Care & Support

Virtual Support Groups

Approximately 2 million Canadians are living with endometriosis. We believe in empowering people living with endometriosis to come together, share their experiences, resources and more, through accessible virtual support groups. These groups provide a safer, inclusive space for connection and support. You are not alone.

Connect with other people living with endo in a compassionate environment by joining a virtual support group.

Virtual support groups empower people living with endo and improve the quality of life for those in our community.

Twice a month, The Endometriosis Network Canada hosts Canada-wide virtual support groups via Zoom for people living with endometriosis or suspected endometriosis.

Meet the Facilitators 

Victoria Dorey

Support Group Facilitator

Victoria (she/her) has eight years of experience providing support to individuals, families and groups going through periods of transition, change and crisis. Through a compassion and trauma-informed lens, she supports folks in finding their own way forward in their healing journey. Her strong advocacy, empathy and determination guides her work in supporting folks through all the seasons of life. Her experience allows her to provide a calm, validating and affirming space to those she works with. She is a passionate believer in community and mutual support. Victoria also has significant experience advocating for and assisting folks in navigating complex community systems.

Mackenzie Barron

Support Group Facilitator

Mackenzie Barron (she/her) is a Support Group Facilitator at The Endometriosis Network Canada. As a social worker she is an extension of support to the Endometriosis community aiming to offer safer spaces for conversation and hope. Working from a person-centered lens her focus is to meet individuals where they are and break down barriers to services, making them accessible to all. Her experience working with women, children, youth, families, and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community have led to her continued prioritization of advocacy, equity, and growth. Her vision for the future of Endometriosis is one filled with affirmation, representation, and inclusion. 

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Navi Mann

Support Group Facilitator

Navi Mann (she/her) is a Support Group Facilitator at The Endometriosis Network Canada, with six years of experience providing support to individuals, families, and communities through system navigation, life transitions and crises. Her connection to endometriosis is deeply personal, as someone with lived experience. By centering a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive approach, she values humility, empathy, and advocacy in supporting folks on their endo journey. Navi believes in the power of collective healing and aims to empower individuals to build a compassionate community dedicated to healing. Through her understanding, experience, and values, she is dedicated to creating a space that is both empowering and validating. Looking ahead, she is hopeful for a future where comprehensive support for endometriosis is universally accessible and equitable.

Virtual support group community agreements

To nurture a space for compassionate conversations, we’ve created a list of community agreements to help guide our virtual support groups. Please review the agreements before joining a group. 

We want everyone to feel safe to share their experience with the group. Whatever is shared in the group, stays in the group.

Group members should only receive medical advice from their healthcare providers. In group, we offer support and share personal experiences.

We are committed to creating a safer, inclusive environment where all members are welcomed and supported without judgment. We respect each other’s personal pronouns and recognize that endometriosis can affect girls, women, two-spirit, transgender and gender-diverse people.

We do not tolerate bullying or hate speech. Degrading or dehumanizing comments about race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or appearance will not be tolerated.

We are not here to sell or promote anything. This includes self-promotion of websites, blogs, and social media.

How we’ll work together

In addition to our community agreements, we have guidelines for how we’ll work together in our virtual support groups. Please review the guidelines before joining a group.

Privacy & confidentiality: please find a quiet space, away from others, to join a group. If you can’t join from a private space, please use headphones.

Identify yourself: please log in using the same name you registered with. This will help us verify members. Include your pronouns next to your name, if you feel comfortable doing so. Use the chat; take a look at the chat box at the beginning of the meeting. The support group team may use the chat to share important information and to send private messages.

Video: using your camera is optional, but encouraged. Blur your background, use a filter, or temporarily turn off your camera if there are distractions or interruptions in your space.

Sound: keep your microphone muted when you’re not speaking for best sound quality for the group.

Recording: group members are not allowed to record or photograph any part of the meeting (ex. sound, video, screenshots) for privacy reasons.

Triggers: we recognize some subjects may be triggering and everyone’s experience of living with endo is unique. Please send a private message to the team in the chat to let them know if a subject is triggering.

We send out feedback surveys after every meeting. Please feel free to share your thoughts after the meeting using the survey.

How to join a meeting

Our Virtual Support Group meetings are held via Zoom. After you sign up, you’ll get an email with a link to the meeting and dial-in number (if joining by phone) on the day of the virtual support group meeting. If you don’t get an email with the link, please contact the Endometriosis Network Canada Support Team at support@endometriosisnetwork.ca.

Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download Zoom from the Download Center. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link. You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with using Zoom, or join a meeting without an account.