Regional conference on ALS: Estrie @ Centre de réadaptation Estrie
Nov 29 @ 13:00 – 16:45
Regional conference on ALS: Estrie @ Centre de réadaptation Estrie | Sherbrooke | Québec | Canada

Better understand amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Conference for people living with ALS, their loved ones and healthcare professionals 

Location:  Centre de réadaptation Estrie, La chapelle du Complexe St-Vincent, room 1043, 300, King Est, Sherbrooke, J1G 1B1
Time: 1pm to 4:45pm
Registration: Elizabeth Barbosa  514 725-2653 ext. 103 or


1pm : Brief presentation on the services provided by the ALS Society of Québec
1:15pm to 2:30pm : “
Understanding ALS” with  Dr. Sylvie Gosselin, neurologist , CHUS Sherbrooke
3pm to 4:45pm:
Support group for people touched by ALS

Support group – Laurentides @ Centre Culturel Louis St-Laurent
Nov 30 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Support group - Laurentides @ Centre Culturel Louis St-Laurent | Lorraine | Québec | Canada

You are invited to join one of our open support groups: there will be one for people with ALS and another for caregivers. Coffee, juice and snacks will be offered. You may bring a cold lunch.

Holiday Brunch – Montreal @ Le Living Room
Dec 2 @ 11:30 – 15:00
Holiday Brunch - Montreal @ Le Living Room | Mont-Royal | Québec | Canada

A 70’s disco Christmas!

This year, get yourself glammed up in 70s style and get ready to boogie on down at our dazzling Disco Christmas event– a spectacular afternoon is guaranteed with a sumptuous lunch, followed by fabulous music and entertainment. Fun prizes to be won! Entertainment and surprises await you!

Places are limited: Please reserve as soon as possible with Elizabeth Barbosa by email ( or telephone at 1 877 725-7725 or 514 725-2653 ext.:103

To facilitate your participation and access to our activities, please contact us!

Support Group by NOVA West Island
Dec 4 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Support Group by NOVA West Island @ Beaconsfield | Québec | Canada

ALS caregiver support Group

In partnership with Nova West Island and with the generous support of the Tony Proudfoot Fund, monthly meetings are organized with fellow ALS caregivers to discuss some of the challenges each are facing. Although each person engages according to their comfort level, caregivers are encouraged to participate by sharing their personal experiences with others who are in a similar situation.

When: The 1st Monday of every month from 6-8 pm

Where: 447 Beaconsfield Blvd. Beaconsfield, H9W 4C2

Nova West Island will provide free of charge:

  • Two experienced home care nurses to facilitate the group
  • Health Care Aides, for home support, [in our catchment area] to facilitate the caregivers attendance at the meetings

Possible topics and guest speakers:

  • Home adaptation
  • Community resources
  • Insurance coverage
  • Compassionate Benefits
  • Spiritual guidance
  • Social worker/Family Therapist
  • Children Support

For more information or to register, please contact Viviane Schami at 514-695-8335, ext. 209 or e-mail

Workshop on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for caregivers @ ALS Society of Quebec
Dec 13 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Workshop on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for caregivers @ ALS Society of Quebec | Mount Royal | Quebec | Canada

Are you the caregiver of a person with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis? Do you want to learn basic and simple techniques to know how to intervene in emergency situations?

We invite you to an interactive seminar on cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017. The workshop will be led by Jacques Durand who has been a first aid trainer for 20 years. His tailor-made training will cover multiple topics such as taking charge of emergency situations, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and how to respond in the event of choking. A question period will also be offered during the workshop. This training aims to equip its participants, with the goal of improving the quality of life and feelings of safety of caregivers.

Beverages and snacks included.
Free parking
Travel and respite expenses can be reimbursed as needed

Location: ALS Society of Quebec, 5415 Paré, office #200, Mount-Royal, H4P 1P7
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Registration and information: Nadine : 514 725-2653 ext. 106 /


Please note that a maximum of 12 people can participate in this workshop. The workshop could be canceled due to insufficient registration.