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 Strengthens Board of Directors with four new appointments in 2021/22


We are pleased to extend a warm welcome to Alyssa Barry, Ken Chan, Elizabeth Gandolfi and Dr. Angela Genge who recently joined the ALS Canada Board of Directors. Alyssa Barry became connected to the ALS community when her uncle was...

Posted in: Volunteers

ALS Canada thanks outgoing Board members for their commitment to a future without ALS


With deep appreciation for their contributions of time and expertise, we thank Carol Cottrill, Daniel Riverso and Vincent Quinn whose terms on the ALS Canada Board of Directors have come to an end, and Josette Melanson who becomes Past Chair...

Posted in: Volunteers

ALS Canada Advocacy Update


Welcome to ALS Canada’s first Advocacy Update. This new 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...

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Giving the gift of hope with a gift of tomorrow


Richard Ellis and Cathy Payne met on the first day of high school and they immediately became friends.  Their friendship continued throughout university, as they grew into adulthood and began their careers, up until her passing in 2004 at the...

Posted in: Legacy Giving

New $2.85M grant to push ALS research forward


ALS Canada and Brain Canada join forces with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and Regeneron to support a collaborative platform that will unite ALS researchers and accelerate breakthroughs. Together, Brain Canada and ALS Canada are pleased to announce the awarding of a $2,850,000...

Posted in: Research

The power of one, the value of many: Celebrating ALS Canada’s volunteers


In honour of National Volunteer Week (NVW), we are reflecting on and celebrating the strength and diversity of ALS Canada’s volunteer community through this year’s theme of the value of one, the power of many. The theme represents the power...

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