In Your Community
Your support of Parkinson SuperWalk directly impacts service for Canadians living with Parkinson's across Canada.Parkinson Canada staff and volunteers enhance the lives of people affected by Parkinson’s disease and other Parkinson conditions every day. When you support Parkinson SuperWalk:
You provide support, from the moment of first contact following a Parkinson’s diagnosis, to managing the later stages we are there for individuals, families and caregivers. You provide the opportunity to learn from others who share similar experiences.
There are support groups and chapters across Canada, as well as support online and by telephone.
The Parkinson Canada Research Program leads the way in world-class Parkinson’s research to advance knowledge, improve treatments, develop new therapies, and ultimately find a cure.
Through this program and your support, more than $26 million has been invested to fund more than 503 innovative discovery stage research projects since 1981.
You support the education of healthcare professionals to help ensure Canadians affected by Parkinson’s disease receive a consistent, timely and appropriate care and treatment.
In 2012, Parkinson Canada worked collaboratively with Canadian movement disorder specialists to develop and publish the first Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease to improve standards of care for all individuals affected by Parkinson’s disease in Canada. Now the first accredited online learning module for family doctors and other health professionals is available, with other modules being developed thanks to support from donors like you.
You help to drive policy at the federal and provincial level to ensure Parkinson’s disease is recognized as a health priority and improve the lives of people affected by this disease.
Through leadership of Neurological Health Charities Canada, Parkinson Canada helped secure $15 million in funding for the National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions to help identify the depth, breadth and impact of brain conditions in Canada. Within this study, Parkinson’s disease was included in 17 of the 18 research projects. Findings from the study are now available online in a report called Mapping Connections.
You increase awareness coast to coast to reduce stigma and promote early diagnosis
You provide access to evidence based information and resources about living well with Parkinson’s through our Parkinson.ca web site and our toll-free information and referral line at 1-800-565-3000. You also provide information and resources for health professionals to help their clients.
Together, we help families face Parkinson’s. Contact us to find support and services in your community.