Virtual Community for Tourette is an innovative approach to reach individuals and families living with Tourette Syndrome (TS) throughout Canada to continue to offer support and services by leveraging a variety of communication platforms and technology.
By utilizing this technology, we can create opportunities for engagement to inform, educate and inspire in order to improve their quality of life and decrease isolation for people with TS.
We would like to acknowledge funding support for this program from Employment and Social Development Canada and Tourette Canada.
Our Virtual In-Service Program provides speakers who give customized presentations on Tourette Syndrome using video-conferencing tools. These educational presentations are provided to schools, community and professional groups where we discuss Tourette Syndrome (TS), associated disorders and strategies on how to support people living with Tourette Syndrome.
For more information about in-services or to request an in-service, please see the In-service program page.
Virtual Support Groups
Virtual Peer Support Groups are small, facilitated peer support groups that meet weekly online using video-conferencing. Only registered group members are able to join the calls.
Tourette Canada currently offers 3 different virtual support groups for our members. Each support group meets once a week, for hour long sessions. For more information about our support groups, please see below:
- Moms of children with Tourette Syndrome – This support groups offers a safe, confidential and encouraging environment for moms who have children, of any age, living with Tourette Syndrome. Join us every Monday night at 8:30pm EST to be part of the conversation, and connect with others moms.
- Adults with Tourette Syndrome – This is a great support group for any adult living with Tourette Syndrome. Join us every Tuesday night at 8:00pm EST to join the conversation in this fun, encouraging, safe and empowering group where you’ll get to connect with other adults throughout Canada.
- Youth Hangout (13-18) – Our Youth Hangout is a safe, encouraging, fun and educational group for youth between the ages of 13 and 18 living with Tourette Syndrome. In this group, youth can look forward to connecting with other youth throughout Canada, sharing some of their experiences, playing virtual games and learning new things about Tourette Syndrome, mental health, and self-care. If you are a parent of a youth, or a youth interested in joining our virtual group please reach out and join us every Wednesday night at 8:00pm EST.
For more information regarding our Virtual Support Groups, including how to register, please contact Mariana directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-361-3120 or 905-673-2255.
Tourette Canada is always looking to continue offering vital programming, services. If you are interested in joining a support group, but don’t see an option that would work for you or you have an idea of another support group you’d like to see, please contact Mariana directly at email@example.com