Showcasing A Year of Resilience: Through Betty’s Story

Throughout the year, you’ve voiced the importance of showing people with Parkinson’s that they’re not alone, along with the need to fuel meaningful programs and research to help them. From virtual support groups to letter writing campaigns and our own Lance Letain spending the summer months hosting at home workouts – staff and volunteers were … Read more

January News and Events

2020 Year in Review coming soon Stay tuned to, our social media, and your emails for a review on how you supported Canadians living with Parkinson’s through an unprecedented year. We shared the highlights of that adaptation in Betty’s story, with more to come on how you helped Canadians with Parkinson’s and Parkinson Canada adapt in … Read more

Raising Your Voice: Introducing the Parkinson Advisory Council

Raising the voice of people affected by Parkinson’s has always been an important priority of Parkinson Canada. During the CEO Listening Tour held this past summer, it became clear that we needed to establish new ways to engage people affected by Parkinson’s in the work of Parkinson Canada. Specifically, we heard the need to establish a diverse … Read more

This Holiday Season: You Are Not Alone

As news of the pandemic started to become clear early in the year, we knew that the anxiety sweeping the nation was also sweeping across thousands of households affected by Parkinson’s. That’s why the message you’ve heard from Parkinson Canada this year has been a clear and consistent: You Are Not Alone.   As we adjusted to better serve the community, we also asked for your … Read more

A family hero

When Dawn Crandell talks about her dad, Gordon, you can hear the love and admiration in every word. “He was a big, strong, tough but funny man,” she recalls. “Just really fun to be around.” Father of three and beloved husband to Ann, Gordon was a civil engineer who ran his own large-scale construction company. … Read more

Gina’s Story: Participating in the Canadian Open Parkinson Network

Photo of Gina Lupino

It was late 2013 and Gina Lupino, 36 at the time, slept for 3 weeks straight, recovering from pneumonia. Gina suspected that something was not quite right with her health, and stiffness, slowness, and ratcheted articulation in her right started got in the way of playing snare drum in a percussion band.  She would see four neurologists over 18 months, … Read more