February News and Events: 2021 Year in Review, Vaccine Update and More

COVID-19 Vaccine and Parkinson’s  There are currently two vaccines approved for COVID-19 available in Canada. There is no evidence to suggest that the COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe or ineffective for people with Parkinson’s.  The vaccine is rolling out to priority groups first before being made available to the entire population.  Read more about COVID and Parkinson’s on Parkinson.ca. Motivation and … Read more

Living Well with Parkinson’s, Together: No Matter What

Thanks to the support of donors, volunteers and everyone who is part of the Parkinson Community, Parkinson Canada has been able to be a support system for over 55 years. As part of a changing world, we are evolving to better serve individuals and families with the same purpose: A better life today for Canadians … Read more

Showcasing A Year of Resilience: Through Betty’s Story

Throughout the year, you’ve voiced the importance of showing people with Parkinson’s that they’re not alone, along with the need to fuel meaningful programs and research to help them. From virtual support groups to letter writing campaigns and our own Lance Letain spending the summer months hosting at home workouts – staff and volunteers were … Read more

January News and Events

2020 Year in Review coming soon Stay tuned to Parkinson.ca, our social media, and your emails for a review on how you supported Canadians living with Parkinson’s through an unprecedented year. We shared the highlights of that adaptation in Betty’s story, with more to come on how you helped Canadians with Parkinson’s and Parkinson Canada adapt in … Read more

Raising Your Voice: Introducing the Parkinson Advisory Council

Raising the voice of people affected by Parkinson’s has always been an important priority of Parkinson Canada. During the CEO Listening Tour held this past summer, it became clear that we needed to establish new ways to engage people affected by Parkinson’s in the work of Parkinson Canada. Specifically, we heard the need to establish a diverse … Read more

This Holiday Season: You Are Not Alone

As news of the pandemic started to become clear early in the year, we knew that the anxiety sweeping the nation was also sweeping across thousands of households affected by Parkinson’s. That’s why the message you’ve heard from Parkinson Canada this year has been a clear and consistent: You Are Not Alone.   As we adjusted to better serve the community, we also asked for your … Read more

A family hero

When Dawn Crandell talks about her dad, Gordon, you can hear the love and admiration in every word. “He was a big, strong, tough but funny man,” she recalls. “Just really fun to be around.” Father of three and beloved husband to Ann, Gordon was a civil engineer who ran his own large-scale construction company. … Read more