In this month of April, Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we are pleased to announce the financial support of the TELUS Foundation of $20,000 for the Pair-aidants project.
TELUS Foundation committed to the Parkinson’s community
La Fondation TELUS pour un futur meilleur a effectué un don de 20 000$ pour soutenir notre engagement en faveur des personnes touchées par la maladie de Parkinson par le biais du projet
The TELUS Foundation for a Better Future has donated $20,000 to support our commitment to people affected by Parkinson’s disease through the Peer-to-Peer project.
On behalf of the Parkinson’s Quebec community, we would like to sincerely thank Tania Carnegie, President of the TELUS Better Futures Foundation, Shanan Spencer-Brown, Executive Director, and the leadership of the TELUS Montreal Community Board members, François Gratton, Alexandre Bilodeau, Julie Biron, Mathieu Duguay, Marine Groulx, Fannie Jacques, Sophie Reis, Danny Serraglio, Bruny Surin, Angela Trakakis, chaired by Isabelle Huot.
What is the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation?
The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is an independent registered charity created through the generosity of TELUS. They are dedicated to funding the programs of local community organizations and addressing the social and economic challenges faced by our country’s most vulnerable citizens, including marginalized youth. Each year, the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation helps over two million Canadians reach their full potential.
An innovative project
The Pairs-aidants and virtual mentoring project of Parkinson Québec aims to break the isolation of people affected by Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones.
For the moment, this project takes the form of a virtual chat to connect the community.
The programme is based on an informal peer support network, which provides social and emotional support to help people through the different stages of the disease.
This peer support programme aims to:
- Increasing social support and reducing social isolation;
- Improving or maintaining physical health and emotional well-being;
- Increasing independence and participation in community life;
- To promote optimal self-management of Parkinson’s disease.
Thanks to your generosity, Parkinson Quebec pursues its mission as a reference for the Parkinson community and health professionals, as well as the provincial spokesperson for the 25,000 Quebecers living with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones by promoting self-management and representing the Parkinson community in order to defend its rights and interests. It also contributes to research on Parkinson’s disease.