Why We're Here
In 2009, MitoCanada was formed by a group of mitochondrial disease patients, family and friends, with support from dedicated medical professionals. MitoCanada exists to provide support and practical information that will help to improve the quality of life and sense of community for patients and their families.
What We Do
The term “Mitochondrial disease” refers to a group of disorders. There are so many types of Mitochondrial disease it would be impossible to name them all, and many have yet to be discovered. Each condition is the result of a genetic mutation – a specific change in the genetic material of the mitochondria. The mutation causes the mitochondria to fail.
What? Where? When?
New website coming soon!!
For an inspiring story of one local family and their commitment to raising awareness and support for this disease : https://vimeo.com/134243796
GE Healthcare and FedDev Ontario investing $40 million. Visit: http://bit.ly/1UPibmB
“Restoration of mitochondrial function in stem cells from patients with mitochondrial disease is thus achievable,” explains study co-author Clifford Folmes, Ph.D. Read more here: http://mayocl.in/1Wrzdsm
Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week September 18 – 24, 2016
Message from the Co-Chairs – Ruth McLelland and Dave Mosher Posted Jan 26, 2016 By Caroline Mills
Making a real difference and delivering real results – that’s our new mantra at the MitoCanada Foundation. Each of us has our own very personal
Mitochondrial disease can happen to anyone at any time. Posted Sep 21, 2015 By Emma Rock
Mitochondrial disease can happen to anyone at any time. Many children and adults journey for years before receiving a diagnosis of mitochondrial disease. As more
MitoCanada announces Beacon Award winners for 2015 Posted Sep 21, 2015 By Caroline Mills
The winners of the 2015 Beacon Awards were last September at a special ceremony in Calgary. These annual awards, given out during Global Mitochondrial