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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Representatives of the ALS Societies across Canada met in Toronto this past weekend to give thoughtful consideration regarding the allocation of the funds raised through the Ice Bucket Challenges. As beneficiaries of these donations, we accept this task as a huge responsibility and are mindful of what this means towards fostering research and supporting families living with ALS. All ALS Society Boards will now be asked to ratify the decisions made in Toronto and an announcement of the final outcome will be made in early November 2014.

ALS society lobbying for extended caregiver benefit in budget 2015


The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Canada is using momentum from this
summer to carry the group through the fall parliamentary session and toward the 2015
federal budget.

The summer of 2014 will be known as the summer of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, when the world came to know ALS as a disease. This awareness led to support for ALS organizations that both help people living with ALS today, as well as facilitate research that will change the future of ALS.

Moving forward, we will keep you informed on how your funds given through the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge will help families across Canada, and the impact the dollars will have in funding ALS research to find a treatment. 


We have been getting questions whether your dollars from the Ice Bucket Challenge will also help families outside of Ontario. The answer is absolutely, yes. 

We wanted to re-post the details of ALS Canada’s 2013 financials numbers to ensure the information you receive reflects the fiscal responsibility and true facts around ALS Canada's financial performance. 

Firstly, ALS Canada and the Provincial Societies do not have any relationship to US organizations. All revenue and expenses reported from the US are not applicable to any of our Canadian ALS Provincials Societies or ALS Canada.