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NEW! Virtual Support Group Meetings for Youths and Adults

Due to COVID-19, we are currently offering two support group meetings  throughout the summer virtually, via ZOOM instead our monthly  meetings at the Royal Ottawa Hospital.

This is a great opportunity to meet the chapter and to discuss issues and perhaps find out how others deal with many of the same issues. It’s free and everyone is welcome! JOIN US.

Contact us for more information:

613-823-1471 (Local)

1-800-361-3120 x59 (National)

Virtual Trek for Tourette 2020

I hope everyone is staying safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. Sorry for the late post everyone. Here are some photos and videos that were shared by families of the Ottawa Chapter during their individual Virtual Trek for Tourette this year. Thank you to all who were able to do their trek.





UPDATE: 2020 Virtual Trek for Tourette

Given the current status of the COVID-19 virus, the last thing we want is to put any of our Trekkers at risk.

We are cancelling the meet-up at the event however we encourage that everyone continue raising funds and simply Trek within your immediate neighbourhood.  By doing so, we believe that not only will we still be raising funds, but also expanding our scope of awareness.  

All awards and prizes will still be provided.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Erin directly at or 613.451.1582

Thank you for your continued support!

#whyitrek #whywettek

TREK for TOURETTE: March 29, 2020

JOIN the Tourette Canada and Tourette Canada – Ottawa Chapter on March 29, 2020.

REGISTER ON-LINE NOW, in your city as an individual, create a team or join an existing team:

Ottawa Chapter will meet at Lowe-Martin Group at 400 Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, ON K1V 1C1.

In-Person registration starts at 9:00 am
5 km Trek begins at 10:00 am

Prizes given to the top fundraising participant.
All Trekkers raising a minimum of $100 will also receive a special gift.
With a donation of $25, you receive 1 meal ticket; with a donation of $100, you receive minimum of 4 meal tickets.

So bring your warm woollies and trekking boots and JOIN US.
Dogs are welcome, although they won’t be able to participate in the lunch unless they are registered service dogs.

Music provided by HOT89.9 Steet Team
Lunch sponsored in part by Franks Catering and Baked Goods
Special guests: TBA

For more information please contact Erin.

NEW! Ottawa Youth Support Group

Are you a teen with Tourette Syndrome (TS)? Looking for support and advice? Want to meet others like you? We want to hear from you!

We would like to invite all youths 12 years and up to join us for a support group meeting (only youths to attend this one, parents and adults will be in a separate room) on Tuesday, March 3 at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, 1145 Carling Avenue, room 1420 from 7:30 – 9:00pm.

Everyone will meet in room 1420 but then the two groups (youth and adults) will be split into separate rooms. Kevin Smith who is studying neuroscience will be hosting the Youth Support Group meeting. He has facilitated group meetings and he himself has Tourette Syndrome.

The intent of the Youth Support Group is to build a network of support; mention your positive experiences and challenges, and to share your special accomplishments.

Pre-register* at

*Include your name and age and email. Include your parents email if under 18 years of age.


Our support group meetings typically take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (Sept – June) EXCEPT for March because of March break. Therefore, our upcoming meeting is on Tuesday, March 3 at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, room 1420 from 7:30 – 9:00pm. Everyone is welcome!