Coronavirus Update for the Parkinson Canada Community

Updated: March 2, 2020 The safety, health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and clients is our top priority. Parkinson Canada continues to monitor developments involving the coronavirus (now referred to as COVID-19). We take guidance on health matters from our federal, provincial and local health authorities, including our partners at local Public Health (such as Toronto Public Health, Ottawa … Read More

Dr. Karen Lee – Parkinson Canada’s Next President & Chief Executive Officer

As Chair of the Board of Parkinson Canada, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Karen Lee as President and Chief Executive Officer to take effect on April 1, 2020. This appointment follows last year’s announcement by Joyce Gordon, Parkinson Canada’s current CEO, that she plans to retire in the first quarter of 2020. Dr. Lee holds an … Read More

Join Us in November–Parkinson’s Conferences start this weekend in Ontario

TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2019 – Parkinson Canada, the definitive voice for the Parkinson community in Canada, is pleased to offer the following educational events, in Toronto, Hamilton and London, Ontario this month. These informative sessions are created for people with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and families; the healthcare community; students in healthcare studies and the media. RSVP preferred—seating is limited so … Read More

New guideline for Parkinson’s disease aims for clear communication and standardized care for the Parkinson’s community. Includes new non-motor, palliative care, and treatment advances

(Toronto, ON—September 9, 2019) A comprehensive new Canadian Guideline for Parkinson Disease, 2nd Edition, provides practical guidance for physicians, allied health professionals, people with Parkinson’s and families on disease management. CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal published the new guideline accompanied by an easy-to-reference infographic and podcast. Parkinson’s is a debilitating, progressive neurological disease that affects quality of life for … Read More

Dr. Susan Fox Appointed Division Director for Neurology

Parkinson Canada is pleased to recognize Dr. Susan Fox on her recent appointment as the new Division Director of Neurology for the Department of Medicine at University Health Network and Sinai Health System, effective August 1, 2019. Dr. Fox has served on many grant review committees, journal editorial boards and advisory boards, and serves as chair of Parkinson Canada’s Medical … Read More

Parkinson Canada Showcases Excellence through Continued Accreditation from Imagine Canada

(Toronto, June 20, 2019) Parkinson Canada is pleased to announce that it is accredited since 2013 under the rigorous Imagine Canada Standards Program for demonstrating excellence in five areas of operations. “Parkinson Canada is proud of our continued accreditation as one of 240 organizations in good standing in the Imagine Canada Standards Program,” says Joyce Gordon, CEO of Parkinson Canada. “We … Read More

Merck reports actual and anticipated drug shortage and discontinuation of certain formulations

UPDATED April 3, 2019 Parkinson Canada is aware of the current status of actual and anticipated Sinemet® shortages and the discontinuation of Sinemet® CR. Merck Canada informed Drug Shortages Canada with new information on April 3, 2019, of supply constraints related to all Sinemet® products available in Canada and the discontinuation of Sinemet CR®. Visit for the current status. … Read More

Parkinson Canada targets gaps in services and treatments

TORONTO, ON, March 26, 2019—Whether you are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s or the care partner to someone in their third decade of living with this life-changing disease, timely information, care and treatments makes the difference between living well and experiencing hardship. This April, during Parkinson Awareness Month, Parkinson Canada wants Canadians to know that they can now access tools and resources … Read More