June is Thyroid Month in Canada

June is Thyroid Month in Canada

Thyroid disease takes on many forms, including nodules and thyroid cancer and can be devastating for those affected. As many as 50% of individuals go undiagnosed. Signs and symptoms can fall under Hypothyroidism; dry skin, goitre, depression, fatigue, sensitivity to...
TFC Board of Directors Nominations 2021-2022

TFC Board of Directors Nominations 2021-2022

Nominations for the TFC National Board 2021 – 2022 The following names are submitted by the Nomination Committee for Board positions to be considered at our 2021 AGM: Hanista Premachandran Jean Sebastian Michel Lauri Martin The following Board Member terms...
Thyrobulletin – Spring 2021 Now Available

Thyrobulletin – Spring 2021 Now Available

Thyrobulletin – Spring 2021 Now Available Thyrobulletin is TFC’s official biannual newsletter. Members receive complimentary copies.   Thyroid news Medical articles Patient stories     View a past issue Autumn 2020...
2021 Research Grant Underway

2021 Research Grant Underway

Thyroid Foundation of Canada 2021 Research Grant Underway Last October, the Thyroid Foundation of Canada (TFC) signed an agreement with the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) to manage our research grants.  This March, the Thyroid Foundation of...
Videos on Hypothyroidism

Videos on Hypothyroidism

The Thyroid Foundation of Canada and BGP Pharma ULC (doing business as Mylan), have co-sponsored videos on hypothyroidism to promote public awareness. A 38-second self-assessment information video takes you to a self-assessment site that produces a PDF document of the...
E-MPATHY Hypothyroidism Study

E-MPATHY Hypothyroidism Study

  E-MPATHY E-Mode Patient self-Assessment of THYroid therapy Hypothyroidism Study Thyroid Federation International (TFI), a global network of patient support organisations, teamed up with four international thyroid experts to conduct research that will help us to...
Our 40th Anniversary Virtual AGM

Our 40th Anniversary Virtual AGM

    Our 40th Anniversary Virtual AGM   This year, the Thyroid Foundation of Canada (TFC) celebrated its 40th anniversary.  The pandemic has not had a big effect on the running of TFC, since we have been operating virtually for a number of years. However, it...
Thyroid Hormone Replacement for Hypothyroidism

Thyroid Hormone Replacement for Hypothyroidism

  Thyroid Hormone Replacement for Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism, when the thyroid is unable to produce adequate thyroid hormones (T4 and T3), is common, affecting about 0.5-1.0% of the population.  It affects about 5 times more women than men.  Hypothyroidism can be...
Thyroid Meds Update

Thyroid Meds Update

Thyroid Medications Update Thyroid® Update from ERFA July 2020 ERFA Canada is pleased to announce they have secured stock of all Thyroid desiccated strengths (30 mg, 60 mg and 125 mg) available for patients across Canada and supplies are no longer on back order....
Thyroid Disease and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thyroid Disease and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  ​Thyroid Disease and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Are individuals with autoimmune thyroid disease at increased risk of COVID-19 infection? Excerpt from an article published by the British Thyroid Foundation. COVID-19 is a new virus, so we have no information on how it...

Help us to Help Others

Awareness/Advocacy

  • Public education programs
  • Advocacy for improved thyroid care
  • Annual June is Thyroid Month activities

Patient Support

  • Toll free telephone Help line and email access for thyroid patients
  • Thyroid Health Guides and other educational material
  • Thyrobulletin newsletter
  • Thyroid.ca site with the latest news

Thyroid Research

  • Annual Research Awards program provides funding for projects carried out in Canadian thyroid laboratories.