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.

Today is National Philanthropy Day!

We have made this short video for you, as our way of saying thank you, for all that you do.   This special day provides Parkinson Canada with an opportunity to celebrate your commitment. Your generous contributions of both time and funding support are helping to make a better world for everyone living with and affected by Parkinson’s disease, growing … Read More

Parkinson Canada researchers passionate about improving lives today and aiming for a cure tomorrow

TORONTO, ON, September 28, 2017 – Clinician scientist Dr. Michael Schlossmacher and PhD candidate Anita Abeyesekera are both working to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s and add to our knowledge towards an intervention that will one day allow us to stop it. Whether they are established experts, or just beginning their careers, Parkinson’s researchers count on funding … Read More

Look to the sky! CN Tower to be lit in Parkinson SuperWalk’s red and blue celebrating fundraising milestones

TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 10– Communities across Canada rallied in support of people living with Parkinson’s and in search of a cure this past weekend. 4,000 fundraising walkers and over 10,000 participants came together to raise over $2 million. This year’s fundraising has already passed the nationwide goal of $2.25 Million – a new record for Parkinson SuperWalk operated as Parkinson Canada. … Read More

A major milestone for two friends and Parkinson’s Community

Pedaling for Parkinson’s surpasses $1,000,000 raised. In 2011, friends Peter Istvan and David Newall founded “Pedaling for Parkinson’s,” an annual cycling fundraising event in support of Parkinson Canada. Pedaling for Parkinson’s spans three days, cyclists pedal over 100,000 strokes, one for each Canadian living with Parkinson’s. This year, Peter and David’s event reached a significant lifetime milestone. Together with riders, … Read More

Parkinson Canada growing its reach thanks to Ontario Trillium Foundation funding

May 5 Research Forum for the public in Ottawa will showcase programs and services offering hope for the future. TORONTO, ON, May 4, 2017 Parkinson Canada invites Ottawa area residents to attend its public Research Forum and community celebration. During the event, Daphne FitzGerald, Chair of the Board of Parkinson Canada, will welcome special guest Ottawa-Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi, along … Read More

There is hope in our walk

“It’s hard to explain, I just knew it was time. It felt right,” he says. SuperWalk has become a part of Bell’s healing process since his diagnosis. He cried reading the National Hero nominations submitted in his support. “You don’t realize the impact you can have, just by being yourself.” Watch Blake Bell’s story here. Bell says he’d like a cure … Read More

200 years closer to unlocking Parkinson's disease

TORONTO, ON, March 29, 2017 –It’s been 200 years since English physician James Parkinson first described the brain disease named after him in An Essay on the Shaking Palsy. Since 1817, major advances have been made in Parkinson’s research, including the development of various drug and other therapies to treat disease symptoms. And yet we still do not know precisely what causes … Read More