Parkinson's &
On-Line Resources
in Canada

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Topic 30: parkinson's & canadian on-line resource links
This site contains education and research URL's bookmarked by a Parkinson's patient. Nothing you read in these pages should be considered an endorsement or medical advice.

National Parkinson's Society

Parkinson's Society Canada
Suite 316
4211 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M2P-2A9
Tel: 1-416-227-9700
Toll Free: (National) 1-800-565-3000
Fax: 416-227-9600

Parkinson's Post quarterly magazine for Canadians
Call 1-800-565-3000 to receive a sample copy

Parkinson Society Canada is pleased to release "A Manual for People Living with Parkinson's Disease" - This new 136 page publication offers detailed Canadian information on numerous subjects.

To order a free copy of "A Manual for People Living with Parkinson's", please call 1-800-565-3000, ext. 245

Regional Partners

Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson's Centre Society
813 Darwin Avenue,
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8X-2X7
Sandra Bitz - Executive Director
Sandra is available by phone at 250-475-6677
from Monday through Friday.
Maureen Matthew - Parkinson Program Coordinator
Maureen is available by phone or appointment from
Monday through Thursday by contacting the agency
Tel: 250-475-6677
Fax: 250-475-6619
General Inquiries

Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC)
Suite 600 - 890 West Pender Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C-1J9

Lois Raphael - Executive Director

Carmen Dyck - Coordinator of Support Services

Lori Francisco - Manager Marketing & Communications

Tel: 604-662-3240
Toll Free (B.C. only) 1-800-668-3330
Fax: 604-687-1327
General Inquiries

The Parkinson's Society of Alberta (Edmonton)
Edmonton General
Room 3Y18
1111 Jasper Ave. N.W.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5K-0L4
Tel: 780-482-8993
Toll Free: 1-888-873-9801
Fax: 780-482-8969
WebSite: Parkinson's Society of Alberta

The Parkinson Society of Southern Alberta (Calgary)
480D - 36th. Ave. S.E.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2G-1W4
Judy Axelson - Executive Director
Tel: 403-243-9901
Toll Free (Alberta only) 1-800-561-1911
Fax: 403-243-8283

The Saskatchewan Parkinson Disease Foundation (Saskatoon)
3502 Taylor Street East, Suite 108B
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7H-5H9
Tel: 306-477-4242
Fax: 306-477-4243
Regina Office open two days a month
Tel: 306-545-4400 (Regina)

Parkinson's Society Manitoba
171 Donald Street, Suite 302
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3C-1M4
Tel: 204-786-2637
Toll Free (Manitoba only) 1-866-999-5558
Fax: 204-786-2327
WebSite: Parkinson's Society Manitoba

Parkinson's Resource Nurse
Tel: 204-261-3342

Young Onset Parkinson's Group of Manitoba
Wayne Buchannan 204-667-6247 after 6:00 pm

Parkinson's Society Canada
Southwestern Ontario Region
4500 Blaikie Road, Unit #117
London, Ontario, Canada N6L-1G5
Tel: 519-652-9437
Toll Free: (Ontario only) 1-888-851-7376
Fax: 519-652-9267

Parkinson's Society Canada
Central and Northern Ontario Region
4211 Yonge Street, Suite 316
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M2P-2A9
Tel: 1-416-227-9700
Toll Free: (National) 1-800-565-3000
Fax: 416-227-9600
WebSite: Central & Northern Ontario Region

Parkinson's Society Ottawa-Carleton (PSOC)
1053 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Y-4E9
Ruth Vant - Executive Director
Tel: 613-722-9238
Fax: 613-722-3241
General Inquiries
WebSite: Parkinson Society Ottawa

La Société Parkinson du Québec
Suite 402
1253 McGill College
Montreal, Québec, Canada H3B-2Y5
Tel: 514-861-4422
Toll Free: (National Francophone Line) 1-800-720-1307
Fax: 514-861-4510

Parkinson's Society Canada
Maritimes Region
5991 Spring Garden Road, Suite 290
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H-1Y6
Tel: 902-422-3656
Toll Free (NB, NS, & PEI Only) 1-800-663-2468
Fax: 902-422-3797
WebSite: Maritimes Region

Parkinson's Society Newfoundland & Labrador
The Ashley Building
31 Peet Street, Suite 219
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada A1BC-3W8
Patricia Morrissey - Executive Director
Tel: 709-754-4428
Toll Free (Nfld. / Labrador Only) 1-800-567-7020
Fax: 709-754-5868
WebSite: Newfoundland & Labrador

"Personal" WebSites

Personal Site with Parkinson's Theme & Loads of Links...
A New Voice - Janet Paterson's Site

Joe's Story

PD Surgery / Hole-In-The-Head-Gang Webpages

Parkinson's Resources on the WWWeb
Parkinson's Resources on the WWWeb

"Government of Canada" WebSites

Government of Canada Primary Internet Site (Canada Site)

Government of Canada - Directory
Are you looking for Government of Canada information? A Member of Parliament, Member of the Senate, or a public servant? An Internet address? This is the place.

Government of Canada Internet Addresses
(All the Federal HomePages for Every Dept.)

Health Canada / Santé Canada OnLine
Health Canada Latest Headlines (Eng)

Search Health Canada

Health Canada - Health Promotion

Health Canada has many online resources for health professionals, scientists, policy makers and academics.

Health Research
Health Canada is investing in research initiatives in order to support strategic, evidence-based decision making in the management of the Canadian health system.

Medical Research Council
The Medical Research Council of Canada
was replaced by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research

Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada
CIHR is Canada's premier federal agency for health research. Its objective is to excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products
and a strengthened health care system.

The Canadian Health Network (CHN) is a national, bilingual Internet-based health information service. Health Canada, its founding Partner, provides funding for CHN. Through CHN, the Canadian public and health intermediaries alike can find excellent resources from health information providers across Canada. The CHN seeks to establish itself as Canadians’ premier source of "health information you can trust."

Division of Aging and Seniors
Seniors Guide to Federal Programs and Services

Division of Aging and Seniors - Site Map

Institutional Publications: Federal Government Publications
Federal Government Publications

National Library of Canada / Bibliothèque nationale du Canada

Canadian Information By Subject - Medicine

The Government of Canada has a very powerful, but very friendly and easy to use Drug Product Database (DPD). This database allows you to search for drug products marketed in Canada. The product information includes, Brand Name, Company Name, Ingredients, Route of Administration, Pharmaceutical Form (e.g. tablet, capsule, etc.), Therapeutic Classification (i.e. medical use) and packaging information. You may search the database by Company Name, Product Name, Active Ingredient or Drug Identification Number (DIN).

"Health" WebSites

A guide to Living with Parkinsonism

Canadian Institute for Health Information (Canada's Source for Health Information)

Canada's Research Based Pharmaceutical Companies

Canada's Research Based Pharmaceutical Companies - Useful Links

Canada's Research Based Pharmaceutical Companies - Useful Links _ Neurology

Canadian Medical Association

The Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences

The Canadian Movement Disorder Group
Members across Canada from West to East

U of T Faculty of Medicine - Neurosurgery

Andres M. Lozano, M.D., Ph.D. (McGill), FRCSC

Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital

Canadian Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Institute for Safe Medication Practices - Canada

Rinfocan- Prescription Drug Information for Canadians

Drug Check - If you've ever wondered about the prescription your doctor just gave you or a drug you've heard about, this is the place to find out. How does a drug work? What are its known side effects? What can it do for me? These questions and more are answered. Uncertain about the difference between brand names and generic or common names? All medications have both generic and brand names. The brand name is what a specific manufacturer markets the product as (e.g., Tylenol®). The common name is the name of the actual medicine (e.g., acetaminophen). Most commercial products are like this. For instance, Becel® is a brand name and margarine is a generic name. Take the time to look at the label on your medication bottle. It will state the brand name, generic name, or both. It will also give important dosage information.

Pharmaceutical Companies on the Net

How you can help seniors use medication safely (pdf file - requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Getting IT Right - Patient Centred Information Technology
A Discussion Paper by BC's Physicians

Pharmaceutical Information Network (PIN)

Disability Employment Links

Links To Canadian Disability Sites

Making 50+ the best time of your life!

The Government of Canada has developed the Canadian Retirement Income Calculator to help you plan for retirement. The calculator takes you step by step through an estimate of the ongoing income you may receive throughout your retirement
Canadian Retirement Income Calculator

Canadian Forms and E-Services Online!

"British Columbia" websites

The British Columbia Ministry of Health Services

The British Columbia Health Industries Network

The British Columbia Medical Association
Go to this site and type parkinson in the SEARCH box... You will be Surprised!

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
A Legacy Of Health For The Province Of British Columbia

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Our History - Coalition For Health Research

University of British Columbia
Neurodegenerative Disorders Centre
Vancouver Hospital & Health Sciences Centre
Purdy Pavilion
2221 Westbrook Mall,
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T-2B5
Tel: 604-822-7695
Fax: 604-822-7866

UBC - Brain Research Centre

Dr. Donald Calne

Dr. A. Jon Stoessl

UBC - Grants and Awards - Neurology

TRIUMF: Positron Emission Tomography (PET)


"Advocacy" websites

The mission of the Seniors Network - BC is to provide a central advocacy body through which seniors' groups in BC, and people advocating for seniors, can discuss their concerns, take action when necessary and present their common views to various levels of government (many great links)
Seniors Network - BC

B.C. Coalition of People with Disabilities BCCPD - Education, Advocacy, and Special Projects... A province-wide, non-profit organization run by and for people with disabilities.

Join CARP - Canada's Association for the FiftyPlus (C.A.R.P.)

PharmaWatch - Working for Consumer Rights and Safe Medicines in Canada

Parkinson's Resources on the WWWeb

ORW Opportunities through Rehabilitation and Work Society

The Source, a guide to programs and services for people with disabilities living in the province of British Columbia

Th Red Book - the most complete online guide to community, social and government agencies and services across the Lower Mainland

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