MS is Canada’s Disease - Act Now to Improve #LifewithMS
Canada leads the world with one of the highest rate of
multiple sclerosis (MS). Canadian researchers lead the world in
MS research. Now, we want Canada’s government to lead the world
in improving #LifewithMS.
Ask your Member of Parliament to support these critical steps:
- Make Work…Work by including more flexible employment to allow people with MS and episodic disabilities to remain in the workforce
- Make Ends Meet by improving income and disability supports for people with MS who are unable to work or can only work on an intermittent basis
- Make Access a Reality by implementing accessibility legislation, increasing access to treatments, and investing in comprehensive home care.
Employment is a key factor in maintaining adequate income and reducing poverty. Yet, the average unemployment rate for people living with MS is 60%. That’s too high! Ask your MP to Make Work…Work. Learn more here.
Lack of secure, adequate income intensifies the hardship caused by MS. This needs to change! Ask your MP to Make Ends Meet ! Learn more here.
Canadians living with MS have the right to participate fully in their communities. Yet people have daily challenges of accessing treatments, comprehensive home care, and the environments in their communities where they live. This is unacceptable! Ask your MP to Make Access a Reality for people affected by MS! Learn more here.
It’s a quick and easy way to act to improve #LifewithMS!
MS impacts families in all Canadian communities. Take a moment to tell your Member of Parliament that improving #LifewithMS is important in your community!
MS Society Resources
- Take Action to Improve Life with MS – Booklet (National Government Relations Priorities)
- 2018 Pre-Budget Consultation Submission - Take Action to Improve Life with MS - Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
- Consulting on Proposed Amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations – MS Society Submission
- Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy Consultation - Submission by the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada
- Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities - From the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada
- Accessibility Legislation: What does an Accessible Canada mean to you? Submission by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada to the Government of Canada
- F-P/T Consultations on Federal Labour Transfer Agreements - Submission by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
- Consulting with Canadians on Flexible Work Arrangements - Submission by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
- 2017 Pre-Budget Consultation Submission - World Leader in Hockey, Maple Syrup and MS - Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
In Depth Resources
- Institute for Research on Public Policy: “Leaving Some Behind: What Happens When Workers Get Sick ”
- Conference Board of Canada: “Multiple Sclerosis in the Workplace: Supporting Successful Employment Experiences ”
- Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF): “Global MS Employment Report 2016 ”
- Caledon Institute of Social Policy: “A Basic Income Plan for Canadians with Severe Disabilities ”
- Conference Board of Canada: “Business Benefits of Accessible Workplaces ”
Contact a MS Society near you
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