The ALS Society of Canada is part of a passionate and compassionate community united in our deep desire to improve the lives of people living with ALS and to make ALS a treatable, not terminal disease. We know that it takes ALL OF US—donors, volunteers, people living with ALS, caregivers, researchers, and advocates—to make a difference.

As a charitable organization that receives no government funding, ALS Canada relies on the generosity of our donors to provide support and services that help to ease the burden of ALS, and also help fund Canadian research with the greatest promise to slow down or even stop the disease. ALS Canada’s newly published annual report summarizes our efforts in 2016 to make a difference for people living with ALS.

Here are a few highlights from 2016 made possible by the determination, generosity, and resiliency of ALS Canada’s supporters:

  • 1,100+ people received services from ALS Canada in 2016
  • Thanks to donor and partner generosity, ALS Canada raised $6.9 million in 2016
  • ALS Canada awarded $3.5 million in research grants in 2016, $2.7 million of which was matched by the Brain Canada Foundation for a total of $6.2 million
  • On October 4, the inaugural ALS Caucus meeting took place on Parliament Hill
  • Nearly 200 individuals, families, and organizations donated new or used equipment to ALS Canada with an estimated value of more than $250,000

Read ALS Canada’s 2016 Annual Report

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