Southeastern Ontario

This region includes Ottawa, Kingston, and environ. SCAGO works with the sickle cell disease comprehensive care centers in this region (the Children Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Hospital) to assure optimal care for people with sickle cell disease and their families.

Services offered to include quarterly educational diseases management initiatives such as the Learning for Life program for families/caregivers and lunch and learn for care providers.

We thank Drs. Robert Klaassen, Ewurabena Simpson the team at CHEO, Drs. Alan Tinmouth, Melissa Toupin, and the team at the Ottawa Hospital for their continued support of the SCAGO’s quality of life (QOL) enhancing programs.

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

Support Group: Are you interested in joining our Ottawa support network? E-mail:

Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario