Parkinson Canada and McKesson Canada to Bring Personal Touch to SuperWalk Supporters

TORONTO, September 11, 2020 – This year marks the 30th anniversary of Parkinson Canada SuperWalk, an annual event that allows thousands of Canadians to come together and walk in support of people living with Parkinson’s disease. Due to the new social and fundraising landscape shaped by Covid-19, the 30th anniversary will be different this year. Since the campaign launched in … Read More

The Canadian Open Parkinson Network—National Research Platform Accelerates Parkinson’s Disease Discoveries

TORONTO, ON — (June 16, 2020)—Parkinson Canada invites people living with Parkinson’s disease to join the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN) to be part of the solution to improve lives for those living with Parkinson’s and ultimately to help discover a cure.  Phase one of C-OPN brings together many of Canada’s best in Parkinson’s research with eight sites initially taking … Read More

Health charities call for relief as they support vulnerable Ontarians through COVID-19

May 7, 2020 Hon. Christine Elliott Minister of Health 5th floor, 777 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario Dear Minister Elliott: As representatives of Ontario’s charitable health sector, we are writing to you with an urgent appeal for a stabilization fund for the province’s nonprofit organizations. The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a fundamental threat to our continued ability to fundraise successfully and … Read More

You Are Not Alone: 55 Years of Adapting to Support the Parkinson Community

TORONTO, April 16, 2020 – The safety, health and well-being of our Parkinson community across Canada are of utmost importance to Parkinson Canada. That’s why the organization is pivoting to implement new service delivery methods as coronavirus (Covid-19) has a prolonged impact on Parkinson Canada’s operations. Just eight weeks ago, thousands of Canadians would have penciled their monthly support group … Read More

Message from Karen Lee, CEO

Greetings, 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 … Read More

Dr. Karen Lee – Parkinson Canada’s Next President & Chief Executive Officer

As Chair of the Board of Parkinson Canada, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Karen Lee as President and Chief Executive Officer to take effect on April 1, 2020. This appointment follows last year’s announcement by Joyce Gordon, Parkinson Canada’s current CEO, that she plans to retire in the first quarter of 2020. Dr. Lee holds an … Read More

Coronavirus Update for the Parkinson Canada Community

Updated: March 2, 2020 The safety, health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and clients is our top priority. Parkinson Canada continues to monitor developments involving the coronavirus (now referred to as COVID-19). We take guidance on health matters from our federal, provincial and local health authorities, including our partners at local Public Health (such as Toronto Public Health, Ottawa … Read More

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