For over 25 years, HealthPartners and its 16 leading Canadian health charities have been working together to create healthy workplaces and communities.
The ALS Society of Canada is dedicated to supporting research towards a cure or effective treatment for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The Society funds research into the cause and cure, promotes education and awareness, and provides patient, family and caregiver support. This disease affects approximately 3,000 Canadians.
Information: 1-800-267-4257 or www.als.ca
More than 700,000 Canadians are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia today. This number is expected to top 1.4 million by 2031. While age remains the biggest risk factor, dementia can occur in people as early as age 40. A cure has yet to be found but early diagnosis can help families living with dementia make the most of available treatments and support. The Alzheimer Society offers a range of programs and services, including education, support and counseling at every stage of the disease, and across Canada.
Information: 1-800-616-8816 or www.alzheimer.ca
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Every day, the Canadian Cancer Society – Quebec Division works to save more lives. With the support of thousands of Quebecers, donors and volunteers, we fight to prevent more cancers, enable our researchers to make more discoveries, and help more people touched by the disease.
Information: 514 255-5151 / 1-888-939-3333 or www.cancer.ca
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The Canadian Diabetes Association is a volunteer-based organization promoting the health of Canadians through diabetes research, education, service and advocacy. Diabetes can slowly damage blood vessels in the body, resulting in serious complications, such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, and nerve damage. Over nine million Canadians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Information: 1-800-226-8464 or www.diabetes.ca
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Canadian Hemophilia Society – Quebec Chapter
Our mission is to improve the health status and quality of life of people with an hereditary bleeding disorder as well as the people affected by the consequences of a contaminated blood transfusion.
Our five areas of intervention:
Provide accessibility to care and optimal medical services to all people with bleeding disorders.
Defend, by constant vigilance, the interests of affected people.
Provide support and education of members and healthcare professionals, as well as in sensitizing the general public to our cause.
Develop partnerships and work with the hemophilia community at both international and national levels to share expertise available and thus improve the services and programs offered locally, but also in all regions of the world.
Information: 514 848-0666 or 1 877 870-0666 or www.hemophilia.ca
For the sake of all people from Quebec living with or at risk of liver disease, we:
- promote liver health;
- raise public awareness and understanding of liver disease;
- raise funds for research;
- provide support to patients and their families;
- advocate for improved standards for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of liver disease.
Information: (514) 876-4170 or www.liver.ca
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which are chronic digestive disorders of the small and large intestines. They are also referred to as Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD. More than 200,000 Canadians of all ages suffer from these disorders.
Information: 514 342-0666 / 1800 461-4683 or crohnsandcolitis.ca
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Cystic Fibrosis Canada is dedicated to finding a cure or control for cystic fibrosis (CF), an inherited, fatal disorder affecting the lungs and digestive system. Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s programs have contributed to dramatic improvements in survival of Canadians with CF. In the 1960s, most children with cystic fibrosis did not live long enough to attend kindergarten; today, half of all Canadians with CF are expected to live into their 40s and beyond.
Information:1-800-378-2233 or www.cysticfibrosis.ca
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Give children and youth the best start for a long, healthy life
Empower Canadians to live healthy lives
Enable faster, better cardiac emergency response and treatment
Enable faster, better stroke response and treatment
Enhance support for survivors, families and caregivers
Information: (514) 871-1551 or 1-800-567-8563 or www.heartandstroke.qc.ca
The Huntington Society of Quebec
Huntington Society of Quebec
Respond quickly to the needs of people affected by Huntington's disease (HD), the persons with the disease, their families and those at risk. We are also working with the health system stakeholders to support them in their work with people with Huntington’s.
Bring hope for the future, contributing to the basic and applied research, which will help to advance the development of new treatments to delay the onset of symptoms, slow the progression of HD, and ultimately cure the disease.
Promote better understanding of Huntington's disease and educate the public, producing educational materials for healthcare professionals, caregivers, people with the disease, their family members, media and the public in general.
Information: 514.282.4272 Toll-free Montréal : 1.877.282.2444 Toll-free Québec : 1.877.220.0226
or www.huntingtonqc.org (Web site available in French only)
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Quebec Division
To be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.
At the MS Society of Canada, we uphold the following values:
- We believe in and work toward the full integration of people with multiple sclerosis in all aspects of life.
- We keep those affected by MS at the centre of our work at every level of the organization.
- We treat everyone with respect and dignity, and protect their privacy and rights to make decisions about their lives.
- We provide meaningful benefit to the greatest possible number of people affected by MS.
- We give hope to people affected by multiple sclerosis.
- We acknowledge the grassroots of our organization as one of its greatest strengths.
- We recognize that volunteers, donors, and employees are critical to our success, and we celebrate their commitment.
- We demonstrate ethical behaviour and integrity.
- We adhere to the highest standards of quality, transparency, and accountability.
- We create safe and collaborative environments that foster positive relationships.
Information: 1-800-268-7582 ou www.mssociety.ca
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Muscular Dystrophy Canada is a national registered charity that acts as a supporter to over 50,000 Canadians with neuromuscular disorders and a leader in the fight against more than 100 neuromuscular disorders. Muscular Dystrophy Canada provides equipment and peer support services, advocates for changes in national social policy, creates awareness through public education, and funds principal research to find therapies, treatments and cures for neuromuscular disorders.
Information: 514-393-3522 ou 1-800-567-2236 or www.muscle.ca
Parkinson Canada in Québec, provides education, support, advocacy on behalf of over 25,000 Quebecer living with Parkinson’s. Funding innovative research helps expand knowledge on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s and will ultimately lead to a cure.
Information: 1-800-565-3000 or www.parkinson.ca.
Our mission is to contribute to the direction and funding of arthritis research, defend the rights of Quebecers living with this disease and offer them solutions to improve their quality of life.
The Society is fortunate to have the support of a large number of volunteers to help in various areas such as helping people with arthritis and promotion of information about the disease.
The money raised each year by the Company are shared between the medical and scientific research, services to people, information and public awareness.
The Arthritis Society also offers financial support to four Arthritis Research Centers (ARC) of Quebec, which dedicated to arthritis research, treatment of sufferers and teaching. Each unit has its own research field and is in a university hospital: University Hospital Centre in Montreal, McGill University Health Centre, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke and the University Hospital of Quebec.
Information: 514 846-8840 / 1.800.321.1433 or www.arthritis.ca/qc
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is dedicated to kidney health and improved lives for all people affected by kidney disease. The Kidney Foundation reduces the burden of kidney disease by funding and stimulating innovative research, by providing education and support, and by promoting kidney health, organ donation and access to quality healthcare.
Information: (514) 938-4515 ou 1 800 565-4515 or www.kidney.ca
The Quebec Lung Association is a battle force to respiratory diseases through advocacy, education of patients and professionals, support of the infected and their families and, of course, support for research.
Whether chronic diseases such as COPD (chronic bronchitis and emphysema) and asthma, lung cancer, sleep apnea or even influenza, the Association is there to prevent, counsel and provide vital support.
Information: 1-888-566-LUNG or www.pq.lung.ca