Since well over 75% of people who are living with Parkinson's are 65 and over, many of the people who benefit from our services and programs are seniors.
In partnership with our local offices, chapters and support groups, Parkinson Canada provides educational workshops, conferences, seminars, a toll-free National Information and Referral line, printed resources, and supportive services in both of Canada's official languages.
We have currently 122 support groups across Canada to help ease the burden for so many Canadians who are living with Parkinson's.
Our advocacy initiatives are helping to change policy at all levels of government and are helping identify new voices to speak out on behalf of people living with Parkinson's.
Improving the lives of Canadians living with Parkinson's is a constant motivator guiding Parkinson Canada's advocacy efforts.
Education is a core priority to ensure that Canadians living with Parkinson's are well informed about the disease helping them to lead better quality lives. We also provide much needed educational support to health care workers across Canada.
Research holds the key to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson Canada's vision is to provide better life with a brighter future for Canadians living with Parkinson's today and a world without Parkinson's tomorrow. Through supportive research we expect to make our vision a reality.
Since 1981, Parkinson Canada through its National Research Program has invested more than $29 million into research. This has led to the funding of more than 552 awards, fellowships, grants, and specialized medical training for doctors in the diagnosis and management of the disease, helping to meet the growing need. Parkinson Canada is the largest non-Government funder of Parkinson's research in Canada.
Researchers working in Canada explore promising leads in the origin; progression and treatment of Parkinson's to unlock the mysteries of the disease. With a focus on seed grants to support innovative research which can potentially lead to new findings and improve our understanding of the causes, progression, and complications of Parkinson's disease, and how to treat it, our research approach is serving to advance collective knowledge - while continuing to search for the elusive cure.
Parkinson Canada is one of just over 150 charities accredited by the Imagine Canada's Standards program, recognizing a quality of excellence in our governance, financial accountability and transparency. We continue to make it our goal to follow the Imagine Canada standards so we can provide the best service and support to Canadians living with Parkinson's.
A better life today for people living with Parkinson's; a world without Parkinson's tomorrow.
Our mission is to transform the lives of people living with Parkinson's. We do this through:
Research leading to the end of Parkinson's
Advocacy bringing the voices of Parkinson's to the forefront
Support helping people living with Parkinson's live well through education.