We have curated a list of national foundations Canada to help mitochondrial disease patients and caregivers source information and services.

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National Rare Disease and Disorders Foundations 

CORD (Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders)


GECKO (Genetics Education Canada – Knowledge Organization) genetics and genomics education for non-genetic health professionals

CAGC (Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors)

Special Needs Support Foundations 

Special Needs Information Service Online (SNIS) (Directory of service agencies and programs for children with special needs)

SMILE – Support for Youth with Disabilities and their Families (programs)

Advocacy and Legal

ARCH Disability Law Centre (Disability Legal Advocacy)

CFPDP (The Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons) (Disability Advocacy)

Wish Granting

Sunshine – Dreams for Kids (Wish Granting Foundation)

Starlight Children’s Foundation (Changing Illness Experience for Children)

Make-A-Wish Foundation (Wish Granting Foundation)

Children’s WIsh Foundation (Wish Granting Foundation)