Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

MS Can Be young adult summit

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MS Can Be, our summit that connects Canadians between the ages of 18-40 who are affected directly by MS, is back for 2021! Registration is open for the free and fully bilingual online event, which is taking place September 30-October 2.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is this event different from other virtual conferences?

This is event is built around building community, connecting with other young adults affected by MS, empowerment in the areas of employment, finance, and healthcare, and shared wellness opportunities. We hope participants will be present, communicate, share, and find support. We encourage you to set aside some dedicated time to the event!

I need support completing the registration process.

If you need support completing the registration process or would like to register over the phone, please contact the MS Knowledge Network at 1-844-859-6789 and speak to an MS Navigator.

Will the sessions be recorded?

The information content sessions will be recorded and made available. However, we encourage you to build your MS community, attend the sessions and chats in real time, and use all the networking features available!

Is the conference available in French and English?

Yes, MS Can Be is available in both languages. You can toggle this event website and registration into the language of your choice. You will be able to toggle the virtual event platform into French or English and content will be delivered by English, French, and bilingual speakers. Captions and subtitles will be available throughout the event.

I didn’t receive an email confirmation. Did my registration go through?

You should receive an email confirmation following submitting your registration. Please check your spam folder. If you did not, please email nationalps@mssociety.ca.

Can I register after registration closes or after the conference begins?

Registration will close September 17 in order to give us time to prepare based on the number of attendees. However, spots may continue to be available. If the registration link is closed, please email nationalps@mssociety.ca for more information.

Can I participate anonymously?

This event is built around engaging with other young adults affected by MS. The virtual platform allows you to create a robust profile to meet and connect with others. However, if you prefer to maintain your anonymity, please do not use your real name/information in your profile. You can change this information in your account tab in the virtual platform. You will be given access to the platform close to the event start date.

Is there a social media presence for this event?

The event hashtag is #mscanbe. You can also use #mssocietycanada and #soccandelasp. Please share publicly as you participate in the event although be mindful of sharing the names of other participants.

Will there be information about COVID-19 and MS or other topics important to younger people like parenting, education, etc.?

If a topic you are interested in is not part of the schedule, please note that the virtual networking options allow participants to start chats on a variety of different topics that are relevant to the community. If you do have specific questions about COVID-19 and MS or any other topic, you can also call our MS Navigators. They are available Monday to Friday to anyone in Canada from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET at 1-844-859-6789, by email at msnavigators@mssociety.ca or through Live Chat on our website.

Can I share my event link with someone else?

No, your login information is unique to you and will be shared with you closer to the event. If someone you know would also like to participate in the conference, please share the registration link.

Is there a cost?

MS Can Be is free for anyone ages 18-40 affected by MS to attend.

How accessible is the virtual event platform?

The virtual event platform comes with a large amount of accessibility features in order to customize your experience. Both English and French captions will be available throughout the event. If you have an accessibility question, please contact nationalps@mssociety.ca

Is MS Can Be an annual occurrence?

MS Can Be was offered in 2019 as an in-person summit and we are thrilled to be offering it in 2021 as an online experience. We hope that the MS Society will continue to serve and grow the MS Can Be community of young adults!

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