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.

Could viruses play a role in the onset or progression of ALS in people with a genetic link?


Updated November 28, 2017 When a person is infected with a virus, it triggers an immune response that generally results in inflammation. For example – think of the sore throat, redness and swelling that occurs when you are sick with...

Posted in: Research

Dr. Richard Bedlack’s Quest for ALS Discovery: The Truth is Out There


Updated October 20, 2017 Dr. Richard Bedlack’s passion for neurology started when he was a child. As many children do, he used to roll down hills with his little brother – but Dr. Bedlack’s inquisitive nature made him wonder why...

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Q&A with Dr. David Taylor, VP, Research


This interview was originally posted on the Hitfar website in February 2017. Thank you to Hitfar for giving ALS Canada permission to re-post this content. Could you start by explaining the disease and its effects? ALS is a disease where the...

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Improved community-based support for people living with ALS


Updated November 28, 2017 As we mentioned in an earlier post, ALS Canada has made some improvements to our service offering with the goal of strengthening the support we offer to people and families living with ALS in Ontario. In...

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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...

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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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