Conference: exercising and ALS @ The ALS Society of Quebec
Oct 25 @ 13:30 – 15:00
Conference: exercising and ALS @ The ALS Society of Quebec | Mount Royal | Quebec | Canada

All are invited! You will be able to have a general idea on the sort of exercises you can do depending on the stage of the illness, including cardio-respiratory exercises, strengthening and flexibility exercises. You will also learn when to stop doing certain exercises and to replace it with something more appropriate.

At the end of this presentation you will have answers to the following questions:

– Can I exercise?
– What is the realistic outcome I can expect from exercising?
– Are there any risks involved in some exercises?

Guest speaker: Nathalie Langevin, physiotherapist from the CISSS de la Montérégie Centre
Time: 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Location: The ALS Society of Quebec Office
Registration: Elizabeth at 514 725-2653, ext. 103 or ebarbosa@sla-quebec.ca

Phone meeting
Oct 26 @ 13:30 – 15:30
Phone meeting

We are happy to announce regional phone meetings for people with ALS, caregivers and healthcare professionals. Meet other people touched by ALS in your region. Discuss, share your feelings and concerns and talk about your journey in a safe environment.

Bas St-Laurent & Gaspésie Îles-de-la-Madeleine

When: Thursday September 28th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Saguenay Lac St-Jean, Capitale nationale & Chaudière-Appalaches (in French)

When: Thursday October 26th, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Registration:  Elizabeth at ebarbosa@sla-quebec.ca or 1 877 725-7725 ext. 103

For more more information please contact our psychosocial counselor Yves Lafleur by email ylafleur@sla-quebec.ca or telephone at 1 877 725-7725 ext: 107

Odanak traditional Autumn Pow-Wow @ Odanak Community Center
Oct 28 @ 12:30
Odanak traditional Autumn Pow-Wow @ Odanak Community Center  | Odanak | Québec | Canada

Welcome to Odanak


On Saturday, October 28th, come discover the cultural richness of the First Nations from the Odanak traditional autumn Pow wow. An event opens to all! Benefits will be given to the ALS Society of Quebec.


Grand entry at 12h30


Restaurant and Abenaki crafts kiosk on site.


Host Drum: Buffalo Hat Singers (others to be announced)

Head female dancer: Nathalie Hamel (jingle dancer, Odanak)

Head male dancer: Luc O’bomsawin (men’s traditional, Odanak)

Odanak flag and Eagle staff carrier: John Watso (Odanak)

Arena Director: Ray Deer (elder from Kanahwake)

Head Veteran: Moogly Hamel (Canadian armed forces)


Voluntary contribution to cover the honorarium of the drummers.


For more information, contact Jacques T. Watso at 450-494-1265 or at JACKOWATSO@hotmail.com  or Catherine Boivin at 819-692-4690.

Benefit conference: The Quebec Bridge @ Maison des aînés de Lévis, salle Marguerite-Poiré
Oct 30 @ 19:30
Benefit conference: The Quebec Bridge @ Maison des aînés de Lévis, salle Marguerite-Poiré | Lévis | Québec | Canada

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Quebec Bridge,
the ALS Society of Quebec
invites you to a conference by Michel L’Hébreux titled:

“The Quebec Bridge: An Exceptional Bridge with a Fascinating History”

Today, still, the Pont de Québec, or Quebec Bridge, is the longest cantilever bridge in the world. Michel L’Hébreux, author of a history of this exceptional bridge, will be giving a lecture on the bridge illustrated with over 400 period photographs. It will be a unique opportunity for attendees to learn more about the bridge, often described as a world wonder. Every aspect will be covered: history, collapse, related myths, titles of nobility, the dangerous work performed by the workers, and maintenance issues.

An event not to be missed!

Location:  Maison des aînés de Lévis, salle Marguerite-Poiré

10 rue Giguère, Lévis  G6V 1N6

Date:          Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7 :30 p.m.

Cost:          $10 per person (the purchase of the ticket is not included in a donation made online)


If you can’t attend the event, you can still make a donation to support their project!

Visit the event’s Facebook page for more details


All proceeds will be donated to the ALS Society of Quebec.

Book Sale
Oct 31 all-day
Book Sale

Reading for the cause!

The ALS Society invites you to purchase the fantastic and historical french novel “Longtinonda L’intégrale” from Ad Vitam publishing. For each book sold, $ 2 will be donated to support the ALS Society of Quebec.

Come experience an unusual adventure with a character that travels through time. The many historical references will make you rediscover the history of mankind.

We thank you in advance to those who will participate in the project of “Reading for the cause”. Note that you can also make a donation without the purchase of a book!

For further information, please visit: www.leseditionsadvitam.com


Support Group – Monteregie @ Centre Montérégien de Réadaptation
Oct 31 @ 13:30 – 15:30

Have you been touched by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? Would you like to share and exchange with others who understand your experience with ALS?

Two groups are offered simultaneously: one for the people with ALS and one for caregivers. The purpose of this dedicated time and space is to share your experiences, discuss your concerns, and exchange information and resources with others. Our psychosocial counselors are bilingual are available to translate as required.

  • Free parking, accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Possibility of reimbursement for travel and respite expenses to facilitate participation
  • Drink and snack included

Rooms: Longueuil for caregivers and Montérégie for people with ALS

* Possibility of cancellation if 3 or fewer people register


Support Group by NOVA West Island
Nov 6 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Support Group by NOVA West Island @ Beaconsfield | Québec | Canada

ALS caregiver support Group

In partnership with Nova West Island and with the generous support of the Tony Proudfoot Fund, monthly meetings are organized with fellow ALS caregivers to discuss some of the challenges each are facing. Although each person engages according to their comfort level, caregivers are encouraged to participate by sharing their personal experiences with others who are in a similar situation.

When: The 1st Monday of every month from 6-8 pm

Where: 447 Beaconsfield Blvd. Beaconsfield, H9W 4C2

Nova West Island will provide free of charge:

  • Two experienced home care nurses to facilitate the group
  • Health Care Aides, for home support, [in our catchment area] to facilitate the caregivers attendance at the meetings

Possible topics and guest speakers:

  • Home adaptation
  • Community resources
  • Insurance coverage
  • Compassionate Benefits
  • Spiritual guidance
  • Social worker/Family Therapist
  • Children Support

For more information or to register, please contact Viviane Schami at 514-695-8335, ext. 209 or e-mail vschami@novawi.org

Regional conference on ALS: Laval @ CLSC Ste-Rose
Nov 8 @ 13:30 – 17:00

Better understand Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Conference for people living with ALS, their loved ones and healthcare professionals 

Location: CLSC de Ste-Rose, 280, boul. du Roi-du-Nord, Laval, QC H7L 4L2, Room: 903 (in the basement)
Time: 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Registration: Elizabeth Barbosa at 514 725-2653 extension 103 or ebarbosa@sla-quebec.ca


1:30pm Presentation of services offered by the ALS Society of Quebec

1:45pm: Understanding ALS with Dr Geneviève Matte, neurologist

3:15pm: Q&A session


Respiratory difficulties in ALS: a global approach to a better understanding and control, with Jean Bilodeau, clinical nurse (B.Sc.Inf.)

5:00pm: End

About the guest speakers

Dr Geneviève Matte

Dr Geneviève Matte, neurologist

Dr. Geneviève Matte  is a neurologist specializing in neuromuscular diseases at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) (Hôpital Notre-Dame).









Jean Bilodeau, clinical nurse

Jean Bilodeau, clinical nurse

Jean Bilodeau is a clinical nurse and  a guest speaker for the ALS Society of Québec and a home ventilation consultant for complex respiratory issues.

Support Group – Quebec City @ Centre Noël-Brulart, rooms #107 and #104
Nov 21 @ 13:30 – 15:30
Support Group - Quebec City @ Centre Noël-Brulart, rooms #107 and #104 | Québec | Québec | Canada

Two support groups take place simultaneously in the Quebec City region: the first group is intended for caregivers and the second group is for people with ALS. (Free parking)

Date and time: Tuesdays, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. 
Location: Centre Noël-Brulart (1229, Chanoine-Morel, Quebec, G1S 4B1)
Room 107 for caregivers and Room 104 for people with ALS
Registration: Odette Lacroix  418-626-8726 or 418-655-8726

Support group – Laurentides @ Centre Culturel Louis St-Laurent
Nov 30 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Support group - Laurentides @ Centre Culturel Louis St-Laurent | Lorraine | Québec | Canada

You are invited to join one of our open support groups: there will be one for people with ALS and another for caregivers. Coffee, juice and snacks will be offered. You may bring a cold lunch.