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.

Trevor and Jennifer: Finding love while living with ALS


This Valentine’s Day, we would like to highlight Trevor and Jennifer’s story about finding love while living with ALS. - Trevor was my first love in high school. Although short term, the strong connection we had was never forgotten. We...

Posted in: Stories

Living with ALS during the Holidays: the Peacock Family


When a friend or loved one is living with ALS, the holiday season can be a difficult time. This is certainly true for the Peacock family ever since husband and father Jeff was diagnosed with ALS three years ago. This...

Posted in: Stories

Vivre avec la SLA pendant les fêtes : la famille Peacock


Lorsqu'un ami ou un proche vit avec la SLA, la saison des Fêtes peut être très pénible. C'est certainement le cas de la famille Peacock depuis que Jeff, conjoint et père, a reçu un diagnostic de SLA il y a...

Posted in: Français

WALK for ALS early results: $3.9 million (and counting!) raised nationwide


Throughout the spring, summer and fall of 2016, Canadians showed they care about beating ALS, the devastating neuromuscular disease that gradually paralyzes people and takes away their ability to move, talk, swallow, eat and eventually breathe. In communities across the...

Posted in: Events

ALS societies across Canada mourn the loss of Mauril Bélanger


Our hearts are heavy as we say good-bye to Mauril Bélanger, MP for Ottawa-Vanier. Diagnosed with ALS in late 2015, he partnered with the ALS Societies across Canada and took on the role of National Honorary Spokesperson for the 2016...

Posted in: Stories

Ice Bucket Challenge leads to ALS gene discovery


Earlier this week researchers announced that the gene NEK1 has been found to play a significant role in the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This landmark discovery is the result of an 11-country research collaboration that was funded through...

Posted in: Research