IBA’s Peer Support Groups offer hope.

Improve your wellbeing with others who share common experiences.

Hope Companions Peer Support Groups

  • IBA’s informal peer support groups are led by (and for) caregivers and adults impacted by PANS PANDAS.
  • Groups offer emotional, social, and informational support & connection with those who share similar lived experience.
  • Support meetings are currently offered virtually. We hope to offer in-person meet-ups in the future. These meet-ups will be held at comfortable public spaces (e.g. coffee shops, community spaces, or at a local child and youth mental health agency).
  • These are accepting and supportive groups providing encouragement, empowerment and hope within a safe environment.
  • Groups may have guest speakers on topics ranging from parenting, trauma, self care… and more.
  • Group meet-ups are 3-5 times a year, and sometimes more often depending on the interests of the leader and group, with group sizes varying.
  • Joining an IBA’s peer support group is free and there is no commitment required.

You’re not alone.

Join a Peer Support Group

We invite you to join one of our VIRTUAL peer support groups across Canada.

Please RSVP below.

MichelleSooke, BCRSVP/EmailFri, Oct 20, 6:30 – 8:00 PM (PST)
JessicaDurham, ONRSVP/EmailWed, Dec 20, 8:00 PM (EST)
TracyWaterloo, ONRSVP/EmailTue, Nov 7, 6:30-8:30 PM (EST)
NancyHalton, ONRSVP/EmailWed, Oct 25, 7:00 PM (EST)
JaniceBedford, NSRSVP/EmailWed, Oct 18, 6:00 PM (AST)

Interested in starting a Hope Companions Peer Support Group in your community?

Enter some basic information into the sign-up form HERE, and
Nancy (National Lead of Peer Support) will be in touch with you ASAP.

No one should ever have to journey alone.