Update on the COVID-19 pandemic

Information regarding COVID-19 is in constant change, as is the situation regarding vaccination and prioritization for immune-compromised individuals.

If you have any COVID-19-related questions, we’ve created a specific COVID section on our website that can be accessed by clicking here or by selecting the “News & Events” tab from our homepage. In this section, you’ll find the latest news and information about the pandemic in Canada from trustworthy and reliable sources.

Any specific questions that you may have regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, delays between vaccine dosing, and prioritization within your province are best answered by your healthcare team. They’re the ones who know you and your particular situation and are therefore in a position to best address your unique concerns.

Created by, and entirely focused on, Canadians impacted by myeloma, Myeloma Canada is the only national charitable organization committed to providing you with the most up-to-date and reliable information on myeloma. Some of the ways we do this is through our monthly e-newsletter, “Myeloma Matters”, as well as through our social media platforms.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at contact@myeloma.ca or toll-free at 1-888-798-5771 with any questions regarding our programs and services.

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The Toronto & District Multiple Myeloma Support Group

The Toronto & District Multiple Myeloma Support Group is for myeloma patients and their spouses, caregivers, loved ones, significant others, family members and friends. It grew out of a need for information and mutual support in dealing with this rare cancer. We have members across the Greater Toronto area. We invite you to join us as we share support, comfort, information and friendship.

Please visit our website, which gives additional information and details: http://www.myelomatoronto.ca/

Also, if you would like more information about our support group, or would like to discuss myeloma with another patient or caregiver, please feel free to contact any of the following:

Dave McMullen - Tel: 905 648‑5146 or by email: davidanderika.mcmullen@sympatico.ca

Munira Premji - Tel: 416 302‑9459 or by email: mnpremji@rogers.com

Patrick Taylor - Tel: 416 537‑8538 or by email: pmdtaylor@gmail.com

Jan Wleugel - Tel: 416 760‑7914 or by email: janwleugel@gmail.com

Bob McCaw - Tel: 905 836‑2664 or by email:robert.mccaw038@sympatico.ca

Group Meetings

Every second month we have a meeting which often has a guest speaker knowledgeable in myeloma, in related health conditions, or issues affecting myeloma patients. These meetings inform us on the advances in treatments, including new treatment approaches, emerging therapies, and managing side-effects.  While these meetings are mainly informational in nature, there are many opportunities to speak informally with other attendees and to share experiences.