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16 Four Seasons Place
Toronto, Ontario, M9B 6E5 Canada
Hydrocephalus Canada is a non-profit, general health organization located in Toronto. Founded in 1973, the association empowers those impacted by hydrocephalus and spina bifida to experience their best life. HC offers an environment that protects, supports and enhances the lives of those living with the conditions by bridging advocacy, research and innovation with awareness, education and support. Spina bifida is a neural tube birth defect that occurs within the first four weeks of pregnancy. The spinal column fails to develop properly, resulting in damage to the spinal cord and nervous system. Hydrocephalus may be present at birth or develop later in life. It is the excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the brain, usually requiring brain surgery to insert a shunt to manage the condition. HC services include support and social groups online and in person, peer to peer networking, scholarships, resource library, research and advocacy.
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