Ontario Support Groups
(as most recently provided to MEAO)
If you would like your support group listed, send an email to MEAO.
|CFS||Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|
|MCS/ES||Multiple Chemical Sensitivities/Environmental Sensitivities|
ME/FM Association of Peterborough & District
|Contact||Joan Foster - (705) 742-0562 - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Focus||ME/CFS, FM, MCS|
|Meetings||Held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month; September to June.|
The support group setting will allow you to relate with others in similar circumstances, who understand what you are experiencing.
What do Meetings Provide?
- Support, information and encouragement to sufferers, family members, caregivers and friends.
- Education on the management and coping skills required for this disease.
- Expertise regarding applications for Long Term Disability, Ontario Disability.
- Support Program and Canada Pension Disability Claims.
- Full access to an excellent research library.
Proposed Support Group for Severe ME/CFS
|Contact||Liisa Priyanka Lugus - comment on website or email - email@example.com please be patient for replies / action|
|Focus||Information for severe / bed-ridden people with ME and their caregivers. Hope is to share effective ideas and literature. Occasional, lowpressure email or phone contact with others in similar situation|
Toronto Fibromyalgia Support Group (Downtown)
|Contact||416-760-2227 Message Line: Hear messages about upcoming meetings. Messages left will be answered by group members. email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Focus||ME/CFS members are included.|
|Meetings||2nd Wednesday of the month in the evenings, St. Andrew's Church, 117 Bloor Street East, 416-760-2227, fragrance free. Meetings are April, May, June and September, October, November. June is the social potluck dinner. They contact their members by phone and email concerning meetings and topics.|
North Toronto Fibromyalgia Support Group
|Focus||FM, group also includes members with ME and multiple chemical sensitivities. Our email address is: email@example.com Fragrance-free.|
|Meetings||We meet from 1-3 pm the 4th thursday each month from September-November and January-June. Our December meeting is also held on a thursday, but earlier in the month. Most of our meetings are held at Armour Heights Presbyterian Church, 105 Wilson Avenue, between Avenue Road and Yonge Street.|
Scarborough ME-FM-MCS Support Group
|Contact||via email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Meetings||2nd Thursday of each month at McGregor Park Community Centre, 2231 Lawrence East and Kennedy Road, 1pm to 3pm. All are welcome.|
Mississauga Fibromyalgia Support Group
|Contact||Susan Monaco email@example.com|
|Meetings||Meetings are the last Monday of the Month between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (also sees people with ME and MCS) at Loblaws, 3045 Mavis Road, Mississauga, ON L5C 1T7|
York Region Richmond Hill FM/CFS Wellness Group
|Meetings||1st Thursday of every month from 11am-1pm at 10295 Yonge St, 1km North of Major Mackenzie Drive on the East side. All are welcome for peer support, sharing of resources and information. Mandate includes education, community event highlights, medical updates.|
Brampton Fibromyalgia Support Group
|Meetings||1st Wednesday of the month except Jan & Feb.|
Kitchener/Waterloo - Waterloo Wellington M.E. Association
Also covering Guelph and Cambridge
Mailing Address: Waterloo Wellington Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association
P.O. Box 20075, Pioneer Park Post Office
Kitchener, ON N2P 2B4
|Meetings||See website for information on monthly support group meetings and special discussion groups with speakers. All meetings are at the Adult Recreation Centre (A.R.C.) Room 2, 185 King St. S. (at Allen St.) 7 – 9 pm. (beside The Brick Brewery) Waterloo, Ontario|
Kitchener-Waterloo Fibromyalgia Support Group
|Meetings||Usually meet 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7-9pm. No meetings in January, July and August Highland Baptist Church, 135 Highland Road|
The Brockville M.E. Association
(includes Cardinal, Prescott & Ganonque)
Box 254, 42 George St., Brockville, ON K6V 3V5
|Meetings||held at 1 pm on the last Thursday of each month at the First Presbyterian Church. located at the corner of Courthouse Square and Church Street in Brockville. No meetings in the summer months.|
Ottawa FM Group
Ottawa West – FM Support
|Focus||The support group is for Fibromyalgia but anyone is welcome.|
|Contact||http://www.fmsow.ca/ Box 26076 - 72|
Robertson Road Nepean, ON K2H 9R6
Northern Ontario Fibromyalgia Network – New Liskeard
|Meetings||Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at Our Mother of Perpetual Help, 1pm – 3pm. New Liskeard. Do not meet in July and August.