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  • Parkinson Canada
    Information en francais Additional Resources Research Research highlights Volunteer for Research National Research Program How to Help How to get Involved Make a Donation The Power of Ten Events Event Calendar Parkinson Canada Serving the local Parkinson s community chapters and support groups through our Halifax office as PARKINSON CANADA a pan Canadian organization committed to those living with Parkinson s and their families from coast to coast SuperWalk 2015 Our walks throughout the Maritime Region were a great success and we want to say a heartfelt thank you to all of the everyday heroes who participated We are Parkinson Canada As of January 1 2016 Parkinson Society Maritime Region and five other Parkinson charities in Canada united to become PARKINSON CANADA We did this to unite our resources and to Mind Over Matter We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped make our Education and Awareness Atlantic Conference such a success We had over 200 in attendance including More Events Latest News Apr 25 Check out the latest edition of Pakinson s Life Apr 14 Free Parkinson s Pilot Program from March of Dimes Apr 07 Check out the latest edition of Parkinson s Life Mar 24 Check out this edition of Parkinson s Life Feb 17 Registration is now open for this year s Education Awareness Conference Feb 17 Support Parkinson Canada while saving money and feeding a Canadian child in need Feb 05 Check out this edition of Parkinson s Life Jan 20 Tell us what you think for a chance to win Jan 19 Check out this edition of Parkinson s Life Jan 11 Check out the latest edition of Parkinson s Life Jan 11 Announcing the Mind Over Matter 2016 Parkinson s Conference Jan 06 Enjoy ACN Premium Tech Support

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  • Contact Us – Parkinson Canada
    your Parkinson s IQ Young Onset Support How We Can Help Local Chapters and Support Groups Stories Library Resource Centre Information en francais Additional Resources Research Research highlights Volunteer for Research National Research Program How to Help How to get Involved Make a Donation The Power of Ten Events Event Calendar Contact Us Toll Free Support Education Parkinson Canada 1 800 565 3000 ext 3372 Got a question for us Comments Halifax Office Parkinson Canada 7071 Bayers Road Suite 150 Halifax NS B3L 2C2 Office 902 422 3656 Toll free 1 800 663 2468 Fax 902 422 3797 Email General Inquiries For service in French call toll free 1 800 720 1307 Pour le service en français le telephoner sans frais 1 800 720 1307 Prince Edward Island office Seasonally staffed primarily May Sept 81 Prince Street Charlottetown PEI C1A 4R3 Telephone 902 892 9271 seasonal and 902 892 7998 year round Email Dan Steele Grace Ferrari National Manager Professional Public Education Parkinson Society Canada If you would like the opportunity to speak with a knowledgeable staff member who understands living with Parkinson s and who can offer direction and information contact Grace at Parkinson Canada As National Manager Professional

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  • Our Mission and Vision – Parkinson Canada
    s Information Kits Newly Diagnosed Test your Parkinson s IQ Young Onset Support How We Can Help Local Chapters and Support Groups Stories Library Resource Centre Information en francais Additional Resources Research Research highlights Volunteer for Research National Research Program How to Help How to get Involved Make a Donation The Power of Ten Events Event Calendar Our Mission and Vision MISSION Parkinson Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson s Our purpose as the Parkinson Canada is to ease the burden and find a cure through advocacy education research and support services VISION A better life with a brighter future for Canadians living with Parkinson s today A world without Parkinson s tomorrow VALUES Parkinson Canada will work under the following values People with Parkinson s first Those we serve are our first priority in all decisions Collaborative Work together to achieve our Mission and encourage all voices to be heard Compassion Conduct all business in a manner that demonstrates empathy and respect for those living with Parkinson s Creativity Always seek innovative ways to reach our mission Transparency Conduct business in a manner that meets the most rigorous scrutiny and practices accountability Empowerment We enable

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  • Staff – Parkinson Canada
    joining Parkinson Canada Bob provided project guidance to the IWK Health Centre Foundation as well as Saint Mary s and Dalhousie Universities for various fundraising initiates Recent NFP Health sector clients have included the Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation the Georges L Dumont Hospital Foundation of Moncton and the Janeway Children s Hospital Foundation of St John s Newfoundland A management background in travel hospitality and gaming earlier propelled Bob s career to executive levels as a Vice President with the Starwood Lodging and Resorts Caesars Entertainment organization Throughout his corporate career he was engaged on numerous industry trade boards and active extensively within his community as a volunteer fundraiser A member of the Canadian Progress Club since 1981 Bob won several National recognition awards for his work with this highly respected service club Bob sat on the National Board of the Parkinson Society Canada for six years the final two as Vice Chair and Chaired the National Branding Committee until December 2012 Most recently he joined the Board of Halifax s Partners for Care Capital Health and has also been active over the years with fundraising initiatives for Cystic Fibrosis Prostate Cancer Research and Saint Mary s University Athletics He is a Past Vice Chair and Board Member of the Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation an organization established to fund research initiatives addiction programs and operate facilities for those affected by the problems of gaming and substance dependency He is also a Past Vice Chair for the Parkinson Society Maritime Region and former Board Member Bob has also chaired numerous tourism and travel industry related initiatives throughout his career at national regional and local levels Email Bob or call 902 422 3656 Denise Girard Administrative Officer Denise Girard Administrative Officer Denise joined the Parkinson Canada in May of 2013

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  • Advisory Council – Parkinson Canada
    Jim Merkley Jim joined the Board of the Parkinson Society Maritime Region at the December 2012 Annual General Meeting and now serves as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee A graduate of the CMA program he is the Vice President of Operations for the Cape Breton District Health Authority Jim holds a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa and a Biology degree from Queens Jim is a proud member and past President of the Rotary Club of Sydney He has also served with the March of Dimes Canadian Diabetes Society the United Way and the YMCA Jim was Chair of the Cape Breton Fiddlers Club and the Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex and served as a member of the Sydney Tar Ponds Clean Up Community Liaison Committee He and Wyneth have three children Anne John and Glen Jim s father lived for many years with Parkinson s and he looks forward to the opportunity to focus his volunteer efforts as a member of the Parkinson Society Maritime Region Board Dale Ritchie Dale Ritchie Dale is an entrepreneur and educator living in Moncton NB Currently he has three businesses that cover mobile and online gaming a post secondary Arts and Design School and an Art Gallery His community involvement is long and varied It has included positions on several boards of Governors of Maritime universities and colleges the Discovery Centre in Halifax and local service and not for profit organizations Ian Dunbar Ian Dunbar Ian is an Associate at McInnes Cooper Halifax Office with a focus on commercial litigation estate litigation insurance and construction law Ian was recruited through his law firm for his legal expertise and interest in becoming more involved in a community based organization Mike MacNeil Michael MacNeil Elected March 2015 A

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  • Annual Reports – Parkinson Canada
    Research highlights Volunteer for Research National Research Program How to Help How to get Involved Make a Donation The Power of Ten Events Event Calendar About Us Our Mission and Vision Staff Advisory Council Annual Reports Contact Us About Parkinsons What is Parkinson s Information Kits Newly Diagnosed Test your Parkinson s IQ Young Onset Support How We Can Help Local Chapters and Support Groups Stories Library Resource Centre Information en francais Additional Resources Research Research highlights Volunteer for Research National Research Program How to Help How to get Involved Make a Donation The Power of Ten Events Event Calendar Annual Reports Reports for 2015 Balance Sheet Q2 2015 Income Statement Q2 2015 Reports for 2014 2014 Financial Report CEO s Report 2014 Chapter Operating Guidelines 2014 Finance Audit Committee Chair s Report 2014 Governance Committee Chair s Report 2014 Chairman s Report April 2014 Nomination Committee Chair s Report 2014 Reports for 2013 2013 Financial Report CEO Report 2013 AGM of the Membership and Directors 2013 Reports for 2012 2012 Financial Report Annual General Meeting 2012 Reports for 2011 2011 Financial Report SUPPORT IN YOUR COMMUNITY Restigouche Campbellton Saint John NB Fredericton Bouctouche Antigonish Cape Breton East Sydney Halifax

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  • What is Parkinson’s – Parkinson Canada
    We Can Help Local Chapters and Support Groups Stories Library Resource Centre Information en francais Additional Resources Research Research highlights Volunteer for Research National Research Program How to Help How to get Involved Make a Donation The Power of Ten Events Event Calendar What is Parkinson s British doctor Dr James Parkinson first discovered Parkinson s in 1817 A renowned Dutch horticulturist J W S Van der Wereld also a person with Parkinson s honoured Dr Parkinson by naming a tulip for him The tulip has now become a national symbol of hope for all those living with Parkinson s in Canada Parkinson s is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder which involves the loss of cells in a part of the brain called the substantia nigra These cells are responsible for producing a chemical called dopamine which acts as a messenger between the brains cells that control movement It is estimated that by the time the diagnosis is made approximately 80 of dopamine producing cells have already stopped functioning The resulting significant decrease in dopamine leads to the appearance of the symptoms of Parkinson s It is estimated that approximately 119 000 Canadians have Parkinson s 8 400 of those living

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  • Information Kits – Parkinson Canada
    Mission and Vision Staff Advisory Council Annual Reports Contact Us About Parkinsons What is Parkinson s Information Kits Newly Diagnosed Test your Parkinson s IQ Young Onset Support How We Can Help Local Chapters and Support Groups Stories Library Resource Centre Information en francais Additional Resources Research Research highlights Volunteer for Research National Research Program How to Help How to get Involved Make a Donation The Power of Ten Events Event Calendar Information Kits We provide a comprehensive information kit to all who request it Below you ll find the resources that comprise this kit free for download To receive our Parkinson s Information Kit in print please contact us at 1 800 663 2468 Resource English version Version Francaise The Facts PDF PDF What You Need to Know PDF PDF How to be a Supportive Caregiver PDF PDF How to get a Good Night s Sleep PDF PDF Preventing and Relieving Constipation PDF PDF Parkinson s Medications PDF PDF Stay on your Feet Fall Prevention PDF Where to Get the Help You Need PDF PDF Exercises for Parkinson s PDF PDF Physical Activity Resource PDF PDF The Progression of Parkinson s PDF PDF 10 Steps to Helping You Cope

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