CANAAF has dedicated time and effort in building a strong and solid foundation for the network support groups that it offers those who are affected by Alopecia Areata (patients and their parents). CANAAF was fortunate to have many members volunteer their professional and personal skills towards this endeavour.
In order to carry out this function in the best possible manner, a Support Group sub committee was created to review the support groups that were in place prior to CANAAF getting off the ground.
CANAAF has now structured the support groups in an effort to provide our membership with the most effective and specific services we possibly can. We have separated our support groups into four categories:
- Children aged 7-12 with Alopecia Areata
- Parents of Children with Alopecia Areata
- Teens with Alopecia Areata
- Adults with Alopecia Areata
We have planned “Back to Back Saturday Success Sessions” for the support group that you may wish to attend. We are privileged to have 2 medical advisors to answer your questions. In addition, there is no cost to attend the support group meetings.
We understand that alopecia areata can be psychologically challenging. We know that alopecia areata is a life-altering disease and that its surprising onset, reoccurrence, and psychological impact can be unpredictable. Whether you are newly diagnosed, or have had a form of alopecia areata for years, the bond between those affected can impact you for life. We hope that when you learn of the support groups CANAAF is offering, you will find the support, strength and information you need.