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.

A Giving Tuesday story of mental resilience and creative expression

Learning to balance challenges and blessings after an ALS diagnosis


When someone receives an ALS diagnosis, the first thought is often about the impending loss of function; for example, the progressive inability to walk, talk, eat and swallow. But the reality of this unforgiving disease can also result in emotional...

Posted in: Stories

Can a promising drug combination address one of the most defining biological characteristics of ALS?


All cells in our bodies make proteins, but sometimes they make mistakes, resulting in proteins that have the wrong shape. In a healthy body, protective mechanisms within the cells deal with the misshapen proteins so they don’t cause trouble, but...

Posted in: Research

ALS Canada awards $3 million for 12 new research projects to help make amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a treatable, not terminal disease

2017 funding competition completes $20 million research partnership with the Brain Canada Foundation following the Ice Bucket Challenge


TORONTO, November 22, 2017 – Today, the ALS Society of Canada announced 12 exciting new research projects being funded in 2017 through the ALS Canada Research Program, which is supported by ALS Societies across Canada. The research being funded includes...

Posted in: Research

Communicating an ALS diagnosis

How do you tell your friends and family you have ALS?


There is no easy way to tell family and friends you have been diagnosed with ALS. And there is no right or wrong way, either. Individual personalities, family circumstances, and the degree to which the symptoms are visible can all...

Posted in: Support & Services

Holiday gift ideas


What do you give someone living with ALS to show you care? There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ gift that works for everyone, but there are special ways to say “I am thinking of you.” The holiday season can be a perfect time...

Posted in: Support & Services

New Board appointments in 2017/18

Skills and passion unite around ALS Canada’s volunteer leadership table


According to Imagine Canada, a non-profit organization focused on strengthening the charitable sector, charitable and non-profit organizations have a responsibility to be well-governed. This is a responsibility that ALS Canada takes seriously, and that is reflected in the skills and...

Posted in: Volunteers