Ways to Help

Our mission is to advance research for more research and
ultimately a cure for Dystonia. Click here to find out how
you can support dystonia research!

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Dystonia Report

Real Patients. Real Answers. The Dystonia Survey Report is
Available now. Click here to see the results.

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Join a Support Group

The DMRF Canada Support Group Network provides an
opportunity for people with dystonia to come together to
support one another, raise awareness, and fund-raise. Click
here to find a support group near you!

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Patient Grant

Accepting Applications for 2018 Jackson Mooney Dystonia
Patient Grant

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Clinical Fellowship

Accepting Applications now. Click here to learn more.

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What's Making News

December 12, 2017 - 12:36pm

March of Dimes Canada will help residents in Calgary and British Columbia with physical disabilities to enhance their community access and participation through the Assistive Mobile Technology Initiative by providing customized tablet packages (a tablet, a stylus and a cover/case), for up to 8 residents in each location. The tablet prize package will also include a pre-paid credit card to purchase/install appropriate apps to meet their needs, for a total value of up to $1,875.

December 5, 2017 - 10:37am

We are excited to share with you the 2016 DMRF Canada Annual Report. You can Click here to read more.

November 30, 2017 - 11:51am

In November 2017, an article was published featuring Claire Smith. Our thanks to Clair for helping to raise awareness of dystonia, and sharing her heartfelt story.  It is brave individuals like Claire that will help us to make dystonia known to healthcare practitioners and the general public.  To see Claire’s story as featured on our site, click here. 

November 28, 2017 - 4:58pm

Life Impact and Chronic Pain Treatment Perspectives.

Dystonia advocate Tom Seaman’s article is featured in the January 2018 issue of Pain-Free Living Magazine. See the complete article below.

Pain-Free Living Magazine January 2018.

November 27, 2017 - 1:51pm

Toronto Western General Hospital is conducting a clinical research study to test a new drug for Cervical Dystonia (abnormal spasms in the neck).

The drug is currently approved for use in the USA and Canada for treating epilepsy. The purpose of this study is to test the safety and benefit in treating the symptoms of cervical dystonia.

All participants receive the active drug.

To participate you must:

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada is the only organization that is dedicated to supporting the 50,000 patients in Canada that suffer from dystonia, a neurological movement disorder that affects the nervous system. Abnormal signaling from the brain causes muscles to tighten and twist involuntarily. There are several forms of dystonia, and dystonia may be a symptom of many diseases and conditions.

For over 40 years, the DMRF Canada has fought for those impacted by dystonia, working toward better treatments and a cure; funding research, providing advocacy and support, and raising awareness of this devastating disorder.

Join us, and be a part of the global effort to find a cure.

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