Government of Canada Funds National Neurological Study

The Government of Canada announced investment of almost $6 million to support 10 studies on neurological conditions including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and neuromuscular conditions. The funding is part of the $15 million National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions which began in 2009.

The funding will support research being carried out across Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC), a coalition of 26 neurological charities, including the MS Society of Canada, to implement these studies.

Expected to be complete in 2013, the National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions will provide new and significant information to further assist governments, neurological health charities, caregivers and those living with neurological conditions. Findings from these studies will provide a clearer understanding of the effects of neurological conditions on the lives of Canadians and their families and the ability of health, social and community services to support them.

For additional information please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada.