Welcome to the ALS Canada blog where you’ll find a collection of articles and updates on ALS-related topics. We strive to develop content that our community will find valuable and deliver up-to-date information about ALS research, community-based support, and advocacy initiatives. We also provide Ontario fundraising event updates and share personal stories about people and families living with ALS in Ontario to keep our community connected. For content in French, please refer to the “Français” category in the main menu.

From scientific curiosity to a breakthrough ALS research discovery


I am an ALS scientist. For years, I have been spending my days conducting research in the lab. We are always trying to find the next big discovery, and today I want to tell you something: the biggest discovery of...

Posted in: Research, Stories

ALS Canada Advocacy Update – July – September 2022


This blog series is a place for the ALS community to learn about and stay updated on ALS Canada’s advocacy efforts as well as relevant developments within government. Please note that because ALS Canada advocates federally and provincially within Ontario,...

Posted in: Advocacy Update

ALS Canada Pull to End ALS

Teams pull together to raise money to support a future without ALS


TORONTO – It takes more than just pure strength to pull a 42,000-lb transport truck by hand for 100 metres. It takes teamwork and a passionate commitment to pull together for change – for a future without amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...

Posted in: Events

ALS Canada Research Update, September 2022


ALS researchers from around the world continue to build upon existing work and make new discoveries in the hopes of realizing a future without ALS. In the September 2022 Research Update, you’ll learn about the progress researchers have made in...

Posted in: Research

Supporters of the ALS cause gear up for change on September 25

ALS Society of Canada's Revolution Ride inspires action for a future without ALS


HAMILTON – Cyclists will gear up for change at the second annual ALS Canada Revolution Ride taking place on Sunday, September 25 in Dundas, Ontario. Participants will cycle to build awareness and fundraise in support of people living with amyotrophic...

Posted in: Events

Going for gold: Researchers open the blood-brain barrier for better drug delivery


One of the most important safeguards in our bodies is the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Created by tightly interlocked vessel wall cells, the barrier prevents viruses and other microscopic malcontents that could do much harm to our central nervous system from...

Posted in: Research