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.

Trevor and Jennifer: Finding love while living with ALS


This Valentine’s Day, we would like to highlight Trevor and Jennifer’s story about finding love while living with ALS. - Trevor was my first love in high school. Although short term, the strong connection we had was never forgotten. We...

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Living with ALS during the Holidays: the Peacock Family


When a friend or loved one is living with ALS, the holiday season can be a difficult time. This is certainly true for the Peacock family ever since husband and father Jeff was diagnosed with ALS three years ago. This...

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New Canadian investments in ALS research reflect growing knowledge about the disease and increasing likelihood of effective treatments being developed

ALS Canada and Brain Canada award $4.5 million in research funding


The ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada), in partnership with Brain Canada, today announced $4.5 million in funding for nine new ALS research projects. This means that since the Ice Bucket Challenge became a social media phenomenon in 2014, nearly...

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Canada’s rising stars in ALS research receive more than $1 million from the ALS Canada Research Program and Brain Canada


The generosity of Canadians has helped three early-career researchers to make ALS the focus of their work in the country’s labs and academic institutions. The research funding, which totals more than $1 million, has been awarded through the ALS Canada...

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WALK for ALS early results: $3.9 million (and counting!) raised nationwide


Throughout the spring, summer and fall of 2016, Canadians showed they care about beating ALS, the devastating neuromuscular disease that gradually paralyzes people and takes away their ability to move, talk, swallow, eat and eventually breathe. In communities across the...

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ALS societies across Canada mourn the loss of Mauril Bélanger


Our hearts are heavy as we say good-bye to Mauril Bélanger, MP for Ottawa-Vanier. Diagnosed with ALS in late 2015, he partnered with the ALS Societies across Canada and took on the role of National Honorary Spokesperson for the 2016...

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