Hydrocephalus Canada

In November of 2017 the Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario (SB&H) began a process of change. We became Hydrocephalus Canada (HC), after supporting families, individuals and healthcare professionals in Ontario for more than 40 years as The Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario.

Hydrocephalus Canada incorporates the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario (SB&H). As Hydrocephalus Canada, the new association continues to offer the same valued programs and services that the Ontario community relies upon. But more than that, we are expanding our mandate to include the growing number of people across Canada living with hydrocephalus and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.

This national expansion will strengthen the growing community of people living with hydrocephalus and enable us to better support advances in treatment for hydrocephalus and related neurological conditions such as spina bifida, the sharing of education and knowledge, and standards of care. Our mission is to offer strength and support for people living with hydrocephalus and related neurological conditions, and to contribute to awareness and research. At the same time, we will work to find a cure.

The new association will build on the legacy of SB&H in Ontario and use our experience, knowledge and drive to outreach, offer useful information and support for members, and share relevant research and treatment news across medical communities, academia, associations, and industry partners, provincially, nationally and globally.


Meet our Ocotober artist, Gabriel Bouchard from Chelmsford and read about him and his art:

Gabriel is 8 years old, from Chelmsford, outside Sudbury. He developed Hydrocephalus at the age of 1. He was born with a cyst that was actually pushing the whole left hemisphere of his brain into his skull.  Since 2 years of age he has had 4 brain surgeries. 2 shunt insertions and 2 revisions. He is now learning French as a second language!



1. How did you come up with the idea for this drawing that is included inside the calendar. 

My teacher asked me to paint an animal. I picked a turtle because it made me think of my mom. 

2. Why do you like drawing/painting or taking pictures?

Art is something fun for me to do when I am bored. 

3. How did you feel when you heard your artwork was selected for the TGIF Calendar?

I was really hoping to see my own painting in a calendar. I thought that idea was really neat. 

4. What are your hobbies and interests?

I like to play games on my tablet, play with my friends, and I also collect rocks. 

5. What do you want to be when you grow up?

An actor for 1 movie, and then a Scientist. 

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