In 2014, O.R.S.A. announced the creation of The Hope Fund. This fund exists solely for research and 100% of all dollars within this fund will go directly to Rett syndrome research in Canada to find a cure and/or treatment for Rett syndrome. It is currently the only fund dedicated to Rett syndrome research in Canada.
Since the Hope Fund was established, O.R.S.A. has released $100,000 in Canadian research grants. Since 2008, O.R.S.A. has awarded over $185,000 in research grants.
In October 2016, the Ontario Rett Syndrome Association Board of Directors unanimously approved the largest research grant in the history of Canadian Rett Associations. We are very excited to announce that The Hope Fund will be releasing a $100,000 research grant. This grant is dedicated to Canadian research for Rett syndrome. Letters of Intent are now being accepted, http://www.rett.ca/current-research-grants/