Support

Lupus Ontario is here to support you. We have online support groups and in-person support groups. Join us and share strategies, suggestions, tips on self-management and learn about new research. In addition, together we can make coping with the challenge of living with lupus, better.

In addition, you are invited to join any of the following groups. Join now and see what a positive experience peer support can bring to the world  

Are you interested in starting a support group in your area? Please contact the Lupus Ontario office at 1-877-240-1099.

Are you a newly diagnosed patient and need more information? Download our Living Well with Lupus Facts Booklet here or call the Lupus Ontario office at 1-877-240-1099

Support Group Meetings

Time varies by group.​

LocationFacilitor(s)TimeMeeting Date
Zoom Online

The Support and Education Committee is inviting you to a Zoom Webinar

Topic: Taking Care of Our Mental Health During Social Distancing
Sandra Williams-Reid7:00 PM ESTTuesday, September 22, 2020
Free. Preregistration required.
Toronto Adult Support Group Online
Tanya Mahadeo Connacher6 pm EST
Toronto Downtown Support Group
Loblaw’s 60 Carlton St., Toronto
(Upstairs) Cooking Classroom
Please contact:
downtown.toronto.lupus@gmail.com
Tanya MahadeoTBD
Toronto Youth Lupus Support Group
Toronto Public Library- College/ Shaw Branch (766 College St, Toronto, ON, M6G 1C4)
(Meeting Room)
Please contact:
lupustorontoyouth@gmail.com
Joy PhillipsTBD
Toronto Youth Support Group using Zoom
Please contact: lupustorontoyouth@gmail.com
Please click date to register
Joy Phillips3:00 pm-4:00 pmBelow are the meeting dates

Sunday Sept 13 3 pm EST
Sunday, October 18 3pm EST
Sunday Nov 8 3 pm EST
Sunday Dec 13 3pm EST
Mississauga Support Group
Loblaw’s 3045 Mavis Rd., Mississauga
(Upstairs) Cooking Classroom
Please contact:
info@lupusontario.org or call
Toll Free 1-877-240-1099
Seeking a facilitatorTBDTBD
Windsor Support Group
Please contact:
lupuswindsor@gmail.com
Michelle BruxerTBDTBD
Durham Support Group
Online During Pandemic

Please contact Laura at walkforlupusdurham@yahoo.ca or call toll free 1-877-240-1099

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting
Laura Piccione
Sandra Williams-Reid
7:00 PM ESTBelow Are The Meeting Dates

Jul 27, 2020
Aug 31, 2020
Register Here
Sep 28, 2020
Oct 26, 2020
Nov 30, 2020
Dec 28, 2020
Jan 25, 2021
Feb 22, 2021
Mar 29, 2021
Apr 26, 2021
May 31, 2021
Jun 28, 2021

Register Here For All Meetings
Ottawa Support Group – English
Online During Pandemic
Please contact:
lupusottawaenglish@gmail.com
Beth Beaven, Julie St. Georges and Brynn ClarkTBDTBD
Lupus Gatineau – FrenchJulie St. GeorgesTBDTBD
Online using Zoom
Please contact: info@lupusontario.org
Please click dates to register
Cathy Ferren7:00pm to 8:30pmBelow are the meeting dates

September 15,2020
October 13, 2020
November 10, 2020
December 15,2020

January 12, 2021
February 9, 2021
March 9, 2021

April 13, 2021
May 11, 2021
June 8, 2021

Support Group Mandatory Documents

*requirement for volunteer facilitators

CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY

SUPPORT GROUP MANUAL