“Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow” 

About Cure SMA Canada

Cure SMA Canada was initiated under the name, “Families of SMA Canada” in August 2000 by a small group of caring Canadian parents who were driven to fund Canadian SMA research. In 2011, the organization evolved, became incorporated and grew. Its mission was restructured to include direct family support in addition to funding Canadian research projects. Our board of trustees increased its representation across Canada.

Since the humble beginnings of 3 families, we have grown to represent families and individuals across Canada. We have funded over $3 million in Canadian SMA research and over half a million in family support. Each year we support Canadians through our newly diagnosed care packages, informational care booklets, equipment pool, SMA camp support, hospital support, end of life support, patient advocacy and many other direct family support services. We are proud to offer these services and fund the critical research projects.

We show our commitment as a sister organization to Cure SMA (USA) in our joint quest for a treatment/cure for SMA and family support. We share more than the name, we collaborate on direction and ideas, we also share the Scientific Advisory Board who receive research applications on our behalf and provide their recommendations on those research projects.

We are dedicated to our members, to the Canadian SMA community and to the future where we will be a part of finding a CURE for SMA!

Our Mission

Support. Research. Hope.

The mission Cure SMA Canada Society is:

  • To fund the best possible Canadian research in search of a treatment or cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
  • To support Canadian families and individuals affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy in every province and territory.
  • To work closely with CURE SMA (USA) and the Scientific Advisory Board in our selection of recipients of research and trial grant monies.
  • To offer and supply information to any Canadian requesting it.
  • To support Canadian families and individuals affected by SMA as newly diagnosed, during the affected person’s lifetime and the family after an affected person passes.
  • To offer support for activities that bring families and individuals together mutually benefitting all that are involved. (example: the annual SMA conference, SMA Family Camp, Parent’s retreat)
  • To support individuals with their fundraising activities benefitting Cure SMA Canada.
  • To supply members with newsletters for the purpose of information, connecting and communication.
  • To connect families to each other through various methods including our website, social media, through our national office, our newsletter and group activities.
  • To help families realize they are not alone with the diagnoses of SMA. That Cure SMA Canada is here for them and will support them in any capacity we can. We understand, because we too are affected by SMA or are parents of children born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

CURE SMA CANADA

103-7134 VEDDER RD.

CHILLIWACK, BC V2R 4G4

 

TOLL FREE 855.824.1277

PHONE 604.824.1277

FAX 604.824.1363

QUESTIONS

Please email Susi Vander Wyk at head office

CURESMA@TELUS.NET

RECENT NEWS

Patient Community update.

Dear Canada’s SMA Community and our supporters, Thank you for your continued trust and support as we inch our way through the process of access to treatment here in Canada. We are, and continue to work hard to achieve what we set out to do from the very beginning, to advocate for access for all…

Ontario Expands Coverage of Spinraza!!

Ontario Government got it right!! We at Cure SMA Canada are very happy and proud to announce that the government of the province of Ontario has communicated with us that they have come to a mutually agreeable decision to approve reimbursement for Ontario’s Spinal Muscular Atrophy patients. As a follow-up to the national review process…

Biogen provides a statement to Canada’s SMA Community

In response to yesterday’s wonderful announcement that the province of Ontario will be providing access to Spinraza, Biogen has provided a community statement. We at Cure SMA Canada would like to confirm that we will continue to advocate for Canada’s remaining patients to be able to access treatment.  The frustration of Canada’s approval process is…

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