ALS Research

How Is ALS Research Progressing?

On November 19th, 2015, the ALS Society of Canada announced historical investments to further research towards a treatment and a cure. ALS Canada Research Program funds the most promising research, aiming to make ALS a treatable disease. A total of nine competitive calls were put out for grants ranging from $75,000 to $2.9 million, the portfolio of projects were selected through a highly competitive process, reviewed by national and international panels of ALS research experts, with the applications judged for work that would significantly move the field of ALS research forward. In total the 34 projects being funded through the announcements in one year represent 56 investigators at 15 universities in seven provinces.

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How Does the ALS Society Help?

The ALS Society of Quebec supports and contributes funding towards research for the treatment and cure of ALS. We support the initiatives of the ALS Society of Canada through our annual fundraising events by:

  • Investing research funds where they will have the most impact.
  • Funding excellent and relevant peer-reviewed research.
  • Funding research that is evaluated at a high level using international evaluation methods adopted by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

The ALS Society of Canada funds the most promising projects by the finest scientists. Canadian scientists from Montréal, Quebec, London, Toronto, and Vancouver are international leaders in ALS research.

How Can You Help?

Canadian Neuromuscular Disease Registry

Sign up for the Canadian Neuromuscular Disease Registry. The registry helps patients connect with researchers to participate in clinical research that benefit patients by offering possible new therapies, treatments and understanding of their disease. It is the only means by which valid national epidemiologic data about ALS can be obtained.

Latest News

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Quebec Walks for ALS

All across Canada, thousands of people gather together and walk for ALS to demonstrate their support and solidarity towards families touched by the disease and Quebec is no exception.  From the Outaouais to Rivière-du-Loup and then to Montreal, 10 ALS Walks have taken place across the province to raise a total of more than $270,000. […]

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A dedicated community

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The Nouveaux Super-héros: Cycling to save lives

“People should ride for ALS because it’s such an incredible feeling to help those who can’t ride  and who’d give anything just to be on a bike, riding next to us. People living with ALS are the real superheroes.” –Simon Tooley, Ride to Fight ALS participant For the second year in 2016, the Nouveaux Super-héros […]

Upcoming Events

Mar 23 @ 17:00 – 20:00 ALS Society of Quebec
Exchange – Respite – Massage– Entertainment Come meet, grab a bite, enjoy a massage, and socialize with other caregivers in a warm and cozy atmosphere. Please join us! We look forward to seeing you! Date[...]
Mar 29 @ 13:00 – 16:00 Caisse Desjardins du personnel municipal de Québec
Educational activity for caregivers in Quebec city The goal of this workshop is to empower caregivers and people with ALS by improving their sense of well-being in the evolving context of the disease. Parents, spouses,[...]
Mar 30 @ 11:30 – 15:30 Cabane à sucre Lalande
Members and caregivers are invited to celebrate the arrival of spring with our annual sugar shack outing! A free traditional meal will be served! Location: Cabane à sucre Lalande – 862, Montée Laurin in Saint-Eustache  J7R[...]
Mar 31 @ 18:00 Dawson College
The 10th annual Tony Proudfoot Ergathon fundraiser will be held on Friday, March 31st at Dawson College at 6: 00 PM. This year’s fundraising goal is $20,000. Organized by the Dawson Rowing Team, it benefits[...]