Rare Disease Day in Canada
Patient organisations in Canada have engaged in Rare Disease Day since its first year in 2008, arranging gala dinners and exchanges between researchers and patients, as well as regional events across Canada.
Highlights in 2017 included a fundraising bowling night and a breakfast reception with Members of Provincial Parliament in Ontario; an Orphan Disease Show with booths from patient organisations and research groups in Québec; and the annual Rare Disease Day Awards Gala organised by the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD) in Vancouver. To raise awareness in Toronto, the city’s 3D sign was lit up in the colours of Rare Disease Day—blue, green, pink and purple—for the whole of 28 February!
You can also get involved! Do you know of any events not listed here? Email us at [email protected].