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?

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

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

Kingston

Third Thursday of each month 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Contact Name: Julia Howard
Contact Email: jhoward@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 219

Kitchener

Second Thursday of the month 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Contact Name: Charlene Spector (Regional Manager)
Contact Email: cspector@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 217

London

Fourth Monday of the month 7:00 p.m. (except December)
Contact Name: Charlene Spector (Regional Manager)
Denise Lanteigne-Mignault (Facilitator)
Contact Email: cspector@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 217

London (Caregivers only)

Will resume in September (1st Thursday of the month)
Contact Name: Charlene Spector (Regional Manager)
Alice Kirk (Facilitator)
Contact Email: cspector@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 217

London (ALS Healing Circle Support Group)

Second Tuesday (10AM-12PM) and fourth Thursday (7PM-9PM) of every month.
Contact Name: Charlene Spector (Regional Manager)
Alice Kirk (Facilitator)
Contact Email: cspector@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 217

Halton and Hamilton

Contact Name: Melissa van Tuyl
Contact Email: mvantuyl@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 235

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

Mississauga

First Wednesday of the month at 3:30pm
Contact Name: Laurie Laxer
Contact Email: llaxer@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 221

Niagara Region

Third Tuesday every other month 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Contact Name: Melissa van Tuyl
Contact Email: mvantuyl@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 235

North Bay

Every two months 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Contact Name: Lisa Droppo
Contact Email: ldroppo@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 215

Ottawa

Fourth 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

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

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

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

Simcoe County

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

Sudbury

Once a month 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Contact Name: Lisa Droppo
Contact Email: ldroppo@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 215

Toronto (Caregivers only)

Third Wednesday of each month 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
RSVP is required for attendance. Please contact Sarah to RSVP.
Contact Name: Sarah Reedman
Contact Email: sreedman@als.ca
Contact Phone: 1-800-267-4257 ext. 226

York Region

Third Monday of each month 1:30 – 3:30 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