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

Dr. Susan Fox Appointed Division Director for Neurology

Parkinson Canada is pleased to recognize Dr. Susan Fox on her recent appointment as the new Division Director of Neurology for the Department of Medicine at University Health Network and Sinai Health System, effective August 1, 2019. Dr. Fox has served on many grant review committees, journal editorial boards and advisory boards, and serves as chair of Parkinson Canada’s Medical … Read More

Parkinson Canada Showcases Excellence through Continued Accreditation from Imagine Canada

(Toronto, June 20, 2019) Parkinson Canada is pleased to announce that it is accredited since 2013 under the rigorous Imagine Canada Standards Program for demonstrating excellence in five areas of operations. “Parkinson Canada is proud of our continued accreditation as one of 240 organizations in good standing in the Imagine Canada Standards Program,” says Joyce Gordon, CEO of Parkinson Canada. “We … Read More