When organizing any kind of activity, our most important goal is to get people out and socializing with others. We believe in the soothing nature of human contact. To offer continuous support to those affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), their families and their caregivers, we organize events and activities all year round.

To find out about our educational, support and social activities, consult the Calendar of Events.

Support and education

Each month, we offer a variety of support and education events, such as conferences, support groups, and teleconferences. Here are our upcoming Support and Education events:

May
25
Thu
Teleconference Call-Saguenay-Capitale Nationale-Chaudières-Appalaches
May 25 @ 13:30 – 15:30
Teleconference Call-Saguenay-Capitale Nationale-Chaudières-Appalaches

The ALS Society of Québec is offering a regional teleconference call (in French) reserved exclusively for people with ALS, caregivers and healthcare professionals in these regions:

 -Saguenay
-Capitale Nationale
-Chaudières-Appalaches 

Date and time: Thursday, May 25 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Registration : Elizabeth at 514 725-2653, ext. 103 or ebarbosa@sla-quebec.ca

May
27
Sat
Closed group for caregivers @ ALS Society of Quebec
May 27 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Closed group for caregivers @ ALS Society of Quebec | Mont-Royal | Québec | Canada

Are you caring for someone living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

We’re inviting you to take part in a series of four workshops called “Coup de pouce, coup de coeur”.  Taking care of someone with ALS is not an easy endeavor and this is why we would like offer you the time and the space to reflect and exchange within a closed support group setting comprised of 4 sessions, which aim to help you preserve both physical and psychological health, as well as the precious relationship you have with your loved one. The workshops are in French and will be animated by Elaine Clavet who is a social worker and psychotherapist.

What is a closed group? The closed group is for people who are willing to take part in all 4 workshops. A maximum of 10 to 12 people can register.

  • Free parking;
  • Possibility of reimbursing travel expenses and respite fees incurred by taking part in the activity ;
  • Snacks and beverages are included.

Dates/time: Saturdays, May 13 and 27 / June 10 and 17 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location:
The ALS Society of Quebec office, 5415 Paré street, suite 200, Mount-Royal, QC H4P
Registration: Leigh Stephens at 514 725-2653, ext. 112 or caregiver@sla-quebec.ca

May
30
Tue
Support Group – Monteregie @ Centre Montérégien de Réadaptation
May 30 @ 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

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Jun
5
Mon
Support Group by NOVA West Island
Jun 5 @ 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

Jun
10
Sat
Closed group for caregivers @ ALS Society of Quebec
Jun 10 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Closed group for caregivers @ ALS Society of Quebec | Mont-Royal | Québec | Canada

Are you caring for someone living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

We’re inviting you to take part in a series of four workshops called “Coup de pouce, coup de coeur”.  Taking care of someone with ALS is not an easy endeavor and this is why we would like offer you the time and the space to reflect and exchange within a closed support group setting comprised of 4 sessions, which aim to help you preserve both physical and psychological health, as well as the precious relationship you have with your loved one. The workshops are in French and will be animated by Elaine Clavet who is a social worker and psychotherapist.

What is a closed group? The closed group is for people who are willing to take part in all 4 workshops. A maximum of 10 to 12 people can register.

  • Free parking;
  • Possibility of reimbursing travel expenses and respite fees incurred by taking part in the activity ;
  • Snacks and beverages are included.

Dates/time: Saturdays, May 13 and 27 / June 10 and 17 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location:
The ALS Society of Quebec office, 5415 Paré street, suite 200, Mount-Royal, QC H4P
Registration: Leigh Stephens at 514 725-2653, ext. 112 or caregiver@sla-quebec.ca

Jun
17
Sat
Closed group for caregivers @ ALS Society of Quebec
Jun 17 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Closed group for caregivers @ ALS Society of Quebec | Mont-Royal | Québec | Canada

Are you caring for someone living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

We’re inviting you to take part in a series of four workshops called “Coup de pouce, coup de coeur”.  Taking care of someone with ALS is not an easy endeavor and this is why we would like offer you the time and the space to reflect and exchange within a closed support group setting comprised of 4 sessions, which aim to help you preserve both physical and psychological health, as well as the precious relationship you have with your loved one. The workshops are in French and will be animated by Elaine Clavet who is a social worker and psychotherapist.

What is a closed group? The closed group is for people who are willing to take part in all 4 workshops. A maximum of 10 to 12 people can register.

  • Free parking;
  • Possibility of reimbursing travel expenses and respite fees incurred by taking part in the activity ;
  • Snacks and beverages are included.

Dates/time: Saturdays, May 13 and 27 / June 10 and 17 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location:
The ALS Society of Quebec office, 5415 Paré street, suite 200, Mount-Royal, QC H4P
Registration: Leigh Stephens at 514 725-2653, ext. 112 or caregiver@sla-quebec.ca

Jun
20
Tue
Support group – Montreal @ ALS Society of Quebec
Jun 20 @ 13:30 – 15:30
Support group - Montreal @ ALS Society of Quebec  | Mont-Royal | Québec | Canada

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

Possibility of cancellation if 3 or fewer people register

Jun
22
Thu
Support group – Laurentides @ Centre Culturel Louis St-Laurent
Jun 22 @ 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.

Jun
28
Wed
Adapted sailing @ Club de yacht Pointe Claire
Jun 28 @ 11:00 – 16:00
Adapted sailing @  Club de yacht Pointe Claire | Pointe-Claire | Québec | Canada

Experience Adapted Sailing

“Wow, wow, wow!!!! FREEDOM!!! What a terrific day. I’ve been imprisoned inside my body for years, and I never thought it possible to experience such a feeling of freedom…” – Ginette Beaudreau, during the Summer 2015 Adapted Sailing Outing

On Wednesday June 28th, join us for a memorable experience of adapted sailing at the Pointe-Claire Yacht Club.

Because of limited availability,  this activity is reserved for members with ALS. Furthermore, each participant must be accompanied by their caregiver. However, caregivers will not be able to board the sailboat. During the 90-minute expedition, each member will be paired with a licensed sailor.

Please bring:

  • a lunch,
  • a water bottle,
  • sunscreen
  • an optional change of clothes

Limited places – please RSVP before June 21st.

Jun
29
Thu
Phone meeting
Jun 29 @ 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.

Mauricie & Centre-du-Québec

When: Thursday June 29th

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

Social Activities

Our social activities allow our members to create their own support network, to talk to others in the same situation and break the loneliness sometimes experienced by people with ALS. Here are our upcoming social activities:

Jun
8
Thu
Happy Hour for Caregivers @ ALS Society of Quebec
Jun 8 @ 17:00 – 20:00

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!

Location: The ALS Society of Quebec office, 5415, Paré St. Suite 200, Town of Mount-Royal, H4P 1P7
Registration: Leigh Stephens at 514 725-2653, ext. 112 or lstephens@sla-quebec.ca

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Jun
28
Wed
Adapted sailing @ Club de yacht Pointe Claire
Jun 28 @ 11:00 – 16:00
Adapted sailing @  Club de yacht Pointe Claire | Pointe-Claire | Québec | Canada

Experience Adapted Sailing

“Wow, wow, wow!!!! FREEDOM!!! What a terrific day. I’ve been imprisoned inside my body for years, and I never thought it possible to experience such a feeling of freedom…” – Ginette Beaudreau, during the Summer 2015 Adapted Sailing Outing

On Wednesday June 28th, join us for a memorable experience of adapted sailing at the Pointe-Claire Yacht Club.

Because of limited availability,  this activity is reserved for members with ALS. Furthermore, each participant must be accompanied by their caregiver. However, caregivers will not be able to board the sailboat. During the 90-minute expedition, each member will be paired with a licensed sailor.

Please bring:

  • a lunch,
  • a water bottle,
  • sunscreen
  • an optional change of clothes

Limited places – please RSVP before June 21st.

Sep
28
Thu
Happy Hour for Caregivers @ ALS Society of Quebec
Sep 28 @ 17:00 – 20:00

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!

Location: The ALS Society of Quebec office, 5415, Paré St. Suite 200, Town of Mount-Royal, H4P 1P7
Registration: Leigh Stephens at 514 725-2653, ext. 112 or lstephens@sla-quebec.ca

Financé par L'Appui Montréal