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.

Resilient spirit sparks desire to live well and to give back


Marla Dahlke says she was like “a deer in the headlights” when doctors told her she had ALS last year. She’s since had time to process that information, adapt to her new reality, and reconnect with her resilient inner voice....

Daughter raises record amount for virtual Walk to End ALS


Jocelyne Gall is doing her best to support her dad, Bill, who was diagnosed with ALS in July 2018. As the only child of divorced parents, she is the only family member attending to her dad’s needs – and with...

Day 8: Get creative!

Fresh ideas for awareness and fundraising


Haven’t yet decided how you’re going to do the Walk to End ALS in your own way on Sunday, June 21? You need not look further than the Ice Bucket Challenge to know that the ALS community is creative and...

Posted in: Events, Walk To End ALS

Uncharted territory just “part of the journey” for 2020 virtual Walk participants


Even a high level of awareness about ALS cannot fully prepare anyone for what it takes to navigate the changes that occur as the disease progresses. Charlotte and Bob Brethour have faced many difficult hurdles, but they still appreciate every...

How you can get ready for ALS Awareness Month


The countdown is on! ALS Awareness Month kicks off June 1 and this year it’s all about bringing us together online so that we can continue to build community and create visibility, even while we distance physically. Because even though...

Posted in: Events, Walk To End ALS

ALS Research Update, May 2020


Welcome to the May 2020 ALS Research Update. During these times of uncertainty, it’s reassuring to know that ALS research developments continue around the globe. This month you’ll learn about progress researchers have made in advancing new treatment strategies; developing...

Posted in: recherche, Research, Update