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. Each photo submission is entered in our PIechallenge contest for great prizes.


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Help a family cope with a child in hospital

baden-2A diagnosis of Primary Immunodeficiency can throw a family into financial crisis. A parent may have to stop work, there is travel back and forth to many medical appointments and the child and guardian may have to go to a major city for treatment. Additional costs for some medications, medical equipment, travel, accommodation, parking, meals, all creates a strain when the families energy should be on their child getting better. You can make a donation to help a family in crisis near you.

Help a family with a child in hospital                 Read More »

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Healthcare Professionals Event Calendar

Learn about Primary Immunodeficiency scientific events.

Event Calendar

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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“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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