IBA’s Peer Support Chapters offer hope.

Improve your wellbeing with others who share common experiences.

Peer Support Chapter Format

  • Peer support chapters are led by and for caregivers, and adults impacted by PANS/PANDAS in regions across Canada.
  • Group sizes vary from chapter to chapter.
  • Chapters may have guest speakers on topics ranging from parenting to self care and more.
  • Chapters meet 3-4 times a year, and sometimes more often depending on the interests of the leader and group.
  • We meet at comfortable public spaces (e.g. coffee shops, community spaces, or at the local child and youth mental health agency).
  • Joining an IBA peer support chapter is free and there is no commitment required.

* Click HERE if you’re interested in becoming a chapter lead!

Canada-wide Chapters

If a chapter group does not exist in your area, you are welcome to join another group (if they offer on-line) until one forms in your community.

None currently listed in this province.
Vancouver IslandMichelle Head
Wed, March 15, 2023
6:30 – 8:00 PM
On-line through
Zoom Meetings
Nova Scotia
Janice Hartley
Tue, March 21, 2023
6:00 PM
Anxiety & Trauma Clinic of Nova Scotia
35 Bloom Lane, Suite 202
Bedford Landing, NS
None currently listed in these provinces.
None currently listed.
Durham (Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa,
Clarington, Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge)
Jessica Dowlatsingh
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Ajax – TBD
(Milton, Burlington, Oakville, Halton Hills)
Nancy Lawrynowicz
Wed, April 19, 2023
7:00 PM
On-line through
Zoom Meetings
(Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo) *including Guelph
Tracy Shaban
Tue, Feb 28, 2023
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Williams Fresh Cafe
4500 King St E, Kitchener
None currently listed in this province.

No one should ever have to journey alone.