Merck reports actual and anticipated drug shortage and discontinuation of certain formulations

UPDATED April 3, 2019 Parkinson Canada is aware of the current status of actual and anticipated Sinemet® shortages and the discontinuation of Sinemet® CR. Merck Canada informed Drug Shortages Canada with new information on April 3, 2019, of supply constraints related to all Sinemet® products available in Canada and the discontinuation of Sinemet CR®. Visit for the current status. … Read More

Parkinson Canada targets gaps in services and treatments

TORONTO, ON, March 26, 2019—Whether you are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s or the care partner to someone in their third decade of living with this life-changing disease, timely information, care and treatments makes the difference between living well and experiencing hardship. This April, during Parkinson Awareness Month, Parkinson Canada wants Canadians to know that they can now access tools and resources … Read More

Call for Applications to the Parkinson Canada Board of Directors

The Governance & Nominating Committee is calling for candidates for the Parkinson Canada Board of Directors. There are two (2) vacancies to be filled for this year. All Directors will be elected for a three (3) year term (2019 – 2022). Call for Applications Two vacancies on the Parkinson Canada Board of Directors Apply by: April 10, 2019 Download a … Read More

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

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