Immunodeficiency Canada

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

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Secured newborn screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in Ontario.
  • Supported training for 28 fellows/residents in Immunology.
  • Funded research at SickKids, CHU Sainte-Justine, B.C. Children’s Hospital, and Montreal Children’s Hospital, along with the Edith Wolfson Medical Center in Israel.
  • Supported 16 diagnostic and treatment centres across Canada.
  • Hosted the 4th SCID Symposium at the CSACI annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Provided emergency financial support to families with a hospitalized child at six different centres.
  • 69 cents of every dollar is spent directly on programs (2016 Audited Financial Statements).
  • 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 the 10 Warning Signs that 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

Join the #PIechallenge to raise awareness of PI (Primary Immunodeficiency).

Bake a homemade pie, post a photo on social media with the tag #PIechallenge and challenge friends to do the same. PIechallengeBe creative with your pies. The best 3 pictures will be judged through social media and awarded prizes! You have until March 14 to enter the contest.

Lastly, for every pie baked,  Donate $5  for a good cause.


Prizes for the best pies… Read More »

Partners in Awareness

Immunodeficiency Canada is working to spread awareness, help find cures and support those who suffer from Primary Immunodeficiency as well as their families. As part of our Partner in Awareness program we are asking for your help to raise awareness and raise money to support educational programs.

Participation in Partners in Awareness could take many forms. At the most basic level we would like to add your contact information to our database, and ask that you join or link to us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and sign up for our newsletter. Your organization may also:

– Disseminate our 10 Warning Signs to colleagues or customers
– Hold an awareness day
– Host a fundraising event
– Donate directly to help us do our work

We can provide speakers to help with events and also provide exposure on our website, social media and newsletter before, during and after your organization’s involvement.

Wouldn’t it feel great to know that your organization’s involvement could help someone with a Primary Immunodeficiency.

Download information on Partners in Awareness Package

Email us at  and say my organization wants to get involved.

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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