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.

Learning from COVID-19 to strengthen support for Ontarians living with ALS

Toronto, ON – The in-home support that the ALS Society of Canada provides to people living with ALS is highly valued by the community it serves and is something it had to evolve after the pandemic made physical distancing a...

Posted in: Support & Services


Update: December 22, 2021: Wow! More than 600 of you responded to this call for input, making for a CADTH patient input submission that reflects diversity of perspectives and experiences from across the country (and beyond!). You can read our...

Posted in: Advocacy

How does a new experimental treatment for ALS behave within the body?

Clinical trial evaluates the drug enoxacin as a therapeutic option for ALS, add-on studies supported by Discovery Grant

An international Canada-Israel research partnership is taking important steps to determine whether a known drug has the potential to become a viable treatment for people with ALS. Recently, using a mouse model, Dr. Eran Hornstein of the Weizmann Institute of...

Posted in: Research

Is there a link between metabolism and ALS disease progression?

Investigating the hormone leptin as a possible new ALS biomarker thanks to a Discovery Grant

While a fast metabolism is often thought of as an asset, there is increasing evidence that in ALS patients, hypermetabolism could be linked to faster-progressing disease. Now, with funding from the ALS Society of Canada and Brain Canada, a team...

Posted in: Research

ALS Canada Research Update, October 2021

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 2021 Research Update, you’ll learn about the progress researchers have made in...

Posted in: Research

ALS Canada Advocacy Update – October 2021

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