A SjSC Support Group is an opportunity for Sjögren’s patients to join together to talk about living with Sjögren’s, learn from knowledgeable guest speakers and network with other patients about available resources, products and services. Support group meetings may be virtual or in-person and provide an opportunity for “sharing and caring” with fellow patients. It is well-known that a person’s quality of life is enhanced by participating in support groups and making contact with someone else with the same condition.
Dedicated caring volunteer members run the Support Groups. Contact the support group leader in your area (phone or e-mail) to learn more about upcoming meetings. The leaders will also provide support by phone or e-mail and answer questions you may have.
Local Support Persons
In the absence of a Support Group in the area, volunteer Local Support Persons provide information, coping strategies and support to Sjögren’s patients by telephone and answer your Sjögren’s related questions.
Be sure to check out our Event Calendar page for all upcoming meetings.
Support Group Leader: Derya Kolcuoglu
Contact Information: 289-237-5548
Support Group Leader: Mary Lou Rashid
Contact Information: 905-605-1826
Local Support Person: Lucie Sollazzo
Contact Information: (519) 667-1372
Local Support Person: Gail McIntyre
Contact Information: 905-727-4501
Local Support Person: Elise Mathie
Contact Information: 905-684-7569
Local Support Person: Carolyn Minielly
Contact Information: 519-542-4874
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer Support Group Leader or Local Support Person, please phone the Sjögren’s Society of Canada at 1-888-558-0950 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.