Meningitis can strike at any time and within hours it can result in lifelong disability or death.
Meningitis Relief Canada (MRC) is a not-for-profit charitable organization. At Meningitis Relief, we provide free counseling services and financial grants to individuals and families afflicted by the disease, in order to help them rebuild their lives.
Vaccines are the only preventative measure against meningitis, however, it is important to note, that there is no vaccine to protect against all strains of meningitis, therefore knowing the signs and symptoms are of critical importance.
Our Vision is to improve the lives of individuals and families afflicted by the complications of meningitis by providing means to heal and rebuild.
To educate and raise awareness of meningitis amongst the public and healthcare professionals in order to prevent death and disability from the disease. For meningitis, time is of the essence, early detection and treatment are critical to a full recovery.
To provide grief and bereavement counseling, financial
assistance and support services to
individuals affected by meningitis in Canada. As meningitis can
devastate families and communities, we aim to improve the quality of
care for individuals affected by the disease.
Protecting our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningoccocal Disease is a collection of inspirational images by world-renowned photographer and children’s advocate Anne Geddes, that presents 15 meningococcal disease survivors, each conveying the sudden and profound effect the disease. In honour of the sixth annual World Meningitis Day, this new eBook is available for free download exclusively on iBooks.® Please click here for free download.
Relief Canada (MRC) has launched a new Facebook campaign
disease awareness and prevention:
"At the Heart of Meningitis".
Please click here to visit the At the Hearts of Meningitis Facebook page and show your support today!.
The Confederation of Meningitis Organisations Inc. (CoMO) is an international member organisation dedicated to preventing meningitis worldwide because ‘we can and we should’.
CoMO brings together patient groups, health professionals and organisations, meningitis survivors and families from more than 25 countries worldwide to help prevent meningitis through:
• Raising public awareness of meningitis through education.
• Advocating for meningitis vaccines to be available to families worldwide.
• Connecting and resourcing a strong global network of members who make sure their communities have access to meningitis information and support.
For more information about the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations visit www.comoonline.org
In Canada, currently there are vaccines available for Hib, Meningococcal and Pneumococcal Meningitis. Learn more about the vaccines available to protect against meningitis and septicaemia.
Meningitis Relief Canada (MRC) is dependent on your support to raise funds. With your donations, we are able to support individuals afflicted by the after effects of meningitis as well as raise life-saving public awareness. Learn more about how you can help.
Contact us today! Get involved with Meningitis Relief Canada (MRC) and help us raise awareness. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and how you can help us achieve our mission.
MRC 2nd Annual Family Day Picnic Fundraiser - August 16, 2014
Brampton Guardian: April 30, 2014 - Brampton Charity Joins Anne Geddes in Meningitis Awareness Event
News Release: April 24, 2014 - World Meningitis Day
News Release: February 26, 2014 - Meningitis Vaccine Available to Canadian Health Care Practitioners
OMNI News: February 12, 2014 - Meningitis Awareness
CHCH News: January 16, 2014 - Mother’s Intuition Saves Son
News Release: December 10, 2013 - Health Canada Approves New Meningitis Vaccine