ABOUT THE CHS

/ABOUT THE CHS
ABOUT THE CHS2018-06-19T14:59:58+00:00

Founded in 1953, the Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) is a national voluntary health charity. Its mission is to improve the health and quality of life of all people in Canada with inherited bleeding disorders and ultimately finding cures. Its vision is a world free from the pain and suffering of inherited bleeding disorders.

The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS), whose national headquarters are in Montreal, is an organization that works at three levels: nationally, provincially and locally. We have ten provincial chapters across the country. Some of our chapters have additional local structures that we refer to as regions.

Its Board of Directors is made up of 16 individuals with valuable skills and representing the organization’s 10 provincial chapters. Each provincial chapter in turn is managed by its own Board of Directors. Many chapters are separately incorporated and have their own charitable registrations. Three provinces—Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba—currently have offices with permanent staff. All chapters work in accordance with CHS by-laws and conform to national policies. The national organization and its 10 chapters share a common vision and mission. The CHS has approximately 300 active volunteers across the country.

The CHS is affiliated with the World Federation of Hemophilia, which is officially recognized by the World Health Organization. We work in collaboration with health care providers in Canada’s 25 inherited bleeding disorder comprehensive care clinics, the blood system operators (Canadian Blood Services and Héma-Québec), the Network of Rare Blood Disorder Organizations, the hepatitis C community, the AIDS community, and others who share our common interests.

Charitable Registration: 11883 3094 RR 0001