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Organization: Huntington Society of Canada - Huntington Disease Resource Centre - Marilyn Mitchell, Director, East Central Ontario  
Phone Numbers: 905-426-4333
Toll-Free: 1-855-426-4333
Fax: 905-426-4333
Email: mmitchell@huntingtonsociety.ca
Website: www.huntingtonsociety.ca
Address:
PO Box 103
Ajax, ON
L1T 3A6
Street
Address
:
71 Old Kingston Rd
Ajax
 
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Tue, Wed, Thu 8:30am-5pm
Contacts: Marilyn Mitchell - Director
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Service Description: Provides support to individuals with Huntington Disease (HD), persons at-risk, persons who are gene-positive, caregivers and family members, community members, friends and neighbours.

Services are provided locally through a Resource Centre Director covering East Central Ontario and includes information and education, short-term counselling, resource counselling and referral, and individual advocacy.

Support groups are currently held in Whitby and Peterborough.
A virtual chapter of HSC called YPAHD (Young People Affected by Huntington Disease), provides a community and support network specifically for youth. A new mentorship program is now available to link youth, aged 12 and older, with a trained, volunteer mentor who understands the challenges of growing up in a family affected by HD.

Education and consultation is provided to health, social service and community workers involved in the care of an individual affected by Huntington Disease.

Call the national office to learn more about Huntington Disease clinical trials at 1 800 998 7398 or www.hungingtonsociety.ca

Meeting: Volunteers facilitate support groups in both Whitby and  Peterborough * they meet regularly to plan and host fundraising activities, community events and to raise awareness of Huntington Disease in their local communities * new members always welcome.

Monthly support meetings are facilitated by a social worker and are open to anyone affected by, or caring for someone with, Huntington Disease.  To register, contact the Resource Centre Director at 1 855 426 4333. 

Annual fundraising walks are held in Peterborough and Bowmanville during Huntington's month in May.
 

Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Durham Region, City of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton and Northumberland Regions.  
See Also: Huntington Disease

This information was last completely updated on October 11, 2017

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About Us
Huntington Disease (HD) is an inherited brain disorder. About one in every 10,000 Canadians has HD, but one in every 1,000 are touched by HD whether at-risk, as a caregiver, family member, or friend.