Parkinson Canada is the voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. From diagnosis to discovery. You can count on us to be there at every step of your Parkinson’s journey. We provide education and services to support you, your family and your health team, online, by telephone and in person.

Parkinson Canada advocates with federal, provincial and territorial governments on issues that matter to the Parkinson’s community in Canada. The Parkinson Canada Research Program funds innovative research to search for better treatments and a cure. Parkinson Canada is an Imagine Canada accredited organization.

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A better life today for People Living with Parkinson’s; a world without Parkinson’s tomorrow.


Our mission is to transform the lives of People Living with Parkinson’s. We do this through:

  • Research leading to the end of Parkinson’s
  • Advocacy bringing the voices of Parkinson’s to the forefront
  • Support helping people living with Parkinson’s live well through education.

    As we carry out our mission and strive to achieve our goals, we will always be true to our core values. We believe in being:

    • Bold by embracing new ideas and confidently taking action.
    • Compassionate by striving always to walk in the shoes of those we serve.
    • Collaborative by working cooperatively with all stakeholders so that together we can achieve more.
    • Trustworthy by keeping our word and always doing what we promise.

      Cross-Canada Reach

      Your support enables connections in communities across Canada, providing help and hope to Canadians with Parkinson's through service that is national in scope and personal in impact. In 2019, Parkinson Canada:

      • Reached more than 2,500 people through 149 support groups
      • Supported more than 30 grants valued at $1.4 Million through the Parkinson Canada Research Program
      • Fielded 6,728 inquiries through our Information and Referral Help Line (I&R) available to anyone, anywhere in Canada
      And impacted many more through education materials, programs and local outreach.

      Numbers Served 2019 2018 2017
      I&R Calls 6,728 5,829 6,406
      New Research Grants Awarded 30 24 25
      Total Research $ Committed $1,679,670 $1,619,382 $1,643,369

      Message from Karen Lee, CEO


      In a matter of weeks, the world has changed. These are unprecedented times with COVID-19 creating a world of uncertainty.

      In taking on this leadership role, I want to ensure that Parkinson Canada will continue to be there for those living with Parkinson’s until we find a cure. And I know that in my brief time here, I am grateful for the work that our staff have all done, to be open, flexible and adaptable to this fluid situation.


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