Advances in Parkinson’s: Rethinking a challenging disease

By Amanda Strong, Medical Writer, Montreal, QC This article was scheduled to be published in June in Dimensions, the online magazine of the National Research Council of Canada. Recent progress in our understanding of Parkinson’s disease is challenging long-established beliefs and may even pave the way for a cure. Not long ago, Parkinson’s disease was a bit … Read more

Genetic discrimination bill introduced in Ontario legislature

On May 18, 2011, Liberal MPP Mike Colle (Eglinton-Lawrence) introduced a private member’s bill in the Ontario legislature to amend the Ontario Human Rights Code to include “genetic characteristics” as a prohibited ground of discrimination, along with race, marital status and disability. If passed, the bill, would prohibit insurance providers from denying coverage or charging … Read more

Advocacy: Driving better policy

By Yvon Trepanier, Chair, National Advocacy Committee Fast forward to 2011,In 2005, Parkinson Society Canada’s national advocacy committee set a big goal – to launch a national study to learn about the impact of Parkinson’s disease in Canada. Little did they know, this national study would grow to become Canada’s first-ever study of not only … Read more

Parkinson Society rings the bell to open Toronto Stock Exchange

Parkinson Society opened the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday, April 13th, to resounding applause from the 100 guests, donors, volunteers and board members of Parkinson Society Central & Northern Ontario and Parkinson Society Canada. Hosted by Parkinson Society Central & Northern Ontario, the event launched the April Parkinson’s Awareness Month among the corporate sector. The … Read more

Parkinson Alberta Society receives Dr. Morton Shulman Award

Congratulations to Parkinson Alberta Society for winning the Dr. Morton Shulman Award, one of Parkinson Society Canada’s highest honours. The award was made in recognition of the outstanding achievements of Parkinson Society Alberta and Parkinson Society Southern Alberta which recently amalgamated into one organization to better serve the needs of the 8,000 Albertans with Parkinson’s. … Read more

Parkinson SuperWalk gives hope to Canadians

This September, Canadians in 90 communities will walk, run and wheel around 2 and 5 kilometre courses to raise a targeted $3 million for Parkinson’s, while an online community of virtual walkers participates via www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca. Parkinson SuperWalk is an opportunity for everyone in the family, including the dog, to celebrate, show support and raise funds … Read more

World Parkinson Congress

Preparations for the World Parkinson Congress are gearing up across Canada, with the naming of committee chairs, members and ambassadors, to attract 4,000 delegates to Montreal and make this the largest and most informative World Parkinson Congress to date. Mark October 1-4, 2013 on your calendar now and start planning to attend the World Parkinson … Read more

Creative Expressions seeks new submissions

Just a reminder that the Creative Expressions page is available for you to display and share your poems, stories, photos, artwork and crafts so that others may draw comfort and inspiration. To inquire about submitting your work, contactgeneral.info@parkinson.ca.