Our Story

The MitoCanada Foundation is a national charitable not-for-profit corporation established in 2010, and committed to seeing a cure for mitochondrial disease. We do this by investing in awareness and education activities to raise the profile of mitochondrial disease with health system decision-makers. Further, the Foundation has invested more than $1million in research in Canada. We rely on the generous support of our volunteers, donors, and partners in our shared mission to improve the lives of Canadians living with mitochondrial disease.

2012 With growing revenues, the Board opens an office in Brantford, Ontario and hires their first Executive Director to manage MitoCanada’s day-to-day operations.

2013 TeamMito sets Guinness World Record at the Calgary Marathon by running the Calgary Marathon in 2:55:23 linked together with a rope.

2015 MitoCanada celebrates its 5th birthday and the Board of Directors hires a new National Executive Director to provide strategic leadership and to steward MitoCanada to national and international prominence. The Board of Directors evolves with a move to a skill-based governance model.

2016 MitoCanada moves to new premises in Burlington, Ontario. TeamMitoCanada reboots and breaks 6 Guiness World Records at the Calgary Marathon Expo including the greatest distance run (260.40 km) on a treadmill in 24 hours.