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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Ontario

Group Name: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Ontario

Description: ALS Canada, founded in 1977, is the only national voluntary health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS and support for those with ALS. ALS Canada is the leading not-for-profit organization working nationwide to fund ALS research and, with the Provincial ALS Societies, we all work to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by ALS. The ALS Society is committed to supporting research towards a cure for ALS, supporting provincial ALS societies in their provision of quality care for persons living with ALS, and building public awareness of ALS and its impact.

Where: 3000 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 200 | Markham, ON L3R 4T9

When: Call for more information about Monthly support groups at various locations across the GTA.

Contact: 1-800-267-4257 | T: 905-248-2052

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Support – East Toronto Group

Group Name: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Support – East Toronto Group

Description: The mission of the ALS Canada is to fund research towards a cure for ALS and support provincial ALS Societies to provide quality care for those affected by ALS. People living with the disease become progressively paralyzed due to degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Eighty per cent of people with ALS die within two to five years of diagnosis– unable to breathe or swallow. Ten per cent of those affected may live for 10 years or longer.

ALS Canada peer support group meeting for those living with ALS to share experiences and support. Support services are available to people diagnosed with ALS, their caregivers, family and friends.

Where: The Hub – Caregiver Wellness Centre 2660 Eglinton Ave E. | Scarborough, ON, M1K 2S3

When: Second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Contact: Kim Barry 905-248-2052 Ext. 224 | 1-800-267-4257 | |

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