Welcoming the newest ALS Canada’s new Board of Directors

The ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors this year: Mike Etuhoko from Alberta, Rob Reading from British Columbia, and Sharon Ranalli and Matthew Rotenberg from Ontario. ALS Canada’s Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers from diverse backgrounds who have come together to ensure that ALS […]

ALS Canada expresses gratitude and thanks to our four departing Board members in 2024

The ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) acknowledges with great admiration and gratitude the contributions of four members of the ALS Canada Board of Directors, whose terms are ending this year. Thank you, Laura Gay, Jude Groves, Patrick Nelson, and Dr. Michael Spivock, for your unwavering dedication, leadership, and guidance throughout your time with us. […]

National Volunteer Week: Every Moment Matters

This National Volunteer Week (April 14 – 20), ALS Canada wishes to recognize, celebrate, and thank our incredible volunteers who support our mission, raise funds, and help work toward a world free of ALS. This year’s theme is Every Moment Matters, something our community knows well. We’re grateful for every moment our volunteers spend positively […]

ALS Canada welcomes two new Board members in 2023/24

The ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) is pleased to welcome Dr. Chantelle F. Sephton from Quebec and Craig Storey from Prince Edward Island to our Board of Directors. ALS Canada’s Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers from diverse backgrounds who have come together with a common goal of ensuring ALS Canada is well-governed, […]

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

With admiration and gratitude, the ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) acknowledges the incredible contribution of our Board member, Dr. Christine Vande Velde, whose term has come to an end.     Dr. Vande Velde leaves her position on the Board and Chair of the Scientific & Medical Advisory Council, after almost six years. A Professor […]

ALS Canada welcomes three new Board members in 2022/23

The ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) is excited to welcome Dr. Leslie Green, Jude Groves, and Kris Noakes to our Board of Directors. Comprised of leadership volunteers with a variety of backgrounds and expertise, our Board ensures ALS Canada is well-governed and donor dollars are maximized to serve our charitable purpose.  Dr. Leslie (Les) […]

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

With gratitude and appreciation, the ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) acknowledges the significant contributions of four Board members whose terms have come to an end. Thank you to Norma Beauchamp, Catherine Bélanger, Josette Melanson, and Jim Mitrakos for your leadership, insights, and dedication.  Norma came to the volunteer Board three years ago bringing with […]

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 diagnosed with ALS. In addition to a personal connected to the cause, she brings to […]

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 after serving as Chair of the Board since 2019. Appointed to the Board in 2017, […]

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 that individuals can have when they come together as a community to work toward a […]

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. Like their fellow Board members, our three newest appointees bring expertise from a range of […]

Celebrating the strength of ALS Canada’s volunteer community

ALS doesn’t stop and neither will we. Even during these unprecedented times, ALS Society of Canada volunteers continue to give their time and skills to support people and families living with ALS.   Over the past week, in recognition and celebration of National Volunteer Week 2020 #NVW2020, you’ve had the chance to get to know some of our […]

No time to lose: ALS Canada volunteer and fundraiser sees urgent need for change

Beth Robertson’s husband, Tim, lived courageously with ALS for 12 years. He was sustained by the loving presence of his wife, Beth, his three children, and a large network of family and friends. Beth says she would do it all over again for Tim, but she admits ALS is a terrible burden for everyone it […]

Celebrating Your Impact: ALS Canada Volunteers

In celebration of 2019 National Volunteer Week #NVW2019, you’ve heard from volunteers who support the work of ALS Canada in different ways.  You’ve read about what they do, why they do it and about memorable experiences they’ve made along the way. Whether you are fundraising, creating awareness, providing event support or working behind the scenes […]

A message from ALS Canada to our volunteers

As a charitable organization, ALS Canada relies on the time and talents of dedicated volunteers in so many ways. Each one plays a vital role in helping us achieve a future without ALS. For the final day of National Volunteer Week, we want to share a message from ALS Canada’s CEO, Tammy Moore, to the […]

Young fundraisers making a big impact

When a disease like ALS strikes, people often rally around their loved ones and resolve to make a difference. The realities of the disease are such that every member of the family is impacted — including children and youth — inspiring them to take action for a future without ALS. ALS Canada is fortunate to […]

National Volunteer Week | Debbie Damario and Ashley Dunseith

Today we are profiling two volunteers from the Niagara WALK for ALS: Debbie Damario and Ashley Dunseith. Both Debbie and Ashley have lost a loved one to ALS. Now, they dedicate their time to the Niagara WALK for ALS as a way to ensure funds are raised for a future without ALS. Watch this video […]

National Volunteer Week | Judith Malvern

For day two of National Volunteer Week, we’re introducing you to Judith Malvern, a committee member for the York Region WALK for ALS. When her sister passed away from ALS, Judith felt she needed a way to pay it forward in her sister’s memory. She started volunteering with the WALK for ALS so that other […]

Shining a light on volunteerism across the board

As a charitable organization, ALS Canada is fortunate to have a legion of volunteers who dedicate their time and talents to our shared cause. Each one of these volunteers has a unique story and experience that brought them to the organization, but they all share one thing in common: the desire to contribute to a […]

New Board appointments in 2017/18

According to Imagine Canada, a non-profit organization focused on strengthening the charitable sector, charitable and non-profit organizations have a responsibility to be well-governed. This is a responsibility that ALS Canada takes seriously, and that is reflected in the skills and experience of our volunteer Board of Directors, which welcomed a new Chair in April 2017 […]

Fulfilling a promise and a passion

National Volunteer Week: Tara Wingrave With two 18 year-old daughters, a 19 year-old son, and a highly demanding job, life is hectic, but that won’s stop me from making the time to organize the Barrie WALK for ALS again this year. It’s something I feel passionate about, and it’s one of the most important ways […]

Finding support, hope, and community through volunteering

National Volunteer Week: Jacqui Devine They always say ALS is rare, so it’s surprising how many times you hear about people who have been diagnosed with the disease. In 2012, I was working as a personal support worker and my favourite client was living with ALS. Since I knew very little about it, I decided […]

Fighting for Genetic Fairness

National Volunteer Week: Benjamin Ritsma I am a physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry), a specialty that aims to help people function better as they deal with a neurological or musculoskeletal condition. My career path was influenced by my own family’s experience with ALS. As a Physiatrist at the ALS clinic, I work with […]

Making a meaningful contribution

National Volunteer Week: Caroline Price The hardest part about retiring for me was losing the daily connection with my “family” of colleagues. It was one of the reasons I was actively looking for a volunteer role when a position with ALS Canada turned up in an online search. If an opportunity presents itself at the […]

Living, Loving, Laughing… and Volunteering

National Volunteer Week: Carol Skinner When I received my ALS diagnosis in 2013, I was given two to three years to live. I was 41 years old. I had settled into a rewarding career – art therapy – and I was happily married to the man I love. Learning I had ALS and that “there […]

“Compassion is what drives us.”

National Volunteer Week: Geneviève Bertrand Many of us who contribute to the work of ALS Canada as volunteers have a personal connection to ALS, whether we are living with the disease ourselves, or supporting or remembering a close family member, friend, colleague or acquaintance. We are spurred on by the hope for a cure, and want […]

Become a fundraiser through community engagement

Community engagement plays a really important role in fundraising for ALS Canada. We are grateful for everyone who gets involved and dedicates their time to hosting BBQ’s, block parties, dance-a-thons, and Ice Bucket Challenges! We could not do the work we do, without your support. Meet Kinga Repic. ALS Canada: What kind of community events […]