Being a teen isn’t always easy. School, sports, friends, your parents and siblings… those are a lot of balls to juggle! Unlike some other teens, you also have the MS ball to juggle. This can at times make things seem more difficult and challenging to handle. There are a lot of people who are there to help you through these challenging times: your parents and other family members, your doctors and nurses, your friends, and the MS Society of Canada.
The MS Society of Canada invites you to visit someonelikeme.ca. This website features blogs, forums and inspirational stories of young people (15-35) who are affected by MS; either with a diagnosis of MS or a personal connection to MS.
» Summer Camp Adventure
The MS Society offers a week-long camp each summer just for kids and teens with MS. Children and teens come for this incredible camp experience that includes activities like sailing, crafts, theatre, whitewater rafting, an overnight trip and more. The camp is fully accessible, with fun counselors and on site pediatric MS nurses. Campers get to choose which activities to participate in. The emphasis is on having fun together and leaving behind the stresses associated with living with MS.
The MS Youth Advisory Group (YAG) brings the voice of youth and young adults to the MS Society and acts as a voluntary advisory board to National Client Services. Through meaningful opportunities the MS YAG works together to provide guidance and feedback in youth engagement toward MS Society youth initiatives. Members are ages 15-30.