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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

Signatures - A Taste Test of London's Best is back!  - Join us on Monday, June 16 at Budweiser Gardens for lunch and taste test some of London's best signature dishes.  Click here for more information.  Click here to register.

 Forum – 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.


The Parkinson's Update - Issue 59 will be going out this week.  Click here for an online copy.


The Regional Parkinson's Conference is just around the corner.  Join us on May 14, 2014 in Chatham for great day of education with Dr. Penny MacDonald, Angela Roberts-South, Dr. Quincy Almeida and Dee Preikschas-Brown.  Click here for more information and to register.

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 the list of upcoming webinars, please click here or visit 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


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. 

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



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.