ALS Canada

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Record #: GCL0302 Last Modified: 07 Nov 2013 Last Full Update: 23 Sep 2013
Contact Information
Alternate NameALS ; ALS Society of Ontario ; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Canada ; Lou Gehrigs Disease
Office Phone905-248-2052
Toll Free Phone1-800-267-4257
Primary ContactAlexandra Olar, Client Service Coordinator; Phone: 905-248-2052 ext 222; Email:
Volunteer CoordinatorKelly Entwistle, Manager, Volunteers; Phone: 905-248-2052 ext 209; Email:
Primary ExecutiveLindee David, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 905-248-2052 ext 206
Located In CommunityToronto
Address & Map
3000 Steeles Ave E, Ste 200
Markham, ON L3R 4T9
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AccessibilityFully Accessible
Description & Services
DescriptionSupport services for people living with ALS and their families * works with provincial ALS societies to improve patient quality of life * builds public awareness * funds research toward a cure 
Services include: 
* information and referral services 
* referrals to counselling and support groups 
* peer support 
* educational materials 
* training about ALS to health care providers and caregivers 
* equipment program (loan and purchase assistance, limited financial assistance for ADP-assistive devices) 
* support and caregiver groups 
* community and provincially based fundraising activities  
Sup. DescriptionFor a list of ALS clinics in Ontario, see 
For a list of support groups, see
HoursMon-Fri 9am - 5pm
Areas ServedCanada
EligibilityAges: 18 year(s) - 70 year(s) 
Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), their families and caregivers.
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Time Limited EventsAnnual Walks for ALS in various communities and other fundraising events
Other Details
Service Level(50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
FundingGrants ; Fundraising ; Donations ; United Way
Print MaterialPublications (research newsletter and report, ALS community newsletter) * books, DVDs * * ALS fact sheets * care resources and guidelines, including Manual for People Living with ALS * youth resources
Service CategoriesDisease/Disability Information ~ Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
SubjectsAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis ; Neurological diseases ; Support groups