Learn how Parkinson Canada is helping the community through its programs and services for people at any stage of the Parkinson’s journey.
Parkinson’s is a lifelong, incurable brain disease that occurs when brain cells involved in mobility and co-ordination fail. As a result, symptoms slowly worsen, and new ones develop over time.
More than 100,000 Canadians live with Parkinson’s, and that number is expected to increase substantially. There is currently no cure, but living well with Parkinson’s is still possible.
At Parkinson Canada, people living with Parkinson’s are at the centre of everything we do. We empower the Parkinson’s community through tailored programs and services, innovative research, and raising the voice of Canadians impacted by Parkinson’s.
Parkinson Canada has just released the Every Victory Counts® Canadian Edition — a manual for Canadians affected by Parkinson’s. This special edition contains Canadian-specific statistics, references to medications approved by Health Canada, information on long-term care, legal and financial planning, and more.