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OUR MISSION: To be a leader in finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.
MOMENTUM 2015 VISION: By 2015, answers to the fundamental questions of the cause and prevention of multiple sclerosis will be found. Early treatments for repair of the nervous system and to recover lost functions in people with MS will be available and accessible.
Young People With MS
While many people think of MS as a disease that happens to older people, young people can get MS too. Please join us on Thursday, February 27 th from 7-9 pm to explore some of the unique concerns related to living with MS as a child, teen or young adult!
Click here for more information!
The Ottawa Chapter is proud to once again partner with the 2014 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, Saturday May 24th and Sunday May 25th. Run for Team MS by clicking below:
Join over 600 cyclists for the 25 th annual MS Bike, touring Eastern Ontario and the St. Lawrence, taking place August 9 th and 10 th , 2014. Register between January 1 and February 1 and receive $20 off any two-day registration fee!
Registration is now open.
Register for the 2014 Ottawa Mandarin MS Walk & Run and start fundraising today! New this year , we have added a 3km Kids Run for children ages 7 to 10. The 3km, 5km and the 10km routes are fully accessible with rest stations along the way.
Click Here to Register or to login to your account
Making the Bladder Gladder
Bladder function is important, especially for those living with MS. On November 5th , we held an educational event about bladder function, diagnosis and the latest treatments, as well as emotional and social concerns, including some practical interventions. Click here for links to information that came out of the event, as well as a YouTube video of the presentations!
Thank You For Your Stories!
The MS Society of Canada is expanding on publications, and need you to be included in the process. No one can tell your story better than you can, and we want to work with you to bring your voice to the MS community. Click here for information how you can participate!
Call to Action
It's budget time at City Hall! Click here to see a Call to Action by Spinal Cord Injury Ontario to advocate for increases in Para Transpo's upcoming operational budget.
MS & Employment webinar: Sessions now available for viewing
Multiple sclerosis can have a profound impact on the ability to earn a living. The unpredictable and episodic nature of the disease leaves people affected by MS with many overwhelming questions and decisions.
To view the segments of the Working it out: MS & employment webinar hosted on Nov 16, 2013 by the Toronto chapter of the MS Society, please click on the following links.
1. Disability in the Workplace – Legal Perspective
2. Different but Equal: Episodic Disabilities and the World of Work
3. Navigating the MS Highway to Employment
4. Panel Q&A
GOING to the MOVIES
Do you enjoy going to movies and require a support person to go with you? Click here to learn how you can obtain an Access 2 Entertainment card to get free admission for your attendant!
Yoga Calendar For MS Fundraiser
2014 Calendars are available now! Please visit the Yoga for MS Website or visit the Ottawa Chapter office to get your copy for $20. All proceeds go to The Ottawa Hospital MS research & the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ottawa Chapter. Check out the other fundraisers happening around the city to support this project!
Calendars available for purchase online at www.yogamscalendar.com .
130 golfers came out in their kilts on August 26 to the 4th annual MS Kilts Fore a Cure. Despite the late afternoon downpour, the tournament raised an amazing $100,000 for the Ottawa Chapter. Thank you to all the golfers and volunteers who made this event such a success.
Click Here for Photos of Event
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Not sure who to call if you have an emergency, a health issue, a transportation need, or some other inquiry? Click here for a list of important contacts to keep handy.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Ottawa Chapter does not endorse or assume responsibility relating to the organizations or products mentioned on linked websites, but provides the links for information purposes only.
ACTIVE LIVING for ALL
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The Ontario Renovates Program
The Ontario Renovates Program, provides some funding to low income seniors and persons with disabilities who own their home and require home repairs and accessibility modifications to support independent living!
CLICK HERE for information
If you are having trouble finding anything on the Ottawa Chapter's web site please contact Leanne Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 7, 2014