Thanks to our ALS Canada Research Forum sponsors for standing with us

You don’t need us to tell you that 2020 has thrown everyone and everything for a loop. A few months into the year, we all found ourselves having to adapt very quickly to mitigate the unknowns of the COVID-19 pandemic. For ALS Canada, that meant cancelling the 2020 edition of our annual ALS Canada Research […]

Tips for successful virtual fundraising

Every year, hundreds of community events take place across Ontario, raising critical awareness and funds toward a future without ALS.  With the pandemic changing the way we work, dine and live, our dedicated community is adapting how they fundraise, too. We’ve compiled a list of some of the amazing and creative ways ALS Canada event […]

COVID-19 and the impact of your donor dollars

Because of supporters like you, in addition to the $10,000 match that was offered by ALS Canada’s dear friend, Deirdre, $24,000 was raised for the ALS Canada COVID-19 Urgent Response Fund and it has helped to evolve our programs for people and families living with ALS. How has the COVID-19 Urgent Response Fund made a […]

The virtual Walk to End ALS was a day to remember

I reached out to you on June 1 to invite you to join us in 21 Days to Make a Difference. You embraced the daily activities across social media platforms and openly shared your stories, photos, memories, and experiences. What I saw happen online was a community that came together in anticipation of something big! […]

A London children’s choir sings to support ALS Canada

London’s east end will be filled with the joyous sound of children singing on Tuesday night as El Sistema Aeolian hosts their second annual ALS fundraiser, ‘Youth of Today, Cure for Tomorrow’ in partnership with Canada Life. The junior choir and children’s orchestra will take the stage alongside special guest Alexandra Kane, a local music […]

Mother and son hold on to precious time left together

Five years ago, when the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went viral in 2014, Mario knew very little about ALS, and had no idea how it would affect his life. Because of a co-worker whose dad was living with ALS, Mario completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. “Once I got tagged in a post there was […]

How you can fundraise for ALS Canada through Facebook

In late 2018, Facebook began offering the option for Canadians to create fundraisers for nonprofit organizations or for personal causes. Since then many of you have reached out to us with questions about how these giving options can be used to support ALS Canada. We know Facebook can be a quick and easy way to […]

How charitable action inspired a cross-Canada bike journey

Last spring, Mike Leech, 59, approached his plant manager to request a 2-month leave from work to complete a bike ride across Canada for charity. An avid cyclist, he dreamed of cycling coast to coast but he wanted to make it more than just a physical challenge. He wanted to raise awareness and money for […]

Because Of You: ALS Canada’s 2018 Annual Report

Every day, more than 3,000 people and families throughout Ontario and Canada live with the realities of ALS, a devastating disease that takes away dreams, abilities, and lives. But for all ALS takes, it cannot take away our shared desire for a future without this disease. We rely on you – our generous donors – […]

An author’s “silent rebellion” against ALS

Prior to 2009, Zehra Madenli was an active college student, studying Fashion Management at George Brown College in Toronto. She was talkative and outgoing, and loved spending time outdoors. Everything changed when Zehra was diagnosed with ALS. Within 12 months of diagnosis, she lost the ability to move and speak. Day by day, Zehra lost […]

Keeping hope alive this holiday season

2018 has been a year of promising discoveries and encouraging clinical trials, but ALS continues to rob countless moments from too many families – families like the Corbers who know all too well the gaps ALS can leave in people’s lives. Today, on Giving Tuesday, every donation to ALS Canada will be 100% matched by […]

Giving Tuesday 2018

When you live with a terminal disease like ALS, losing the use of your arms means losing the ability to hug those you love. Losing the use of your legs means you now watch — not run through the park with — your children. Losing the ability to speak means never again saying, “I love […]

Pulling together – with our sponsors – to end ALS

It takes a lot of people to develop and execute an incredible fundraising event — and establishing and nurturing strong relationships is critical to its success. Our partners have demonstrated commitment, dedication and enthusiasm for the upcoming Plane Pull to End ALS and we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight their contributions. Thank you […]

Become a monthly donor and contribute to a future without ALS

If you’ve ever been touched by ALS, you understand how devastating the disease can be. A disease that takes away someone’s ability to walk, talk, eat, swallow, and eventually breathe, ALS has no cure and the majority of people diagnosed die within two to five years. If ALS is your cause of choice and you’d […]

Breaking a sweat for ALS research

If you’re looking to get involved in an ALS fundraiser in your community, look no further than Orangetheory Fitness! Beginning on February 15, 2018, Orangetheory Fitness will launch a campaign in each of their 70+ fitness studios across Canada to benefit the ALS Canada Research Program. At this time last year, Orangetheory Fitness facilities across […]

7 Ways to Support ALS Canada this fall

Are you looking for new and exciting ways to support ALS Canada this fall? This blog post outlines seven ways to get involved, join a community and make an impact on the lives of people and families living with ALS. To learn more about events outside of Ontario, please visit your provincial ALS Society’s website. […]

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 Greyhounds. With so many special events competing for charitable giving, Jennifer wanted to come up […]