Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation

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Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation

To improve the daily life and quality of care for Canadians living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa through education, research and patient empowerment.

1385 Bank Street, Suite 425
Ottawa ON K1H 8N4


Executive Committee: Drs Afsaneh Alavi (President), Marc Bourcier
(Vice President), Neil Shear (Secretary), Charles Lynde (Treasurer).

Board Members: Drs Wayne Gulliver (Newfoundland), Danielle
Marcoux (Quebec), Yves Poulin (Quebec), Raed Alhusayen (Ontario),
Melinda Gooderham (Ontario), Kim Papp (Ontario), Gary
Sibbald (Ontario), Alain Brassard (Alberta) Chih-ho Hong (BC)


Increase awareness of HS including associated health issues;

  • Empower HS patients and their circle of care to lead productive and healthy lives;
  • Create HS research opportunities;
  • Establish cross-specialty dialogue to improve HS patient outcomes;
  • Collaborate with international HS foundations to optimize research, education and patient care.



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