This is a place of information, support and hope for people living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, sometimes known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Or M.E. for short. The Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association of Ontario (MEAO) is a volunteer-run organization that has been assisting people living with M.E. since 1991. We also offer information and support to family members, physicians and other professionals, and the general public.
An estimated 334,000 Canadians have M.E./CFS, which 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 M.E. for twenty years or more. When we also take into account the number of Canadians who have the related illness of Fibromyalgia, there are 724,000 Canadians with these two chronic illnesses, more than any other chronic illness other than diabetes! We must have more funding, research and services for those living with M.E./CFS.
We offer the following services, in addition to this website:
We are also raising funds to open our first public centre in Toronto.
Click here to read about all of our April 3rd and May 12th activities.
Read our New Annual Report for 2008-2009
All of Our Archived Newsletters are Now Available Online
Download Brochures In Other Languages
Our M.E./CFS Brochure is also available in Portuguese, Chinese and French
Download Chinese brochure
We have some exciting plans to open Ontario’s first Centre for People Living with M.E. Please read our May 12th Fundraising Letter and then donate to the cause.
MEAO is grateful for our funding from