No time to lose: ALS Canada volunteer and fundraiser sees urgent need for change

Beth Robertson’s husband, Tim, lived courageously with ALS for 12 years. He was sustained by the loving presence of his wife, Beth, his three children, and a large network of family and friends. Beth says she would do it all over again for Tim, but she admits ALS is a terrible burden for everyone it […]

A message from ALS Canada to our volunteers

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 Week, we want to share a message from ALS Canada’s CEO, Tammy Moore, to the […]

Young fundraisers making a big impact

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 — inspiring them to take action for a future without ALS. ALS Canada is fortunate to […]

National Volunteer Week | Debbie Damario and Ashley Dunseith

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 a way to ensure funds are raised for a future without ALS. Watch this video […]

National Volunteer Week | Judith Malvern

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 in her sister’s memory. She started volunteering with the WALK for ALS so that other […]

Shining a light on volunteerism across the board

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 organization, but they all share one thing in common: the desire to contribute to a […]

New Board appointments in 2017/18

According to Imagine Canada, a non-profit organization focused on strengthening the charitable sector, charitable and non-profit organizations have a responsibility to be well-governed. This is a responsibility that ALS Canada takes seriously, and that is reflected in the skills and experience of our volunteer Board of Directors, which welcomed a new Chair in April 2017 […]

Fulfilling a promise and a passion

National Volunteer Week: Tara Wingrave With two 18 year-old daughters, a 19 year-old son, and a highly demanding job, life is hectic, but that won’s stop me from making the time to organize the Barrie WALK for ALS again this year. It’s something I feel passionate about, and it’s one of the most important ways […]

Finding support, hope, and community through volunteering

National Volunteer Week: Jacqui Devine They always say ALS is rare, so it’s surprising how many times you hear about people who have been diagnosed with the disease. In 2012, I was working as a personal support worker and my favourite client was living with ALS. Since I knew very little about it, I decided […]

Fighting for Genetic Fairness

National Volunteer Week: Benjamin Ritsma I am a physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry), a specialty that aims to help people function better as they deal with a neurological or musculoskeletal condition. My career path was influenced by my own family’s experience with ALS. As a Physiatrist at the ALS clinic, I work with […]

Making a meaningful contribution

National Volunteer Week: Caroline Price The hardest part about retiring for me was losing the daily connection with my “family” of colleagues. It was one of the reasons I was actively looking for a volunteer role when a position with ALS Canada turned up in an online search. If an opportunity presents itself at the […]

Living, Loving, Laughing… and Volunteering

National Volunteer Week: Carol Skinner When I received my ALS diagnosis in 2013, I was given two to three years to live. I was 41 years old. I had settled into a rewarding career – art therapy – and I was happily married to the man I love. Learning I had ALS and that “there […]

“Compassion is what drives us.”

National Volunteer Week: Geneviève Bertrand Many of us who contribute to the work of ALS Canada as volunteers have a personal connection to ALS, whether we are living with the disease ourselves, or supporting or remembering a close family member, friend, colleague or acquaintance. We are spurred on by the hope for a cure, and want […]

Become a fundraiser through community engagement

Community engagement plays a really important role in fundraising for ALS Canada. We are grateful for everyone who gets involved and dedicates their time to hosting BBQ’s, block parties, dance-a-thons, and Ice Bucket Challenges! We could not do the work we do, without your support. Meet Kinga Repic. ALS Canada: What kind of community events […]