About Us

Founded in 1977, the ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) and our provincial partners are dedicated to supporting Canadians living with ALS and investing in research to make ALS a treatable, not terminal, disease. We are a registered charity that receives no government funding – all of our services and research are funded through the generosity of our donors.

Through the ALS Canada Research Program, we fund peer-reviewed research grants, foster collaboration and build capacity within Canada’s ALS research community, and participate in new areas of research where we are well-positioned to have an impact.

Within Ontario, ALS Canada has a role similar to that of the provincial ALS societies providing services and support to help meet the needs of people living with ALS.

ALS Canada advocates federally, provincially and locally for better government support and access within the healthcare system for people touched by ALS.

Vision, Mission, Values

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 mission is our everyday journey as an organization:

Together with our Provincial Partners – supporting Canadians living with ALS and investing in research to make ALS treatable, not terminal.

Our values are the principles that guide our work every day:

  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Resiliency
  • Respect

Strategic Plan

In March 2015, our board of directors approved our 2015 to 2018 strategic plan. This plan will guide ALS Canada through the next stage of our growth and development with a focus on four strategic areas:

  • Accelerate research impact
  • Optimize client support
  • Expand fund development
  • Engaged and effective leadership