“With the right support and knowledge, many of the most devastating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can be managed. Parkinson Canada does a wonderful job helping people with Parkinson’s maintain a good quality of life and its extensive funding for research holds out the promise of continuing symptom relief and eventually finding a cure.”

Sprague is a retired school principal and part-time University of Ottawa professor. Since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 58, he has been actively serving people living with Parkinson’s both locally and nationally.

Sprague is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Parkinson’s Society Eastern Ontario and was a member of the Parkinson Canada Council. He served as Chair of the Ontario Advocacy Committee, was a member of the National Advocacy Committee and the Parkinson Society Canada Research Advisory Committee. Currently, Sprague is the Board Liaison for Parkinson Advisory Council and a member of the Government Relations and Key Partnerships Ad Hoc Committee.

Sprague has comprehensive training and experience in counseling and conflict resolution, including experience in team building, developing a shared vision, and implementing action plans.

As a person who has Parkinson’s, Sprague has had extensive experience with related aspects of the health care system during the last 14 years and provides valuable insight to help Parkinson Canada better support others who have Parkinson’s.