Events and News – Sept 2019

September 2019

Join our movement of more than 80 communities and 10,000 participants across Canada. Parkinson Canada SuperWalk takes place each September. Across the country, walkers, donors and volunteers band together to show one another they are not alone in standing up to Parkinson’s. Since 1990, walkers have raised more than $38 Million (including $2.35 Million in 2018) to support a better life today for Canadians living with Parkinson’s and a world without Parkinson’s tomorrow.

Find Walk

October 8, 2019 – Webinar

Advocating for Patient-Centered Care

Dr. Andrea Moser

Registration available one month before the webinar

October 16, 2019 – Educational Event

Dr. Tiago Mestre in Winnipeg

The United Church in Meadowood
1111 Dakota St, Winnipeg, MB
6:30—8:00 PM

Dr. Tiago Mestre, the Co-Principal Investigator, along with Lead Investigator, Dr. Susan Fox, are conducting a pilot study on oils made from cannabinoids (THC and CBD)—the active compounds in marijuana. They are exploring the potential benefit of cannabinoids for pain. We invite you to learn about the study and its potential implications for the future clinical use of cannabinoids. Dr. Mestre will respond to your questions following his presentation.

You must register to attend this event—registration coming soon.

Call 1-800-565-3000 Ext: 3440 or visit

November 9, 2019

Gaining Ground in Parkinson’s Research

Toronto Botanical Gardens—Floral Hall
777 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, ON
M3C 1P2
11 AM—3 PM

The event will focus on the future of Parkinson’s research and the importance of clinical trials and patient advocacy. The event will feature a principal investigator from the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN), Ben Stecher, a Parkinson’s patient advocate and Dawn Richards of Clinical Trials Ontario.Cost to be determined and registration opens on September 30, 2019.   

Contact: Alison Li
1 (800) 565-3000 ext. 3373

November 16, 2019

Advancing Parkinson Research, Advocacy & Awareness

Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Stoessl, UBC, Neurologist Researcher, this full-day event will also include an introduction to the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN), presentations by Parkinson Canada researchers, sessions on advocacy and awareness, lunch and snacks.

DoubleTree by Hilton
300 King Street 
London, ON  
N6B 1S2

Contact: Paul Scibetta
1-800-565-3000 ext. 3337 

Cost $15. Registration opens on October 2, 2019.

October 26, 2019

Dr. Jon Stoessl—In Saskatoon

Recently announced. More details to follow. Contact Parkinson Canada in Saskatchewan at 1-800-565-3000