Covid-19 Information for the Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida Community

Hydrocephalus Canada understands that this is a challenging time for our community with the fast changing situation surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
We are taking measures to help reduce the potential exposure risks and to help prevent the spread of the virus. The office is closed to visitors and will remain so until further notice. Staff will be available to answer emails and social media requests. Please allow 24 hours for us to return any phone call messages. We are committed to keeping our social media channels up-to-date on event and service changes in a timely manner.
The well-being of the hydrocephalus and spina bifida community is importance to us and will continue to be moving forward.
For information and updates on Covid-19, please consult your local Public Health Agency. The following websites are credible resources:
Public Health Agency of Canada
Public Health Ontario

The Spina Bifida Association in the U.S. have some great resources including this webinar. It not only presents facts, but also some good advice for dealing with fear, anxiety and just staying positive during this hard time in our lives.

Covid-19 Disability Briefing
There are some useful resources for learning about and coping with life at this time on the Spina Bifida Association website
Please Note changes to the following Hydrocephalus Canada events:
The March Adult Hydrocephalus and Adult Spina Bifida support groups will be offered by CONFERENCE CALL only with NO IN PERSON MEETINGS taking place. Please contact the office for details to attend the meetings at 1-800-387-1575 or
The March Ottawa Taster’s Club event has been cancelled. We will update you on scheduled April Taster’s Club events closer to the dates.
Stay well and take care!
Claudio Cinapri
Chair, Hydrocephalus Canada