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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GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. It is a time to celebrate and give back to our fellow neighbours, friends and charitable organizations in need. GivingTuesday is a movement for everyone who wants to give something back.
You can do your part by making a donation, volunteering time, and even raising awareness with #givingtuesday. 

There are many different ways you can support the ALS community. Visit here and learn how you can get involved and give back.

The ALS Canada Research program was established to fund the top ALS research in Canada to meet ALS Canada’s strategic vision to find a treatment for ALS. Thanks to your support, we are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 ALS Canada-Brain Canada Discovery Grants.

This announcement marks the first grants named in the partnership with Brain Canada. As part of the ALS community, we are tremendously excited about that this partnership is able to fund world class projects that will ultimately move the field of ALS research forward.

This summer, with a bucket, ice and water, you have transformed ALS - a disease that before the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was largely unknown.  Because of you, your recent gift through the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is enabling the ALS Societies across Canada to inject $26 million into the ALS community over the next three years. 

Below is the formal announcement given today in Ottawa and distributed to the press. It outlines where your dollars will be used, as well as a special partnership, that we believe will contribute to changing the future of ALS. 

On Wednesday November 19, 2014 ALS Societies across Canada will be making an unprecedented announcement about the funds generously donated by Canadians through the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We will be making the official announcement at a press conference in Ottawa at 10:30a.m. At this press conference we will be sharing the phenomenal impact Canadians across the country have made for the ALS community. Because of their generosity through the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, amazing things are happening and we can’t wait to share the details with you.  

The ALS Canada Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammy Moore as Chief Executive Officer to ALS Canada, effective November 10, 2014.
Earlier this year, ALS Canada underwent a leadership transition, requiring the ALS Canada Board of Directors to embark on a competitive and comprehensive recruitment process to fill the role of CEO. Upon completing a thorough and rigorous process, Ms. Moore was chosen to execute ALS Canada’s strategic vision.