Neurological Health Charities Canada

DMRF Canada is a proud member of Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC). NHCC is a collective of organizations that represent people with chronic, often progressive, neurological and/or neuromuscular diseases, disorders, conditions and injuries (brain disorders) in Canada.  The NHCC’s role is to provide leadership in evaluating and advancing new opportunities for collaboration specific to advocacy, education and research to improve the quality of life for people affected by brain conditions.

DMRF Canada National Director, Archana Castelino, serves as Vice- Chair for the NHCC.

Advocacy Priority

Please visit the NHCC website to read about NHCC initiatives and to access newsletters.

Recognizing Changemakers

NHCC’s Change Maker Award is presented to annually to an individual, or individuals who are making a difference in the lives of people impacted by brain conditions. Read on for details on some of the Change Maker award recipients from the DMRF Canada community:


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Canadian Brain Research Strategy

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada is the only organization supporting the needs of 50,000 Canadians with dystonia, a neurological disorder causing involuntary movements and often depression and anxiety. Secondary dystonia links to approximately 50 conditions, from Parkinson's to Multiple Sclerosis, affecting many more. With no cure and limited treatments, research is our only hope. As part of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy (CBRS), we see the vital impact of a national effort on brain and mental health research. A unified approach can speed progress for all affected by neurological conditions, offering relief and progress for countless lives.  

Read more about the work of CBRS here    


Last update: Mar 2024