Muscular Dystrophy Canada is a not-for-profit organization committed to finding a cure for neuromuscular disorders through well funded research. Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s dedicated volunteers and staff across the country raise funds to enhance the lives of those affected by over 150 different kinds of neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources.
From coast to coast, Muscular Dystrophy Canada delivers a variety of programs within 5 key areas of service: Education; Information; Advocacy; Support; and Equipment.
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To find a cure for neuromuscular disorders in our lifetime.
Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s mission is to enhance the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure through well funded research.
Muscular Dystrophy Canada has put more than $64 million towards research since 1954. We partner with the ALS Society of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Health Research in the Neuromuscular Research Partnership (NRP). This cooperative research-funding model has allowed us to more effectively use our research dollars to support a broader range of projects studying the causes, cures and treatments of muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders.
Wheelchairs, scooters, orthotics, hospital beds and other essential equipment can cost tens of thousands of dollars. We aim to reduce the burden by funding all or part of the cost for mobility equipment.
Living with muscular dystrophy can be an emotional rollercoaster ride for families. We’re here to listen, offer emotional support and refer people to community resources so they don’t feel alone.
Muscular Dystrophy Canada is championing policy change at all levels of government as a means of ensuring that people with neuromuscular disorders can participate fully in all aspects of daily living. We work with like-minded organizations to raise awareness on important health issues, and provide volunteers with the tools they need to participate in local advocacy efforts.
Information and Education
Muscular Dystrophy Canada develops and distributes information about neuromuscular disorders, research, and our organization.