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
5 more sleeps – 2016 Mito Colour/Walk Run – all the pre-event info you need Posted Sep 19, 2016 By Caroline Mills
We are absolutely thrilled that you can join us this coming Saturday, September 24th for the 7th annual Mito Colour Walk/Run. We have an exceptional
Donation-matching at Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink Posted Jun 20, 2016 By Keiichi
Birdies for Kids 2016 The Shaw Charity Classic’s Birdies For Kids is a family event which aims to support local charities by raising money. The
Game on! TeamMito bring its ‘A’ game to Calgary and Ottawa this weekend Posted May 26, 2016 By Caroline Mills
May 27 2016 TeamMito aims to make history At 3:30pm MT Friday May 27, a group of 25 runners (in Canada and Australia) will attempt