How We Are Organized

Our community chapters are the heart of Muscular Dystrophy Canada, with over thousands of volunteers carrying out local fundraising efforts, advocacy campaigns, and support programs for those with neuromuscular disorders. We currently have 38 chapters and two affiliates across Canada, which are coordinated through our National Office, and four Regional Offices:

  • Western Canada
  • Ontario & Nunavut
  • Quebec
  • Atlantic Canada

Our volunteer Board of Directors provides guidance and leadership at a national level and is made up of people with neuromuscular disorders and their family members, Fire Fighters, scientists, business people, and physicians from across the country.

The National staff is led by our CEO, Barbara Stead-Coyle. Together, she and the Board work with our staff and volunteers in Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s mission:

  • to support the independence and full participation of Canadians with neuromuscular disorders
  • to fund research to find a cure and improve the quality of life of people with neuromuscular disorders
  • to assist our stakeholders to participate in the decisions that affect them
  • to collaborate with others for social change.
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    Board of Directors

    Muscular Dystrophy Canada is led by an amazing, dedicated, professional and enthusiastic group of volunteers, composing the Board of Directors.

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    Muscular Dystrophy Canada offices are located in four geographic regions, with the national office being based in Toronto.

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    Community Volunteer Chapters

    Chapters are the grassroots network of our organization made up of over 36 community volunteer groups from coast to coast, who come together to support each other, create awarness and raise funds to support our misson. When you join a Chapter, you have the opportunity to work side by side with an amazing group of people. You will cherish the support, fun and friendships in your life.

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