Assists people with ALS by providing access to information, referrals, home visits, equipment, assistive technology, support groups and education. As well they are involved in awareness, advocacy and ALS research.
The Alzheimer Society provides support, information and education to people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, families, physicians and health-care providers.
Offers support , information and education to people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and their caregivers in the Calgary area.
Assists with service coordination, provides information and hosts support groups for those affected by an acquired brain injury, including family members and caregivers.
The Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) is a survivor-directed, national network of organizations and individuals. CBCN is a national link between all groups and individuals concerned about breast cancer, and represents the concerns of all Canadians affected by breast cancer and those at risk.
Funds research on all types of cancer, provides the public with comprehensive information about cancer and risk reduction, advocates for healthy public policy, and offers supportive care services to cancer patients, family members and friends.
A nation-wide voluntary organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports people experiencing mental illness. There are local chapters the bigger Alberta municipalities.
The Canadian Liver Foundations mandate is to promote liver health and to reduce the incidence and impact of all liver disease. They work through volunteer chapters across the country to improve public awareness and understanding of liver health and liver disease, raise funds for research and reach out to liver disease patients and their families.
Provides information on different types of epilepsy and seizures on their website, as well as information specific to children and teens. They also have downloadable brochures about seizures in different age groups and treatment options. Provides tips on living with epilepsy and understanding epilepsy.
Provides peer support, support groups, referrals, advocacy and recreational programs for people with Epilepsy or parents of someone with Epilepsy. Also provides information and resources about epilepsy.
Offices in Calgary and Red Deer. Provides a variety of support programs for people with epilepsy and community education programs. They provide information counselling, support groups, advocacy and courses about epilepsy.
Provides information about heart disease, stroke, healthy lifestyles, research and statistics. Their Resource Centre contains a wide variety of printed literature and a video lending library. Offers numerous educational programs, such as Living With Stroke – an interactive program developed for stroke survivors and their caregivers.
The Huntington Society of Canada aspires for a world free from Huntington disease. The Society maximizes the quality of life of people living with HD by: Delivering services; Enabling others to understand the disease and; Furthering research to slow and to prevent Huntington disease.
Assists to help kidney patients locate the information and resources they need to learn more about how they can manage kidney disease, and the impact it has on their lives. Regardless of where you live in Canada, these services are available to you. The Kidney Foundation promotes a better understanding of kidney disease and of support and resources available to all patients.
The only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services for people with MS and their families. Has a provincial office in Edmonton, where they provide information and resources for people living with or affected by MS.
Muscular Dystrophy Canada is a not-for-profit organization committed to finding a cure for neuromuscular disorders through well funded research. Muscular Dystrophy Canada delivers a variety of programs within 5 key areas of service: Education; Information; Advocacy; Support; and Equipment.
Parkinson Alberta is here to help people living with Parkinson’s, their family, friends and caregivers through Support Services and Education. The Society provides service to central and northern Alberta including: Edmonton, Camrose, Westlock, Wetaskiwin, Lloydminster, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Grande Prairie, Stony Plain and Spruce Grove.
Offers a variety of information and programs that work to: raise awareness and educate the public to help reduce stigma and discrimination, support families and individuals, advocate for legislative change and improved treatment and services, and support research through the SSC Foundation and other independent efforts.
Assists persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self reliance and full community participation. Offers peer counselling and support, vocational/employment services, information services and rehabilitation counselling. Has an online message board.