Manitoba Individual and Family Services
In Manitoba, the Huntington Society of Canada provides essential services through the Manitoba Huntington Disease Resource Centre (Winnipeg) and an additional social worker in Brandon.
The MB HD Resource Centre is located on the 2nd floor of the Movement Disorder Clinic, which is located in the newly renovated "Women's Tribute Memorial Lodge." The building sits on the corner of Portage Avenue and Woodlawn Street, in front of Deer Lodge Centre.
Huntington Disease Resource Centre, 200 Woodlawn Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3J 2H7
The Movement Disorder Clinic provides an interdisciplinary approach to those affected by Parkinson's disease, Huntington disease, Dystonia and other movement disorders. Staff includes two movement disorder neurologists, nurses, a social worker, an occupational therapist, a physiotherapist, a speech/language pathologist, and a dietician. If you are interested in accessing any of these services or you would like an appointment with the HD Resource Centre Director, please call Marla Benjamin at (204) 772-4617.
The Resource Centre assists families and professionals with the many needs and challenges associated with Huntington Disease (HD). We offer the following program of support services:
Brandon Social Worker is also available to individuals with HD, their families and health care professionals in Brandon and the surrounding area. Please call Carla Champagne at (204) 808-8799, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Information Sessions – Educational sessions are offered 1-2 times per year. The format includes a guest speaker presenting on a topic of interest to individuals and family members living with Huntington disease. Some topics covered in past sessions are HD symptoms & treatment, research, depression, memory strategies, home care services, grief & loss, power of attorney, stress, swallowing difficulties, housing options, practical aids to daily living and coping with cognitive changes. The date and time of the next session will be posted on the home page of this website, and notices will be mailed to those on the Manitoba HD Resource centre mailing list. Call/email for further information.