The ALS Canada Blog is a pilot project. We will be working towards publishing content in both English and French in the coming months. Please refer to the “Français” category to access blog posts that are available in French at this time.

Le blogue de la Société canadienne de la SLA est un projet pilote. Nous poursuivrons des travaux sur la publication d’un contenu de blogue en anglais et en français dans les mois à venir. Veuillez consulter la catégorie « Français » pour accéder aux entrées de blogue qui sont disponibles en français en ce moment.

ALS Canada Brings the Eighth Annual Plane Pull to End ALS to Billy Bishop Airport


The October 20, 2018, event is an opportunity for corporate teams to pull a 37,000-lb plane 100 meters and raise funds to support a future without ALS. TORONTO – September 17 – Today, ALS Canada is excited to announce that...

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Living with ALS, one day at a time

London WALK for ALS


Making memories and preserving them through photography has always been a way of life for David Liles. As a formerly self-employed photographer, David is used to looking for the best angles in any given situation, making everyday moments a little...

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Can environmental impacts on genes explain why ALS affects people differently?


Over the last decade, scientists have discovered many genes related to ALS, but there are still many questions about how mutations in those genes spark the development of the disease. The range of onset for ALS is wide: it can...

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Toronto family reflects on the realities of “living and dying” with ALS

Toronto-Downtown WALK for ALS


Two months after receiving his ALS diagnosis in June 2017, Chris Gort made a decision to start writing letters to his family and friends. What started out as a small endeavour to keep his loved ones informed on his ALS...

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New clinical trials for Canadians with ALS


The opportunity to be involved in clinical trials for experimental ALS treatments is something that is often on the radar for people who are living with ALS. Did you know that there are three clinical trials in Canada that recently...

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WALKing for ALS with gratitude and positivity

The Belleville-Quinte WALK for ALS


For the second year in a row, the Williams family is “trekking for ALS research – boldly going where ALS research needs to go.” These are the words of Scott Williams, who since receiving his ALS diagnosis in 2015, has...

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