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.

Do you use ALS Canada’s Equipment Loan Program? Improvements are here!


Updated November 28, 2017 In a previous post we shared that we would be implementing a series of improvements to better serve people and families living with ALS in Ontario. One of the improvements we made was to our equipment...

Posted in: Support & Services

Now available: ALS Canada’s 2016 Annual Report


The ALS Society of Canada is part of a passionate and compassionate community united in our deep desire to improve the lives of people living with ALS and to make ALS a treatable, not terminal disease. We know that it...

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Seizing Today by Planning for Tomorrow


As a former business analyst, James is accustomed to planning for the future. He has lived with ALS officially since 2013, but his doctors believe he has had ALS for over 20 years. James has an exceptionally slow progression of...

Posted in: Stories

A story of unwavering positivity in the face of ALS


When Shelley first started to notice a change in her gait, she had no idea that an ALS diagnosis was on the horizon. In fact, up until her neurologist confirmed the diagnosis in early 2016, Shelley didn’t even know what...

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MPs give ALS a voice in Parliament


In 2016, a group of parliamentarians and senators from all major political parties united to bring awareness to the challenges facing Canadians living with ALS. Chaired by Francis Drouin, MP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, the creation of the ALS Caucus on Parliament...

Posted in: Advocacy

Awareness Month Round-Up


As the month of June wraps up, so too does ALS Awareness Month. Over the past several weeks, ALS Canada has invited you to #SeizeTodayALS by telling us how you have chosen to find joy and laughter in every day,...

Posted in: Stories