Who does what?

If you are diagnosed with ALS in Ontario, you can access information, care and support through a few different sources: ALS Canada, your ALS clinic, and the LHIN (Local Health Integration Network, formerly known as the CCAC or Community Care Access Centre). Understanding the different role of each organization can help you decide who to […]

Talking about ALS with friends and family poses special challenges for caregivers

Caring for a loved one with ALS can bring out some of the best qualities in a person ‒ commitment, compassion, and resilience among them. At the same time, it is a stressful, emotionally draining, and sometimes overwhelming role. Being a caregiver to someone with ALS means new responsibilities and considerations as well as unexpected […]

Communicating an ALS diagnosis

There is no easy way to tell family and friends you have been diagnosed with ALS. And there is no right or wrong way, either. Individual personalities, family circumstances, and the degree to which the symptoms are visible can all play a role in when, how, and with whom to share the news. Lianne Johnston […]

Holiday gift ideas

What do you give someone living with ALS to show you care? There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ gift that works for everyone, but there are special ways to say “I am thinking of you.” The holiday season can be a perfect time to do just that. We recognize that it’s not always easy to know how to […]

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 mid-July, we shared some of the enhancements made to our equipment program. Another important area […]

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 program, which provides people with a range of items – mobility devices, lifts and transfers, […]

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 takes ALL OF US—donors, volunteers, people living with ALS, caregivers, researchers, and advocates—to make a […]

Improving support for people and families living with ALS

Updated November 28, 2017 When you are living with or caring for someone with ALS, there are countless challenges and changes to consider. Through donor support, ALS Canada helps people and families in Ontario to navigate the options available through the healthcare system and tries to fill the gaps in whatever ways we are able. […]