Southeastern Ontario

Welcome to the South-Eastern Region of Ontario

The Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario (SCAGO) welcomes you to the Southeastern region of Ontario which includes Ottawa, Kingston, and environ. the SCAGO works with the sickle cell disease comprehensive care centers within the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Ottawa Hospital (TOH). More recently, the SCAGO struck a partnership with the Providence Care Hospital in Kingston, Ontario, especially in the area of mental health to assure optimal care for people living with sickle cell disease and their families.

The Southeastern region also serves families from Gatineau in Quebec that receives care at the CHEO and TOH.

We thank Drs. Robert Klaassen, Ewurabena Simpson, and their team at CHEO, Drs. Alan Tinmouth, Melissa Toupin, and their team at the Ottawa Hospital as well as Dr. Deji Ayonrinde for their continued support of the Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario’s quality of life (QOL) enhancing programs.

A bit of History: The Southeastern region was established on September 18, 2015, and Rachid Barry was its first volunteer coordinator serving the region until June 2018.

For questions, comments or to join the southeastern SCAGO’s family, please email:

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