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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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.

Dear Canadians,

The outpouring of support you have shown for the ALS community, ALS Canada and the ALS Provincial Societies has truly been transformative. Thanks to you, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), is no longer an unknown disease.

It is with a profound sense of gratitude we share that your donations have surpassed $10 million. 

Thank you Canada!

Canadians generous support to the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS has almost reached $10 million in donations. In the scope of our organizations and the need to fund research it is not overwhelming.  ALS Canada’s annual budget is $7M and collectively with the Provincial Societies across the country, the annual budgets are $14M.

Over the past month, we have received many questions regarding ALS Research and the ALS Canada Research Program. To keep you informed, we pulled together the top questions that are coming through to ensure you are informed on ALS Canada and our funding program. If you have any further questions that you don’t see below, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at Thank you Canada, for your continued support!