Our Members

ALS Society of Canada

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Founded in 1977, the ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) works with the ALS community to improve the lives of people affected by ALS through support, advocacy and investment in research for a future without ALS. We are a registered charity that receives no government funding – all of our services and research are funded through the generosity of our donors. Through the ALS Canada Research Program, we fund peer-reviewed research grants, foster collaboration and build capacity within Canada’s ALS research community and participate in new areas of research where we 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. Through advocacy federally and provincially within Ontario, ALS Canada gives voice to the collective experience of people living with ALS to help drive program and system changes for the ALS community.

Information: 1-800-267-4257 or www.als.ca

Alzheimer Society of Canada

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The Alzheimer Society of Canada works to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease, and to promote research aimed at discovering its cause and cure. Half a million Canadians are living with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias, and that number could increase by 50% in as little as 5 years.

Information: 1-800-616-8816 or http://www.alzheimer.ca

The Arthritis Society

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The Arthritis Society is a national health charity, fueled by donors and volunteers, with a vision to live in a world where people can be free from the devastating effects that arthritis can have on lives. The Arthritis Society began nearly 70 years ago with one very clear goal; to alleviate the suffering of people crippled by arthritis. Today we bring that passion to communities across Canada. We are proud to have the trust and support of donors and sponsors who provide the funding capacity to invest in cutting-edge research, proactive advocacy and innovative solutions that will deliver better health outcomes and an improved quality of life for people affected by arthritis. That support has resulted in broad educational outreach to people living with arthritis and over $200M invested, the largest source of charitable arthritis research funding.

Information: 1-800-321-1433 or http://www.arthritis.ca

Asthma Canada

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Asthma Canada (AC) is a national charitable volunteer-supported organization solely devoted to enhancing the quality of life and health for people living with Asthma, Associated Allergies and COPD through education and research. Since its inception in 1974, the AC provides a variety of asthma education and awareness programs, funds many research projects (to gain a better understanding of the disease and how it can be better managed) and has gained a reputation for providing high quality Asthma education and information to Canadian asthma consumers.

Information: 1-866-787-4050 or http://www.asthma.ca

Canadian Cancer Society

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The Canadian Cancer Society is a community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and enhancing the quality of life of people living with cancer. The Society funds medical research, patient services and public education. One in three Canadians will develop some form of cancer in his or her lifetime.

Information: 1-888-939-3333 or http://www.cancer.ca

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

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The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is the national voice for Hospice Palliative Care in Canada. Advancing and advocating for quality end-of-life/hospice palliative care in Canada, its work includes public policy, public education and awareness. Established in 1991, its volunteer Board of Directors is composed of hospice palliative care workers and volunteers from Canadian provinces and territories as well as members-at-large.

Information: 1-800-668-2785 or http://www.chpca.net

Canadian Liver Foundation

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Over 3 million Canadians are affected by liver disease and countless more are at risk of developing liver disease during their lifetime. The Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) represents the liver health interests of all Canadians by supporting research, public and professional education and advocating for better prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Through our LIVERight initiative, the CLF is striving to reduce the incidence of preventable forms of liver disease by raising awareness of risk factors and providing practical tools and information to help Canadians safeguard their liver health in daily life. 

Information: 1-800-563-5483 or http://www.liver.ca

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

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Founded in 1965, the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is Canada's only charity dedicated solely to helping people maintain and restore their bone and joint health. The Foundation's resources are available anywhere in Canada - in hard copy through health care professionals, by mail, in volunteer peer support by phone through Ortho Connect, and direct-to-patient via the Internet.

Information: 1-800-461-3639 or www.whenithurtstomove.org

Crohn's and Colitis Canada

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Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is the only national, volunteer-based charity focused on finding the cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the lives of children and adults affected by these diseases.  We are one of the top two health charity funders of Crohn’s and colitis research in the world, investing over $94 million in research to date.  We are transforming the lives of people affected by Crohn’s and colitis (the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease) through research, patient programs, advocacy, and awareness.  Our Crohn’s & Colitis – Make it stop. For life. Campaign will raise $100 million by 2020 to advance our mission.

Information: 1-800-387-1479 or http://www.crohnsandcolitis.ca/

Cystic Fibrosis Canada

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Cystic Fibrosis Canada is dedicated to finding a cure or control for cystic fibrosis CF, an inherited, fatal disorder affecting the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems. Cystic Fibrosis Canada's programs have contributed to dramatic improvements in survival of Canadians with CF. In the 1960s, most children with cystic fibrosis did not live long enough to attend kindergarten; today, half of all Canadians with CF are expected to live into their 40s and beyond.

Information: 1-800-378-2233 or http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca

Diabetes Canada

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Diabetes Canada is a volunteer-based organization promoting the health of Canadians through diabetes research, education, service and advocacy. Diabetes can slowly damage blood vessels in the body, resulting in serious complications, such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, and peripheral nerve diseases. Over nine million Canadians are living with diabetes or pre diabetes.

Information: 1-800-226-8464 or http://www.diabetes.ca

Fighting Blindness Canada

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Fighting Blindness Canada is the largest charity for sight-saving research and has contributed over $40 million to find the causes, treatments and cures for blinding eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, diabetes-related vision complications and inherited retinal diseases like retinitis pigmentosa. You’ll see: thanks to generous donors, research discoveries include anti-VEGF eye injections for AMD and the first sight restoring gene therapy for an inherited retinal disease are transforming lives. Fighting Blindness Canada is known for: Comic Vision, Cycle for Sight, and Ride for Sight fundraising events, and our mission programs including Vision Quest and Vision Health Information Line.

Information: 1-800-461-3331 or https://www.fightingblindness.ca/ for the latest in vision research.

Heart and Stroke Foundation

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The Heart and Stroke Foundation is dedicated to reducing the incidence of disability and death resulting from heart disease and stroke. It is estimated that 40 per cent of Canadians will be affected by heart disease or stroke. The Foundation works to reduce this number through research, education and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.

Information: 1-888-473-4636 or http://www.heartandstroke.ca/

Huntington Society of Canada

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The Huntington Society of Canada is a national network of volunteers and professionals united in the fight against Huntington disease (HD) since 1973.  The Society maximizes the quality of life for people living with HD by delivering services; enabling others to understand the disease; and furthering research into treatments to slow and prevent Huntington disease.

Information: 1-800-998-7398 or http://www.huntingtonsociety.ca

Kidney Cancer Canada

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Kidney Cancer Canada was formed in 2006 by patients for patients.  We are the only Canadian charitable support and advocacy organization focused exclusively on kidney cancer. Our mission is to improve the lives of those affected by kidney cancer across Canada.  Working closely with patients, caregivers, doctors, researchers and leading experts across the country we provide a lifeline for patients and families touched by this disease by providing information and support – advocating for access to quality care and necessary treatments – promoting and supporting vital research that will help prevent and treat kidney cancer.  Join the Kidney Cancer Canada community and get the support, resources and help you need.

Information: 1-866-598-7166 or http://www.kidneycancercanada.ca

 The Kidney Foundation of Canada

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The Kidney Foundation of Canada is the national volunteer organization committed to eliminating the burden of kidney disease through:

  • Funding and stimulating innovative research for better treatments and a cure;
  • Providing education and support to prevent kidney disease in those at risk and empower those with kidney disease to optimize their health status;
  • Advocating for improved access to high quality health care;
  • Increasing public awareness and commitment to advancing kidney health and organ donation.

Information: 1-800-361-7494 or http://www.kidney.ca

The Lung Association

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For over 100 years, The Canadian Lung Association has been dedicated to its mission of promoting and improving lung health for all Canadians. A non-profit and volunteer-based health charity, The Lung Association depends on donations from the public to support lung health research, education, prevention and advocacy.

Information: 1-888-566-LUNG or http://www.lung.ca

MitoCanada

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MitoCanada relies on the generous support of our volunteers, donors, and partners to help fulfill our mission to get one step closer every day to a cure for mitochondrial disease by supporting research and families to succeed. We provide diagnosed individuals, their families and caregivers with the knowledge and support they need to improve quality of life, while raising public awareness of the disease and advancing Canadian research activities.

Information: 1-877-708-6486 (MITO) or https://mitocanada.org/

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

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The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. It is the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services. The mission of the MS Society is: To be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.

Information: 1-800-268-7582 or http://www.mssociety.ca

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

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Muscular Dystrophy Canada is a not-for-profit organization committed to finding a cure for neuromuscular disorders through well funded research. Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s dedicated volunteers and staff across the country raise funds to enhance the lives of those affected by over 150 different kinds of neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources.

Information: 1-866-687-2538 or http://www.muscle.ca

Osteoporosis Canada           

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Osteoporosis Canada was established in 1982 as the first national organization in the world serving those with osteoporosis.  It remains the only national, charitable organization in Canada dedicated to those who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures. Osteoporosis Canada’s vision is a Canada without osteoporotic fractures. At least one in three women and one in five men will suffer an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime. Over 80% of all fractures after age 50 are caused by osteoporosis. Yet fewer than 20% of fracture patients will be assessed for osteoporosis and receive appropriate treatment if necessary. Osteoporosis Canada is committed to closing this care gap by:

  • Education and increased awareness of the relationship between osteoporosis and fractures
  • Creating and improving post fracture care programs
  • Recommending a comprehensive approach to fracture risk assessment and treatment, if appropriate, to reduce the risk of re-fracture.

Information: 1-800-463-6842 or http://www.osteoporosis.ca

Ovarian Cancer Canada

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Ovarian Cancer Canada is the only registered Canadian charity whose mission is to overcome ovarian cancer, providing leadership by:

  • Supporting women living with the disease and their families
  • Raising awareness in the general public and with health care professionals
  • Funding research to develop early detection techniques, improved treatment and, ultimately, a cure

Information: 1-877-413-7970 or http://www.ovariancanada.org

Parkinson Canada 

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Parkinson Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson’s disease. From diagnosis to discovery, serving our stakeholders since 1965, the organization provides education, advocacy and support services to individuals and health care professionals in communities coast to coast to coast. The National Research Program funds innovative research to search for better treatments and a cure.  Parkinson Canada is an accredited organization under the Imagine Canada Standards Program.

Information:  1-800-565.3000 or www.parkinson.ca and  www.ParkinsonClinicalGuidelines.ca

 

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