The ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) works with the ALS community to improve the lives of people affected by ALS through community-based support, advocacy and investment in research to achieve our vision – a future without ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, or motor neuron disease) is a disease that gradually paralyzes people because the brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles of the body that we are typically able to move at will. Your ability to walk, talk, eat, swallow, and eventually breathe will progressively decline – most often people die within two to five years of diagnosis.
As a registered charity that receives no government funding, all of ALS Canada’s community-based support services in Ontario, advocacy efforts and research are funded entirely through the generosity and efforts of people like you – our donors. Your donor dollars make a difference for the lives of 3000 individuals living with ALS and the loved ones and caregivers that support them daily.