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Organization: ALS Canada  
Phone Numbers: 905-248-2052
Toll-Free: 1-800-267-4257
Fax: 905-248-2019
3000 Steeles Ave E, Ste 200
Markham, ON
L3R 4T9
Intersection: Woodbine Ave and Steeles Ave E
Location: Markham
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Executives: Tammy Moore - Chief Executive Officer
1-800-267-4257 ext 200 *
Lisa Droppo - Vice President, Client Services
1-800-267-4257 ext 215 *
Service Description: Information and support to those with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and their families

Support Services - Registered clients and their families are eligible to receive the following support services:
  • general information and educational materials about ALS and support for patients and families, health care providers and students
  • home visits by a Regional Manager who can assist in navigating the ALS journey and help connect patients with other health care providers and community support services
  • equipment and assistive devices available through the loan program or through funding assistance
  • the opportunity to be part of an ALS Canada support group (where available)

Equipment Donations - Accepts donations to loan progam * will accept used equipment less than 5 years old * tax receipts are available where applicable  * contact Client Services at 1-800-267-4257 ext 211 or 222

Regional Managers
  • Charlene Spector - Southwestern, Grey-Bruce and Niagara, ext 217,
  • Joanna Oachis - Central West, Waterloo Wellington, ext 200,
  • Laurie Laxer - Mississauga, Halton and Niagara, ext 221,
  • Sarah Reedman - Toronto, ext 226,
  • Kim Barry - Central East and Thunder Bay, ext 224,
  • Lianne Johnston - South East and Champlain, ext 223,
  • Sarah McGuire - Simcoe, York and Muskoka, ext 225,
  • Brigitte Labby - North East, ext 208,

Meeting: Support groups
Application: Call * no referral required
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Persons with ALS and their families * general public
Languages: English ; French
Language Note: French publications and website
Area(s) Served: Canada
See Also: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

This information was last completely updated on 8/30/2016

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About Us
The ALS Society of Canada was founded in 1977. Together with our Provincial Partners, we are dedicated to supporting Canadians living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), and investing in research for the future, so ALS will be a treatable, not terminal disease. ALS Canada is a national organization responsible for the ALS Canada Research Program – funding peer-reviewed research grants and fostering collaboration amongst Canadian researchers, helping to nurture new ideas and build capacity. ALS Canada has a role in Ontario, similar to that of the Provincial Societies, providing services and support for people living within our provinces – we help fill the gaps between the healthcare system and needs of people living with ALS. We advocate federally, provincially and locally on behalf of people and their families for better government support and access within the healthcare system.