Survey reveals gaps in health services available for people with Parkinson’s

Impact on caregivers and health professionals increases as disease progresses TORONTO, ON, March 28, 2018 — Parkinson Canada, the definitive voice of the Parkinson community in Canada for over 50 years, recently conducted a survey through Ipsos Public Affairs, to better understand the challenges faced by three stakeholder groups: Individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease Those who personally provide care to … Read More

Better Access to Treatment Options in Nova Scotia

In January 2017, Parkinson Canada launched a campaign to get Duodopa covered by the Nova Scotia public drug program. Our Ambassadors worked tirelessly from across the country to write letters and share their stories requesting that the government provide additional treatment options for people with Parkinson’s in the province. In late 2017, Duodopa was approved for public funding by the … Read More

Parkinson Canada CEO Co-Authors Article on Brain Health Research

Parkinson Canada is very pleased to let you know that an opinion article co-authored by Dr. Lynn Raymond, President, Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN) and Joyce Gordon, CEO, Parkinson Canada, and Chair, Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC), is in the February 2, 2018 Globe and Mail on page A17 in the print edition. This is a great example of the … Read More

Medication Update – Apomorphine (Movapo)

We are pleased to inform you that apomorphine (MOVAPO) has received a positive recommendation by CADTH, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health. Parkinson Canada filed a patient evidence submission for the review process that was informed by a survey from nearly 900 people with Parkinson’s and caregivers, as well as interviews with individuals using apormorphine in Europe. … Read More

Calgary, AB – Parkinson Canada expanding services for Albertans

CALGARY, AB, January 9, 2018 – Parkinson Canada is expanding its current services and programs to further support Albertans living with Parkinson’s. The national health charity has appointed Tanya Good as Manager, Alberta. She will play a key role in establishing additional services for Albertans, opening an office in Calgary and building relationships with communities, organizations and individuals throughout the … Read More

Tax Receipts for Donations

End-of-Year Tax Receipts as per Canada Revenue Agency requirements Donations received by mail Donations must be post marked by Canada Post as of December 31st.  A postmark date after December 31st requires us to issue a charitable tax receipt for the following year. Donations made by telephone/fax Any donation made over the telephone or by fax using a credit card … Read More

Today is National Philanthropy Day!

We have made this short video for you, as our way of saying thank you, for all that you do.   This special day provides Parkinson Canada with an opportunity to celebrate your commitment. Your generous contributions of both time and funding support are helping to make a better world for everyone living with and affected by Parkinson’s disease, growing … Read More

Parkinson Canada researchers passionate about improving lives today and aiming for a cure tomorrow

TORONTO, ON, September 28, 2017 – Clinician scientist Dr. Michael Schlossmacher and PhD candidate Anita Abeyesekera are both working to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s and add to our knowledge towards an intervention that will one day allow us to stop it. Whether they are established experts, or just beginning their careers, Parkinson’s researchers count on funding … Read More

Look to the sky! CN Tower to be lit in Parkinson SuperWalk’s red and blue celebrating fundraising milestones

TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 10– Communities across Canada rallied in support of people living with Parkinson’s and in search of a cure this past weekend. 4,000 fundraising walkers and over 10,000 participants came together to raise over $2 million. This year’s fundraising has already passed the nationwide goal of $2.25 Million – a new record for Parkinson SuperWalk operated as Parkinson Canada. … Read More