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.

Kristine Lee: making adjustments along the way


For the past decade, Kristine Lee has been progressively losing the ability to stand on her own. A wife and mother of two, Kristine has upper motor neuron predominant ALS, a form of the disease that typically progresses more slowly...

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The ALS Canada Research Program


Finding new treatments that can change the course of ALS requires a robust research program, one that supports a large community of researchers exploring multiple avenues of inquiry. ALS Canada has been supporting world-class research across Canada for more than...

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Seven ways to support ALS Canada this fall


The following initiatives are based in Ontario. To learn more about the events in your area, please visit your provincial ALS Society’s website. 1. WALK for ALS The WALK for ALS is a community-based fundraising event that is organized and...

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ALS researchers respond to the Ice Bucket Challenge


In 2014, the Ice Bucket Challenge became a viral social media sensation ... and ALS researchers across the country – along with ALS Canada staff and supporters - responded to the challenge. For a full list of the researchers in...

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Bench Strength: The Power of Collaboration Fuels Canada’s ALS Research


It all started about five years ago, with worms in a Petri dish in a Canadian ALS researcher’s lab. Today, researchers are preparing to launch a Phase 2 clinical trial of the drug pimozide, which in a couple of months...

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Dr. Christen Shoesmith discusses the importance of donor support


Dr. Christen Shoesmith is the Director of the Motor Neuron Disease Clinic, a member of the London Health Sciences Centre, as well as a member of the Client Services Advisory Council and co-investigator for two ALS Canada clinical research fellowship grants....

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