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Support CIPO with Handmade Jewelry

by Whitney

CIPO would like to give a HUGE thank you to our amazing volunteer in BC, Tara. Tara and her sister own and operate a handmade clay  jewelry company, “Sweet Sorella”, and make beautiful pieces inspired by Italy. Sweet Sorella will be donating $1 from each pair of earrings sold to CIPO. Please check them out…



New Program Alert

by Whitney

CIPO’s new program Family Zone is excited to launch it’s first ever event – Family Bingo Night! Join CIPO on May 14th for a fun night of bingo hosted by Spiderman and Princess Elsa. This event is free thanks to our generous supporters of Family Zone and will include prizes.  To register, email info@cipo.ca Date/time:…



Thank you for listening!

by Whitney

The first season of CIPO’s podcast, “Slice of PI” has finished and our host, Bryan would like to say “Thank You” to all of our dedicated listeners who helped to make our first podcast such a success. If you missed the podcast the first time around, you can catch up on all 10 episodes on…



NEW – Family Zone Newsletter!

by Whitney

CIPO is excited to announce the creation of our new Family Zone newsletter. This quarterly newsletter is part of our expanding services for our family and pediatric programming. The newsletter includes a spotify playlist for both tweens and teens, a Lil’Stripes section for our youngest members, parent support information, event information and more. Check out…



World PI Week

by Whitney

Celebrate World PI Week 2021 with CIPO! World PI Week is April 22-29 and is dedicated to raise awareness of primary immunodeficiency around the world. This year’s theme is plasma sufficiency, and CIPO is proud to take part and spread the word on the importance of plasma and need for plasma products in Canada. Join…



We Need a Designer!

by Whitney

CIPO is looking for a graphic designer to assist with some of our design needs, including marketing (posters, leaflets, website templates, and more!) If you’re a creative mind and have experience in graphic design, or know someone who does, please email info@cipo.ca expressing your interest and a copy of your resume. 



Nutrition Webinar Now Available

by Whitney

If you missed last week’s nutrition webinar, “Know Your Ingredients: you are what you eat, breathe and absorb” with Nicole Fetterly, R.D., you can now watch it here on CIPO’s YouTube channel  Nicole discusses making healthy options in our daily lives, what to watch out for, tips for our immune system and answers your questions!…



Vaccine Hesitancy Study

by Whitney

CIPO has launched a survey studying COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Primary Immunodeficiency patients. This short survey will give us a better understanding at how the PI community looks and thinks about COVID-19 vaccines. Please take a few minutes to take the survey.    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JGZKZH8



Vaccine Priority Campaign

by Whitney

CIPO has launched a letter writing campaign asking the provinces and territories to give primary immunodeficiency patients priority access to COVID vaccines. Please take one minute and write to your provincial/territorial representative. Simply click the link below, fill in your name, address, email address and consent – the letter will automatically be sent to your…



COVID Vaccine Webinar Now Available

by Whitney

CIPO hosted a COVID Vaccine and Immunodeficiency webinar on February 25th with CIPO medical directors Dr. Kyla Hildebrand and Dr. Gina Lacuesta, moderated by Dr. Stephen Betschel. To watch the webinar on CIPO’s Youtube channel, please follow this link.