P.O. Box 50030 London, ON N6A 6H8 info@rett.ca (519) 474-6877

Application for 2021 Board of Directors Now Open

The Ontario Rett Syndrome Assocation (O.R.S.A.) wishes to invite interested candidates to submit their application to join the O.R.S.A. Board of Directors in 2021. This is a great opportunity to start the new year off right: helping to achieve a better future for individuals affected by Rett syndrome and their families.

We are particularly interested in hearing from individuals whose experience and skill set includes a combination of the following:

  • Grant writing
  • Fundraising and special events
  • Health policy development
  • Public relations and communications
  • Advocacy on a provincial/federal level
  • Nonprofit, governance, management or administration experience

Application Deadline is December 31, 2020

Board Member Expectations:

  • Support the organization’s mission, purpose, goals, policies, and programs while knowing its strengths and needs.
  • Attend bi-monthly board meetings (via teleconference) and one or two in-person meetings throughout the year.
  • Prepare for and participate actively in conference calls, telephone and email communications between these meetings as necessary.
  • Serve actively on committees.
  • Contribute to activities and events hosted by the organization whenever possible.
  • Be fully apprised of O.R.S.A. policies and positions to serve as a spokesperson when requested and feasible.
  • Suggest volunteers the board who have attributes and commitment to make significant contributions to the work of the O.R.S.A. and the progress of the organization.

Please submit your application to kmorton@rett.ca.

Research Grant Application Program 2021-2022

The Program offers grants for the support of projects with amounts of up to $50,000 (two grants of $25,000 or one grant of $50,000) per year for a period of one year. Funds cannot be used to cover tuition costs.

Through this process, ORSA invites grant applications from professionals committed to conducting novel, emerging, or innovative research in areas relevant to the cure, cause, prevention, improved treatment and/or understanding of Rett syndrome and its implications on society. This program is provided to support current investigators and encourage new investigators to pursue research in Rett syndrome.

ORSA intends to provide awards to outstanding applicants who meet the eligibility criteria of the Program and who have been approved by its Research Grant Advisory Committee (the “Advisory Committee”). Further support is possible to existing funded projects by offering the option to renew funding upon the successful applicant’s re-application to the program.

Request for Applications for the Research Grant Program

Letter of Intent Form

Should you have any inquiries, please contact:

Rick Goodhew

O.R.S.A. Advisory Committee

Ontario Rett Syndrome Association


ARCH Study Update

While GW Pharmaceuticals did not have any active sites or Canadian patients, the Ontario Rett Syndrome Assocation (O.R.S.A.) was actively supporting them to establish a Canadian location.  While this news is disappointing, it is understandable given the current COIVD-19 implications across the world.  O.R.S.A. remains committed to bringing Rett syndrome Clinical Trials to Canada to ensure that individuals with Rett syndrome are enabled to achieve their fullest potential and enjoy the highest quality of life within their community.

Online Auction – Now Closed

Thank you to all that have participated in our very first Online Silent Auction for the Run4Rett. This year due to COVID-19 O.R.S.A. decided to host the 16th Annual Run4Rett virtually.

The auction is now closed!

Thank you to all our Supporters!

Click button below to take a look at the 16th Annual Run4Rett Silent Auction.

Uncorked Rett is Here


We have teamed up with Fielding Estate Winery, in Beamsville, Ontario to offer you some great wine packages as the holiday approaches. When you purchase any of the wine packages available, 25% will be donated back to Ontario Rett Syndrome Association. Delivery will be included throughout Ontario, but for other Provinces and Territories, accommodations can be made through Fielding Estate Winery.

With your help and generous support, we will be able to continue to provide conferences, fund Canadian research projects, financial support three Rett Syndrome Clinics, and the Canadian Rett Syndrome Registry. 

Available Packages

Free Shipping within Ontario.
Shipping available outside of Ontario. 
  • 2017 Fireside white
  • 2019 Pinot Grigio
  • 2019 Rose
  • 2018 Fireside Red
  • 2018 Red Conception
Free Shipping within Ontario.
Shipping available outside of Ontario. 
  • 2019 Rose
  • 2019 Estate Bottled Riesling
  • 2019 Pinot Grigio
  • 2019 Chardonnay Unoaked
  • 2019 Gamay
  • 2018 Rock Pile Red
  • 2018 Cabernet Franc
  • 2017 Cabernet-Syrah

When you click on the package you will be redirected to Fielding Estate Winery website to purchase your package. If you wish to order other items they carry or for all orders outside of Ontario the wine lodge is happy to assist you. Please call 1.888.778.7758 and reference our Rett fundraiser. Thank you for support.