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.

Ice Bucket Challenge funded research published in scientific journal “Cell”


New research from the University of Toronto and the University of Cambridge, funded in part by the Ice Bucket Challenge and the ALS Society of Canada’s partnership with Brain Canada, is having an impact on our understanding of ALS and...

Posted in: Research

A message from ALS Canada to our volunteers

National Volunteer Week


As a charitable organization, ALS Canada relies on the time and talents of dedicated volunteers in so many ways. Each one plays a vital role in helping us achieve a future without ALS. For the final day of National Volunteer...

Posted in: Volunteers

Young fundraisers making a big impact

Aaliyah Gallant-Barons, Niko Kremmydiotis, and Cole Hayward


When a disease like ALS strikes, people often rally around their loved ones and resolve to make a difference. The realities of the disease are such that every member of the family is impacted -- including children and youth --...

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National Volunteer Week | Debbie Damario and Ashley Dunseith

Niagara WALK for ALS


Today we are profiling two volunteers from the Niagara WALK for ALS: Debbie Damario and Ashley Dunseith. Both Debbie and Ashley have lost a loved one to ALS. Now, they dedicate their time to the Niagara WALK for ALS as...

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National Volunteer Week | Judith Malvern

York Region WALK for ALS


For day two of National Volunteer Week, we’re introducing you to Judith Malvern, a committee member for the York Region WALK for ALS. When her sister passed away from ALS, Judith felt she needed a way to pay it forward...

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Shining a light on volunteerism across the board

Ron Foerster, Chair of the ALS Canada Board of Directors


As a charitable organization, ALS Canada is fortunate to have a legion of volunteers who dedicate their time and talents to our shared cause. Each one of these volunteers has a unique story and experience that brought them to the...

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