (Regional: Prince George, BC)
The Northern Brain Injury Association promotes prevention of acquired and traumatic brain injury as well as facilitates support groups for survivors of brain injury in the rural and remote areas of northern British Columbia.
Northern Cancer Research Foundation (Regional: Thunder Bay, ON)
The Northern Cancer Research Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to ensure excellence in cancer research, patient care, education and awareness in Northwestern Ontario. One hundred percent of all gifts stay in Northwestern Ontario.
Northern Lights Regional Health Foundation (Regional: Fort McMurray, AB)
Since 1985, the Northern Lights Regional Health Foundation has been working to raise funds for priority medical equipment and programming needs for the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray. All monies raised by the foundation stay in the community – ensuring the residents of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo have access to top quality medical care, without leaving their community.
Oceanside Hospice Society (OHS) (Local: Qualicum Beach, BC)
OHS focuses on the physical, emotional, social, spiritual and economic stresses that are experienced during the final stages of living, care-giving and bereavement. Their services include an equipment loan program, self-care Fridays, grief groups, intake and referral, counselling, caregiver respite, palliative vigils and more.
The Olive Branch of Hope (Regional: Toronto, ON)
The Olive Branch of Hope Breast Cancer Support Services is the first organization in Ontario with a mission to address the cultural, emotional and spiritual needs of people of African descent whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. They offer support groups as well as information and individual support.
The Foundation On the tip of the toes strives to promote and coordinate outdoor wildlife expeditions and other nature-oriented experiences. These adventure concepts are designed for children and teenagers stricken with cancer, in order to develop their self-esteem and self-confidence, and to modify the public’s image of cancer. French site at www.pointe-des-pieds.com.
OBIA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing traumatic brain injuries and to improving the quality of life for survivors of acquired brain injury, their families and the community with which they interact. Our services include advocacy, information dissemination, educational opportunities and public awareness.
Ontario Herbalists Association (Regional: Etobicoke, ON)
This organization works to promote public awareness of herbalists and herbalism; establish self-regulation and standards of education and training, codes of ethics and practice, and certification for professional herbalists practicing in Ontario; and to disseminate a deep knowledge base of herbal medicine through promotional and educational materials.
Supports advances in treatment of HIV and AIDS by funding research, developing clinical software, and creating a world-leading observational database. It is funded by Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and serves people living with HIV, clinicians, AIDS service organizations, researchers, and government.
The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation funds Ontario-based grants in the fields of prevention, rehabilitation and biomedical research of spinal cord and brain injuries.
OPHEA exists to positively influence the lifestyles of Ontario’s children and youth through the provision of quality leadership, advocacy, and resources in the area of physical and health education.
The mission of OPHA is to strengthen the impact of people who are active in community and public health throughout Ontario. The association also provides education opportunities, access to local, provincial and multi-disciplinary community health networks, and expertise and consultation in public and community health.
Open Arms (Regional: Calgary, AB)
Open Arms supports people seeking help navigating the health care system. When families experience a medical crisis, trained volunteer advocates help them clarify complaints, obtain answers and find resolution. Open Arms liaises with other organizations to improve health care systems.
A Canadian charity which treats and prevents blindness through international development partners in Asia, Africa and South America.
Organizes, funds, and oversees volunteer surgical teams that provide free facial and orthopaedic reconstructive surgery to children in medically under-served countries.
Operation Smile (International: Winnipeg, MB)
Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe.
A community-based hospital serving Orillia, Ontario. The 176 bed hospital provides medical, surgical, obstetric, paediatric, psychiatric and chronic care services.
A registered charity, the society is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The Society works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
Ottawa Salus Corporation (Local: Ottawa, ON)
A community mental health organization whose mission is to promote individual growth and well-being for individuals in the community with mental health problems. It provides quality housing and support services in both official languages.
Our Little Charity Canada (International: Langley, BC)
Our Little Charity Canada (OLCC) is a group of volunteers driven by a passion to value the most vulnerable children in Kenya by restoring physical health and hope. Our mission: provide life-changing surgeries & medical interventions for those who could never afford it.
Our Place Community of Hope Centre (Local: Toronto, ON)
Provides a ministry of hospitality and presence to people in Toronto experiencing mental health issues, through a community drop-in centre which seeks to include all people by affirming and empowering them toward personal and communal responsibility.
OutCare Foundation (Regional: Ottawa, ON)
The OutCare Foundation is the only organization in Ontario to focus exclusively on providing funding and awareness for out-of-hospital health care programs, with emphasis on hospice palliative care. We rely solely on private donations to support the crucial programs that we fund.
Pacific Hepatitis C Network (Regional: British Columbia)
Pacific Hepatitis C Network provides education, information and support regarding hepatitis C.We work with and on behalf of all people living with hepatitis C in British Columbia, regardless of source of infection or current lifestyle.
Pare Labrecque Training Centre (Regional: Sylvan Lake, AB)
Our mission is to ensure that seniors with cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s and other diseases are treated with compassion, respect and unconditional love through all stages of their illness. We train caregivers across Alberta in the Congruent Compassionate Approach™.
Parkinson Society Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
Parkinson Society Eastern Ontario (Regional: Ottawa, ON)
Parkinson Society Eastern Ontario is the voice of people living with Parkinson’s in Eastern Ontario. Their purpose is to ease the burden and find a cure through education, support services, research and advocacy.
Parkinson’s Society of Alberta (Regional: Edmonton, AB)
The Parkinson’s Society of Alberta is dedicated to serving Albertans living with Parkinson’s. Its goal is to ease the burden by educating, supporting, advocating and promoting research.
Patients for Patient Safety Canada (National: Edmonton, AB)
Patients for Patient Safety Canada is a patient-led, national organization committed to bringing the perspective of patients and families to healthcare organizations and systems engaged in safety improvement.
Peace Arch Hospital Foundation (Local: White Rock, BC)
Works to increase and improve the provision of health care to the people served by Peace Arch Hospital, by raising awareness, capital, and enhancing services and facilities by providing financial and community support where other support is not available.
Peace Ranch (Caledon, ON)
The mission of Peace Ranch is to provide supportive housing and rehabilitative programs for adults who have serious mental illnesses, enabling them to live and work in a community atmosphere. It fulfills this mission through Psychosocial Rehabilitation principles which enable individuals to move toward recovery.
Pediatric Aids Canada (International: Stratford, ON)
This Canadian charity provides antiretroviral medicines to children with AIDS in Africa – at no cost to them.
Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) (Regional: Toronto, ON)
POGO champions childhood cancer care. They provide children and their families with financial support to help ease the burden, and they commit to every child’s ongoing care, knowing that childhood cancer survivors endure medical challenges into adulthood.
Committed to serving people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and to limit the spread of the virus through support, education, advocacy, and volunteerism.
People in Pain (Regional: British Columbia)
People in Pain Network is a nonprofit organization that promotes well-being for people living with persistent pain and those who care about them, by strengthening self-management programs, access to resources, and community support.
People to People Aid Organization (Canada) (International: Toronto, ON)
People to People Aid Organization (Canada) is a nonprofit charitable organization committed to reverse the spread of HIV, to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS and to assist children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
Perinatal Mood Disorders Awareness Ltd. (National)
This organization is devoted to increasing awareness and resources for Postpartum Depression and Perinatal Mood Disorders. Their mandate is to fill the gap and connect sufferers of Perinatal mood disorders to service providers.
Peterborough Festival of Trees (Local: Peterborough, ON)
The mission of the Peterborough Festival of Trees is to raise funds for health care by hosting a series of magical experiences and events created by volunteers and supported by the community.
Philip Aziz Centre (Local: Toronto, ON)
Philip Aziz Centre (PAC) is a nonprofit, home hospice program providing practical, physical, emotional and spiritual support for people living with cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-limiting illnesses.
A national health organization, founded in 1985 as a registered charity, and a unique organization of almost 1,500 Canadian physicians who share one goal: the reduction of tobacco-caused illness through reduced smoking and reduced exposure to second-hand smoke. It is funded primarily by its individual members with occasional donations from corporations.
Pilgrims Hospice Society (Local: Edmonton, AB)
Pilgrims Hospice Society operates Edmonton’s only free-standing voluntary hospice. We assist families when a loved one is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. We help the ill, those who give care, and those who have experienced a loss.
Polio Quebec (Regional: Montreal, QC)
This organization supports people who have had polio and their caregivers by providing resources and information, particularly about post-polio syndrome, a debilitating condition that can appear many years after the initial polio.
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation of Canada (National: Etobicoke, ON)
1993, the PKD Foundation of Canada has been promoting research and awareness to discover treatments and a cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), and to improve the lives of all it affects. They are the only national organization solely dedicated to fighting PKD, and have volunteer-run chapters from Newfoundland to British Columbia.
The Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association of Canada exists to provide comprehensive information, support, and advocacy for women and girls with the condition known as polycystic ovary syndrome.
Positive Living Fraser Valley Society (Regional: Abbotsford, BC)
Positive Living Fraser Valley Society is dedicated to provide support, education and outreach to ALL those affected by HIV, Viral Hepatitis, TB, and sexually transmitted blood borne infections. Their vision is to eliminate social isolation and stigma connected to these diseases.
Positive Living North (Regional: Prince George, BC)
Positive Living North is a community-based organization providing education, prevention and HIV/AIDS support services in the Prince George region.
Potters Without Borders (International: Enderby, BC)
Potters Without Borders (PWB) is a registered Canadian charitable organization that provides socially responsible assistance to pottery groups and individuals. Founded in 2006, they work to promote the utilization of Ceramic Pot Water Filters (CWFs). They provide technical training and support services for the development of Ceramic Pot Water Filter technology as part of a solution to waterborne disease.
Located in Summerside PEI, the foundatation supports a 112 bed regional acute care centre, which plays a critical role in provincial healthcare delivery.
Prisoners’ HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN) (National: Toronto, ON)
PASAN is a community-based network of prisoners, ex-prisoners, organizations, activists and individuals working together to provide advocacy, education, and support to prisoners on HIV/AIDS, HCV and related issues.
Prostate Cancer Foundation BC (Regional: Surrey, BC)
This organization’s mission is to provide leadership and resources for prostate cancer support, education and research in BC.
This organization promotes awareness of RSD/CRPS in Canada and their mission is to inform everyone about the utmost importance of early diagnosis and treatment. Their goals are awareness, patient support and research.
The only national organization dedicated solely to raising funds for research into the causes, cure and prevention of prostate cancer.
Founded in 1857 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, and now sponsored by the Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario, Providence Centre is a health care facility in east Toronto dedicated to providing compassionate, holistic and innovative care.
A registered nonprofit society, Providence Farm offers vocational rehabilitation and horticultural therapy to people with mental and developmental disabilities, head injuries and other special needs.
Provincial Health Ethics Network (PHEN) (Regional: Calgary and Edmonton, AB)
PHEN is a nonprofit organization that provides resources on addressing ethical issues related to health. PHEN does not advocate for or take positions on particular ethical issues; its role is to facilitate thoughtful, informed and reasoned ethical decision-making from all perspectives.
A national organization dedicated to supporting people with psoriasis and their families.
Punjabi Community Health Services (Regional: Calgary, AB & Ontario)
PCHS is a not-for-profit, charitable organization, which was founded in 1990. Our mandate is to improve the quality of life of members within the community. We focus on providing culturally appropriate services to the South Asian and other marginalized communities. The programs offered include, but are not limited to, mental health and addictions, geriatric support, settlement and social services.
The Purple Elephant Campaign (National: Toronto, ON)
The Purple Elephant Campaign (PEC) is a not-for-profit incorporation under the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act that works toward increasing the awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease among the younger generation. While promoting awareness campaigns and providing information on Alzheimer’s disease, the PEC raises funds for research and education through their online merchandise and events.
Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada (PHA Canada) (National: Vancouver, BC)
The mission of PHA Canada is to work within a united pulmonary hypertension community and to provide leadership in awareness, advocacy, education and patient support on behalf of all Canadians living with PH.
QEII Foundation (Regional: Halifax, NS)
The QEII Foundation enhances patient care by purchasing state-of-the-art medical equipment, promoting in-service education, and advancing medical research.
Quit Smoking Ontario (Regional: Windsor, ON)
Quit Smoking Ontario is a community-based, voluntary, non-profit, healthcare organization that is dedicated to preventing smoking among the people of Ontario through services, education, advocacy, research as well as motivation of smokers to quit.
The Rainbow Society was the first children’s wish-granting organization of it’s kind in Canada. We are a registered charity dedicated to granting wishes to Alberta children between 3 and 18 who have been diagnosed with a chronic or life-threatening illness.
Rally Point Retreat (Regional: Sable River, NS)
Rally Point Retreat is a nonprofit organization providing a quiet, safe, and relaxing, rural setting on Nova Scotia’s South Shore as a respite for essential services members in treatment for PTSD, allowing them to regroup themselves and reconnect with their families.
Rare Disease Foundation (National: Vancouver, BC)
This organization is comprised of researchers, caregivers, and families, working together to find solutions for children and families affected by rare disease. The foundation also offers a micro-grant program.
Real Food 4 Life Education Foundation (National: Maple, ON)
Real Food 4 Life Education Foundation is a community-based, grassroots, nonprofit organization. Established in 2012, it is their goal to reach as many people as possible and educate them on food, nutrition, and the life skill of cooking, while also supporting preventative health care, wellness, organic farming, food security, hunger relief, human and environmental preservation
Recherche Canada: Une alliance pour les découvertes en santé (Nationale: Ottawa, ON)
Un organisme bénévole sans but lucratif qui fait la promotion de la recherche en santé à l’échelle nationale. Ses membres, qui travaillent pour tous les Canadiens et Canadiennes, viennent de tous les secteurs qui ont à coeur d’accroître les investissements dans la recherche en santé.
Research Canada: An Alliance for Health Discovery (National: Ottawa, ON)
A not-for-profit, voluntary organization that is a national voice for health research advocacy in Canada. Working for all Canadians, its membership is drawn from all sectors dedicated to increasing investments in health research.
Rethink Breast Cancer Canada (National: Toronto, ON)
Rethink Breast Cancer is fighting breast cancer and expanding support for the cause through innovative research and awareness. We are a national volunteer-driven charity with a bold, enterprising and entrepreneurial approach. Rethink uses creative and unconventional ways to communicate about breast cancer in order to transform attitudes, debunk myths and reach women who feel unaffected by the breast cancer cause.
Our mission is to provide, through trained volunteers, emotional and social support for the terminally ill and their family and friends. Our services include personal visits, bereavement support and education to promote an understanding of death as the final stage of living.
Rideau Valley Diabetes Services (Regional: Smiths Falls, ON)
Rideau Valley Diabetes Services is accountable for providing accessible services to assist people affected by diabetes to develop their knowledge, strengths and skills to live healthy lives. RVDS partners with other providers to offer coordinated diabetes prevention, education and management services in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville counties.
Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation (Local: Maple Ridge, BC)
The mission of Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation is to support financially the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Health Services area and its caregivers to enable them to provide quality health care. They raise and manage funds to purchase equipment, support and foster program and services and establish one or more endowment funds.
Robarts is Canada’s only independent nonprofit medical research institute – harnessing the power of cell biology, genomics and advanced imaging technologies to better understand, treat, and prevent a range of debilitating conditions, from heart disease and stroke to Alzheimer’s and cancer.
RMHC® is dedicated to helping children with serious illnesses or disabilities and their families lead happier and healthier lives. RMHC achieves this by supporting each Canadian Ronald McDonald House®, the Ronald McDonald Family Room™, the Ronald McDonald® Family Retreat program and many other children’s charities across the country.
Room 217 Foundation (Local; Port Perry, ON)
Room 217 Foundation is dedicated to the practice of caring for the whole person with music. They accomplish their mission through the production of distinctive resources, training of frontline care providers, and promotion of creative research in the use of music as a means of care.
Saint Elizabeth Health Care Foundation (National: Markham, ON)
Raises charitable support in Ontario and across Canada for the enhancement and expansion of home and community health care services which assist individuals and families in maximizing their health and quality of life. The foundation supports research, education, technological advancements, care delivery, and program development.
Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation (Local: Saint John, NB)
This foundation works to improve patient care at the Saint John Regional Hospital by raising funds to purchase new equipment. The foundation works to include individuals, the business community, and the philanthropic community in their fundraising efforts.
Sanguen Health Centre (Local: Waterloo & Guelph, ON)
Sanguen Health Centre strives to meet the needs of those in Waterloo Region and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph living with or at risk for Hepatitis C through the provision of education, outreach, support, and comprehensive, expert medical care.
SANSAR (National: Brampton, ON)
The South Asian Network Supporting Awareness and Research (SANSAR), serves South Asian communities across Canada by promoting cardiovascular health through community awareness, and education. We also conduct and promote research into the causes, prevention and management of heart disease and diabetes.
Save Your Skin Foundation (National: Vancouver, BC)
A nonprofit foundation dedicated to raising funds for education and awareness of melanoma and other skin cancers as well as emotional and financial support to patients and their families dealing with melanoma. The foundation is committed to providing patients with access to information about available treatment options, including hard-to-find trial options.
Scleroderma Society of Ontario (Regional: Toronto, ON)
The Scleroderma Society of Ontario is committed to promoting increased public awareness, advancing patient wellness and supporting research in scleroderma.
Seizure Disorder of Greater Hamilton (Local: Hamilton, ON)
Seizure Disorder of Greater Hamilton is a nonprofit, non-governmental charitable health organization. We are dedicated to promoting information, awareness, support services, advocacy, education and research.
Sheena’s Place (Local: Toronto, ON)
Sheena’s Place is a community-based registered charity offering hope and support services to individuals, families, and friends affected by eating disorders.
Sheep River Health Trust (SRHT) (Regional: Okotoks, AB)
The Sheep River Health Trust (SRHT) provides needed medical equipment and health care services for people in the community. SRHT raises funds for urgently needed programs, services and equipment that support health care in the community.
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise funds for ongoing support of front line AIDS organizations that provide supplemental health care, food and shelter to persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Short Term International Medical Missions Abroad (STIMMA) (International: Waterloo, ON)
STIMMA is a registered Canadian charity with no political or religious affiliations that connects medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, and support personnel with communities in need all over the world.
The Sickle Cell Association of Ontario (Regional: Toronto, ON)
Founded in 1981, the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario (SCAO) is a volunteer, non-profit, community-based organization based in Toronto, Ontario, that provides support and resources for individuals, families and communities affected by Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) throughout the province.
Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario (National: Toronto, ON)
The organization collects and disseminates information to the public on the subject of Sickle Cell Anemia, thereby creating more awareness and reducing its incidence in at-risk communities. It also organizes seminars that assist persons of low income break the poverty cycle.
Their mission is to provide support to Southeast New Brunswickers infected or affected by HIV/AIDS and to reduce the spread of HIV through prevention education.
Silent Voice serves deaf children, deaf youth, adults and their families in a sign language environment. We are dedicated to improving communication and relationships between deaf and hearing families and in our community. We have been serving the community for 25 years.
Society for Assisted Cooperative Recovery From Eating Disorders (SACRED) (Local: Edmonton, AB)
SACRED’s mission is to support individuals to recover from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and compulsive overeating utilizing the addictions model and the highly respected 12-step program.
le premier site de référence francophone entièrement dédié à ce handicap.
Someday Is Now International (International: Vancouver, BC)
Someday Is Now International is a registered Canadian and South Sudanese non-profit organization focused on helping women and children in South Sudan through several methods including the distribution of birth kits, orphan support, and training of traditional birth attendants.
Southern Alberta Brain Injury Society (SABIS) (Regional: Calgary, AB)
SABIS provides lifelong emotional and practical support to adults with acquired brain injury, their families and personal support networks. It also promotes awareness of acquired brain injury, its causes and effects.
Southlake Regional Health Centre (Regional: Newmarket, ON)
We are in the business of caring for people and making their lives better. As a leader in the provision of specialized health care services, we are relentless in our efforts to deliver quality services closer to home, and to seek out new and innovative ways to meet the health care needs of the people we serve.
Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada (SBHAC) (National: Winnipeg, MB)
The association’s mission is to improve the quality of life of all individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and their families, through awareness, education, research and advocacy, and to reduce the incidence of neural tube defects.
Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Northern Alberta (Regional: Edmonton, AB)
This organization works to improve the quality of life for people affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus through advocacy, research, education and support.
The Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Nova Scotia (SBHANS) is a charitable organization directly affiliated with the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada (SBHAC). Their mission is to eliminate spina bifida and hydrocephalus in newborns by promoting preventative measures and to help individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus reach their full potential by promoting independence and improved quality of life.
SBHAO is a dedicated advocate of the rights and abilities of people with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, Canada’s most common birth defects. The organization is also committed to educating the public about the important role of folic acid in the prevention of birth defects.
Provides information and referral services to spinal-cord-injured individuals and their families.
Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation (Regional: Prince George, BC)
Our Mission is to nurture our trusted relationships with our generous donors, healthcare and community partners, and champion exceptional health outcomes for Northern BC.
Sport Fest Windsor (Local: Windsor, ON)
This organization works to promote organ and tissue donation awareness through sporting, cultural, and entertainment events while encouraging everyone to improve their health and wellness through active living.
St. John Ambulance – Peel Region (Local: Mississauga, ON)
Providing the standard for excellence in first aid and CPR services – offering innovative programs, products, and community support, ensuring residents and corporations receive the best quality training and expertise.
St. Joseph’s Care Foundation (Regional: Peterborough, ON)
Dedicated to lifelong healthy aging, the foundation supports projects that encourage all of us to make healthy choices and maintain healthy lives, no matter what our age. In addition to fundraising for the standard setting St. Joseph’s at Fleming, approximately 12% of our annual budget is earmarked for our Community Partnerships initiative, enhancing quality of life and enriching the lives of everyone in our community through the promotion of life-long healthy aging projects.
St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia Lambton (Regional: Sarnia, ON)
Since 2005, St. Joseph’s Hospice has been serving the community as a Resource Centre for terminally ill people as they face their illnesses and support programs for people who are caring for or grieving the loss of a loved one. In 2009, they opened a ten-suite residential hospice at their location on Christina Street /Water Street. The hospice is a nonprofit organization serving Sarnia Lambton area.
St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation (Local: Kitchener, ON)
Established in 1986, St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation works to support the capital and equipment needs of this 191-bed acute care community hospital specializing in cardiology, respiratory illness, minimal invasive surgery, thoracic surgery, and eye, nose and throat surgery.
The fundraising arm of St. Paul’s Hospital, the Foundation raises more than $4,000,000 a year through the generosity of individuals, good corporate citizens and community groups. The money is used to fund important medical research, to upgrade or purchase new equipment, and to support health education for both patients and staff.
St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation (Regional: St. Thomas, ON)
The foundation is dedicated to working with the community to raise funds to purchase new and replacement equipment, upgrade facilities and support special projects, enhancing care for the community. The foundation plays a vital role in providing the hospital with the resources necessary to enhance patient care and purchase the latest high-technology medical equipment.
Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation (Local: Yellowknife, NT)
The Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for patient care, equipment, and major capital needs for the Stanton Territorial Hospital.
Starlight Children’s Foundation (National: Markham, ON)
Starlight Children’s Foundation is dedicated to transforming the lives of seriously ill children and their families through imaginative programs that educate, uplift spirits, foster a sense of community and help alleviate the pain and fear of prolonged illness.
Stollery Children’s Hospital (Regional: Edmonton, AB)
The Stollery is western Canada’s referral centre for pediatric cardiac surgery and national leader in organ transplantation, and cares for children from northern and central Alberta, as well as parts of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.
Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba Inc. (Regional: Winnipeg, MB)
Established in 1971 the Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba Inc. raises awareness of stroke and provides programs and services for Stroke Survivors and Families. Working to improve the quality of life after stroke, we encourage each other as we progress.
Sudbury Regional Hospital Foundation (Regional: Sudbury, ON)
The Sudbury Regional Hospital Foundation’s mandate is to operate exclusively as a nonprofit, charitable foundation to raise funds for medical equipment and capital construction for the Hôpital régional Sudbury Regional Hospital.
Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation (Surrey, BC)
Our mission is to support Surrey Memorial Hospital in delivering the highest quality health care by enlisting the financial support of caring individuals and organizations.
Tamarra Cherryholme Foundation (National)
The Tamarra Cherryholme Foundation works to promote awareness regarding the benefits of Naturopathic Oncology for improved quality of life, to financially aid families receiving holistic cancer treatments, and to offer grants at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in the research department.
TB Vets Charitable Foundation (Regional: Burnaby, BC)
The foundation provides grants to hospitals and health care facilities for the purchase of respiratory equipment, supports research into a cure and treatment of tuberculosis, and provides education, communications and information concerning control, prevention and treatment of respiratory diseases.
Team Broken Earth (International)
A volunteer task force of Canadian medical professionals committed to sustained medical relief in Haiti to help rebuild the country’s healthcare system, Team Broken Earth works with Haitian medical professionals on skill development, and educate the Haitian people on public health.
Tema Conter Memorial Trust (National: Kleinburg, ON)
The mandate of the Tema Conter Memorial Trust is to assist emergency services personnel to better understand and to cope with the physical, psychological, and emotional stressors associated with acute trauma and its powerful aftermath.
Named after Canadian hero Terry Fox, the foundation raises money solely for cancer research through the annual Terry Fox Run, now held in more than 50 countries around the world. It also accepts memoriam donations and bequests year-round and is a leader in controlling costs – 89 cents of every dollar funds cancer research.
TJSC (Temporomandibular Joint Society of Canada) is devoted to furthering TMJ disease/dysfunction/disorders support, education, and awareness in Canada for both those afflicted and those who provide professional care for them.
Thyroid Foundation of Canada (National: Bath, ON)
The Thyroid Foundation of Canada is a non-profit registered volunteer organization whose mission is to support thyroid patients across Canada through awareness, education, and research.
Tourette Canada (National: Mississauga, ON)
Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that affects almost 1 in 100 Canadians. Tourette Canada is the only national charity serving those living with the syndrome and its associated conditions. Self-help support, education and advocacy is offered to individuals, families, professionals and the community through the national office and affiliates across the country.
Trusted Clothes (International: Kitchener, ON)
Trusted Clothes is an organization linking people, organizations and brands that are ethical, environmentally friendly and health conscious. They are a group of volunteers with a diverse background in manufacturing, marketing and global issues dedicated to promoting Ethical, Sustainable and Healthy fashion.
Vasculitis Foundation Canada is a charitable organization working to inform and support patients and their families in dealing with this uncommon, life-threatening disease and to encourage research to discover the cause and cure for all forms of vasculitis.
A registered charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for people with Von Hippel-Lindau Disease in Canada, a familial cancer that affects people from all walks of life.
Victoria’s Quilts Canada (National: Ottawa, ON)
Victoria’s Quilts Canada provides handmade quilts to people living with cancer in Canada. By providing these quilts, we hope to bring them physical as well as spiritual comfort in knowing that they are not alone in their struggle.
Water Well-ness Project (International)
Water Well-ness Project helps international communities gain access to clean water and sanitation infrastructures–life’s most basic necessities – using their innovative, sustainable, and socially-conscious program, H2O Investments.
Wellspring Calgary (Local: Calgary, AB)
Wellspring Calgary is a network of community-based support centres offering programs and services that meet the emotional, social, practical and restorative needs of people living with cancer and those who care for them. All Wellspring programs, services & resources are offered free of charge and without referral.
Wellwood (Local: Hamilton, ON)
Wellwood is a community-based, nonprofit organization which provides information, programs and peer support to people who have received a diagnosis of cancer, loved ones, caregivers and healthcare providers. Working with existing community agencies and cancer care providers, Wellwood aims to provide integrative supportive care. All of our programs are free of charge. As a safe, inclusive and accessible centre, volunteers and staff strive to make Wellwood barrier-free for all.
West Carleton Day Respite (Regional: Kinburn, ON)
West Carleton Day Respite enables dementia sufferers to be active and socialize while receiving supportive nursing care. Meanwhile, caregivers can enjoy a comforting break.
West Island Cancer Wellness Centre (Local: Beaconsfield, QC)
A registered charity that exists to empower people living with cancer by providing them with compassionate support and programs & services that address their emotional, psychological and spiritual needs.
Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support (National: Toronto, ON)
Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support was founded in 1994 as a national, not-for-profit organization. Willow provides free-of-cost support, insight and information to anyone affected by breast cancer or hereditary cancer. They endeavour to ensure that no one, from the individual diagnosed to their family and caregivers, needs to face breast cancer or hereditary cancer alone.
Wishing Well Sanctuary (Regional: Bradford, ON)
An oasis of discovery and development, repose, and renewal, our Wishing Well Sanctuary is a centre for personal growth, inner peace, healing and joy. We are also a farmed animal sanctuary and therefore we can say that we truly are a sanctuary of all! This delightful retreat is just north of “Ontario’s food basket” (the Holland Marsh) near Bradford, Ontario. Just a mere 45 minutes from central Toronto.
World Parkinson’s Program (WPP) (International: Toronto, ON)
World Parkinson’s Program is a registered Canadian charity dedicated to serve those afflicted by Parkinson’s disease. Their mission is twofold: to improve the care of Parkinson’s through education of caregivers and patients as well as provide medical services worldwide.
Your Life Counts! International Inc. (International)
Your Life Counts helps people say no to suicide, steadies them in the toughest times and reconnects them with hope and their reasons to live.