About Us

The ALS Society of Alberta is a non-profit organization dedicated to making each day the best possible day for people living with and affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). It is the only non-profit organization in Alberta that provides support to those affected by the disease, and is the largest donor per-capita to the national ALS research program.

The provincial office is located in Calgary and an additional office is located in Edmonton. The Society provides services in the Northwest Territories when required. The ALS Society of Alberta is a member of the Federation of the ALS Societies across Canada.

Board of Directors

The ALS Society of Alberta is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the work of the Society and for its standing in the community. The Board actively pursues the mission, goals and objectives of the Society. 

The Society holds its Annual General Meeting in May of each year to approve the organization's audited financial statements for the prior year, elect the members of the Board, and manage any general matters or changes. Directors are elected to serve a one-year term. 

If you would like to participate with the Board of Directors, please contact our provincial office. 

Chair: Tara Pentney
Vice Chair: Nancy Lyzaniwski
Treasurer: Gord Banting
Secretary: Jim Robinson
Director: Heather Haddow
Director: Cathy Martin
Director: Kimberly Howard
Executive Director: Karen Caughey

Contact Us 

Calgary Office
7874 10 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 8W1

Phone: 403-228-3857 | Toll Free: 1-888-309-1111
Fax: 403-228-7752 | Email: info@alsab.ca

Edmonton Office
5418 97 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 5C1

Phone: 780-487-0754 | Toll Free: 1-866-447-0754
Fax: 780-486-3604 | Email: societynorth@alsab.ca

To access our staff directory, click here


Our mission is to make each day the best possible day for people living with and affected by ALS. 

We achieve this by: 

  • providing support

  • facilitating the provision of care

  • promoting awareness

  • helping find a cure

  • advocating for change

Values and Guiding Principles

Respect - we respect the rights, responsibilities and uniqueness of all people with whom we work and to those who receive services from the ALS Society of Alberta.  

Caring - we demonstrate compassion by listening and providing responsive and practical support. 

Service - we serve the needs of people affected by ALS in a fair and equitable manner. We are committed to the continuous improvement of our Society for the betterment of people affected by ALS. 

Accountability - we are responsible for our decisions and actions on behalf of the Society. We demonstrate due diligence in fulfilling our commitments to people living with ALS, their families and friends, our volunteers, donors and all others who help us support people living with ALS. 

Passion - we demonstrate a strong, emotional enthusiasm in our endeavours to make a positive difference in the lives of people affected by ALS. We communicate this enthusiasm to encourage others to share in our vision. 

Quality of Life - we strive to make each day the best possible day for people living with and affected by ALS by providing the highest level of support and services possible.