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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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Chuck's Run 2017

Chuck's Run for Dystonia is taking place on June 4, 2017.
Click here to see what you can do to participate.

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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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Patient Grant

To provide financial assistance for Canadian residents who
are living with dystonia and committed to furthering their
education. Click here to read more about eligibility
criteria and to fill out an application.

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We release a bi-monthly e-newsletter on upcoming events,
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What's Making News

January 20, 2017 - 11:06am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was present on December 16, 2016 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital  for the announcement of the donation of $20 million by the Larry and Judy Tanenbaum family. This gift, which McGill University calls “transformative”,  will help to establish the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute, to facilitate the sharing of neuroscience findings worldwide to accelerate the discovery of leading edge therapeutics to treat neurological conditions.

November 9, 2016 - 11:49am

He is five years old now.   It has been four years since his accident.

While other boys his age run, and play and pretend to be a superhero, police officer or fireman, Jesse sits, his small body involuntary twisting, his back tensing, his arms outstretched.  He still cannot walk although he is learning to crawl.

November 8, 2016 - 11:15am

Giving Tuesday

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday is #GivingTuesday.

October 19, 2016 - 11:47am

In this paper, published in the Journal of Neuroscience October 2016, Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre and his collaborators tested a hypothesis that cellular stress induced in the mouse brain will cause torsinA malfunction.

Although the mice under such stress did not show motor dysfunction, the investigators found several changes in brain metabolism, especially involving calcium. They uncovered an interaction between DYT1 genotype and calcium dynamics in neurons.

October 17, 2016 - 12:45pm

Going Forward Patient Package

The Dystonia Patient Care Package was made possible thanks to the Allergan International Foundation. 

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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