The 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 over 7,000 and are the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services. Since 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 board of directors comprised of 14 volunteer members who are elected annually.
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.