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Support Groups

Support Groups Across Canada

People diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma and their loved ones, often find help through the helpful nature of an acoustic neuroma support group.  Support groups are a gathering of people who share emotional support and information through similar life experiences. Within the safety of a support group, many people are able to share the details of their past experience, fears, concerns about the future, and the day-to-day challenges encountered.  Acoustic Neuroma Support Groups are located across Canada in the cities / regions shown below.  For more information on meeting times and locations, please contact the Chapter Leaders in your area.

Individual support is also available through the Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada's Peer Database Registry. For more information on connecting with a Peer Support Volunteer from the registry, please contact the National Office at 1-800-561-2622 or [email protected] .

Alberta: Provincial
Contact: Mary Jane Hradowy
Phone: 1-587-216-4448
Email: [email protected]

The Albert Chapter meets on as needed basis though teleconference and videoconference platforms.

British Columbia: Courtenay/Nanaimo
Contact: Evalyn Hrybko
Phone:   1-250-282-3269 or email [email protected]

Manitoba: Winnipeg
Contact: Faye Goranson
Phone/Email: 204-762-5611 or [email protected]

The format of the meetings are informal; sharing of our stories, challenges and successes about living with acoustic neuroma. Partners, family and supporters are welcomed, so please join us with your stories, ideas and a snack to share.

National: Virtual Chapter
Contact: Nick Dinelle
Phone/Email: 613-831-2426 or email [email protected]

Virtual Chapter Meetings are held through Skype. Meetings are scheduled based on interested participants.
Skype is a free online platform used for virtual meetings. Details and requirements can be found at:
If you would like assistance setting up an account or would like to conduct a trial run prior to meetings, please contact the National Coordinator, she will be happy to assist.

Ontario: Kitchener/Waterloo
Contact:  Linda Darkes
Phone/Email: (519) 696-3445 or email [email protected]
Contact : Helen Horlings
Phone/Email: (519) 954-5581 or email [email protected]

Ontario: London
Contact: Lorraine Swanson
Phone/Email: 519-668-7737 or email [email protected]  , 519-520-3516 [email protected]

Ontario: Ottawa/Outaouais National Capital Region
Contact: Nick Dinelle
Phone/Email: 613-831-2426 or email [email protected]

The Ottawa/Outaouais Chapter is currently inactive. The Chapter Leader is available for support and information.

Ontario: Toronto
Contact: Lynda Nash
Phone/Email: (416)-282-0036 or email [email protected]
Contact: Kathryn Harrod
Phone/Email: 905-891-1624 or email [email protected]

Next meeting - May 23, 2017.

Meetings are held at:
Canadian Hearing Society
Second Floor - 271 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON M5R2V3
Underground parking is available at the rear of the building. CHS is also easily accessible by TTC and a few blocks from the Spadina subway station.

2017 Further Schedule 

July 25th
September 26th
November 28th

Location - Second Floor


Quebec: Montreal
Contact: Carol Oss
Phone/Email: National Office at 1-800-561-2622 or email [email protected]

The Montreal Chapter is currently inactive. The Chapter Leader is available for support and information.