Ways to Help

Our mission is to advance research for more research and
ultimately a cure for Dystonia. Click here to find out how
you can support dystonia research!

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Dystonia Report

Real Patients. Real Answers. The Dystonia Survey Report is
Available now. Click here to see the results.

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Join a Support Group

The DMRF Canada Support Group Network provides an
opportunity for people with dystonia to come together to
support one another, raise awareness, and fund-raise. Click
here to find a support group near you!

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Toronto Zoo Walk

Join the Toronto Zoo Walk, a family-friendly community
event, to raise awareness of dystonia and to support the
work of the DMRF Canada. Click here for more details and to
register!

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Awareness Month

Join DMRF Canada to create awareness through the "Dystonia
Moves Me" awareness campaign, taking place during the month
of September 2017. Click here to find out how you can get
involved.

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What's Making News

April 1, 2015 - 8:29am
DMRF Canada is very pleased to announce the formation of the Vancouver Support Group with Co-Leaders Jackson Mooney and Robin Krantz. 
March 13, 2015 - 1:08pm

 Wency Leung-The Globe and Mail. Joaquin Farias has spent the past two decades trying to understand dystonia, a confounding and sometimes debilitating syndrome believed to be the third-most-common neurological movement disorder, after essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/using-the-brain-to-retrain-the-body-to-overcome-dystonia/article23342529/

 

December 3, 2014 - 11:08am

 The DMRF Canada Manitoba Support Group recently participated in a rond-table discussion on dystonia.

May 21, 2014 - 3:15pm

Oakville Beaver - Jon Kuiperij - Even when he was at a competitive disadvantage, Spencer Clough always held his own against other snowboarders. Now that he’s exclusively racing against fellow adaptive athletes, the 17-year-old St. Thomas Aquinas high school student is quickly realizing the sport might provide him with much more than an occasional medal. It may even take him to the Paralympics. More

September 19, 2013 - 11:04am

A CityNews report about a teen who had brain surgery to treat a neurological disorder is being honoured by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).

Reporter Avery Haines and editor Shayla Scott received a special mention for the CMA’s Media Awards for Health for an August 2012 story on Mathew Sheppard, a 13-year-old with myoclonus-dystonia. More

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada is the only organization that is dedicated to supporting the 50,000 patients in Canada that suffer from dystonia, a neurological movement disorder that affects the nervous system. Abnormal signaling from the brain causes muscles to tighten and twist involuntarily. There are several forms of dystonia, and dystonia may be a symptom of many diseases and conditions.

For over 40 years, the DMRF Canada has fought for those impacted by dystonia, working toward better treatments and a cure; funding research, providing advocacy and support, and raising awareness of this devastating disorder.

Join us, and be a part of the global effort to find a cure.

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