Message from the Editor

Marina Joseph
Marina Joseph
This April, we are celebrating families who face Parkinson’s together. In this issue, read about the Kiefer family in Saskatchewan, the Lee family in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Long and Rachlis families in Ontario. They all share a common focus – the importance of playing an active role in managing Parkinson’s together as a family.

It’s because of families like these, that Parkinson Society Canada, and members of Neurological Health Charities Canada presented a comprehensive plan to policy makers at the Canadian government advocating for increased funding to support key initiatives on behalf of the 5.5 million families living with neurological conditions in Canada.

Canada is a diverse country with many people whose first language is neither English nor French, which is why Parkinson Society Canada has responded to requests for materials in languages in addition to English and French. Read about our free resources available in five other languages.

Also in this issue, take time during Parkinson’s Awareness Month and have some fun making history together. Enter the “My Family Lives with Parkinson’s” video contest (open to residents of Canada) and you could win one of three fabulous prizes.

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