Canadian Open Parkinson Network funding begins collaboration platform to accelerate Parkinson’s disease research and knowledge

TORONTO, ON — (November 27, 2018)—Parkinson Canada together with Brain Canada are pleased to announce the creation of the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN). The $2 million Platform Grant is intended to support the initial development and maintenance of a large-scale research network that is built on the foundation of the established and successful Quebec Parkinson Network (QPN), and involve multiple provinces, … Read More

Ottawa office reopens effective November 12, 2018

We are open to serve you in our Ottawa location. Parkinson Canada has resumed regular operations effective today, November 12, 2018. We appreciate your patience through the disruptions while repairs were underway at our Colonnade Road office. Exercise, speech therapy classes and support group meetings will resume at our office effective this week also. Please contact us if you have … Read More

Merck reports anticipated drug shortage

Parkinson Canada is aware of current status of actual and anticipated the Sinemet® shortages. We are in close contact with the manufacturer (Merck) to keep up-to-date on the real and possible impact to the supply. Merck Canada informs Drug Shortages Canada any possible supply constraints related to four Sinemet® products. Visit www.drugshortagescanada.ca for current information. Who may be affected? In … Read More

UPDATE: Office Closure – Ottawa

UPDATED October 30, 2018 Parkinson Canada’s office in Ottawa located at 200 Colonnade Road continues to undergo repairs following the damages sustained during the September 21st tornado. For this reason, we are unable to host any meetings and exercise groups until the repairs are complete. Please call our office at 1-800-565-3000, extension 3420 to check about availability of exercise classes … Read More

UPDATE: Emergency Office Closure – Ottawa

Update: Ottawa Office Reopens Following the damages sustained during last week’s tornadoes, repairs are underway at Parkinson Canada’s office in Ottawa located at 200 Colonnade Road. We expect to resume our regular operations on Tuesday, October 29th. Please call our office at 1-800-565-3000, extension 3420 to check about availability of exercise classes and support group meetings during week of October … Read More

Opportunity to Participate in Global Survey on Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

Joint Initiative of McGill University Health Centre and Montreal Neurological Institute We believe that many patients with neurological diseases, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis in particular, experience considerable pain and other often “hidden” symptoms, such as sleep disturbance, mood disturbance, and fatigue, which contribute to the global burden of suffering. We have joined forces with Dr. Ron Postuma, a researcher and … Read More

What to expect in the event of a postal strike

Canada Post is in a legal position to strike, as early as Monday, October 22, 2018. This may affect how you communicate with Parkinson Canada and how we process offline donations, receipts and tribute cards. If a disruption occurs, we will mail out receipts and cards as soon as service delivery is restored. You may wish to consider making your … Read More

Canadians United for a Cure for Parkinson’s At Parkinson Canada SuperWalk 2018

 (Toronto, Ontario—September 19, 2018.)—Communities across Canada rallied in support of people living with Parkinson’s and in search of a cure earlier this month. More than 10,000 participants including 4,000 walkers came together to raise over $2.4 million. People living with Parkinson’s were joined by family and friends, healthcare professionals, dedicated volunteers, and researchers across the country. Participants and supporters have raised … Read More

EMERGENCY OFFICE CLOSURE – Ottawa Location

Parkinson Canada’s office in Ottawa located at 200 Colonnade Road sustained significant damages during the recent tornado and storms. This prevents the space from being safely occupied by our staff and volunteers. We anticipate this disruption will affect our day-to-day operations until Tuesday, September 30th at a minimum. We recognize that as a person with Parkinson’s your needs are our … Read More