MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis
and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure
for this disease. We have a membership of 28,000 and are
the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports
both MS research and services.
our founding in 1948, the core support of the MS Society
has been from tens of thousands of dedicated individuals,
companies and foundations in communities across Canada. The
Society receives almost no funding from government.
The MS Society is governed by a National Board
of Directors comprised of 13 volunteer members who are elected
annually. The seven regional divisions and nearly 120 chapters
are also governed by elected volunteer boards of directors.
1,500 volunteers serve on MS Society national, division and
chapter boards and committees. An estimated 13,500 women
and men are volunteers for service programs, fundraising
events, public awareness campaigns and social action activities.
The head office of the MS Society is located in Toronto,
Ontario. Division offices are located in Dartmouth, Montreal,
Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton, and Vancouver.