Brain Canada is fuelling researchers to think outside the box to expand our knowledge and improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s – a disease that robs more than 100,000 Canadians of many aspects of their life and dignity.

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Dr. Janelle Drouin-Ouellet, researcher at Université de Montréal, is using a novel technique to take skin cells from seniors with Parkinson’s and turn them into brain cells to study the effects of aging.

Our Projects

Brain Canada’s rigorous scientific review process gives donors and partners a trusted mechanism to ensure projects are chosen based on merit, innovation, and potential for impact.

$5,065,894 invested

9 grants awarded

Making a significant difference in the lives of people in Canada doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It takes a network of visionary partners committed to investing in change. As a national convenor and facilitator, Brain Canada works with partners from coast to coast to drive innovative brain research. Some of our partners in supporting Parkinson’s research include:

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Brain Canada funds the very best Canadian neuroscience, fostering collaborative research and accelerating the pace of discovery, in order to improve the health and quality of life of Canadians who suffer from brain disorders.