What is ALS?

ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) is a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed.
Every day two or three Canadians die of the disease.

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Sunday June 14th, 2015

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June - Sept 2015

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Thursday June 18th, 2015

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ALS Society of Alberta

2nd Annual ALS Society of Alberta's Research Forum

The ALS Society of Alberta is pleased to invite you to our free Research Forum featuring experts in the ALS Research field from across the province and the country. Come and hear about the current ALS research from the experts themselves. This is a free event and we encourage anyone who is interested in the advancements being made in the ALS research field to attend.

Please RSVP as space is limited.

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We're having our Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting Invite

Please accept this as an invitation to our Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Night being held on Thursday May 28th! Space is limited so please RSVP early if you would like to come!

We are excited to announce that this year Edmonton will be joining us via SKYPE!! Isn't technology fun?! If you are in the Edmonton Area and would like to attend the celebrations please contact Brenda at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details about the event.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!



The Compassionate Care Benefit Gets Extended

We received good news today from the Government of Canada Budget 2015 announcement.  The Compassionate Care Benefit has been officially extended from six to 26 weeks. This is a really important step forward to support caregivers who are caring for a loved one at home. We thank the federal government for their commitment to the extension of the CCB.


Read more: The Compassionate Care Benefit Gets Extended


Are you a Volunteer?

The ALS Society of Alberta is looking for volunteers to help our WALK Committees. Every year, with the support of the Society, volunteers put on fabulous walks all across Alberta. We really do have great volunteers, and we wouldn’t be able to have these walks without them!

Edmonton, Camrose and Red Deer have a current need for more volunteers to help with their upcoming WALKs. From being on the committee to just volunteering the day of the event, there are opportunities for every variation of volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering, or would just like more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We really do have the best volunteers, and we hope to see YOU soon!


Exciting Announcement!


The ALS Society of Alberta is delighted to announce a wonderful new partnership! Mikael Backlund of the Calgary Flames has chosen the ALS Society of Alberta as one of his charities of choice!

Read more: Exciting Announcement!


#IceBucketChallenge for ALS

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Thank you to everyone who has participated in the #IceBucketChallenge!
We are overwhelmed at the amount of awareness and fundraising support we have received!

Read more: #IceBucketChallenge for ALS


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ALS Society of Alberta
#250, 4723 - 1 Street SW Calgary,
AB Canada T2G 4Y8

Phone: 1(403)228-3857  
Fax: 1(403)228-7752  
Toll-Free: 1(888)309-1111  
E-mail: info@alsab.ca