Ensuring all lives are powered by healthy mitochondria
is now the overarching goal of MitoCanada. It’s audacious but one that our new leadership team of Kate Murray and Catherine Mulvale are ready to bring to life. After 10 years of educating, supporting and motivating those living with mito, our foundation is set to expand -- exponentially. Our future is bright, ambitious and set to change the face of mitochondrial health and disease in Canada and around the globe. Listen in on an honest discussion this dynamic duo had with MitoAction about the courage of those living with mito, the challenges of getting a diagnosis and care, the many unmet needs we must address to improve quality of life, and the hope that fuels our future.
What's NEW at MitoCanada.org
We continue to build new resources to help you successfully navigate life with mitochondrial disease. Here are just a few highlights of the latest
NEW Beautiful People to Meet
Our MitoCommunity is courageous, creative and striving to make each and every day amazing. We are sharing their stories.
NEW Research to Understand More
There is so much to learn but, fortunately, we have incredible people and institutions searching for answers.
NEW Resources for MitoFamilies
Need specific support programs in your province? We've curated a collection of information and sites for patients and caregivers.
MitoCanada Events Abound this Summer

Be There Race Series - July and August
Thanks to our long time partner, Be There Races, for putting on outstanding events and generously donating a portion of registration fees to our foundation.
Click on the name of each event for more info and to register.

ScotiaBank 2021 Virtual and in-person Marathons
These are some of our biggest fundraisers. MitoCanada receives a donation with every registration plus you can ask friends to support you with a pledge or, if you don't want to run but still want to support MitoCanada, you can sponsor your favourite runner!
Each event has a virtual challenge that runs for an entire month (Sept for AB and SK and Oct for ON) as well as in person events (dates below).

September 17 - 19
September 10 - 12
We invite you to join our event creator, Louise Gibson, on your own virtual Walk N’ Roll 4 Mito!

Walk, run, ride, scoot…. just use your energy to move anytime during World Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week (September 18 and 25).

Louise, who lives with mito, has challenged herself to walk 1 km for every $1,000 raised until we reach her $10,000 goal.
Grab your bike and head over to the stunningly beautiful Buffalo Pound Provincial Park in Saskatchewan for hours of enjoyment and fundraising.

This mountain bike race is a friendly race where participants choose between the 4-hour and 8-hour solo or 8-hour relay (2-5 person team).

ALL proceeds raised from this event go to support MitoCanada.
Meet Our High-Energy Interns
Each year MitoCanada is energized with fresh ideas and faces. This year we have three incredible young interns to help us reach our goal of ensuring all lives are energized by health mitochondrial. We are proud to introduce you to...
Emily Ing
Events and Community Awareness Coordinator
Mahimah Reancy
Grants and Fundraising Coordinator
Marvin Yan
Patient Education Coordinator
Heather Aiken was brave and kind. She wasn’t comfortable in the spotlight but would speak openly about her MitoOdyssey and life with MNGIE (Mitochondrial Neurogastrointestinal Encephalopathy) to help others. Fiercely determined to live her life to its fullest, Heather confidently declared to a room of scientists, patients and families at Canada's first national mitochondrial disease conference, “I have a mito disease, but it doesn’t have me.” Heather died suddenly from pneumonia earlier this year. She is, and will forever be, missed.

Heather believed that access to information was extremely important. For those diagnosed with a mitochondrial disorder, knowledge is the key to living the best life possible. Donations made in Heather's honour will fund MitoCanada education resources.
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