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.

Making life better for people living with ALS today inspires couple to pay it forward


Sandy and Mark Vivarais’ three-year-old grandson, Keaten, is a ray of sunshine in their daily lives, especially now that Mark has been diagnosed with ALS. Keaten is also a great little helper. He loves to put Mark’s socks on and comb...

Posted in: WALK for ALS

Kingston family raises funds, awareness and hope for a future without ALS


Joe Pacheco has found a way to channel his ALS diagnosis into positivity and a renewed sense of purpose to support others. Having been diagnosed in late 2012, he has been living with the disease for almost six years --...

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A decade of strength, support and hope in Georgetown/Acton


Over the past decade, members of the Georgetown/Acton community have rallied together to help people and families living with ALS make the most of every moment, raising $1.6 million for ALS Canada — funds that provide help to those living...

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Can microscopic bubbles in our blood deliver ALS therapies effectively?


One of the hallmark characteristics of ALS is the clumping of proteins in motor neurons that are believed to cause toxicity and eventual death of the motor neurons, resulting in the loss of muscle control and mobility, and eventually, the...

Posted in: Research

A Mother’s Day story of love and devotion


Chris Silva’s mom Darlene was diagnosed with ALS on Mothers’ Day in 2016. She was 48 years old, a single parent, and devoted to her two sons. “It was all about me and my brother,” says Chris, who remembers his...

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Halton family challenges ALS by giving back to the community

Halton Region WALK for ALS


When Mike and Carmen Cels participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014, they had no idea that ALS would affect them on a personal level. Both professionals in the pharmaceutical industry, they were peripherally aware of the disease at...

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