Annual Assembly 2020

25 February 2020

Nineteenth Annual Assembly of Parkinson Québec

As a member, you are convened to the Annual Meeting of Parkinson Québec. The event will be followed by a cocktail.

Date: Thursday, March 26th, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm (the event will be followed by a cocktail)
Address: Université de Sherbrooke, Campus Longueuil
150, Place Charles LeMoyne, Longueuil, Room L1-4665


Welcoming members

  • Opening of the Annual Assembly 
    • Appointment of the Assembly Chair
    • Appointment of an Assembly Secretary
    • Review of the operating rules according to the Administrative Regulations of Parkinson Québec
  • Declaration of Quorum 
  • Adoption of the agenda 
  • Adoption of the Minutes of the March 28 and June 20, 2019 Annual Assembly 
  • Presentation and receipt of the 2019 Annual Activity Report 
  • Presentation and receipt of the 2019 audited financial Statements 
  • Assembly Question Period
  • Auditor’s Appointment for 2020 financial year 
  • Modification to the administrative regulations 
  • Contact list management mode 
  • Appointment of the Election Chair 
  • Election 

The obligations of the Board of Directors are reviewed. In accordance with the Administrative Regulations of May 11, 2012, article 25 and following:

  • Determine the number of board members for 2020;
  • Determine the number of board member positions to fill for 2020;
  • Present the candidates recommended by the Recruiting and Nominating Committee;
  • Election of members: Propose a single list of candidates;
  • Ask Assembly members to confer responsibility to the Parkinson Québec Board of Directors for filling the vacant positions.
  • Looking ahead to 2020
  • Adjournment of Assembly

Tribute to volunteers
Cocktail Room 11305


The documents related to the assembly are available here:


We count on your presence to ensure the democratic exercise of our organization and are looking forward to meeting you.

Paul F. Dupré, Chair

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Spring Swing with Parkinson en movement

21 February 2020

We tell you often enough, the power to act is in your hands!

Parkinson in movement is organizing the Spring Swing on April 2, 2020 at Rialto Hall!

Do you want to dance your life and take action by supporting by your presence an organization committed to fighting the disease?

Would you like to spend a wonderful evening combining the tasting of a delicious dinner, the demonstration of swing by talented dancers and ending with an introduction to swing to discover this fabulous world?

Don’t hesitate any longer!

To book your tickets, nothing could be easier: contact : ktweedie
Or Facebook Event

History of Parkinson en movement

In 2007 Sarah Humphrey founded Parkinson en movement (PEM) with dance therapist Joanabbey Sack and physiotherapist Maura Fisher. It is a non-profit organization based on dance-movement and voice training classes designed for people with Parkinson’s.

In association with the Grands Ballets’ National Dance Therapy Centre, PEM designed a teaching template to train other dancers & therapists.

There are currently 5 classes in Montreal, one in Laval, one in St Lambert, and one further afield at Lac Mégantic.

Another project, Art in Motion brings together the Montreal Museum of Fine arts’ Wellness Education Program with PEM This workshop allows participants to learn about the works of art, create movements in an exhibition space, create a painting in art therapy studios or invent a choreography and tell a story.

On the medical side, PEM maintains links with the movement clinics at the McGill & Université de Montréal Health Centres (MUHC & CHUM), with other rehabilitation centres (such as Lucie-Bruneau & Constance-Lethbridge), research institutes (the Neuro, BRAMS, Concordia’s Arts Therapies & the Perform Centre).

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Nutrition Month: Do you know how to eat well?

In celebration of Nutrition Month, Dietitians of Canada are organizing a campaign.

The idea is to encourage you to think not only about what you eat, but also about how you eat it…

Healthy eating is more than just food!

Nutrition and Parkinson

Having Parkinson’s disease does not mean that you have to have a special diet. It is especially important to continue to eat well, while maintaining a balanced diet.

This behaviour allows :

  • to reach a good nutritional state;
  • maintain or achieve a healthy weight;
  • maintain an optimal energy level;
  • maintain adequate muscle strength;
  • reduce susceptibility to infections.


The pleasure of eating

Another aspect related to food that is often neglected is the pleasure of eating. There are all
sorts of ways to stimulate the appetite:

  • present attractive dishes – eat with your eyes first;
    eating in good company;
  • season dishes well (herbs, spices, sauces, etc.);
  • eat more frequently, eat small meals and supplement with nutritious snacks;
  • promote nutritious and energetic foods by enriching, if necessary, dishes with cream, salt, sugar, saltwater, or other ingredients.
  • butter, margarine, mayonnaise, honey, molasses, syrup;
  • if necessary, take multivitamin and mineral supplements, meal replacements such as Ensure, Carnation Instant Breakfast, Boost, Resource, Nubasics, in the form of pudding, beverage, or bar.


Constipation problems

Constipation is a common problem in
people with Parkinson’s disease.
Among the causes:

  • decreased appetite
  • lack of exercise
  • drug side effects
  • effects of the disease on the intestines

To maintain regularity, increase your
water intake and your fibre intake and
be more active!

Tips and tricks:

  • Drink 6 to 8 glasses of fluids a day:
    soup, juice, milk, water.
  • Avoid coffee or alcoholic beverages.
  • Favour foods with a high fibre content:
    bran, whole grain breads and cereals, fruit and vegetables.
    vegetables and beans, dried peas and lentils.
  • Consult your doctor if constipation

Drugs and nutrition

Conference on “Walking in the Rain” organized by Parkinson Quebec under the honorary presidency of…

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Our Winter 2020 Newsletter is finally here!

11 February 2020

Good news! You can now read our Winter 2020 Newsletter.

Click here to learn more about what is going on this winter in Parkinson Montréal-Laval.

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5ème Journée de l’appui 2020

10 February 2020

“L’Appui” will hold the 5th “Journée de l’Appui” on Tuesday, March 31 at the Centre des congrès de Québec, which aims to bring together stakeholders, professionals and managers from community networks, the social economy, and the health and social services network.



Under the title “From the Head to the Heart: Innovations and Unsung Realities”, the day will be a privileged moment to see the progress made in reaching caregivers in all their realities, the progress of ICTs that can be at their service and to take into account the different movements in Quebec that have an impact on the life and support trajectories of caregivers.

To register, please visit the registration site at the following address

Les journées de l’Appui (Support Days)

The “Journées de l’Appui” are an opportunity for caregivers to reflect on topics affecting caregivers of seniors. Since 2013, the Support for Caregivers of Seniors has held four Support Days, successively addressing the following themes: promising practices, partnerships, recognition of caregivers and valuing their role.

To learn more about the “Journées de l’Appui”, visit

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