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 welcomes three new Board members in 2020/21


ALS Canada is pleased to welcome Catherine Bélanger, Richard Ellis and Lisa Flaifel to our Board of Directors. Comprised of senior leadership volunteers, our Board ensures ALS Canada is well-governed and donor dollars are maximized to serve our charitable purpose....

Posted in: Volunteers

You’re invited to the Walk to End ALS virtual finish line!


This Sunday (June 21) at 11:00am ET, you are invited to join ALS Canada’s Walk to End ALS virtual finish line - our biggest online celebration ever!  What is the virtual finish line? For one hour, we’re taking to the...

Posted in: Events, Walk To End ALS

A Duty to help

His military roots drive Deane to support others even while living with ALS himself


ALS shatters dreams no matter when it strikes. For Deane Gorsline, 31, and his wife, Danielle, living with ALS means letting go of a lifetime of dreams. Focusing on the present helps them stay positive, whether it’s enjoying precious time...

ALS Canada thanks outgoing Board members for dedication to our shared cause


With great appreciation, ALS Canada acknowledges the significant contributions of three Board members whose terms have come to an end, even as their commitment to the ALS cause continues. Thank you to Ron Foerster, Dr. Angela Genge and Patrick Merz...

Posted in: Update

Resilient spirit sparks desire to live well and to give back


Marla Dahlke says she was like “a deer in the headlights” when doctors told her she had ALS last year. She’s since had time to process that information, adapt to her new reality, and reconnect with her resilient inner voice....

Daughter raises record amount for virtual Walk to End ALS


Jocelyne Gall is doing her best to support her dad, Bill, who was diagnosed with ALS in July 2018. As the only child of divorced parents, she is the only family member attending to her dad’s needs – and with...