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About Us

Board of Directors

Gwen Barry, Secretary,  Nova Scotia

Vivian Do, Treasurer, Ontario

Claude Francoeur, Quebec

Jennifer Garvey, Past Chair, Nova Scotia

Haydn Liang, Vice-chair, Ontario

Ashley Oakes, Chair, BC

Sanjeev Parmar, Alberta

Jesse Prager, Ontario

Pam Wishart, BC

 

Medical Advisors

Dr. S. Couban, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax

Dr. Y. Dror, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Dr. L. Larratt, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton

Dr. Heather Leitch, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver

Dr. K. Schultz, BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver

Dr. John Storring, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal

Dr. R. Wells, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto

Contact Information

National Office

Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplasia Association of Canada
11181 Yonge Street
Suite 321
Richmond Hill, ON
L4S 1L2

Phone: 905-780-0698 or toll-free at 1-888-840-0039
Email: info@aamac.ca

Charitable registration number: 87557 2265 RR0001


Provincial Support Groups

British Columbia
 British Columbia  has a small group of committed volunteers. Each year several meetings are arranged where speakers present topics of interest to patients dealing with bone marrow failure diseases.For more information, please contact: Janice Cook, bcsupport@aamac.ca or 1-888-840-0039.
Alberta

The Alberta group works within local communities supporting families and patients with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and PNH by distributing information and through fund raising efforts.

We recognize the desire for peer support for patients and family members dealing with these diseases and are able to put them in contact with others that have been effected with these illnesses and are willing to speak with them about their own experiences and help them through the journey.

There are regular meetings in Alberta.  Please see Upcoming Events for details on meeting dates. Please contact info@aamac.ca or albertasupport@aamac.ca for more information.

If you require support in your area or are interested in becoming involved please contact us at the address below and we would be happy to support you in every way we can.

Patients in Manitoba and Saskatchewan please use contact below.

info@aamac.ca or 1-888-840-0039.

Ontario
          Ontario hosts regular support group meetings in Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo, London and Ottawa for myelodysplasia, aplastic anemia, and PNH patients and their families.

For more information, please contact info@aamac.ca or ontariosupport@aamac.ca  

Quebec
          Meetings are held 2 -3 times per year in Quebec.  These meetings are in French.  For more information, please contact Claude Francouer info@aamac.ca or call 1-888-840-0039.
Atlantic
The Atlantic support group normally meets on the last Wednesday of each month, except in July and August, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Our meetings are held at the Atlantica Hotel on Robie St. Please e-mail or call Gwen to confirm you'll be attending. 

If a meeting in Halifax is too far out of the way for you, please contact us and we will attempt to find someone in your area with whom you can speak: gwenb@eastlink.ca or 902-864-8872


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