Support Groups

Post-Polio Canada - Connect. Be heard.

If you have been impacted by polio as a survivor,
relative, caregiver, health care provider, volunteer, or
friend, a Post-Polio Canada support group can help you
connect with peers, exchange information and resources,
learn new skills and build a social network for support. 
 


Find a Support Group near you:

Alberta​

Lethbridge & Area
Contact: Terry Prince
Tel: 403-752-4667
Meet: Twice a year (in the month of May and October)

Wildrose Polio Support Society
132 Warwick Road NW
Edmonton, AB  T5X 4P8
Tel: 780-428-8842
Fax: 780-475-7968
Contact: Glyn Smith 
Email: wpss@polioalberta.ca 
Website: www.polioalberta.ca

British Colombia

Post-Polio Awareness and Support Society of British Colombia (PPASS BC)
Address: #222-2453 Beacon Ave., Sidney BC  V8L 1X7
Contact:  Joan Toone​
Tel: 250-655-8849
Fax: 250-655-8859
Email: jtoone@ppassbc.com
Website: www.ppassbc.com 

Manitoba

Post Polio Network (Manitoba) Inc.
Address: c\o SMD Self-Help Clearing House 
Suite 204, 825 Sherbrook Street 
Winnipeg, MB  R3A 1M5
Contact: Charlene Craig 
Tel: 204-975-3037
Email: postpolionetwork@shaw.ca 
Website: www.postpolionetwork.ca

Ontario

Barrie Post-Polio Chapter
Contact: Pauline Berry 
Tel: 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7731
Email: pberry@marchofdimes.ca

Niagara Post-Polio Chapter 
Contact: Ryan Sigurdson
Tel: 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7440
Email: ddumele@cogeco.ca



North Bay Post-Polio Chapter
Contact: Sharyn Emond
Tel: 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7731
Email: polio-northbay@marchofdimes.ca

Oshawa/ Durham Post-Polio Chapter
Contact: Heather Mac Adams - Chair​
Tel:  905-665-0927​
Email: heather.mac@sympatico.ca
Meet: Ajax Legion, 111 Hunt St. on the third Thursday of the month from 1:30-3:30pm

Ottawa Post-Polio Chapter
Contact: Erica Mugan
Tel:  1-800-263-3463 ext. 7758
Email: emugan@marchofdimes.ca

​Peterborough Post-Polio Chapter 
Contact: Erica Mugan
Tel: 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7758
Email: emugan@marchofdimes.ca
Meet: Peterborough Participation Projects, 
77 Towerhills Rd, on the first Tuesday of
every other month (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov) from 1:00-3:00 pm

Thunder Bay Post-Polio Chapter
Contact: Sandy Rutherford
Tel: 1-807-345-6595 ext.105
Email: tkennedy@marchofdimes.ca


Windsor & Area Post-Polio Chapter
Contact: Lorne Kowalsky
Tel: 519-969-2598​
Email: Lorne@kowalsky.net
Meeting details: Four times a year, last Sunday in April, June, Sept. and Nov, from 2-4 p.m.

Toronto/ Peel Post-Polio Chapter
Contact: Erica Mugan
Tel: 1-800-263-3463 ext. 7758
Email: emugan@marchofdimes.ca
Meet: 10 Ovelea Blvd



P.E.I.

Polio PEI
Contact: Stephen Pate
Tel: 902-218-6255
Email: stephen_pate@hotmail.com ​

Quebec

Association Polio Quebec
Toll Free: 877-765-4672
Tel: 514-489-1143
Address: 3500 Boulevard Decarie, Bureau 219A
Montreal, QC  H4A 3J5
Email: association@polioquebec.org​
Website: www.polioquebec.org

Saskatchewan​

Polio Regina
Address: 825 McDonald St 
Regina, SK  S4N 2X5
Contact: Carole Tiefenbach
Tel: 306-761-1020 
Email: twilf.ecarole3@gmail.com
Website: http://nonprofits.accesscomm.ca/polio/
Meet: Four to six times a year

Know of a polio-survivor group that is not listed here? Interested in starting your own group?  Phone the Warmline® at 1-800-480-5903.

For more information, contact us at:

Peer Support Department
March of Dimes Canada
10 Overlea Boulevard
Toronto, ON. M4H 1A4

Email: peersupport@marchofdimes.ca
Telephone: 1-800-263-3463
      Manager of Volunteer Services– ext. 7733
      Senior Community Coordinator - ext. 7707
      Education and Health Promoter - ext. 7756
Post-Polio Canada Warmline: 1-800-480-5903​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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