Opportunity to participate in a Statistics Canada Survey: How the pandemic is affecting people who have a long-term condition or disability

Have you faced challenges as a person with Parkinson’s during the pandemic? Statistics Canada is conducting a survey to learn more about how the pandemic is affecting people who have a long-term condition or disability. This information will be used by government organizations to evaluate the delivery of health and social services and economic support, and to ensure best practices … 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

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

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

Join Us in November–Parkinson’s Conferences start this weekend in Ontario

TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2019 – Parkinson Canada, the definitive voice for the Parkinson community in Canada, is pleased to offer the following educational events, in Toronto, Hamilton and London, Ontario this month. These informative sessions are created for people with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and families; the healthcare community; students in healthcare studies and the media. RSVP preferred—seating is limited so … Read More

New guideline for Parkinson’s disease aims for clear communication and standardized care for the Parkinson’s community. Includes new non-motor, palliative care, and treatment advances

(Toronto, ON—September 9, 2019) A comprehensive new Canadian Guideline for Parkinson Disease, 2nd Edition, provides practical guidance for physicians, allied health professionals, people with Parkinson’s and families on disease management. CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal www.cmaj.ca) published the new guideline accompanied by an easy-to-reference infographic and podcast. Parkinson’s is a debilitating, progressive neurological disease that affects quality of life for … Read More