Events and News – Winter 2019

Parkinson’s Revolution — new event coming in February 2020 !

Parkinson’s Revolution is an indoor cycling experience that combines passion, determination and community to fuel a better life for Canadians living with Parkinson’s today; a world without Parkinson’s tomorrow. The event will take place February 8 and 9 in eight spin locations – Bedford, Halifax, Hamilton, Moncton, Montreal, Oakville, Ottawa, and 2 locations in Toronto.

The movement begins with you – for more information visit Parkinson’s Revolution website or call 1 800 565 3000

Parkinson Canada National Research Program – application deadline is Monday, February 3rd 2020

  1. Current Funding Opportunities
  2. Important Dates
  3. Applicant FAQs

All applicants are encouraged to read the Application Guidelines.

For more information, contact:
Lorena Araujo, Coordinator,
Research ProgramParkinson Canada
Tel: 416-227-9700 or 1 800 565-3000, ext. 3309

Parkinson Canada Knowledge Network – 2020 Webinar Schedule


Webinar Topic


March 3rd

Mood & Cognition

Dr. Adriana Schnall

May 21 or 26 – TBD

Young Onset Parkinson’s: A conversation on our unique needs


Sept. 10th

Parkinson’s & Your Oral Health

Neli Gontier

Nov. 10th

Assessing the Validity & Reliability of Alternative Therapies

Maria Marano

To view the webinars provided in 2019, visit

2019 – Featured Event – free video recording available

Advancing Parkinson Research, Advocacy & Awareness Conference-London, ON (en anglais seulement)

Featuring keynote speaker Dr. A. Jon Stoessl, UBC, Neurologist Researcher, this full-day event included an introduction to the new Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN), presentations by Parkinson Canada researchers; sessions on advocacy and education by Parkinson Canada staff and volunteers.

Dr. A. Jon Stoessl is professor, Head of Neurology and co-director of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at the University of British Columbia. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Parkinson’s, is deputy editor of the journal Movement Disorders and sits on numerous other editorial boards, including Lancet Neurology. He is president of the World Parkinson Coalition, a member of the Order of Canada and a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He has 14,000 citations and has published more than 300 papers and book chapters. To view his presentation, visit The audience received copies of the comprehensive Canadian Guideline for Parkinson Disease, 2nd Edition, which provides practical guidance for physicians, allied health professionals, people with Parkinson’s and families on Parkinson’s disease management.

Canadian Guideline for Parkinson Disease 2nd Edition

The Canadian Medical Association Journal reported that the Guideline made it into the Top 25 articles of 2019 and finished 6th overall with 17,209 views on their site last year. It is also in 11th place as the top article of all time!

  • The guideline includes 97 recommendations based on the best published evidence in five sections to guide healthcare professionals in clinical practice:
  • Communication (including families and caregivers)
  • Diagnosis and progression
  • Treatment
  • Non-motor features
  • Palliative care

Parkinson Canada provides education and resources to health professionals to help improve outcomes for their patients. Download the new Guideline at or contact for questions related to your specific area of practice.