Message from the editor

Welcome to the latest edition of E Parkinson Post! With Parkinson Society Canada poised to look back on almost 45 years of history (2010 will mark our 45th anniversary), we have decided in this issue to highlight some of the things that make Parkinson Society Canada uniquely yours. We focus on how people with Parkinson’s, … Read more

Parkinson Society Canada – Your Society

Canada’s leading organization for people with Parkinson’s Whether you live with Parkinson’s, are a family member, friend, donor or volunteer, you have helped make Parkinson Society Canada our country’s only national full service Parkinson organization. During the past 44 years, people like you, coast to coast, have established 12 regional partner Societies, 235 Support Groups … Read more

PSC develops position papers

One of the strategic outcomes for Parkinson Society Canada is to be recognized as a credible and reputable voice for Canadians living with Parkinson’s.  Working collaboratively with our regional partners, we identified four priority topics requiring position statements, which were approved by PSC Board in June 2009. Read more

Your research dollars at work

National Research Program Parkinson Society Canada’s National Research Program is a collaboration with our 12 regional Parkinson’s organizations. The success of this national research program depends on the contributions we receive from donors, charitable foundations and other granting agencies. PSC does not receive any government funding. Our focus 75% of funding is dedicated to biomedical … Read more

PSC-funded researchers: Where are they now?

PSC is proud of the many researcher success stories that have resulted from our funding program. In the coming months, we will be taking a look back at those we have funded and will update you on their progress. Here is a small sample of PSC funding success stories. Dr. Oleh Hornykiewicz Professor Emeritus, University … Read more

Going to bat for people with Parkinson’s

James B. Eastern Ontario When my partner and I bought a property last December, we took out a mortgage with a major bank and were offered mortgage protection. To my surprise, I learned that my application for mortgage insurance was turned down. The reason? Because I have Parkinson’s. Since I have worked in the insurance … Read more

Support groups: a place for learning and sharing experiences

Hazel Berkan Regina, Saskatchewan My husband Floyd and I were encouraged to join the Regina Support Group by the education coordinator, Else Manz, who was our neighbour at one time. In the two years that we have been members, we have found the monthly meetings to be very helpful. We like the fact that they … Read more

Help that is just a phone call, email or click away

National Information & Referral Centre Since Parkinson Society Canada initiated the National Information & Referral Centre – 1-800-565-3000 – in 2001, over 12,000 people have been directly counselled and given up-to-date information on Parkinson’s disease, the latest research findings, treatment and care management. In addition, the Parkinson Society Canada’s  bilingual website,, receives thousands of … Read more