About Us

Who We Are

Passion for Parkinson’s (PFP) was created in 2014 by a small group who shared a common goal –a passion and dedication to raising awareness and support for Parkinson’s Disease.  Over the next 5 years the PFP committee continued to be a Fundraising leader for Parkinson Canada in Halton/Peel.

In 2020, amidst a challenging and isolating Covid-19 Health crisis the PFP Committee formed a federally registered, non-profit Foundation to directly support our local Parkinson’s Community.

Our Mission

The Passion for Parkinson’s Foundation (PFPF) is a non-profit Corporation focused on promoting awareness of Parkinson’s Disease and fundraising to enhance and support the lives of individuals and families living with Parkinson’s in Halton/Peel.

Our Objectives

The primary goal of the Foundation is to fund essential programs benefiting individuals and families living with PD in our Community:

  • Arts for Creative Wellness – Singing, Painting and Ceramic Arts 
  • Moving for Wellness – Age Wise Exercise, Mindful Movement, Spinning, Stretch & Tai Chi  
  • Parkinson’s in the Park – Age Wise Exercise, Stretch & Tai Chi, Walk/Pole Walk
  • Passion Gives Back – Seniors Christmas Wish Program

Board of Directors

Angelo D’Ascanio

Andre Boaden

Tamara Boaden

Laura Zega

Mary-Ellen Brown

Heather Kay

Mark Jennings

Advisor To The Board

Dr. Phillippe Rizek – Neurologist, Movement Disorder Specialist



Live your best life!

Through the support of our Sponsors, families, and friends we continue to support the people living with Parkinson’s in Halton/Peel.

Thank You for Your Generosity!