ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) is a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed.

Every day two or three Canadians die of the disease.

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ALS Canada is closing the doors of our Ottawa office location, and re-locating services to our Toronto head office at 3000 Steeles Avenue East in Markham.  This office close will not impact our services to the Eastern Ontario Region and Regional Manager, Lianne Johnston, will still lead all client support services for clients and families.

The staff @alscanada accepted the #icebucketchallenge from our Interim CEO, Tammy Moore. We now challenge YOU to help raise awareness for ALS and support families living with this disease. Donate at or set up your own personal Ice Bucket Challenge page at

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Dousing your friends and family with ice cold water is creating a media storm around North America, raising awareness for ALS. The‪#‎icebucketchallenge‬, inspired by Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who is living with ALS, has placed the challenge to anyone who wants to get involved.

Have you had your own #icebucketchallenge? Stay tuned for @alscanada staff who is taking on the challenge Monday August 11! Donate at


ALS Canada Bridge Grants are a critical part of ALS Canada’s Research Program. Designed to keep top scientists focused on ALS and to maintain support for top ranked ALS projects in Canada, Bridge Grants are a partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) where ALS Canada provides $100,000 for one year to top ranked ALS research. 

ALS Canada’s 2nd annual, ALS Charity Golf Classic will once again be held at the prestigious Angus Glen Golf Course, home to the 2002 and 2007 Canadian Open. 

Thanks to your support, last year, 144 golfers came out to play and raised over $85,000 to support people living with ALS and fund ALS research. We’re back with a new goal – to raise $105,000.  To help us reach this goal, ALS Canada welcomes Maple Leafs Coach Randy Carlyle, who will be one of the players in this year’s game.