ALS Canada

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Description & Services
Alternate Name Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Canada
Description Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, or motor neuron disease) is a disease that gradually paralyzes people because the brain is no longer able to communicate with the muscles of the body that we are typically able to move at will. Over time, as the muscles of the body break down, someone living with ALS will lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, swallow, and eventually breathe. 
The ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) and its provincial partners are dedicated to supporting Canadians living with ALS and investing in research to make ALS a treatable, not terminal, disease. ALS Canada is a registered charity that receives no government funding – all of its services and research are funded through the generosity of donors. 
Through the ALS Canada Research Program, ALS Canada funds peer-reviewed research grants, fosters collaboration and builds capacity within Canada’s ALS research community, and participates in new areas of research where they are well-positioned to have an impact. 
Within Ontario, ALS Canada has a role similar to that of the provincial ALS societies providing services and support to help meet the needs of people living with ALS. 
ALS Canada advocates federally, provincially and locally for better government support and access within the healthcare system for people touched by ALS.
Hours Mon-Fri 8am - 5pm
Areas Served Peel Region
Boundaries no boundries
Eligibility Registered clients of ALS Canada, along with their families, are eligible to receive the following support services: 
*General information and educational materials about ALS and the support needed for you, healthcare providers, students and family 
*The opportunity to be a part of an ALS Canada support group (where available) 
*Home visits by a Regional Manager who can assist you in navigating your ALS journey and help connect you with other healthcare providers and community supports 
*Equipment and assistive devices available through our loan program or through funding assistance
Application If you are a resident of Ontario living with ALS and would like access to services and support, please register with ALS Canada. 
To register, please complete the ALS registration form at and email it to or fax it to 416-497-8545. 
Once we receive your completed form, an ALS Canada Regional Manager will contact you within two weeks to confirm your registration and schedule a first meeting or conversation.
Fees None
Languages English ; French
Contact Information
Address & Map 393 University Avenue, Suite 1701
Toronto, ON
Canada M5G 1E6
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Site Location Toronto
Intersection University and Dundas
Transit Information TTC - St. Patrick Station
Accessibility Unknown
Mailing Address 393 University Avenue, 1701 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M5G 1E6
Office Phone 416-497-2267
Fax 416-497-8545
Toll Free Phone 1-800-267-4257
Primary Contact Lisa Droppo, VP Client Services, ALS Canada; Phone: ext 215; Email:
Alternate Contact Rabia Shah, Senior Client Services Coordinator
Primary Executive Tammy Moore, CEO, ALS Canada; Phone: ext 200; Email:
Other Details
Funding Donations
Service Level (50) Non Profit
Subjects Diseases ; Volunteer opportunities

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