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
  • recognized for effective communications and exemplary engagement with an audience by Constant Contact with a 2016 All Star Award

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 »

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The #PIechallenge What is it?

The #PIechallenge is an awareness/fundraising campaign for PI (primary immunodeficiency) ending on March 14th, 2017.

We’re asking you to bake a homemade pie, post a photo of your pie on social media with our copy/paste PIechallengemessage, and tag 3 friends to take on the challenge. We encourage you to get as creative with your pies as possible. The best 3 pies submitted to Immunodeficiency Canada will be awarded with prizes! *To see our prizes and sponsors, click Read More*

Lastly, we are asking for a donation of $5.  100% of your donation will go to the cause.

#FF0000 Raised $2,131 towards the $5,000 target.

Copy/paste this message on social media:

I am doing the #PIechallenge for Immunodeficiency Canada.

 What is the challenge?

  1. 1. Bake the best – the prettiest, the weirdest, the tastiest – pie you can.
  2. 2. Share the photo of your masterpiece on social media with this message.
  3. 3. Nominate 3 friends to see if they can match your baking skills.
  4. 4. Donate $5.00 to the cause at 
  5. 5. Eat pie!

 If you want to share your masterpiece with Immunodeficiency Canada, you can tag or message them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Or, you could email the photo and your name to to be featured on our social media and entered into our contest for the 3 best pies.


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World PI Week: April 22-29

Raising Awareness, Diagnosis and Treatment of PI Together. Be a part of a strong PI community!

World PI Week is a global campaign which aims to raise awareness and improve diagnosis and treatment of Primary Immunodeficiency (PI).

Explore the website to learn how you can make a difference and ultimately improve the quality of life of people with PI world-wide. You can  learn PI factssign the awareness petition, browse events or download

Immunodeficiency Canada is proud to be a part of this international effort.

Healthcare Professionals Event Calendar

Learn about Primary Immunodeficiency scientific events.

Event Calendar

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.

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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