Plan for Parkinson’s

Parkinson Canada is asking for $100 million over five years to develop a Plan for Parkinson’s that addresses the following priority areas:

  • Invest $30 million in the Canadian Open Parkinson Network (C-OPN) to accelerate research discoveries in the cause, treatment, and ultimately a cure for Parkinson’s
  • Increase the skilled Parkinson’s workforce to promote early diagnosis and improve access to specialized multidisciplinary care
  • Ensure Parkinson’s treatments and therapies are affordable and available
  • Improve access to care partner resources and supports
  • Increase access to evidence-based community programs that improve quality of life
  • Ensure access to palliative care and end-of-life options

Join our efforts to help share the Plan for Parkinson’s with policymakers by downloading our advocacy toolkit here.

Did You Know?

Parkinson’s is the
fastest-growing
neurological condition
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.


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.

Together, with one voice, we are making a difference.

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. 3343