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.

Toilets are turning heads and raising awareness for ALS in the Soo!


Last summer when her mother Deloris was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Jennifer Tranberg decided to plan a community fundraising event in conjunction with members of her son’s hockey team, the Sault Ste. Marie Pee Wee Major AA Junior...

Posted in: Fund Development

Research Update, August 2017


ALS research is at a time of unprecedented advancement. New information on genes linked to ALS and the downstream effects of mutations in these genes has helped researchers to develop a so-called ‘roadmap’ of biological pathways that are important in...

Posted in: Research

Eric Martineau: ALS Researcher Profile


Eric Martineau is a PhD student in Richard Robitaille's laboratory at l’Université de Montréal. In 2015, he received the ALS Canada Doctoral Research Award, which provides $25,000 per year over three years for young researchers to pursue a PhD in a Canadian laboratory. How long...

Posted in: Research

Audrey Labarre: ALS Researcher Profile


Audrey Labarre studies in Dr. Alex Parker's lab at l'Université de Montréal. Could you tell us a little bit about your work? We're working with the C. elegans, little worms one millimetre long. We use them to model the ALS...

Posted in: Research

Elsa Tremblay – ALS and the Neuromuscular Junction


Updated October 20, 2017 Elsa Tremblay from l'Université de Montréal studies ALS because of a personal connection. Is there anything in particular that drew you to studying ALS? I went into ALS because my father died from ALS, and also...

Posted in: Research

Pimozide: Everything Old is New Again


Updated October 20, 2017 Very early in his medical training, Dr. Lawrence Korngut was introduced to the concept of ALS. “As a neurologist, I have always been very interested in the physical exam and ALS is the perfect example since...

Posted in: Research