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.

The Brain-Gut connection: Could a probiotic help delay the onset or severity of ALS symptoms?

Discovery Grant helps researchers explore the brain-gut connection and potential for future ALS therapies


The relationship between the gut and the brain has received increasing attention in recent years, and while there is evidence that probiotics support gut health – new research shows that probiotics may also have intriguing possibilities for applications in ALS....

Posted in: Research

Provide your input into shaping a national strategy for rare disease drugs


ALS may not be considered rare by all. But the community of approximately 3,000 Canadians living with the disease today is small enough to face unique challenges, with access to therapies – from clinical trial to reimbursement - being a...

Posted in: Advocacy

Collaboration in Pursuit of a Future Without ALS: $1 Million Invested in ALS Research

In partnership with Brain Canada Foundation, the ALS Canada Research Program awards eight Discovery Grants


Toronto – Sustained investment in transformative research is vital to unlocking the mysteries around the causes and progression of ALS, a devastating terminal disease that gradually paralyzes people because the brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles...

Posted in: recherche, Research, Update

Top Research Stories of 2020


Although 2020 was an unpredictable and challenging year, the ALS research community continued to push forward with major scientific advances in Canada and internationally. As identified by the ALS Canada Research Team, here are the most newsworthy research stories of...

Posted in: recherche, Research

Your messages of hope, strength and resiliency during the holiday season


What is community? It’s where we find people with whom we can share experiences. Community is where we are relentless in our efforts to change ALS forever. It’s where we come together and use our voice to fight for each...

Posted in: Stories

My brother Andrew, my only sibling, my closest friend.


Stories like the one below from the community are so important and really help people feel connected to one another. Right now we are collecting short stories and messages of hope from people like you so that we can share...

Posted in: Stories