Ice Bucket Challenge funded research published in scientific journal “Cell”

New research from the University of Toronto and the University of Cambridge, funded in part by the Ice Bucket Challenge and the ALS Society of Canada’s partnership with Brain Canada, is having an impact on our understanding of ALS and expanding the pathways for research into ALS treatments. Published today in Cell, the findings reveal […]

A message from ALS Canada to our volunteers

As a charitable organization, ALS Canada relies on the time and talents of dedicated volunteers in so many ways. Each one plays a vital role in helping us achieve a future without ALS. For the final day of National Volunteer Week, we want to share a message from ALS Canada’s CEO, Tammy Moore, to the […]

Young fundraisers making a big impact

When a disease like ALS strikes, people often rally around their loved ones and resolve to make a difference. The realities of the disease are such that every member of the family is impacted — including children and youth — inspiring them to take action for a future without ALS. ALS Canada is fortunate to […]

National Volunteer Week | Debbie Damario and Ashley Dunseith

Today we are profiling two volunteers from the Niagara WALK for ALS: Debbie Damario and Ashley Dunseith. Both Debbie and Ashley have lost a loved one to ALS. Now, they dedicate their time to the Niagara WALK for ALS as a way to ensure funds are raised for a future without ALS. Watch this video […]

National Volunteer Week | Judith Malvern

For day two of National Volunteer Week, we’re introducing you to Judith Malvern, a committee member for the York Region WALK for ALS. When her sister passed away from ALS, Judith felt she needed a way to pay it forward in her sister’s memory. She started volunteering with the WALK for ALS so that other […]

Shining a light on volunteerism across the board

As a charitable organization, ALS Canada is fortunate to have a legion of volunteers who dedicate their time and talents to our shared cause. Each one of these volunteers has a unique story and experience that brought them to the organization, but they all share one thing in common: the desire to contribute to a […]

How new drugs become approved and available to Canadians

With the news that manufacturer MT Pharma is pursuing the regulatory channels necessary to bring the drug edaravone to Canada, the ALS community in this country finds itself facing the possibility of a second treatment option nearly 20 years after riluzole was approved. But how does any new drug become approved in Canada – and […]