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.
Local Support Persons
Along with Support Groups, Local Support Persons continue to take root and grow across Canada. In the absence of a Support Group in the area, volunteer Local Support Persons provide information, coping strategies and support to Sjögren’s patients by telephone. Support Persons provide important assistance to people with Sjögren’s.
Support Group Leader: Heather Foisy (*SjSC contact for 20’s & 30’s with Sjögren’s)
Contact Information: email@example.com or 403-466-8483
Support Group Leader: Renée Eggert
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-299-6626
Support Group Leader: Derya Kolcuoglu
Contact Information: 289-237-5548
Support Group Leader: Mary Lou Rashid
Contact Information: 905-605-1826
Support Group Leader: Lucie Sollazzo
Contact Information: (519) 667- 1372
Local Support Person: Gail McIntyre
Contact Information: 905-727-4501
Local Support Person: Elise Mathie
Contact Information: 905-684-7569
Local Support Person: Carolyn Minielly
Contact Information: 519-542-4874
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer Support Group Leader or Local Support Person, please phone the Sjögren’s Society of Canada at 1-888-558-0950 or send an email to: email@example.com.