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.

ALS Canada’s Plane Pull to End ALS moves to Downtown Toronto

A new location with a revitalized event day experience!


By now you’ve likely heard or read about our new partnerships with Ports Toronto and Porter Airlines Inc. It’s exciting because our 8th Annual Plane Pull to End ALS has found a new home at Toronto’s Downtown Billy Bishop Airport...

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ALS Canada Brings the Eighth Annual Plane Pull to End ALS to Billy Bishop Airport


The October 20, 2018, event is an opportunity for corporate teams to pull a 37,000-lb plane 100 meters and raise funds to support a future without ALS. TORONTO – September 17 – Today, ALS Canada is excited to announce that...

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Living with ALS, one day at a time

London WALK for ALS


Making memories and preserving them through photography has always been a way of life for David Liles. As a formerly self-employed photographer, David is used to looking for the best angles in any given situation, making everyday moments a little...

Posted in: WALK for ALS

Can environmental impacts on genes explain why ALS affects people differently?


Updated October 17, 2018 Over the last decade, scientists have discovered many genes related to ALS, but there are still many questions about how mutations in those genes spark the development of the disease. The range of onset for ALS...

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Toronto family reflects on the realities of “living and dying” with ALS

Toronto-Downtown WALK for ALS


Two months after receiving his ALS diagnosis in June 2017, Chris Gort made a decision to start writing letters to his family and friends. What started out as a small endeavour to keep his loved ones informed on his ALS...

Posted in: WALK for ALS

New clinical trials for Canadians with ALS


Updated October 17, 2018 The opportunity to be involved in clinical trials for experimental ALS treatments is something that is often on the radar for people who are living with ALS. Did you know that there are three clinical trials...

Posted in: Research