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Hydrocephalus Canada is the voice of Canadians living with hydrocephalus and spina bifida. We are the only national entity dedicated specifically to empowering those impacted by these conditions to experience the best life possible.  Our efforts are focused on creating solutions to support prevention and early, accurate diagnosis of hydrocephalus, access to safe, effective and appropriate treatment, the advancement of new treatments, optimal outcomes and ultimately, the discovery of a cure through four primary areas of influence which include education, awareness, support and research.

Hydrocephalus Canada has a long history. Our roots as the Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario, means we have an important connection to the largest group of people living with either or both conditions. And, know we need better solutions.  

We need to increase awareness of hydrocephalus and spina bifida with the public, health care providers, government, insurance providers and employers.

We need to protect Canadians from cognitive decline resulting from unrecognized, undiagnosed and untreated hydrocephalus as well as shunt failure.

We need to develop comprehensive clinical care models for all ages and communities.

We need targeted research to enhance our basic understanding so we can predict why certain individuals develop these conditions and protect others in the future.

Hydrocephalus Canada’s BRAINWAVES initiatives are Bridging Research, Awareness and Innovation With Advocacy, Education and Support. Your donations support the critical programs, services needed to advance care, discovery and new solutions.

Through BRAINWAVES, we are focusing our efforts under four primary areas of Influence.  They are: 

  • Education, 
  • Support, 
  • Awareness, and
  • Research

Hydrocephalus Canada has the vision, leadership, passion and experience to address the complex and growing needs of people living with hydrocephalus. The dedication of a skilled board of directors, respected medical advisory board, partners, staff and volunteers bring together a diverse, skilled and powerful network. 


Thank you for supporting our journey -- and yours. 

Your gift is shaping the future. 

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