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Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

4500 Blakie Road, Unit 117
London, Ontario
N6L 1G5



1-888-851-7376Toll Free

(519) 652-9437London

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Welcome to
Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario


Thank You for being part of the Parkinson SuperWalk - Hundreds of family members, friends and colleagues walked together to raise funds that supports critical research and helps to provide essential programs to help the 10,000 individuals living with Parkinson's in Southwestern Ontario. It's not too late to donate!

With the Federal election on the horizon now is the time to see where the candidates stand on issues that affect those with Parkinson's. The April federal budget increased the length of the Compassionate Care Benefit from six weeks to six months, but the benefit is only accessible to caregivers who are supporting a dying family member.  Click here for more information.

MARK THE DATE:  2015 Fall Regional Parkinson's Conference will be held on October 28 at The Hellenic Centre in London.  Click here for more details.

Bill C-68 - A good first step for genetic fairness but not far enough. Click here for more information.

SHARE YOUR STORY: Compassionate Care EI Benefit for Caregivers - On April 21 2015, the Parkinson community saw a big win in caregiver support reflected in the budget through the expansion of the Compassionate Care EI benefits from six weeks to six months. Click here to find out more.

Research Study - Dr. Penny MacDonald with The Brain and Mind Institute at Western University is currently seeking individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's as well as other volunteers to participate in a research study on training of attention, memory and thinking.  Click here to find out more.

What is the Portland Countdown? - In preparation for the 4th World Parkinson Congress in Portland in 2016, two highly experienced journalists (who are also living with Parkinson's) survey the landscape of Parkinson's disease research and treatment by interviewing neuroscientists, neurologists, and people with Parkinson's (PwP). These FREE series of 15 thirty-minute podcasts will not only address common questions asked by PwP, but will also serve as a primer on the biomedical research currently underway.  Click here for more information.

Caregivers - Tell us what information and topics are important and interesting to you so that we can develop targeted resources to make your job easier. Click here to find out more.

Celebrate Year of the Brain in 2015 - Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario has joined a host of other organizations across Southwestern Ontario to raise awareness of the brain during 2015. To find out more or to attend an event,  Click here.

London Lightning - At the December 18, 2014 game the winning 50/50 ticket number was announced but not claimed.  If you think you have the winning number, please call 519-652-9437.

New Canadian Study on Parkinson's Disease - The National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions has been completed. Click here to learn more and to read the report yourself.

Become a Parkinson's Ambassador! - Parkinson Society Ontario (PSO) is currently recruiting representatives from federal ridings across Ontario to join our National Advocacy Network as Parkinson's Ambassadors.  You can be a champion in your community by being the voice for Canadians with Parkinson's.  Click here for more information.

Were you unable to participate in a conference or webinar?  Good news - we have material from past conferences and webinars.  To find out more, click here.

Bill 21 Passes Final Vote: A Step in the Right Direction - Parkinson Society is pleased to announce that Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendments Act (Leaves to Help Families), passed the third reading with all party support in the Ontario Legislature. The legislation will allow caregivers to focus their attention on what matters most - providing care to their loved ones - without the fear of losing their job. To continue reading, please click here.

The Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease  is a publication that was issued for the first time in Canada with the aim of creating a consistent standard for diagnosing and treating Parkinson's. 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.