A world free of multiple sclerosis (MS) is only possible if everyone affected is part of the solution.
The MS Society of Canada (MSSOC) is committed to ensuring that equity, diversity and inclusion are at the core of the organization – part of everything we do. Equity ensures that as we move towards a world free of MS, no one is left behind, diverse perspectives create a space for meaningful and relevant engagement for everyone, and inclusivity empowers a sense of belonging and connection in our community.
Equity, diversity and inclusion are critical to driving innovation and improving health outcomes for people living with MS – strategic priorities for the MS Society. We believe that more can be done to be a truly inclusive and equitable MS community and we pledge to lead by example.
Through a series of engagement sessions, we welcomed feedback on our role in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. We recognize that we are on a journey and commit to continuous learning and action, which includes listening more and keeping our communities informed of EDI-related advancements.
We will work hard to make change happen, starting with these immediate steps that include (and are not limited to) the following:
Every step will strengthen our capacity and commitment to our mission -- to connect and empower the MS community to create positive change.
We are accountable to every Canadian affected by MS for all our work, including EDI initiatives and the MSSOC looks forward to sharing our progress.
More on our work related to equity, diversity and inclusion: