The Toronto and Central Ontario Region has an office in Toronto and serves communities west to Oakville, east to Trenton, north to Huntsville and south to Lake Ontario.
Services and Programs
Families in Touch
A twice-yearly event where families of children with bleeding disorders get together to network and learn.
Women in Touch
A semi-annual support group for women to share their experiences with others who face the same challenges. Carriers, mothers, spouses, women with bleeding disorders, and all other affected women are welcome.
A chance for men with bleeding disorders to get together, have some fun, and discuss how they deal with their bleeding disorder.
Polar Bear Dip
In honour of World Hemophilia Day on April 17, TCOR members collect pledges from their family and friends and take the plunge into Lake Ontario. The Polar Bear Dip is an important fundraiser to support local programs and services for people affected by bleeding disorders.
Medical Student Panel Discussion
Volunteers affected by bleeding disorders speak to future doctors about how to improve diagnosis, care and treatment. Share your experiences by becoming a volunteer speaker!
Tainted Blood Tragedy Commemorative Treeplanting
Volunteers plant trees and hold a memorial ceremony each year to commemorate those infected with HIV and hepatitis through tainted blood products.
A library of up-to-date publications is maintained.
Individual Client Support
One Regional Service Coordinator provides service to families and members to deal with issues related to health, family, social, school, work, transportation, etc. Practical assistance, health promotion, emotional support and individual advocacy are the key elements of this program.
Members may apply for limited financial assistance from the Hunter Bishop Comfort Fund.
In collaboration with Hemophilia Ontario and the Canadian Hemophilia Society, TCOR advocates for changes that would improve the quality of life for people with bleeding disorders.
TCOR's Golf Tournament
This annual fundraiser takes place in September and helps raise funds for TCOR.