Immunodeficiency Canada

Immunodeficiency Canada provides patient support, education and research for a cure for Primary Immunodeficiency (PI).

Recent Accomplishments:

  • secured newborn screening for SCID in Ontario
  • supported training for 28 fellows/residents in Immunology
  • funded research at Sickkids, St. Justine, BC Childrens and Montreal’s Childrens Hospitals and the Edith Wolfson Medical Center, Israel
  • supported 16 diagnostic and treatments centers across Canada
  • hosted the 4th SCID Symposium at the CSACI annual Scientific Meeting
  • provided emergency financial support to families with a child in hospital at six centers

10 Warning Signs Video

Immunodeficiency Canada brings 10 Warning Signs every parent should know to life with the help of families affected by PI

We are very grateful to Fred and Vicki Modell of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation who shared these 10 Warning Signs with us to help Canadians learn about Primary Immunodeficiency. Read More »

The #PIechallenge


BIG NEWS! We have launched our newest campaign: the #PIeChallenge. The #PIechallenge is a social media awareness/fundraising campaign for PI (primary immunodeficiency).

What is it? The way we’re asking you to spread awareness and fundraise is to bake a homemade pie, post a photo of the pie on social media with our attached copy/paste message, and then tag at lPIechallengeeast 3 friends that you think have a knack for baking or a love for a good cause to take on the challenge. We encourage you to get as creative with your pies as possible. They can be decorative, they can be weird, they can be enormous/tiny, they can be apple pies, pumpkin pies, or pizza pies. The choice is yours! Have fun with it.

Lastly, we are asking for a donation of $5.00 once you have posted your photo. 100% of your donation will go to the cause.

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Are You Willing To Consider Supporting Our Efforts?

Donate to help a child in hospital near you

Join our PIechallenge

Make a donation towards patient support, education and research

Help a child in hospital

baden-2Six children’s hospitals need $6,000 per year to help children and their families in financial crisis. That only helps 12 families with a $500 grant each. Diagnosis and treatment of infants with Primary Immunodeficiency can take several months, requiring one parent to leave work and throwing the family into financial crisis. Additional costs for medications, medical equipment, travel, accommodation, parking, meals creates a strain when the families energy should be on their child getting better. Help a child nearby. Your donation will be allocated to the nearest hospital to your postal code.

Help a child in hospital                 Read More »

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Healthcare Professionals Event Calendar

Learn about Primary Immunodeficiency scientific events.

Event Calendar

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

The Immunodeficiency Canada marathon team!!!

Immunodeficiency Canada has participated in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge since 2012 and has raised funds that had helped families living with PI. The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is a special event for the organization because it brings together staff, patients, families and healthcare professionals for one day as they walk/run together to raise money.

Thanks to Immunodeficiency Canada’s  generous corporate sponsorship covering our administration cost, 100% of your donation will go to help families and individuals living with PI. This year, 2016, over $11,000 was raised going directly to programs and services.

Immunodeficiency Canada – Events Slideshow

Proud Sponsor of LymphoSign Journal

LymphoSign JournalLymphoSign Journal publishes novel clinical, translational, or basic research articles aimed at clinicians and scientists in the fields of immunology, gastroenterology, neurology, dermatology, infectious diseases, rheumatology, and hematology. The focus is on defining the molecular basis and treatment of various immune disorders like innate or adaptive immunodeficiency, bone marrow failure, autoimmunity and auto inflammatory disorders and lymphoid malignancies. The Journal also publishes papers that can directly and immediately improve diagnosis and management of patients, including practice guidelines and algorithms.

Check out the journal’s website at To submit a paper, please click here.

Partners in Awareness

Our first Partner in Awareness, Terrence Ho

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft @Bombardier

“Within a week of Bombardier’s Jeans Day Team distributing the 10 Warning Signs, we received a phone call from a patient needing help,” says Richard Thompson, CEO of Immunodeficiency Canada. Read More »

Ontario—first province to screen newborns for SCID

Implementation of newborn screening for SCID (Severe Combined Immunodeficiency), a major accomplishment for Immunodeficiency Canada.

 “This is a monumental triumph to children born with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and their families. Newborn screening will detect this problem early before complications develop, and allow for prompt life-saving interventions such as bone marrow transplantation. Read More »

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