Welcome to the webpage of Tourette Canada, Calgary Chapter. We are a local affiliate of Tourette Canada, dedicated to supporting individuals and families dealing with TS and TS+ in Calgary and area. Our local events are completely free of charge, and everyone is welcome.
Meetings & Special Events
We generally conduct public information evenings once a year, usually in the fall. These meetings feature a presentation by a guest speaker, with discussion to follow. The location, unless otherwise specified, is the new Alberta Children’s Hospital in NW Calgary. Times are normally 7:30 – 9:00 pm.
Family Support Meetings
Approximately three or four times per year we hold informal support meetings for parents, relatives, caregivers, teachers, etc. dealing with Tourette Syndrome. These meetings are also held at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, and are a great way to get to know others in the Calgary TS community. We also have supervised art activities and games for youth and children in an adjoining room.
Approximately twice per year we have social outings in the community for families dealing with Tourette Syndrome. Past outings have included trips to the Calgary Zoo, the Science Museum and Bowness Park.
We send out regular e-mails to our members to inform them of upcoming meetings and events. To have your e-mail address added to the Calgary Chapter’s mailing list, please send your name and e-mail address to email@example.com.
Support Phone Line
Do you have any questions or concerns about Tourette Syndrome or the Calgary Chapter? We’re here to help! Please phone our Support Phone Line at (587)-333-1016.
Calgary Tourette Syndrome Clinic
The Calgary Tourette Syndrome Clinic is now seeing patients and accepting referrals. The clinic will offer consultation and continuing care for children and adults with Tourette Syndrome with or without comorbid disorders (e.g. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). All patients will be accepted regardless of disease severity, and continuing care will be provided from childhood through adulthood. Patients will receive a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan for their Tourette Syndrome symptoms and comorbid psychiatric diagnoses. Plans are currently underway for a multidisciplinary assessment and treatment team, including neurology, psychiatry, clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and occupational therapy. The clinic will be a centre for epidemiologic and clinical research in Tourette Syndrome, and will offer access to the newest therapies for patients and families affected by this disorder.
Patients will be seen at the Child Development Centre adjacent to the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Referrals can be mailed or faxed to:
Dr. Tamara Pringsheim
University of Calgary
4D65-3280 Hospital Dr NW
T2N 4Z 6
An in-service is an educational presentation about Tourette Syndrome that is often made at schools or for other community or professional groups. It covers some of the following topics:
- What is Tourette Syndrome (TS)?
- What is a Tic?
- Types of Tics
- Associated Disorders
- How can one best support or accommodate a person with TS?
The length of the in-service depends on the audience but usually 45 to 75 minutes is an approximate time.
All in-services are provided by certified providers, sanctioned and trained by Tourette Canada. They volunteer their time to educate professionals and members of the public and increase awareness of Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders. In-services can also be provided for students, with a slightly difference focus; i.e. more visuals, etc.
No fee is charged, however donations to Tourette Canada are always very welcome.
The Calgary Chapter has experienced and trained in-service providers that are available to make presentations for any group that is interested. If you would like to request an in-service, please contact Adrienne Hill.
If you would like to become an in-service provider, training and support will be provided free of charge.
For more information about upcoming training sessions, and becoming involved in this very rewarding effort, please contact:
Mailing Address: Suite 1068
327-2335 162nd Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2Y 4S6