Who we are

The Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association of Ontario was founded in 1990 when a group of concerned citizens realized that there was no support for those afflicted with M.E./ CFS. We are a registered charity. Our Charitable Number is 89226 7568 RR0001.

For some quick facts, read our Understanding ME/CFS Fact Sheet click here.

Our Mandate

  • To ensure that people living with M.E./CFS, wherever they live in Ontario, have the information, support and referrals they need to obtain the best possible care, and to ensure that all those affected are educated about new guidelines to protect their health.
  • To encourage a strong provincial network of services for M.E./CFS, including a provincial help line, support groups and other services.
  • To provide education, support and assistance to partners, family members, teachers, co-workers and friends of people living with M.E./CFS.
  • To educate health care providers and institutions, the educational system, government agencies, disability and insurance providers, employers, the media and the general public about the facts of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and the needs of those living with the illness