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:

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

Jul
11
Tue
Support Group – Monteregie @ Centre Montérégien de Réadaptation
Jul 11 @ 13:00 – 15:00

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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Aug
10
Thu
Adapted sailing @ Club de yacht Pointe Claire
Aug 10 @ 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:

  • Snacks;
  • a water bottle;
  • sunscreen;
  • an optional change of clothes.

Limited places – please RSVP before June 21st.

Aug
15
Tue
Adapted sailing @ Club de yacht Pointe Claire
Aug 15 @ 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:

  • Snacks;
  • a water bottle;
  • sunscreen;
  • an optional change of clothes.

Limited places – please RSVP before June 21st.

Sep
5
Tue
Support Group – Monteregie @ Centre Montérégien de Réadaptation
Sep 5 @ 13:00 – 15:00

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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Oct
31
Tue
Support Group – Monteregie @ Centre Montérégien de Réadaptation
Oct 31 @ 13:00 – 15:00

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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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:

Aug
10
Thu
Adapted sailing @ Club de yacht Pointe Claire
Aug 10 @ 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:

  • Snacks;
  • a water bottle;
  • sunscreen;
  • an optional change of clothes.

Limited places – please RSVP before June 21st.

Aug
15
Tue
Adapted sailing @ Club de yacht Pointe Claire
Aug 15 @ 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:

  • Snacks;
  • 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

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