ALS Research Update, November 2020

While 2020 has been an unpredictable and challenging year on many fronts, the ALS Canada Research Program continues to observe positive momentum in ALS research. This month you’ll learn about results from two different Phase 2 clinical trials in ALS; the normal function of the C9ORF72 protein; the role of perisynaptic Schwann cells at the […]

ALS gave me a different perspective

Here and now. After a year and a half of undiagnosed symptoms and testing, in November of 2018 I was diagnosed with ALS. I really remember that day as a transformative one. One moment my doctor was dropping the weight of the world on my shoulders by telling me I have ALS, and the next […]

Ice Bucket Challenge Proceeds Help Fund First Canadian ALS Care and Management Guideline

Toronto – The Ice Bucket Challenge continues to make an impact. Proceeds from the highly successful 2014 viral sensation have helped fund a comprehensive new resource to guide efforts to ensure people living with ALS in Canada receive the best possible care no matter where they live. The first Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for the […]

ALS Doesn’t Stop – So Neither Can Research Investment

The ALS Canada Research Program awards $650K for three innovative new research initiatives, with an additional $1 million to be announced in 2021 TORONTO – The ALS Society of Canada today announced that as part of its 2020 research commitment, the ALS Canada Research Program is investing $650,000 in three new initiatives that will contribute […]

Maintaining dignity, independence and safety through ALS Canada’s Equipment Loan Program

Mark Vivaris was almost in tears as he walked back to his wife, Sandra, from a washroom at an outdoor outlet mall in Florida. He’d been stuck in there for half an hour, struggling to pull himself up from the low toilet seat. “That’s when it hit me,” Sandra recalled. “Oh my god, this is […]