Mission, Vision and Values

About ALS Society of Canada

ALS Society of Canada was founded in 1977. We are dedicated to supporting Canadians living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), and investing in research for the future, so ALS will be a treatable, not terminal disease.

ALS Canada is a national organization responsible for the ALS Canada Research Program – funding peer-reviewed research grants and fostering collaboration amongst Canadian researchers, helping to nurture new ideas and build capacity. ALS Canada has a role in Ontario, similar to that of the Provincial Societies, providing services and support for people living within our provinces – we help fill the gaps between the healthcare system and needs of people living with ALS. We advocate federally, provincially and locally on behalf of people and their families for better government support and access within the healthcare system.  

Our Mission

Our mission is our everyday journey as an organization. 

Supporting Canadians living with ALS and investing in research to make ALS a treatable not terminal disease.

Our Vision

Our vision is to find a treatment for ALS. It is unwavering and keeps us focused as we look to our future. 

By 2024, ALS will be a treatable disease.

Our Values

Our values are the principles that guide us everyday.

Integrity                                                                                                                                                         Compassion                                                                                                                                       Collaboration                                                                                                                                 Accountability                                                                                                                                       Resiliency                                                                                                                                               Respect