Welcome to the ALS Canada blog where you’ll find a collection of articles and updates on ALS-related topics. We strive to develop content that our community will find valuable and deliver up-to-date information about ALS research, community-based support, and advocacy initiatives. We also provide Ontario fundraising event updates and share personal stories about people and families living with ALS in Ontario to keep our community connected. For content in French, please refer to the “Français” category in the main menu.

Thanks to donor generosity ALS Canada invests $1 million in innovative Canadian ALS research to provide a greater understanding of ALS

The ALS Canada Research Program awards eight new project grants in the pursuit of new therapy targets. TORONTO, November 15, 2018 – The ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) today announced an investment of $1 million in eight new research...

Posted in: Research

ALS Canada Strengthens Partnerships Within the Health Charities Sector

ALS Canada is proud to share that Tammy Moore, CEO ALS Canada, has been named Chair of the Board of Directors for the Health Charities Coalition of Canada (HCCC). ALS Canada’s ongoing membership with HCCC helps to bring the perspective...

Posted in: Update

ALS took Eddy’s voice – today he has it back again

How assistive technologies have helped Eddy regain his personality and independence

Imagine waking up and trying to turn on the lights, but you can’t lift your arms. How do you change the channel on the TV when your fingers don’t move? What would it be like to be unable to adjust...

The Do’s and Dont’s of Pulling a Plane

Tips and tricks from past ALS Canada Plane Pull participants

The countdown is on to ALS Canada’s Plane Pull to End ALS. With only two days until the event, we wanted to help get you in the right frame of mind and give you some advice to consider. Pulling a...

Posted in: Events

Pulling together – with our sponsors – to end ALS

Making a difference in our community – together.

It takes a lot of people to develop and execute an incredible fundraising event -- and establishing and nurturing strong relationships is critical to its success. Our partners have demonstrated commitment, dedication and enthusiasm for the upcoming Plane Pull to...

Posted in: Events, Fund Development

ALS Research Update, October 2018

ALS research is at a time of unprecedented advancement and Canada’s world-class ALS research community - along with international ALS researchers and experts - are accomplishing more than ever before. With new advancements being announced daily, the ALS Canada Research...

Posted in: Research