Government & Community Relations
Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program
Legal Advice, Advocacy for Persons Living with MS
The Manitoba Division of the MS Society of Canada is pleased to
announce the launch of the MS Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program!
The Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program
(VLAP) is an exciting new program
designed to benefit persons living
with multiple sclerosis in Manitoba by
providing access to volunteers with legal
and advocacy experience for legal advice
and/or representation in three different
areas of the law.
What areas of the law will
The Manitoba Division of the MS Society
of Canada recognizes that a variety of
unique legal/advocacy challenges exist
among persons living with MS. We are
partnering with lawyers to provide help in
the following areas: employment
issues; insurance income security, and
How does a person request assistance from VLAP?
Contact Nadine Konyk, Client Services
Coordinator at the MS Society at 988-
0904 or 1-800-268-7582 or email email@example.com for more
Eligibility for legal services
will be determined by a needs assessment,
including financial criteria as well as a
description of the situation. The individual
would then be referred to a VLAP lawyer
with the specific area of expertise.
New Online Resource:
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