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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


  New Drug Treatments Available for Parkinson's Disease Webinar takes place October 22, 2014 featuring Dr. Anthony Lang and Dr. David Grimes.  Click here for more information.

Save the Date - The Fall Parkinson's Regional Conference takes place October 29, 2014 at St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo.  The conference is designed to give information and support to people living and working with Parkinson's.  Our professional speakers are dedicated to helping people live better with Parkinson's. Check the website on August 15, 2014 to register. 

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 The Forum is currently unavailable.  If you are interested in joining the forum or have ideas on how you would like to see it improved, please call 1-888-851-7376 or email


Parkinson's Awareness Month  -  On April 1, 2014 statements about Parkinson's were made at Queen's Park launching Parkinson's Awareness Month. To read the transcript of the proceedings, please click here.


February 2014: Request for Personal Stories   -  Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario is asking our community to share their personal story of how they have been affected by genetic discrimination. More ...


 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 more information, visit  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


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; people with a family history of Parkinson’s are being denied coverage. This is genetic discrimination and it is unfair. 

To read more and find out how you can help, please click here.



For more information on the International 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.