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.

ALS Canada and Brain Canada invest more than half a million dollars in the future of ALS researchers with the 2023 Clinical Research Fellowship and Trainee Awards


On World Science Day, the latest ALS Canada-Brain Canada research awards, with support from Fondation Vincent Bourque, highlight the importance of funding early-career researchers and clinicians Toronto — In recognition of World Science Day, together with Brain Canada, the ALS...

Posted in: Research

Can we reprogram cells we already have to replace neurons damaged by ALS? This postdoctoral fellow wants to find out


Meet the junior researchers behind the 2022 ALS Canada - Brain Canada Trainee Awards Dr. Hussein Ghazale is the recipient of a $165,000 ALS Canada – Brain Canada 2022 Trainee Award. After finishing his PhD in France, Dr. Ghazale moved...

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PhD student Lucia Jadon opens new pathways for ALS research


Meet the students who received the 2022 ALS Canada - Brain Canada Doctoral Awards PhD student Lucia Meng Qi Jadon (previously Liao) is the recipient of a $75,000 ALS Canada – Brain Canada 2022 Trainee Award. She will use the...

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Charlotte Manser is turning her grief into hope for other families facing ALS


Meet the students behind the 2022 ALS Canada - Brain Canada Trainee Awards Charlotte Manser is the recipient of a $75,000 ALS Canada – Brain Canada 2022 Trainee Award. As a PhD student at the University of Ottawa, she investigates...

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Challenging ourselves for change: September events wrap up


That’s a wrap! Our September events have come to an end at ALS Canada, and we can’t help but look back at how the community came out to ride and pull to end ALS. Both the ALS Canada Pull to...

Posted in: Events, Update

ALS Canada Research Update, October 2023


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 October 2023 Research Update, you’ll learn about advances in understanding the presymptomatic stage...

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