At HealthPartners, we connect workplaces and employees to the health charities that matter most to them. Together we are creating healthier workplaces, healthier Canadians and healthier charities and have been for more than 29 years.
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 forms 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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The Canadian Cancer Society is a community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and enhancing the quality of life of people living with cancer. The Society funds medical research, patient services and public education. One in four Canadians will die of cancer according to 2013 statistics.
Information: 1-888-939-3333 or www.cancer.ca
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Diabetes Canada 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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The Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) exists to improve the quality of life for all persons with inherited bleeding disorders. The CHS is dedicated to raise public awareness about the prevalence of bleeding disorders, provide information and support, ensure that proper diagnosis and treatment are available, fund research to improve the quality of life for patients and eventually to find a cure.
Information: 1-800-668-2686 or www.hemophilia.ca
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Over 3 million Canadians are affected by liver disease and countless more are at risk of developing liver disease during their lifetime. The Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) represents the liver health interests of all Canadians by supporting research, public and professional education and advocating for better prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Through our LIVERight initiative, the CLF is striving to reduce the incidence of preventable forms of liver disease by raising awareness of risk factors and providing practical tools and information to help Canadians safeguard their liver health in daily life.
Information: 1-800-563-5483 or www.liver.ca
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Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is the only national, volunteer-based charity focused on finding cures and improving the lives of those affected by inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the main forms of IBD). We are the world’s second largest health charity funder of Crohn's and colitis research, and our patient programs and advocacy efforts support the people affected by these chronic autoimmune diseases, which cause the body to attack healthy tissue, leading to the inflammation of all or part of the gastrointestinal tract. Our investments support the 270,000 Canadians living with inflammatory bowel disease, which is a number expected to rise to 400,000 by 2030.
Information: 1-800-387-1479 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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Heart & Stroke is dedicated to reducing the incidence of disability and death resulting from heart disease and stroke. Heart disease and stroke are two of the three leading causes of death in Canada. The Foundation works to reduce this number through research, education and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.
Information: (613) 569-4361 or www.heartandstroke.ca
The Huntington Society of Canada seeks to find a meaningful treatment for people with Huntington disease through research, service and education. Huntington is an inherited and fatal brain disorder causing symptoms ranging from uncontrollable movements to mental deterioration. It affects the life of one in every 7000 Canadians.
Information: 1-800-998-7398 or www.huntingtonsociety.ca
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The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada provides services to the estimated 100,000 Canadians who have MS and their families. It funds medical research into the cause, prevention, treatment and cure for MS. The Society also carries out social action and public education programs.
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: 1-866-MUSCLE-8 or www.muscle.ca
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Parkinson Canada, through 10 regional partners and 240 chapters and support groups, provides education, support, advocacy on behalf of over 100,000 Canadians 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.
The Arthritis Society is Canada’s primary not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing and promoting arthritis education, community support and research-based solutions, to more than 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis. Since its inception in 1948, the Society has contributed approximately $185 million towards arthritis research to develop better treatments and to ultimately find a cure for this debilitating disease.
Information: 1-800-321-1433 or www.arthritis.ca
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: 1-800-361-7494 or www.kidney.ca
The Lung Association is one of Canada’s oldest voluntary associations with its roots in the Canadian Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis. Today, it fights respiratory diseases of all types through research and programs such as smoking prevention and cessation, asthma education and clean air promotion. Over three million Canadians suffer from one of five serious respiratory diseases.
Information: 1-888-566-LUNG or www.lung.ca
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