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Welcome to the Canadian Chiari Association

The Canadian Chiari Association (CCA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and the support of chiari sufferers in Canada. We invite you to learn more about how the CCA can assist you.


What is Chiari Malformation?

Chiari Malformations (kee-AH-ree mal-for-MAY-shuns) are a group of complex brain abnormalities that affect the area in the lower posterior skull where the brain and spinal cord connect. (National Organization for Rare Disorders, NORD)

The Canadian Chiari Association aims to be a strong yet compassionate voice for advocacy and awareness across Canada.


The Canadian Chiari Association is an affiliate member of CORD and a partner of EDS Canada.

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