Your 2021 impact


You have a lot to celebrate. Thank you for your generous support and contributions to Parkinson Canada in . We are so pleased to share with you some highlights from last year.

Although these past couple of years have been filled with uncertainty, together with donors and volunteers like you, we are confident that we can continue to grow and positively impact our community as we move forward.

Together, we will make a brighter future for Canadians living with Parkinson’s today, while we work towards a world without Parkinson’s tomorrow.

What You Made Possible in


RCAC is formed

The Research and Clinical Advisory Committee (RCAC) was formed in to advance Parkinson’s research. It consists of:

  • Scientific community members

  • Clinical community members

  • Patient care professionals

  • Patient advocates

  • Parkinson Canada Board Member

This committee will help Parkinson Canada in continuing to be the go-to source for Parkinson’s knowledge.

John Parkhurst, patient advocate and member of the RCAC

$700,000 invested into
17 new research projects.

View all projects

700+ participants enrolled in the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN).

Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN)


150 community members from 70 locations across Canada gave their voices to a series of roundtables.
Map of locations that participated in the roundtables

Key findings from the roundtable series were presented in as part of our National Advocacy webinar.

Watch the webinar

PAC is formed

The Parkinson Advisory Council (PAC) ensures the voice of people affected by Parkinson’s disease is integrated in everything we do.


[The PAC] puts the person with Parkinson’s and the caregiver at the table with Parkinson Canada.

Larry Linton, Chair of the Parkinson Advisory Council


Virtual events

Resilience Webinar

In our most popular webinar yet, speakers shared what resilience means to them and specific strategies for living well with Parkinson’s.

Watch a recording

East Coast Kitchen Party

Our kitchen party included music, storytelling and a celebration of our East Coast Parkinson’s community.

Watch on YouTube

Damselfly by Janice Horn
Parkinson Canada Online Art Exhibit

Our first Online Art Exhibit featured works by artists living with Parkinson’s and the exhibit’s opening ceremony included a conversation with an Art Therapist.

Watch the Opening Ceremony

More virtual support groups were added

450% more virtual
support groups

63 active support groups across Canada

3 new National Support Groups

2 support groups in Quebec


Canadians across the country took part in our events in-person and virtually

Parkinson Canada SuperWalk
participants in Parkinson Canada SuperWalk raised $1.3 million
Pedaling for Parkinson Canada
participants in Pedaling for Parkinson’s raised over $185,000

The Parkinson’s community is thriving on our social media accounts

Thank you for helping to make all this and much more possible.

What will 2022 look like with your support?

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3 Comments on “Your 2021 impact”

  1. I’m 86 years old and curious to know if any improvements have been made regarding lack of energy, walking and speech difficulties, any advice or help would be appreciated, Ian.. PS I live in the Guelph area.

    1. Hello Ian, if you have questions or need further assistance, you can contact Parkinson Canada’s Information and Referral team where our staff can help connect you with community resources and programs, and answer your non-medical questions. This service is available Canada-wide, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm ET for people living with Parkinson’s, their care partners, and health care professionals. Email or call us toll-free at 1-800-565-3000.

  2. Nice io know that supports are there, informations are there.
    Thanks for the hard work of the organization.

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