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This support group may continue later in the 2017 year. For the moment, it is not active.

Organization: Lupus Ontario - Ottawa  
Phone Numbers: 905-415-1099
Toll-Free: 1-877-240-1099
Fax: 905-415-9874
c/o Lupus Ontario - Juanita Butler
25 Valleywood Dr, Unit 10
Markham, ON
L3R 5L9
Street Address:
Hours: Hours vary according to services. Please call or send an e-mail for more information.
Public Contacts: Juanita Butler - Social Services
Service Description: Volunteers are dedicated to helping Lupus patients learn about, and cope with this chronic disease. They provide a means for "Education, Support, Public Awareness and Research".

Gives support by: Telephone networking and counselling for new patients * Holding support meetings for discussion, learning and sharing

Educates by: Producing and distributing information via pamphlets newsletters and videos * Holding public meetings and workshops to learn from experts

Increases awareness by: Having displays in malls and health fairs * Speaking to groups such as service clubs, and community organizations * Having local and national media do stories about lupus

Encourages research by: Assisting in funding lupus clinics in five rheumatic disease units * Funding a fellowship to enable a rheumatology student an extra year of study with lupus patients * Funding research pilot programs and special equipment (when funds are available)

Provincial Office: Lupus Ontario, Markham, ON L3R 5G9, Telephone: 905-415-1099; Fax: 905-415-9874; Toll Free: 1-877-240-1099

Meetings: No Face to Face Meetings at this time. Online Zoom/Video Meetings offered - visit and click "Need Support" or email for information on how you can join the Zoom meetings.
Fees: Membership - $25 per year with tax receipt (2018)
Application: Send an email for more information
Eligibility / Target Population: Individuals with lupus and their families
Languages: English
Area Served:
Eastern Ontario  
See Also: Lupus

This information was last completely updated on April 26, 2018

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