Several resources are available for people with hereditary ataxia, their relatives as well as people thinking of having this disease. The following list is a summary of existing resources:

Financial assistance for people with disabilities

List of national and provincial programs

Registered disability savings plan (RDSP)

Registered disability savings plan (RDSP)

Service (assistance) dog for person with mobility impairment

Programme de remboursement des frais relatifs à l’utilisation d’un chien d’assistance à la motricité (Only in French)

Psychological Support by Phone

Ms. Thérèse Botez-Marquard, clinical neuropsychologist, is ready to listen. To arrange a telephone appointment with Ms. Botez, send an email to

Genetic Testing

Hôpital Sainte-Justine
3175, Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal
Tél.: 514-345-4931

Genetic Services of Quebec

The Montreal Children’s Hospital
Medical Genetics: 514-412-4400 ext. 22321
Prenatal Diagnostic Program: 514-412-4432

Ste-Justine Hospital – Medical Genetics: 514-345-4727

Montreal Jewish General Hospital
Prenatal Diagnostic Service: 514-340-8222 ext. 3428

Procrea Clinics (private clinic) – Genetic counseling: 514-345-8535

Quebec City:
University Hospital of Quebec
Department of Genetic Medicine: 418-656-4141 ext. 48114

Sagamie Hospital Center
Genetic counseling service: 418-541-1234 ext. 2153

Sherbrooke University Hospital Center
Medical Genetics Service: 819-564-5393

Genetic Services of Ontario
Childrens hospital of eastern ontario  ( CHEO )  Ottawa- gatineau Area
Genetics Clincic FAX referal to: 613-738-4822



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