Support Groups

Founder Lee Durdon, intent on improving her own quality of life and ability to cope with Sjögren’s syndrome, reached out to other people living with the same disease. Since 2005, the Sjögren’s Society of Canada has encouraged and provided support to Support Groups across Canada.

Making connections with other people who understand your circumstances can make all the difference in how you feel, cope and interact with those around you. It has been established that a person’s quality of life is enhanced by participating in support groups and making that contact with someone else with the same condition.

Dedicated caring volunteer members run the Support Groups. Through sharing useful hints and tips with one another, providing support to each other, and soaking-in information from a healthcare professional‘s presentation, people are able to live more comfortably with Sjogren’s.

It is very gratifying to be a Support Group Leader and provide support to another person with Sjögren’s. You can be that person that makes a difference in someone else’s life!

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer Support Group Leader, please phone the Sjögren’s Society of Canada at 1-888-558-0950 or send an email to: info@sjogrenscanada.org.

CONTACT PERSONS

Along with local Support Groups, Contact Persons continue to take root and grow across Canada. In the absence of a Support Group in the area, volunteer local Contact Persons provide information, coping strategies and support to Sjögren’s syndrome patients by telephone. Contact Persons provide important assistance to people with Sjögren’s.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer Support Group Leader, please phone the Sjögren’s Society of Canada at 1-888-558-0950 or send an email to: info@sjogrenscanada.org.

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