Regional support

ALS Canada’s team of Regional Managers assists people and families living with ALS in navigating their journey. Regional Managers offer home visits to discuss individual and family needs, provide information and education, and assist with connecting you to other healthcare providers and community supports. They also run support groups for people living with ALS as well as caregivers.

Please note that ALS Canada Regional Managers do not provide medical advice or make any referrals or recommendations related to drug therapies or alternative therapies. These questions should be discussed directly with your medical professional – ideally an ALS neurologist, who would be qualified to interpret clinical information for individual situations. Please visit our list of ALS clinics to help you to connect with a clinic in your area.

You must be registered with ALS Canada to receive support from a Regional Manager and other ALS Canada services.

Where can you attend a support group?

Select the location closest to you on the map for more information about support groups.

Brampton

Last Thursday of each month 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Contact Name: Laurie Laxer
Contact Email: llaxer@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 221
Location:
Hawthorn Woods Long Term Care
9257 Goreway Drive
Brampton, ON L6P 0N5

Durham

Last Tuesday of each month 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Contact Name: Kim Barry
Contact Email: kbarry@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 224
Location:
The Village of Taunton Mills
3790 Brock Street North
2nd Floor in the Country Kitchen
Whitby, ON L1R 3A5

Kingston

Third Thursday of each month 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Contact Name: Bonnie George
Contact Email: bgeorge@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 219
Location:
Bayridge Alliance Church
825 Gardiners Road
Kingston, ON K7M 7E6

Kitchener

Third Monday of the month 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Contact Name: Joanna Oachis
Contact Email: joachis@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 220
Location:
Lanark Heights Long Term Care
46 Lanark Crescent
Kitchener, ON N2N 2Z8

London

Usually fourth Monday of the month 7:00 p.m. (except December)
Contact Names: Charlene Spector (Regional Manager)
Denise Lanteigne-Mignault (Facilitator)
Contact Email: cspector@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 217
Location:
Loblaws Community Room (upstairs, elevator available), Masonville
1740 Richmond Street North
London, ON N5X 2S7

London (Caregivers only)

First Thursday of every month 2:00 – 4:00 pm (Starting November 2)
Contact Name: Charlene Spector (Regional Manager)
Contact Email: cspector@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 217
Location:
Calvary United Church
290 Ridout St. S.
London, ON N6C 3Z1

Mississauga, Halton and Hamilton (Caregivers only)

Third Wednesday of each month 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Contact Name: Laurie Laxer
Contact Email: llaxer@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 221

Contact Name: Melissa van Tuyl
Contact Email: mvantuyl@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 235
Location:
Burlington Sunrise Retirement Home
5401 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON L7L 6S5

Mississauga, Halton and Hamilton

Last Monday of the month 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Contact Name: Melissa van Tuyl
Contact Email: mvantuyl@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 235
Location:
Idlewyld Manor
449 Sanatorium Road
Hamilton, ON L9C 2A7

Niagara Region

Third Tuesday every other month 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(2017: April, June, August, October, December)
Contact Name: Melissa van Tuyl
Contact Email: mvantuyl@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 235
Location:
Tabor Manor
1 Tabor Drive, Unit 7
St. Catharines, ON L2N 1V9

North Bay

Every two months 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Contact Name: Brigitte Labby
Contact Email: blabby@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 208
Location:
North East Community Care Access Centre
1164 Devonshire Avenue
North Bay, ON  P1B 6X7

Ottawa

Last Tuesday of each month 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Contact Name: Lianne Johnston
Contact Email: ljohnston@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 223
Location:
Maycourt Hospice
114 Cameron Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 0X1

Ottawa (Caregivers only)

Second Wednesday of each month 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Contact Name: Lianne Johnston
Contact Email: ljohnston@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 223
Location:
Maycourt Hospice
114 Cameron Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 0X1

Peterborough

Third Monday of each month 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Contact Name: Kim Barry
Contact Email: kbarry@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 224
Location:
Murray Street Baptist Church
175 Murray Street
Peterborough, ON K9H 2S7

Scarborough

Second Wednesday of each month 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Contact Name: Kim Barry
Contact Email: kbarry@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 224
Location:
The Hub – Caregiver Wellness Centre
2660 Eglinton Ave E.
Toronto, ON M1K 2S3

Simcoe

Last Monday of each month 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
RSVP is required for attendance. Please contact Sarah to RSVP.
Contact Name: Sarah McGuire
Contact Email: smcguire@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 225
Location:
Woods Park Care Centre
(Basement) 110 Lillian Cr
Barrie, ON L4N 5H7

Sudbury

Once a month 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Contact Name: Brigitte Labby
Contact Email: blabby@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 208
Location:
Sudbury-Manitoulin Chapter, MS Centre of Hope
2750 Bancroft Drive
Sudbury, ON  P3B 1T9

Toronto

Third Wednesday of each month 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Contact Name: Sarah Reedman
Contact Email: sreedman@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 226
Location:
Olivet Baptiste Church
36 Margueretta Street
Toronto, ON M6K 2P5

York Region

First Tuesday of each month 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Contact Name: Sarah McGuire
Contact Email: smcguire@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 225
Location:
Our Lady of Grace Parish (Lynett Hall)
15347 Yonge St
Aurora, ON L4G 1K4