Research holds the key to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson’s disease, to improve your quality of life through better treatments, and to move us closer to a cure.

The Parkinson Canada Research Program funds research to improve our understanding of Parkinson’s disease, related disorders including Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), other Parkinson’s conditions and the impact these diseases have on society.

About the Parkinson Canada Research Program

Sharing international knowledge

Dr. Andrew Lees delivered the 2017 Donald Calne lecture
The Donald Calne Lectureship invites a renowned Parkinson’s researcher from around the world to give a special lecture each year in Canada. Watch, listen, and learn from this series of recorded Donald Calne lectures.

Research partnerships

Parkinson’s research is a cooperative endeavour. Research partnerships enable us to make better use of resources and increase research funding capacity to meet the health research needs of people living with Parkinson’s more effectively.

Impact and results


Interested in the research you are funding? Watch researchers explain their work.

Featured Researcher

Dr. Abid Ouesalati is exploring how Parkinson’s spreads through the brain. Find out more…

Read about other funded researchers.


Explore the archives of Research Highlights publication and annual summaries of research projects funded before 2013.