Programs

Many wonder where their hard-earned dollars go and to what end. Your dollars are directly Supporting Individuals and Families Touched by Atypical Parkinsonism.

Here are some of our Programs, Click on the Program names for more details;


Respite Care Program

We offer family caregivers some much needed respite care to help them take care of themselves and their loved ones, at no cost to them.

The benefits of respite care for family caregivers
  • Allows time for rest and recuperation. Caring for a loved one can be a highly demanding and challenging responsibility that no one should have to go through alone.¬†
  • Creates a chance to tend to personal needs.
  • Relieves pressure and stress.
  • Helps to prevent social isolation.

Are you a family caregiver to someone with Atypical Parkinsonism and in need of some extra support and respite care? We want to help, APPLY FOR RESPITE CARE.

 

Assistive Devices Exchange Program

Atypical Parkinsonism requires many assistive devices to help along the journey. These devices are sometimes only required for a short time as the symptoms progress. Many families have no further use for these devices, awhile other families are in need of them. We have created a local online exchange network ADEP, where families can donate their items to other families on this journey.

 

Local In Person Support Groups Canada

We provide support and training for local support groups looking to startup in Canada for Atypical Parkinsonism. We host our main in person support group meeting for Ontario every month in Burlington Ontario. Contact us if you are interested in starting a local group in your community or if you are looking for a local group. 

 

Coleen’s Hospice Care Home Project

Our hospice care home project is focused on providing a stress- and worry-free environment for the individual and their family touched by Atypical Parkinsonism. Our homes will aim to provide a place where you can be a family and make memories, all while we take care of the arrangements and care required. Our care teams will have specialized training focused on Atypical Parkinsonism and the medical and caregiving challenges that come with it.

With your support and generous donations, we hope to hit our goal and welcome our first residence by early 2025.

 

Volunteer Program

We’re putting out a call for help! We are looking for board members and volunteers to join the Coleen Cunningham Foundation! We want to continue to expand our foundation and be able to help as many people as possible, and we couldn’t do that without the help of our community. Specifically, we are looking to add team members to our Fundraising and Welcoming Committees. If you, or someone you know, would be a good fit for us, please have them reach out to us!  Take a look at our volunteer opportunities!

 

About Us: The Coleen Cunningham Foundation serves individuals and families dealing with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD).

Our Non Profit Foundation Board is composed of volunteers who each have a personal connection to Atypical Parkinsonism. Having experienced the frustration first hand and felt by so many families affected by Atypical Parkinsonism (difficulty getting a diagnosis, healthcare teams unfamiliar with the diseases, lack of information and support in the community) We are passionate about not wanting another family in Canada to face the same challenges. Our aim is to become a National Charity serving all Canadians affected by PSP, MSA and CBD.

No One Walks Alone!