Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

What We are Fighting For: Accelerate Progressive MS Research


Michelle has lived with progressive MS for over 30 years.

“Research takes time, I get that…but it’s a challenge to exercise patience when you’re the one living with this disease – calls to action like this give me hope, which is a very powerful thing when you’re living with progressive MS.”



  1. Federal, provincial and territorial governments need to increase investments in health related discovery science to fuel the development of novel therapies for progressive MS.
  2. Federal, provincial and territorial governments need to increase investments in the commercialization of health research including the early stages of the validation, de-risking and development of novel therapies through organizations such as the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) and the Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery (Consortium québécois sur la décourverte du medicament).
  3. Federal, provincial and territorial governments need to restore Canada’s leadership as a place for human clinical trials by funding clinical trials infrastructure and improving processes related to ethics review and regulation.