ALS community calls on the Ontario government to invest $6.6 million in Budget 2024 to address urgent disparities in access to ALS services and care

Implementation of the Ontario Provincial ALS Program is critical for addressing the urgent needs of Ontarians living with ALS and their families Toronto – Today, people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and their caregivers join the ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) and physicians from Ontario’s five regional multi-disciplinary ALS Clinics for a Day […]

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 […]

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 […]