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

When Life Gives You Parkinson’s: Corus Entertainment’s CuriousCast Partners with Parkinson Canada in New Series

Seasoned Broadcaster and Person with Parkinson’s, Larry Gifford Hosts the Podcast, Launching September 12 VANCOUVER, September 10, 2018—What happens When Life Gives You Parkinson’s? That’s the question Larry Gifford is working to answer in a new podcast venture with Corus Entertainment’s CuriousCast and Parkinson Canada. The series launches Wednesday, September 12, and shares Gifford’s journey as he comes to terms with the disease that affects millions and is understood … Read More

Majority of Canadians living with advanced stage Parkinson’s Disease will now have publicly funded access to NEUPRO®.

BREAKING NEWS! UCB Canada just announced that the majority of Canadians living with advanced stage Parkinson’s Disease will now have publicly funded access to NEUPRO®. The drug helps to alleviate debilitating symptoms including tremors, slow movement and stiffness. “It’s encouraging for patients living with Parkinson’s and their caregivers to know that they have treatment options at every stage of this … Read More

Parkinson Canada SuperWalk 2018 — No Matter What

(TORONTO, ONTARIO – APRIL 30, 2018) – Parkinson Canada, the definitive voice of the Parkinson community in Canada for over 50 years, is pleased to announce that the Parkinson Canada SuperWalk 2018 will take place September 8 through 16 in communities across Canada. Over 10,000 participants and 4,000 fundraising walkers will come together to raise over $2.4 million. SuperWalk has … Read More

Look for us in the LCBO!

Look for the Barretto family and Parkinson Canada in LCBO locations all across Ontario this month, we’re in coin boxes on every counter. Starting April 29, 2018, the public can help support Parkinson Canada by making a donation at any of the more than 660 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for Parkinson Canada will be displayed at LCBO checkout … 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

Better Access to Treatment Options in Nova Scotia

In January 2017, Parkinson Canada launched a campaign to get Duodopa covered by the Nova Scotia public drug program. Our Ambassadors worked tirelessly from across the country to write letters and share their stories requesting that the government provide additional treatment options for people with Parkinson’s in the province. In late 2017, Duodopa was approved for public funding by the … Read More