Cut-A-Thon for Parkinson's
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario
4500 Blakie Road, Unit 117
Expert Webinar Series are sessions specifically designed for professionals who treat Parkinson's and movement disorder patients. These interactive sessions will be led by Canada's leading Parkinson's experts. For the list of upcoming webinars, please click here or visit www.parkinsonclinicalguidelines.ca/education fi aaa
First-Time Donor's Super Credit (FDSC) - The budget proposes to introduce a temporary supplement to the existing non-refundable tax credit for charitable donations by individuals. Click here to find out more.
Class action proceeding in regards to Requip (generic name ropinirole hydrochloride) has been certified in Ontario.All persons resident in Canada (except the province of Quebec) who were prescribed this treatment and who have Impulse Control Disorders may qualify as a Class Member. Individuals with Parkinson’s who wish to participate in the process must fill out a questionnaire which is available at www.thomsonrogers.com
CALL TO ACTION - Support Bill 127 and Help Put an End to Genetic Discrimination On November 4, 2013, Mike Colle, MPP for the riding of Eglinton-Lawrence, re-introduced Private Member’s Bill 127, the Human Rights Code Amendment Act (Genetic Characteristics), 2013, that if passed, would amend Ontario’s Human Rights Code to include “genetic characteristics” as prohibited grounds for discrimination.
Currently, Canadians are experiencing discrimination from employment, insurance and disability policies based on their genetic information. There is a genetic form of Parkinson’s disease that impacts a small percentage of the population; and people with a family history of Parkinson’s are being denied coverage. This is genetic discrimination and it is unfair and unjust.
For more information on the Internation Congress on Non-Motor Dysfunctions in Parkinson's Disease and related disorders, please click here.
Ontario Trillium Foundation Support for Communications Position Thanks to a $163,200 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, The Parkinson Societies of Ontario will work collaboratively to improve communications about Parkinson’s disease and access to our programs and services.
The Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease is a publication that was issued with the aim of creating a consistent standard for diagnosing and treating Parkinson’s for the first time in Canada. These guidelines were designed for a broad range of health professionals to ensure they have a detailed understanding of Parkinson’s, and will enable all practitioners to work effectively to improve the course of their treatment for patients and clients. For more information and to view the guidelines, click here.