Raising Your Voice on Better Access to Care
It’s time Canada had a system of care for people affected by Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s is a highly complex disease that requires a range of therapies and approaches to manage symptoms. Although there are some models of care in parts of the country for Parkinson’s, there is no consistent approach to care. You have been telling Parkinson Canada, your current care team, and government officials that wait times to diagnosis and access to multidisciplinary care are priorities. Your voice is being heard.
The average wait time for an accurate diagnosis of Parkinson’s is nearly one year, with some areas of the country being more than two years. If you’ve been through it, you know. This wait creates more anxiety, delays the start of treatments and therapies, and delays future planning for families impacted by Parkinson’s.
Join our Ambassador Network
Together, with one voice, we are making a difference.
Parkinson Canada, along with more than 200 dedicated volunteer Ambassadors, shares your concerns and has taken these to elected officials and public servants across the country. Like you, they want to improve your access to drugs, clarify your options, protect your rights and improve services to you and your family.
If you are interested in being a Parkinson’s Ambassador or have further questions about our current initiatives, please contact us either by email at advocacy@Parkinson.ca or by phone at 1-800-565-3000 ext. 3343Join our Ambassador Network
Did You Know?
Parkinson’s is the
in the world
The average wait time to
see a specialist for diagnosis
of Parkinson’s in Canada
is 11 months
and in some regions
the wait is 2+ years
The economic burden of Parkinson’s disease in Canada is $1.21 billion.