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.

Paying it forward to benefit people with ALS in the future


Deirdre O’Connor and her husband, Floyd, became ALS Canada donors 15 years ago. At the time, they had no personal connection to the cause, but they liked the fact that ALS Canada was a small, cost-effective charitable organization without a...

Posted in: Advocacy, Stories

Honouring Mom this Mother’s Day, and always


For many families, Mother’s Day is a time of celebration and joy. For others, it can be a time of sadness and reflection when there is an empty seat at a once-filled dinner table. For Anna Acheson, Sunday will be...

Posted in: Stories

A second ALS treatment, edaravone, has been newly approved in the United States


Highlights: The United States Food and Drug Administration recently approved edaravone (also referred to as Radicava and Radicut) for the treatment of ALS. It’s only the second ALS drug to be approved in the US. The first drug, riluzole, was...

Posted in: Research

Fulfilling a promise and a passion


National Volunteer Week: Tara Wingrave With two 18 year-old daughters, a 19 year-old son, and a highly demanding job, life is hectic, but that won’s stop me from making the time to organize the Barrie WALK for ALS again this...

Posted in: Stories, Volunteers

Finding support, hope, and community through volunteering


National Volunteer Week: Jacqui Devine They always say ALS is rare, so it’s surprising how many times you hear about people who have been diagnosed with the disease. In 2012, I was working as a personal support worker and my...

Posted in: Stories, Volunteers

Fighting for Genetic Fairness


National Volunteer Week: Benjamin Ritsma I am a physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry), a specialty that aims to help people function better as they deal with a neurological or musculoskeletal condition. My career path was influenced by my...

Posted in: Stories, Volunteers