Entries by Roxanne Goulet

Canada’s rising starts in ALS research

Canada’s rising stars in ALS research receive more than $1 million from the ALS Canada Research Program and Brain Canada Three young investigators are pursuing ALS research thanks to funds raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge and matched by Brain Canada with financial support from Health Canada The generosity of Canadians has helped three early-career […]

16th Edition of the Walk for ALS in Montreal: a success that goes far!

Montreal, September 18th 2016- Today, nearly 1,000 participants gathered at the Parc Maisonneuve for the 16th edition of the Walk for ALS in Montreal in support of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of Quebec. Families touched by the disease, volunteers and researchers have walked 4km and contributed to the huge success of this Walk. […]

Better plan your care with new medical guidelines

WEBINAR On September 7th 2016, Me Danielle Chalifoux, President of l’Institut de Planification des Soins, provided our members with precious advice in order to help them better plan their medical care. If you didn’t get the chance to attend this conference (in french) from The Caregiver Network, a recording of this webinar is also available […]

Pierre Madore: “We must act”

It was necessary to do more Being a pharmacist for 33 years, my profession led me to get very involved in the community. Seeing that our government did not meet the growing demand for services and healthcare, I told myself that it was necessary to do more. A friend and I created a team who participated […]

The Chantal Lanthier Award

“The Chantal Lanthier Award is to be awarded to a volunteer whose remarkable contribution to our mission makes them an inspiration to others. Since her diagnosis, Chantal has advocated, heart and soul, for the rights of people living with ALS and their caregivers. This award was created to act as a perpetual reminder of her profound humanity, which has touched so many of us.”

Chantale Grenon-Nyenhuis

It’s hard to believe that between working full-time, packing lunches, and going to hockey practices, a mother of four would add “VOLUNTEERING” in big letters to her calendar. Yet, Chantale Grenon-Nyenhuis continues to grab her brightest, boldest pen each month, and add the word which is so meaningful to her.

Justine Martineau

Between homework, exams, friends, and family, it may seem unimaginable for a 17 year old teenager to find time to volunteer. But for a cause that is close to her heart, Justine Martineau manages to do just that and in a remarkable way.

Ron Williams

Ron Williams is among the few who prefer meeting face to face instead of communicating via email. In his leather-covered black briefcase, he safeguards pamphlets, articles, and promotional posters – all evidence of his many charitable achievements. He exudes pride and a profound consideration for the world around him.

Mylène Duchesneau

Mylène Duchesneau knows the importance of giving time for a cause that is dear to her heart. As a professional graphic designer, she understands the value of donating her time and skills, much to the pleasure of the ALS Society.