Neurological Health Charities Canada

DMRF Canada is a proud member of  Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC). NHCC is a collective of organizations that represent people with chronic, often progressive, neurological and/or neuromuscular diseases, disorders,conditions and injuries (brain disorders) in Canada.

The NHCC’s role is to provide leadership, evaluating and advancing new opportunities for collaboration specific to advocacy, education and research projects, related to brain health. 

Advocacy Priority

NHCC is asking the Government of Canada to immediately commit to developing a Canadian Action Plan for Brain Health to improve the lives of  the four million Canadians living with brain conditions and their families.
NHCC has laid out a realistic roadmap to help reach this goal.

  • First step in 2017, establish  Canadian Brain Council to partner with the Government to lead unprecedented collaboration to:
    • develop robust strategies including a national dementia strategy;
    • convene a Brain Summit to build consensus for immediate research and program priorities.

NHCC is ready to be a catalyst, convenor and collaborator to assist the Government of Canada in developing a Canadian Action Plan for Brain Health.

Details of the roadmap are in our brief to the Standing Committee on Finance: Helping Canada Prosper: Canadian Action Plan for Brain Health

In the past, NHCC worked in partnership with the Government of Canada (Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research) to co-lead Canada’s first-ever National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions.The ground-breaking National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions clearly identified the importance of both health and non-health services in helping people affected by brain conditions lead the healthiest and most productive lives possible:  Mapping Connections: An Understanding Neurological Conditions in Canada

Please visit the NHCC website to read about NHCC initiatives and to access newsletters.