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

Parkinson Canada CEO Co-Authors Article on Brain Health Research

Parkinson Canada is very pleased to let you know that an opinion article co-authored by Dr. Lynn Raymond, President, Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN) and Joyce Gordon, CEO, Parkinson Canada, and Chair, Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC), is in the February 2, 2018 Globe and Mail on page A17 in the print edition. This is a great example of the … Read More

Medication Update – Apomorphine (Movapo)

We are pleased to inform you that apomorphine (MOVAPO) has received a positive recommendation by CADTH, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health. Parkinson Canada filed a patient evidence submission for the review process that was informed by a survey from nearly 900 people with Parkinson’s and caregivers, as well as interviews with individuals using apormorphine in Europe. … Read More

Calgary, AB – Parkinson Canada expanding services for Albertans

CALGARY, AB, January 9, 2018 – Parkinson Canada is expanding its current services and programs to further support Albertans living with Parkinson’s. The national health charity has appointed Tanya Good as Manager, Alberta. She will play a key role in establishing additional services for Albertans, opening an office in Calgary and building relationships with communities, organizations and individuals throughout the … Read More

Tax Receipts for Donations

End-of-Year Tax Receipts as per Canada Revenue Agency requirements Donations received by mail Donations must be post marked by Canada Post as of December 31st.  A postmark date after December 31st requires us to issue a charitable tax receipt for the following year. Donations made by telephone/fax Any donation made over the telephone or by fax using a credit card … Read More

We are Family

Over twenty years ago, Joyce Barretto’s mother, Lena, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. When her family looked for information about the disease, they found something they weren’t expecting.