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2023 ALS Canada Kevin Daly bursary recipient Sarah Jacob has her sights set on change

ALS Canada highlights the 2023 ALS Canada Kevin Daly Bursary recipients


For Sarah Jacob, furthering her studies in neuroscience means more than just receiving a degree. Sarah, a master's student at the University of Calgary, began studying neuroscience during her undergrad, having had a general interest in the subject. Following her...

We’re closer than ever…but we’re not there yet


A letter from Tammy Moore, ALS Canada’s Chief Executive Officer Let me start by saying thank you. Thank you for standing beside us throughout the year, driven by our shared vision: a future without ALS. Today, I want to share how...

Posted in: Fund Development

Catherine Brassard exhibits steadfast determination to further her medical studies in the face of ALS

ALS Canada highlights the 2023 ALS Canada Kevin Daly Bursary recipients


A medical student at the Université de Sherbrooke, Catherine Brassard exhibits a steadfast determination and adherence to furthering her studies in the wake of her father’s ALS diagnosis in early 2023. Her interest in pursuing neurology in her studies was...

Memories of my father


On the morning of GivingTuesday, our Vice-President of Fund Development, Chris Pon, sent an email to ALS Canada's subscribers. His message is so special that we've decided to adapt it into a blog post. Plead read Chris' message below. Hello...

Posted in: Fund Development

An exciting GivingTuesday announcement!


Double your impact this GivingTuesday When it comes to fundraising for ALS, next Tuesday (November 28) is the single most important day of the year, and to help us celebrate the day, we have an exciting announcement. Does this sound intriguing? Keep...

Posted in: Giving Tuesday

Changing the future of ALS: It’s not a matter of “if” but “when”


Small but mighty, the team behind Buck-A-Puck for ALS doesn’t plan on backing down from their dream of hitting their $1 million fundraising goal. George Daly, Joshua Lopez, and Liam Muffitt may look like your average hockey-loving teenage boys, but...

Posted in: Events, Stories