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.
When and Where (Coming Events)
SAVE THE DATE - September 12, 2015 Running on Empty and Canadian Premiere of The Magic Bracelet (Hamilton,ON)
Mitochondrial disease can happen to anyone at any time. Posted Jul 24, 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
Pro bono is where the action is. Why it’s crucial for young lawyers to do more of it. Posted Jul 03, 2015 By Emma Rock
Making a Difference: Duncan Marsden BY NATIONAL SUMMER 2015 Photo: Courtesy of Project True Duncan Marsden’s pro bono work has taken him — figuratively at
Local runner’s victory inspired by quadriplegic son Posted Jun 15, 2015 By Emma Rock
Blaine Penny knew he’d be caught eventually, and it happened at the 65-kilometre mark of his race. The chase car pulled up beside him as