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 News

Please join us for this complimentary series informing and discussing the field of ALS research. Hosted by Dr. David Taylor, Director of Research at ALS Canada, learn about the latest advancements in research, how your dollars are funding one of the best research programs in the world and how to get involved in clinical trials to help make ALS a treatable, not terminal disease.

Webinar 1: ALS in 2015: Up to the Challenge

Last month, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was re-ignited by the ALS Community. The team working at the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club have always supported the Community and the cause. Last month, they extended an invitation to ALS Canada to bring clients and their families and donors together to enjoy a game.

We want to thank everyone who participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this year as we continue to fight this disease.

It is with great pleasure that ALS Canada announces the recipients of the 2015 Bridge Grants. Bridge Grants are designed to maintain the momentum of the most impactful ALS research that scored very highly in the 2015 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant competition, but did not achieve the very stringent top 14% that were provided funding. Though CIHR peer review determined that 1959 of 2682 applications, covering all aspects of health research, merited funding, only 383 received support.

Dear ALS Community,

Once again this year the ALS Society of Saskatchewan is offering a youth retreat. Meet new friends, share feelings, explore how to overcome obstacles and feel empowered! The date of this retreat is from Friday, September 18 - 20, 2015. It is open to youths across Canada between the ages of 18 - 25 years old.

If you would like to be a part of the program we will cover your transportation costs. There is no cost for the retreat itself which includes accommodation and meals.