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About Tourette Canada

Tourette Canada, formerly known as the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, is a registered (11926 7862 RR0001) charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians affected by Tourette Syndrome (TS) and associated conditions. We’re national in scope and volunteer based.


 Tourette Canada is comprised of:

  • A geographically diverse, volunteer Board of Directors;
  • Local volunteer affiliates including Chapters, Resource Units, and Contact Representatives;
  • A Professional Advisory Board made up of clinicians and other experts on TS from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom; and
  • A small paid staff who works out of the National Office located in Mississauga, Ontario.

Through a national network of committed Affiliates, Tourette Canada provides a range of services to those living with Tourette Syndrome and their families.  Our main goal is to creating awareness and understanding of Tourette Syndrome through education, advocacy, support and the promotion of research. Learn about our current programs and services or resources.

Tourette Canada’s logo, a soaring kite, is a symbol of struggle and success. Each kite’s journey is unique, individual and apparently random, much like those who live with TS. Buffeted by the wind, it can sometimes be a challenge to defy gravity and stay aloft. With the help of its string the kite can be guided and encouraged; its path can be smoothed and it can fly higher, further, stronger and longer. With appropriate support the kite’s flight is balanced, fulfilling and beautiful – just as we wish every person’s life to be.

Contact us more more information on our programs and services.