This is a place of information, support and hope for people living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, sometimes known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Or ME/CFS for short. We also provide information on the related illnesses of Fibromyalgia (FM) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). The Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association of Ontario (MEAO) is a volunteer-run organization that has been serving the community since 1991. We offer information and support to people living with the illnesses, as well as family members, physicians and other professionals, and the general public.
An estimated 1.4 million Canadians have ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia or Multiple-Chemical Sensitivities. 568,000 of those live in Ontario where we are based (Canadian Community Health Survey, 2010). ME/CFS affects people of both genders, all racial and ethnic backgrounds, all classes and all ages including children. Some of our members are newly diagnosed while many others have struggled with these illnesses for many years – many people with ME/CFS have had the illness for twenty years or more.
ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia often become permanent disabling illnesses. Yet funding for our illnesses is almost non-existent and the MEAO is actively working to secure the funds needed for diagnosis, treatment and community support. Please help us by making an online donation through CanadaHelps; just click on their logo below and help us provide help to over 568,000 people living in Ontario.
We offer the following services, in addition to this website:
Meao’s Awareness Day Event on May 7th, 2013, A Great Success. Read our report.
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We have a new English brochure that will introduce you to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), Fibromyalgia and Multiple-Chemical Sensitivities. Click to download our new brochure.
Our original ME/CFS Brochure is also available in Portuguese, Chinese and French
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