Parkinson Society Canada – Your Society

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Canada’s leading organization for people with Parkinson’s

Whether you live with Parkinson’s, are a family member, friend, donor or volunteer, you have helped make Parkinson Society Canada our country’s only national full service Parkinson organization.

During the past 44 years, people like you, coast to coast, have established 12 regional partner Societies, 235 Support Groups and Chapters who want to make a better life for people living with Parkinson’s through support services, education, advocacy and research.

With the support and funding of many like you, Parkinson Society Canada and its 12 regional partners, are able to provide educational workshops, conferences, a 1-800 national information and referral centre, bilingual print materials and supportive counselling. Our Advocacy initiatives are helping to change policy at all levels of government and are helping identify new voices to speak out on behalf of people living with Parkinson’s.

Our proud tradition of funding Canadian-based research has made us the largest private sector funder of Parkinson’s research in the country and last year, the national research program invested $1.12 million in funding innovative pilot projects, clinical fellowships and studentships for talented young researchers to ensure that Canada continues to engage top scientists in the study of Parkinson’s.

Our initiatives complement the work by other Parkinson organizations such as the Parkinson Research Consortium in Ottawa, Pacific Parkinson’s Research Institute in BC, The Brain Repair Centre in Halifax and the American-based Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Monies raised by PS in Canada remain in Canada and that proud tradition of support, advocacy, education and research in Canada continues as we head toward our 45th anniversary in 2010.

This year’s SuperWalk raised a record $2.46 million so thank you to all those who came out and walked, ran and jogged and to those who supported them. You can feel proud of the role you have played personally in creating a better life and brighter future for Canadians living with Parkinson’s today – a world without Parkinson’s tomorrow. Check out the new SuperWalk brand for 2010 at

Our Mission and Vision


Parkinson Society Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s. Our purpose is to ease the burden and find a cure through advocacy, education, research and support services.


A better life with a brighter future for Canadians living with Parkinson’s today. A world without Parkinson’s tomorrow.


People with Parkinson’s first

  • Those we serve are our first priority in all decisions.


  • Work together to achieve our Mission and encourage all voices to be heard.


  • Conduct all business in a manner that demonstrates empathy and respect for those living with Parkinson’s.


  • Always seek innovative ways to reach our mission.


  • Conduct business in a manner that meets the most rigorous scrutiny and practices accountability.


  • We enable Canadians living with Parkinson’s to take action so that they may live fully in their communities as vibrant participants in all that life has to offer.

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