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

To provide financial assistance for Canadian residents who
are living with dystonia and committed to furthering their
education. Click here to read more about eligibility
criteria and to fill out an application.

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We release a bi-monthly e-newsletter on upcoming events,
research news and much more! Click here to subscribe to our
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What's Making News

May 21, 2014 - 3:15pm

Oakville Beaver - Jon Kuiperij - Even when he was at a competitive disadvantage, Spencer Clough always held his own against other snowboarders. Now that he’s exclusively racing against fellow adaptive athletes, the 17-year-old St. Thomas Aquinas high school student is quickly realizing the sport might provide him with much more than an occasional medal. It may even take him to the Paralympics. More

September 19, 2013 - 11:04am

A CityNews report about a teen who had brain surgery to treat a neurological disorder is being honoured by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).

Reporter Avery Haines and editor Shayla Scott received a special mention for the CMA’s Media Awards for Health for an August 2012 story on Mathew Sheppard, a 13-year-old with myoclonus-dystonia. More

September 19, 2013 - 10:48am

(CNN) -- Lori Raines and her mother were hunting for deals at post-Christmas sales in 2009 when Raines' left leg involuntarily turned inward and an excruciating pain shot through it.

May 8, 2013 - 11:33am

(TORONTO, ON) -- Snowboard cross gold medalist and Paralympian hopeful Spencer Clough, has been named Youth Ambassador for the 2013 Chuck’s 5 km Run/Walk taking place on June 2, 2013 and supporting research through the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada (DMRFC).

April 11, 2013 - 10:30am

Michelle Gamage, 24 hours Vancouver -When the Order of Canada organizers called to ask if he would accept the Governor General’s 2013 Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award, Andrew Dawes thought they had him confused with another person.But there was no mistake. Despite developing focal dystonia, also known as writer’s cramp, in 2006 – which quickly ended his 59 years of performing – the renowned violinist’s years of teaching and 3,000 performances were enough to win him the award.

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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