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.

Long-time altruist lends his voice to ALS cause

Barrie WALK for ALS


Throughout his career, Vincent Quinn has worked with people living with disabilities, tended to social justice issues for homeless youth and adults, and facilitated support groups for people who have lost someone to suicide. Today, he volunteers his time to...

Posted in: WALK for ALS

Acting against everything that ALS takes


June is ALS Awareness Month in Canada. And while we are only four days in, already there has been lots of momentum behind our shared cause: MPs have made statements in the House of Commons; landmarks have been lit in...

Posted in: Events

Almost 30 years living with ALS and volunteering just as long

Sault Ste. Marie WALK for ALS


ALS usually moves at a rapid pace but Sharon Carson has been living with the disease for almost 30 years. It started with loss of control in her hands and arms making it difficult for her to manage doorknobs, seatbelts,...

Posted in: WALK for ALS

Walking for a common cause keeps the Bailis family connected

York Region WALK for ALS


Brigitte Bailis is described by her three daughters as a friendly and easygoing woman that was more of a friend to them growing up than a mom. As someone who liked to run, salsa dance, cycle, and try new things,...

Posted in: WALK for ALS

WALK for ALS fundraiser inspired by the hope of future treatments

Ottawa WALK for ALS


When Mike Rannie first noticed a problem in his right hand in October 2016, he assumed it had something to do with the arthritis he had been living with for 14 years. In fact, the lack of mobility was an...

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Richard and Heather leave gifts of hope for the future


Richard Ellis and Dr. Heather Durham are two people who have each been affected by the realities of ALS, but in very different ways. Having witnessed the physical and emotional tolls of the disease, Richard and Heather each decided to...

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