The ALS Society of Alberta is a charitable organization dedicated to making each day the best possible day for people living with and affected by ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). We achieve our mission by providing support, facilitating the provision of care, providing adaptive mobility and communication equipment, promoting awareness, helping find a cure, and advocating for change. We are the only organization in Alberta providing support for people with ALS and their families. In 2021, we supported 443 families, provided 1561 pieces of equipment, and hosted 113 virtual support groups while adapting to the pandemic rules.
Another year of the pandemic forced us to be flexible with changing restrictions in order to best serve our families. Our essential service status allowed us to continue providing assistance through our Equipment Loan Program and support groups. We continued our support services in a virtual model and connected with our families so they knew we were still here for them. Throughout the pandemic, we never stopped our services, or our focus on our mission.