Northern Ontario

There is no sickle cell disease center of excellence in this region, however, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre supports SCD care.

With the increasing number of international students at the four universities located in Northern Ontario (Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Laurentian University in Sudbury, Nipissing University in North Bay, and Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie), and the six colleges (Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie, Northern College in Timmins, Canadore College in North Bay, and the anglophone Cambrian College and francophone Collège Boréal in Sudbury; it became doubly important to provide resources and support for patients and families in this region. Many of the international students are from sickle cell prevalent regions of the world.

Awareness: We love to talk about sickle cell disease! If you live in this region and have an interest in raising community awareness, reach out via email to

Support Group: We offer a safe and non-judgmental space for people affected by SCD. Are you interested in joining our support network? E-mail:

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