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West Kootenay contact Nov Dec 2016

Please click on the image below to view the West Kootenay Contact, November/December 2016 issue: https://mssociety.ca/library/document/UdNwICcg175Y2oFWqS4OK8BrZhE3uetP/original. ... Read More

2016 Atlantic Division Awards - ATL

  • Announcement

The 2016 Atlantic Division Awards are an opportunity to recognize the contributions of the outstanding volunteers who donate their time and expertise to help fulfill our mission. Deadline for submitting nominations has now been extended to Wednesday, December 31! Please refer to the links below for... Read More

G&F Financial Donates $10,000 to MS Knowledge Network

G&F Financial Group has donated $10,000 to the new MS Knowledge Network, through the G&F Financial Group Foundation. The MS Knowledge Network will focus on curating the vast amount of information related to MS in order to make knowledge accessible to everyone, no matter where you are. Trained MS navigators... Read More

Two of three MS national wellness research grants awarded to U of S

For Immediate Release -- NOVEMBER 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. Saskatoon, SK. Through a new grant competition from the MS Society of Canada and its affiliated MS Scientific Research Foundation, two University of Saskatchewan multiple sclerosis (MS) researchers have each been awarded $40,000 to assess novel approaches... Read More

2016 AB & NWT Division Awards

The 2016 Alberta & Northwest Territories Division Awards are an opportunity to recognize the contributions of the outstanding volunteers who donate their time and expertise to help fulfill our mission. The Division Award recipients will be informed January 2017; the Division Awards will be presented... Read More

Kamloops and Area Chapter Fall 2016 Newsletter

The Kamloops and Area Chapter Fall 2016 Newsletter is now online. This newsletter shares Chapter updates, recent fundraising events, and programs and services.If you would like a paper copy of the newsletter mailed to you, please contact Leanne at leanne.fisher@mssociety.ca or phone 250-314-0773, toll... Read More

EI Consultations for Caregivers

  • Announcement

The federal government is consulting with Canadians to introduce more flexible and inclusive support for caregivers. Online consultation is open until November 4th. Click here to participate and learn more. Currently, EI (Employment Insurance) provides temporary financial assistance for caregivers caring... Read More

MS Society and Accelerating Research

  • Announcement

The work of the MS Society of Canada is dedicated to a cure for MS and enhancing the quality of life for all people affected by MS. The following key values are at the forefront of what the organization strives to do. Keep those affected by MS at the centre of their work. Provide meaningful benefit... Read More

Multiple Solutions Newsletter October

  • Announcement

The Durham Northumberland October Newsletter is now online.This newsletter provides an overview of volunteer opportunities at the Chapter, recent fundraising events and programs and service. If you would like an electronic copy or a paper copy of the newsletter emailed or mailed to you, please contact... Read More

Newfoundland and Labrador MS Bike Tour 2016

  • Announcement

On Saturday, September 24 cyclists participated in a one-day bike tour, pedaling between 30 and 78 kilometers, as part of MS Bike - the largest cycling series in North America. The 4th annual Newfoundland and Labrador MS Bike Tour, dubbed “Bike the Rock” provided cyclists with the opportunity to join... Read More

$350,000 awarded to next generation of multiple sclerosis researchers

  • National News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON – September 7, 2016 – The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is proud to announce the 2016 recipients of scholarships for youth affected by multiple sclerosis (MS), providing over $350,000 toward the tuition and expenses of five students across Canada. The John Helou... Read More

Serve as a Community Representative on the Research Review Panel

  • Announcement

Each year the MS Society seeks the necessary scientific expertise required to review applications that are submitted to the Annual Research Competition. These grants provide critical support to researchers who conduct experiments that address important questions related to the cause, progression, diagnosis... Read More

Relapsing Remitting MS Research Study - HRM

  • Announcement

Do you have multiple sclerosis? Consider participating in a research study on cognition If you are 18 to 65 years of age and have been diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), you may be eligible to participate in a research study investigating cognitive functioning, specifically... Read More

A&W Canada and the MS Society of Canada join forces for an 8th year to Beat MS

  • National News Release

$1 from every Teen Burger® sold across Canada will go towards helping those living with MS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VANCOUVER, BC – A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. celebrates Burgers to Beat MS day on Thursday, August 25 th to help Canadians living with MS. For an 8 th year, $1 from every Teen Burger®... Read More

In the news: Brantford Beerfest to benefit Grand Erie Chapter

  • Announcement

In the News: Inaugural Brantford Beerfest to benefit Grand Erie Chapter In the Brantford Expositor http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2016/08/15/inaugu... "Chris Wagner still remembers his excitement after successfully making his own beer for the first time in February. "It was amazing that we had actually... Read More

Ottawa MS Bike Media

Ottawa MS Bike News Releases Gearing Up in Tandem - July 26, 2016 27th Annual Ottawa MS Bike Rolls Out August 6 & 7, 2016 - Released August 3, 2016 Media Advisory - August 3, 2016 Ottawa MS Bike - Route Map - Day 1 (Saturday) Ottawa MS Bike - Route Map - Day 2 (Sunday) Interviewee Profiles - Ottawa... Read More

Letter to SCVI Members

Dear valued member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada: The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has been proud to serve British Columbians living with MS, as well as their families and loved ones who are also affected by this disease. We have been greatly appreciative of the support of MS Society... Read More

Nova Scotia MS Bike Tour 2016

  • Announcement

On July 23 & 24 close to 200 cyclists rode approximately 120 kilometres roundtrip from Windsor to Wolfville as a part of MS Bike - the largest cycling series in North America. The 27 th annual Nova Scotia MS Bike Tour, dubbed “Vineyards and Valleys” was a wonderful weekend event that brought people... Read More

Kamloops and Area Chapter Summer 2016 Newsletter

  • Announcement

The Kamloops and Area Chapter Summer 2016 Newsletter is now online. This newsletter shares Chapter updates, recent fundraising events, and programs and service.If you would like a paper copy of the newsletter mailed to you, please contact Leanne at leanne.fisher@mssociety.ca or phone 250-314-0773, toll... Read More

Operation Med School Donates $1,229 to the MS Society of Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Operation Med School presents the MS Society of Canada with a cheque for $1,229 (BURNABY, BC) – July 13 – Operation Med School (OMS) presented the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada BC & Yukon Division with a cheque for $1,229 on June 20. OMS donated a portion of the proceeds... Read More

Ravens Brewing to donate 25% net proceeds of IPA to end MS

  • Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local brewery will donate 25 per cent of the net proceeds from its Elderflower IPA to end Multiple Sclerosis [BURNABY, BC] –July 8– Ravens Brewing Company will launch their first beer for charity, the Elderflower IPA, today. The brewery has selected the MS Society of Canada, BC... Read More

New Brunswick MS Bike Tour 2016

  • Announcement

On June 25 & 26 over 120 cyclists rode approximately 120 kilometres across New Brunswick as a part of MS Bike - the largest cycling series in North America. The 12th annual New Brunswick MS Bike Tour, dubbed “Plains and Pastures” was a wonderful weekend event that brought people together in the fight... Read More

Volunteers needed for the Prince Edward County Bike

Volunteers are still needed for the Prince Edward County Bike Tour on Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10 at the Prince Edward County Community Centre. Available positions include: Saturday Set-up Registration Signage Cheering Breakfast/Lunch Checkpoints Please contact Sinead Shortt if you are available... Read More

Newmarket MS Walk on Rogers TV

500 people gathered at Riverwalk Commons in Newmarket on May 1 for the Newmarket Mandarin MS Walk, and Rogers TV was there to capture the excitment. "All the funds raised at today's Walk will go to support services for people with MS in the York region. A lot of people who use our services are walking... Read More

MS Walk 2016 - Atlantic Division

  • Announcement

On Sunday, May 29, 2016 close to 2,000 walkers participated in the Medavie Blue Cross MS Walk which took place in fourteen locations across Atlantic Canada. The MS Society is dedicated to funding research and services that empower Canadians affected by multiple sclerosis. Money raised through the MS... Read More

Marilyn Lenzen receives prestigious Canada’s Volunteer Award

  • National News Release

June 9, 2016 – Toronto, ON – The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is proud to acknowledge the important work of long-time volunteer Marilyn Lenzen and her recent awarding of the regional Community Leader award as part of Canada’s Volunteer Awards (CVA). As a Community Leader regional award recipient, Read More

Research Opportunity at UBC: Doctoral Student Position(s)

  • Announcement

Research Opportunity: Doctoral Student Position(s) Do you want to make a difference to the growing number of individuals dealing with a life long, chronic disease with no known cause or cure? Do you want to live in a place consistently ranked as one of the world’s ‘most liveable cities’? Multiple Sclerosis... Read More

Peterborough Volunteers Needed

  • Announcement

Volunteers are in need to work at Delta Bingo fundraising for the MS Society. Saturday Mornings for 2 hours on a Rotating Basis ... Read More

MS Walk 2016 $1,130,560 for the 20,000 Quebecers with Multiple Sclerosis

  • National News Release

Montreal, May 31, 2016 – Last Sunday, nearly 5,000 people gathered in 17 cities across Quebec for the 22 nd annual MS Walk organized by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and presented by Sanofi Genzyme. Thanks to the efforts of all the participants and donors, this year’s event raised $1,130,560!... Read More

MS Walk 2016! Every Step Matters!

Montreal, May 27, 2016 – On Sunday, May 29, 2016, Quebec’s 22nd annual MS Walk will be held. Organized by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and sponsored by Sanofi Genzyme , the Walk’s ultimate goal is to end MS. Thousands of people will participate in 17 cities across Quebec to raise funds for... Read More

World MS Day Cooking Class

We celebrated independence for World MS Day by hosting a cooking class! The session included a presentation with Certified Nutritionists Joanne Smith and Kari McDougall , hands on cooking and samples of each dish. We made a delicious gluten-free southwest quinoa salad and a creamy avocado pasta - find... Read More

Other News & Resources - HRM

  • Announcement

Maritime Brain Tissue Bank: Information for Donors Website Link: http://braintissuebank.dal.ca/tissue-donations/info-for-donors Posted - 24 May 2016 Dalhousie Multiple Sclerosis Research Unit Website Link: http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/dmsru Posted - 24 May 2016 Ryerson University Research Update: “Dating... Read More

MS Walk Countdown #1: Interview with Dr. Ana-Luiza Sayao, UBC MS Clinic

This next posting is from Dr. Ana-Luiza Sayao, Neurologist at UBC MS Clinic. Dr. Sayao is the neurologist that sees me at UBC MS Clinic. She is a wonderful, and kind, doctor that always takes the time to answer any questions that I may have at our appointments. She did take a little extra time at my... Read More

People living with MS are taking control of their disease

  • National News Release

Theme of “Independence” centre stage during MS Awareness Month April 28, 2016 – Toronto, ON – Whether it’s sharing experiences online, influencing research, or lobbying government for increased support for those with chronic illness, people with multiple sclerosis are taking control of how they manage... Read More

In May, Let’s Act Together to End Multiple Sclerosis!

Montreal, April 29, 2016 – May is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month ! In addition to being the ideal occasion to raise public awareness of this neurological disease, May also marks the start of the big events season for the Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada , and there... Read More

MS Walk Countdown #3: Interview with Denise, UBC MS Clinic

This next posting is from Denise, OT (Occupational Therapist) at UBC MS Clinic. Denise has assisted me with ways to manage my fatigue and promote control over my ADL's (Activities of Daily Living). There are a lot of different strategies to explore but the ones that I asked Denise about were in regards... Read More

MS Walk Countdown!

As you may know, the 2016 Scotiabank MS Walk is fast approaching! The 2016 MS Walk will be on Sunday, May 15 th in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. As we begin our “MS Walk Countdown” , it may be beneficial if we start preparing ourselves for this great event! Getting some advice from healthcare... Read More

Kamloops and Area Chapter Spring 2016 Newsletter

The Kamloops and Area Chapter Spring 2016 Newsletter is now online. This newsletter shares Chapter updates, recent fundraising events, and programs and service. If you would like a paper copy of the newsletter mailed to you, please contact Leanne at leanne.fisher@mssociety.ca or phone 250-314-0773, Read More

South Okanagan/Similkmaeen Chapter 2016 Call for Board Members

  • Announcement

South Okanagan & Similkameen Chapter, MS Society of Canada seeking expressions of interest for 2016 Board Members The Nominations Committee of the MS Society, South Okanagan & Similkameen Chapter is currently accepting nominations for endorsement for the 2016 Chapter Board of Directors. The nominations... Read More

Ottawa Chapter Spring 2016 Newsletter

The Ottawa Chapter 2016 Spring Newsletter is now online.This newsletter provides an overview of upcoming fundraising and education events, member profiles, recognition and programs and service. If you would like a paper copy of the newsletter mailed to you, please contact us at info.ottawa@mssociety.ca... Read More

Multiple Solutions February 2016

  • Announcement

The Multiple Solutions February 2016 Newsletter is out! Multiple Solutions offers chapter news, human interest stories, community and chapter events, programs and services updates and information on how to live well with MS. You will need the program ADOBE Reader to read the newsletter. You can obtain... Read More

Become an MS Society Community Advisory Council Member

You can help build strong programs and services for persons living with MS! The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Westman Chapter is currently accepting applications for the Westman Community Advisory Council. We are seeking applications from community-minded people with a sincere interest in the... Read More

MS Okanagan - Spring edition!

  • Announcement

Our Spring 2016 edition of the MS Okanagan newsletter is out! Check it out for information like... -Upcoming Bike Swap (this weekend!) -Research News -Upcoming Wellness Sessions -Upcoming Webinars -MS Walk registration information -Volunteer opportunities -Upcoming events in the Okanagan Read More

Step Up to End MS

Step Up to End MS: 25% More Incentive 2016 is the 25 th anniversary of the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries MS Walk in Manitoba! This year we are challenging teams to raise 25% more than their 2015 total, or if you are a rookie team then we challenge you to raise 25% more than the 2015 team average - that... Read More

Meet the 2016 Manitoba MS Walk Ambassador

Meet your 2016 Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries MS Walk Ambassador: Barb Van Walleghem! When I was first diagnosed with MS, I was very sad and had many questions about what the future would hold. I wanted to learn as much as I could about the disease. After the initial shock wore off, I was glad in a strange... Read More

Executives cook chili for charity

  • Announcement

Executives cook chili for charity. On Wednesdy February 24, 2016 Archeo restaurant in the Distillery District heated up as nine Chili chefs showed their support for the MS Society by entering their best Chili into the 5 th annual TGF Chili Cook-Off . The annual event organized by Thornton Grout Finnigan... Read More

​2016 endMS Conference

  • Announcement

The MS Society of Canada is proud to announce that the 2016 endMS Conference will be held in Toronto, Ontario at the Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel from December 6th to 9th . The endMS Conference is a national research conference aimed to foster knowledge exchange on MS-related research, networking... Read More

Volunteer Resources Assistant

  • Announcement

Volunteer Resources Assistant The Volunteer Resources Assistant provides volunteer coordination and administrative support to the Senior Coordinator, Volunteer Resources, for various events throughout the year. Responsibilities: Assist in achieving & exceeding event volunteer recruitment goals. Assist... Read More

MS Research Year in Review: 2015

  • National News Release

Promising announcements & discoveries in the areas of new treatment avenues, progressive MS, wellness & cause January 14, 2016 – Toronto, ON – The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and affiliated Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation (MSSRF) are committed to funding research that will... Read More

Volunteer Walk Committee Chair

  • Announcement

Walk Committee Chair Volunteer Position Description The Committee Chair Volunteer is responsible for leading and motivating a volunteer committee which in turn, is responsible for the successful staging of the Scotiabank MS Walk event on May 15, 2016 in your community. Responsibilities: Plan and lead... Read More

Volunteer Walk Organizing Committee

  • Announcement

Scotiabank MS Walk Organizing Committee Position Descriptions Purpose: The Walk Committee is responsible for successfully, planning and leading the Scotiabank MS Walk event in their community. These opportunities are idea for individuals looking to make a more substantial volunteer time commitment and... Read More

Volunteer PR & Promo Strategist

  • Announcement

May Awareness Month PR and Promotions Strategist Volunteer Position Description The Public Relations and Promotions Strategist will create a 2016 May Awareness Month strategy; increasing community awareness and engagement through public relations, media outreach and promotion. This individual will provide... Read More

Volunteer Group Facilitator

  • Announcement

Overview: The MS Society of Canada is looking for an individual with the skills and experience necessary to facilitate a support group for people with multiple sclerosis. Group specific details: The Family Members Self Help Group meets the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 – 12:30 pm, starting... Read More

Kamloops and Area Chapter Winter 2016 Newsletter

The Kamloops and Area Chapter 2016 Winter Newsletter is now online . This newsletter shares Chapter updates, recent fundraising events, and programs and service. If you would like a paper copy of the newsletter mailed to you, please contact Leanne at leanne.fisher@mssociety.ca or phone 250-314-0773, Read More

We 3 Girls Trunk Sale Huge Sucess!

  • Announcement

Over 2,800 shoppers helped raise an amazing $24 000.00 at the We 3 Girls & Co. Trunk Sale for the Cornwall & District Chapter of the MS Society of Canada. More than 200 vendors offered everything from deserts to artistic creations and healthy lifestyle products. This was the 5th in year a row that the... Read More

MS Society funds research to explore role of gut in pediatric MS

  • National News Release

MS Society funds new research to explore the role of the gut in pediatric multiple sclerosis November 23, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – As few as five per cent of new cases of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are diagnosed in children, but to better understand the disease, children may be our brightest source of hope. Read More

MS research to get major boost from Waugh Family Foundation

  • National News Release

Multiple Sclerosis Research to get major boost from Waugh Family Foundation $2M gift will build world class research program in Winnipeg November 12, 2015 - Winnipeg, MB - The University of Manitoba and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada are pleased to announce a $2 million investment in multiple... Read More

Fall Newsletter - MS Okanagan

  • Announcement

Our Fall edition of the MS Okanagan newsletter is now online! Features in this season's publication include: MS Okanagan's upcoming Christmas Party MS Bike 2015 photos, highlights & grand total an update on Advocacy in the Okanagan Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne concert details New research linking smoking... Read More

44th Annual Leeds Grenville MS Christmas Cakes & Cookies Campaign

The 44th Annual MS Christmas Cakes & Cookies Campaign in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Leeds Grenville Chapter are now available at many locations throughout Leeds & Grenville. Prices for our delicious treats are as follows: Fruit Cakes: Twin pack block 900 gm (450 gm ea of dark... Read More

Newfoundland MS Bike Tour 2015 - ATL

On Saturday, September 26 cyclists rode between 64 and 88 kilometres from Paradise to Torbay and back again as a part of the MS Bike - the largest cycling series in North America. The 3rd annual Newfoundland MS Bike Tour, dubbed “Bike the Rock” was a wonderful event that brought people together in the... Read More

BCY Boundary Review Working Group Membership

A call for expressions of interest in volunteering for the BCY Boundary Review Working Group (BRWG) was circulated in June with a goal of recruiting volunteers to lead the evaluation of the current MS Society structure and service delivery model in BC and the Yukon. We received an overwhelming response... Read More

Consultations on Future Legislation re: Medical Assistance in Dying

  • National News Release,Announcement

(Updated June 2016) In February 2015, the Supreme Court made a historic decision to lift Canada’s ban on medical assistance in dying. With this decision, the Supreme Court has sent a clear and strong message to legislatures that medical assistance in dying must be permitted for a carefully defined subset... Read More

Videographer - Volunteer Position Description

The Videographer will assist the MS Society Communications department with the development of short videos that will be used for training for the staff and volunteers by Chapter offices and the BC & Yukon Division in fall 2015. Responsibilities: Create training videos for the MS Society Staff and Volunteers. Read More

MS Society Peer Support Program - Volunteers wanted

  • Announcement

The MS Society will be launching an exciting new nation-wide Peer Support Program! This program will match trained volunteers with peers who approach the MS Society looking for support from someone who has ‘been there’. While the MS Society can provide evidence based information, this program will complement... Read More

Serve as a Community Representative on the Research Review Panel

  • Announcement

Each year the MS Society seeks the necessary scientific expertise required to review applications that are submitted to the annual research grants and awards competition. In 2012, an initiative was launched to involve people in the MS community – termed Community Representatives – in the review process. Read More

A&W Restaurants and Guests across Canada raise $1.5M to End MS

A&W Restaurants and Guests across Canada raise $1.5 million to End MS A&W Canada and the MS Society of Canada thank restaurants and guests from coast to coast for their support FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VANCOUVER, BC - September 3, 2015 - A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. is proud to announce that its 7th... Read More

$1,150,000 Raised to Help End Multiple Sclerosis

  • National News Release

Montreal, August 31, 2015 – 900 cyclists took part in the 26 th Medavie Blue Cross MS Bike on August 29 and 30. The event, which is organized for the benefit of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, raised $1,150,000. “This year again, all the participants’ fundraising efforts, our partners’ support... Read More

Muck MS Canada Volunteers Needed

Muck MS Canada - Chilliwack - October 3, 2015 Muck MS Canada Chilliwack rallies you and your friends for a romp in the mud as you tackle 14 obstacles of 5km of scenic farmland. We need volunteers to help make this an exciting and memorable event. Volunteer positions: Bag Check Banking Counting Room... Read More

A&W Canada and the MS Society of Canada team up for a 7th year to End MS

  • National News Release,Announcement

$1 from every Teen Burger ® sold across Canada will go towards helping those living with MS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VANCOUVER, BC – A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. (TSE: AW.UN) celebrates its 7 th annual Cruisin’ to End MS day tomorrow, Thursday, August 27 th , to help Canadians living with MS. On this... Read More

2015 Biking to the Viking Rainbow Raffle Winners

  • Announcement

Rainbow Raffle winning ticket numbers are found below. If you are a prize winner, but you haven't claimed your prize, please contact the MS Society of Canada, Manitoba Division office by calling 1‑204‑943‑9595 or emailing info.manitoba@mssociety.ca. #1. Hockey Prize: #41500 (CLAIMED) #2. Date Night... Read More

Volunteers needed for A&W Day in Kingston

On August 27, 2015, A&W restaurants across Canada will participate in A&W Cruisin’ to end MS to raise funds in support of people living with MS. Now in its sixth year as a national campaign, the initiative has raised           more than $6.5 million since its inception. Many volunteers are needed at... Read More

Wellness Questionnaire

The research department is looking to launch a request for applications focused on wellness, in particular the role of nutrition, physical activity, and mental wellbeing in MS. Part of this effort involves gathering feedback from people affected by MS, to ensure that their voices and personal experiences... Read More

BCY - Administrative, Office and Project Volunteers Needed

  • Announcement

The BC and Yukon Division office is looking for administrative, office, and Project Volunteers. Volunteer Communications Assistant The Communications Assistant supports the MS Society Communications department with the development and distribution of materials that support public education, fundraising... Read More

Valérie Chevalier Joins Patricia Paquin

  • National News Release

Valérie Chevalier Joins Patricia Paquin as Spokesperson for the 26 th Medavie Blue Cross MS Bike La présente page comporte un lien vers notre ancien serveur. Veuillez déplacer la page ou le fichier hyperliés sur le site pilote (beta). Nous vous prions par ailleurs de noter que nous n’aurons plus accès... Read More

Tee It Up to End MS: St. Boniface Golf Tournament

FORE! Head’s up: MS is Canada’s disease. Tee it up to end MS at the St. Boniface Golf & Country Club Golf Tournament! This 3rd Party Fundraiser for the MS Society of Canada – Manitoba Division starts at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, August 12. Registration includes 18 holes of golf, a shared power cart, lunch, Read More

Nova Scotia MS Bike Tour 2015

On July 25 & 26 over 215 cyclists rode between  90 and 140 kilometres from Windsor to Wolfville and back again as a part of the MS Bike - the largest cycling series in North America. The 26th annual Nova Scotia MS Bike Tour, dubbed “Vineyards and Valleys” was a wonderful weekend event that brought people... Read More

Canadian Pediatric Demyelinating Disease Network gets boost

  • National News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canadian Pediatric Demyelinating Disease Network gets boost with $3.2 million grant Funding to help expand pediatric multiple sclerosis research and further insight into the disease at any age July 29, 2015 -- Toronto -- The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the Multiple... Read More

Staying Cool for the Summer - Lower Mainland Chapter

Staying Cool For The Summer By Ralph Hurtig During the warm summer months many people with MS experience temporary worsening of their symptoms. As the body temperature rises I find that symptoms like weakness, fatigue and visual disturbances can make me feel considerably worse. My neurologist compares... Read More

Brockville Mandarin MS Walk Raises Over $34 000!

The 2015 Brockville Mandarin MS Walk was a huge success! 127 people came out to raise funds and walk to end MS! We raised over $34 000 for programs and services for people living with MS in the Leeds Grenville Area and their families and to fund research into the cause and cure for MS. Check out our... Read More

MS Bike App Powered by Protegra Available for Download

  • Announcement

Thanks to our national sponsor Protegra, you can now take your MS Bike fundraising to the next level by downloading the MS Bike App. The MS Bike App allows you to fundraise on the go and manage your fundraising for the MS Bike from wherever you are! Using the MS Bike App, you can: • Check the fundraising... Read More

New Brunswick MS Bike Tour 2015

  • Announcement

On June 27 & 28 over 100 cyclists rode approximately 120 kilometres across New Brunswick as a part of the MS Bike - the largest cycling series in North America. The 11th annual New Brunswick MS Bike Tour, dubbed “Plains and Pastures” was a wonderful weekend event that brought people together in the... Read More

Atlantic Division gets new President

  • Announcement

The MS Society of Canada, Atlantic Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Benjamin (Ben) Davis to the position of President, Atlantic Division, effective July 6, 2015. Ben will lead a dedicated team of employees and volunteers to help achieve the MS Society’s mission in the Atlantic region. Read More

2015 Scotiabank MS Walk - Fraser Valley

  • Announcement

Thank you to all of the participants, volunteers, sponsors and donors for your contributions and efforts in the 2015 Scotiabank MS Walk in the Fraser Valley. This is year we amalgamated the Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Hope Scotiabank MS Walks into one event at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford on May 24, Read More

Andrew Merriam Pledge Night at Montana's

  • Announcement

Multiple Sclerosis Society, Grand Erie Chapter MS Society and Montana’s Cookhouse presents Will You Fight?   On July 15th at Montana's Cookhouse, 84 Lynden Road, Brantford, come out and support Andrew Merriam who is doing the MS Bike ride from Grand Bend to London. 10% of all purchases that evening... Read More

MS Sevens Rugby Tournament Raised $5,500 for MS - BC and Yukon DIvision

  • National News Release,Announcement

(SURREY, BC) The MS Sevens Rugby Tournament was held at the South Surrey Athletic Park on the Bayside Rugby Club field on May 31.  The event raised $5,500 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada BC and Yukon Division. “We chose to fundraise for MS because both Taylor Stogryn’s grandma and my grandma... Read More

Anne-Marie Hubert, Business Leader, Advisory, Ernst & Young, received the 2015 WAMS Award of Distinction (press release in French only)

  • National News Release

Montréal, le 3 juin 2015 – Le 29 mai dernier, près de 350 convives étaient réunis au Hyatt Regency Montréal pour le déjeuner-gala annuel d’Unies pour la SP. Ils ont ainsi témoigné leur générosité et leur soutien aux personnes atteintes de sclérose en plaques, une maladie présente au Canada plus que... Read More

Women Network to Help End MS

  • Announcement

Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world. MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system comprising the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve. It is one of the most common neurological diseases affecting young adults in Canada. It affects women three times... Read More

Exciting changes at York South Chapter

  • Announcement

"Every day we learn something new, every day we grow and every day we embrace life". 2015 has brought many prosperous and exciting changes to the York South Chapter. We have all united and become a family who share the ups and downs living with Multiple Sclerosis. In October 2014, the York South Chapter... Read More

​Thank you to caregivers!

A sincere thank you to those caregivers who took the time to participate in the joint survey offered by the Alzheimer Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, and Parkinson Society Canada. With your voice, together we can have greater impact. You told us what information and topics are important... Read More

The Fondation de la Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec is proud to support the MS Society, Quebec Division for the Summer camp for adults with MS. (in French only)

  • Announcement

Montréal, le 13 mai 2015  – La Fondation de la Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec (FFMSQ) a le plaisir d'annoncer l'octroi d'un soutien financier maximum de  26 500 $ à la Société canadienne de la sclérose en plaques – Division du Québec . Ce montant servira à l'organisation d'un camp de... Read More

Administrative, Office, and Project Volunteers - BC & Yukon Division

  • Announcement

We are looking for keen volunteers to fill the following positions: Volunteer Fundraising Assistant Purpose: To provide support to the Fundraising team for various events throughout the year. Responsibilities: Provide administrative support including; developing written material, signage, mail merges, Read More

Paying Tribute to an Inspiration

  • Announcement

99-year-old Jessie Lang fights MS in her daughter’s memory “Forever Wendy” is the name of the MS Walk team that honours Jessie Lang’s daughter Wendy, who lived with MS for 30 years. Through volunteering, advocacy work, philanthropy and many other forms of outreach, Jessie and her daughter, Signy Hansen, Read More

An oil change on Mother’s Day weekend can help someone with MS

  • National News Release

May 6, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – This weekend, Canadians can take the front seat in helping the 100,000 Canadians who live with multiple sclerosis. From May 8 to May 10, Mr. Lube Canada will donate $2 from every oil change performed at any Mr. Lube location across the country as part of “ Mr.Lube Ending... Read More

2015 Spring MS Link-Letter BCY Unchaptered Areas

  • Announcement

The 2015 Spring issue of the MS Link-Letter for MS Self-Help and Support Groups in BC & Yukon Unchaptered Areas is now online . Features include: May Awareness Month Heroes Among Us Peer Support and Self-Help Groups Collaborative Outreach in the Yukon Research, Caregivers, and Camp Read More

Recognizing MS Heroes in 2014

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Ken Chubb,  Division President’s Award For over 25 years, Ken has assisted the MS Society and those living with MS in the Creston area. As a member of the BC & Yukon Client Services Committee and the main contact for the Creston MS self-help group, Ken builds connections between health care providers... Read More

Canada: World leader in hockey, maple syrup and multiple sclerosis

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MS Society of Canada asks Canadians whether they will flee or fight when it comes to MS Toronto -- March 25, 2015 -- A bold new awareness campaign led by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is asking Canadians whether they will flee or fight when presented with the fact that Canada has the highest... Read More

Ontario & Nunavut Division 2014 volunteer award winners announced

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The Ontario & Nunavut Division awards program is one of the ways the MS Society honours those who have made a significant contribution to furthering our mission, and who represent the finest in volunteerism within our division. These awards are the highest honours awarded by Ontario & Nunavut Division, Read More

Shared Voices Spring 2015

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The  Spring 2015 Issue of Shared Voices is out! Our quarterly newsletter is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this month! Shared Voices offers human interest stories, tips written by people affected by MS, chapter news, book reviews, community events and information on how to live well with MS. ... Read More

Volunteers needed - Government relations and advocacy task force

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The Government Relations and Advocacy Task Force assists with government relations activities in the BC and Yukon Division.  Government Relations efforts are aimed at improving legislation, policies, practices, opportunities and/or attitudes within different levels of government that impact people affected... Read More

Volunteers needed - Community Service Coordinator Lower Mainland

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Program and client sevices volunteers assist with many roles  from peer support to advocacy. Community Service Coordinator (Volunteer) Purpose: The volunteer will provide the direct delivery of Chapter Programs in assigned geographical regions of the Lower Mainland by telephone, within the office and/or... Read More

Peer counsellor training

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People living with MS are invited to take part in a pilot project that will train people to provide peer counselling. Those trained would provide information and support to others living with MS. The support would be provided primarily over the telephone. Training dates to be announced for late spring. Read More

Grand Erie Chapter is Formed

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The Brant County Chapter and the Simcoe-Norfolk Unit of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada have joined forces! In an effort to improve access and provide more consistent service to all people living with MS in our region, we are pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2015, these two chapters came... Read More

Grand River Chapter is Formed

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Welcome to the newly formed Grand River Chapter comprising the communities of Waterloo Region, Wellington County and Cambridge. We are excited to come together to give you the best of all three chapters. We would love to hear from you. Please contact us at: Donna Smith Holst, Community Outreach Coordinator(Wellington)... Read More

Hamilton and Halton offices have moved

The Hamilton & Halton Chapters of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada have joined forces! In an effort to improve access and provide more consistent service to all people living with MS in our region, we are pleased to announce that as of January 26th, 2015 these two chapters have relocated to... Read More

Lizelle Mendoza: Young, Vibrant & Living Life to the Fullest

Imagine waking up one day with a large black spot in your eye. For many living with MS, this is a familiar experience. However, for Lizelle Mendoza, it was a little bit different; she was only 11 years old when it happened to her.  For years, Lizelle and her family had no idea what was wrong. Her blurry... Read More

Bruce Grey Chapter formed

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The Bruce County Unit of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has expanded to become the Bruce Grey Chapter. In an effort to improve access and provide more consistent service to all people living with MS in our region, we are pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2015, these two areas will... Read More

Remyelination: The next frontier in progressive MS research

"Approved therapies for multiple sclerosis work by reducing the initial myelin injury — they do not promote myelin regeneration. My research supported in part by the MS Society of Canada could help find new drug targets to enhance myelin regeneration and help to restore lost function in people with... Read More

Reframing a diagnosis: What can be learned from MS

Written by guest contributor, Nancy Chamberlayne, M.Ed. I knew I needed a purpose, to contribute and feel stimulated, to always feel like I’m learning. Volunteering allows me to accomplish all these things, but at a pace that lets me manage my MS. Reframing a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis as an opportunity... Read More

2015 MS Calendar of Hope - Saskatchewan

Each year, the MS Society of Canada - Saskatchewan Division creates the MS Calendar of Hope to share stories of people whose lives have been affected by MS. Some stories feature those living with MS themselves. Others feature caregivers, volunteers, fundraisers, or community sponsors. These people all... Read More

​Living Well: Mindfulness meditation for MS

Mindfulness is the practice of maintaining moment-to-moment awareness of our experiences, thoughts and feelings. Through meditation, we may train ourselves to be mindful by focusing on our breathing and noting our thoughts without judgment. Mindfulness facilitates a full sensation of the present and... Read More

Videos of the Quebec Summit on MS are online!

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If you weren’t able to attend the Quebec Summit on Multiple Sclerosis, held in September, we invite you to consult the videos of presentations at mssummit.ca. You’ll see: it’s just like being there! WATCH VIDEO ... Read More

It takes a community

When Fred Franklin was having balance and mobility issues three years ago, he thought an old back injury might be to blame. It wasn’t; a specialist told him he had progressive multiple sclerosis, a diagnosis that had eluded his doctors for years. Fred says the news was shocking. He used to run his own... Read More

Legacy Giving with Jim and Diane Butlin

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"It's a chance to give back in a big way." - Jim and Diane Butlin talk about why they support the MS Society “The MS Society helped me understand my disease and continues to help and support both me and my family,” says Jim, explaining why he supports the MS Society both as an active fundraiser and... Read More

The Ripple Effect: MS as a family disease

"We did everything we could as a family to get answers. My mom’s MS progressed quickly. Not only was walking difficult, but a whole suite of new symptoms appeared. I was terrified ." Written by guest contributor, Cheryl Hickey, host, Entertainment Tonight I feel like I don’t have the right to be mad... Read More

​MS: The Facts You Need - Available to Download

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The fifth edition of Multiple Sclerosis: The Facts You Need written by Dr. Paul O’Connor offers new information on the causes and treatments of MS. This comprehensive guide to living with MS is supported by diagrams, case histories and a list of helpful organizations. Download this essential resource... Read More

Racing to End MS

Team Hume, from Hume Media Inc., will participate in Targa Newfoundland 2014 for their sixth consecutive year in September! Over the past five years, Team Hume has raised $115,000 which has gone towards leading edge research for the MS Society of Canada. This year they have currently raised $20,450... Read More

Advances in stem cell research

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Alex was a 24-year-old medical student when he was diagnosed with an advancing form of multiple sclerosis. “As my disabilities became more permanent, I realized my chosen therapy wasn’t working,” Alex says. “I knew I needed a more aggressive option to slow down my progression.” In the year 2000, the... Read More

Year in review

Multiple sclerosis is Canada’s disease – 100,000 Canadians have MS, and Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. As the country’s advocate for people with MS, we’re proud to fund some of the best research in the world and programs and services that help people with MS live well. In 2013, we funded... Read More

An oil change during Mother's Day weekend helps someone with MS

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May 7, 2014 – Vancouver, BC – This weekend, Canadians can take the front seat in helping the 100,000 Canadians who live with multiple sclerosis. From May 9 to May 11, Mr. Lube Canada will donate $2 from every oil change performed at any Mr. Lube location across the country as part of “Mr. Lube Ending... Read More

Accelerating the pace of research to end MS

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MS Society of Canada and The Centre for Drug Research and Development partner to focus on MS research for future MS therapies Request for Proposals: Developing Drugs for Progressive Multiple Sclerosis February 24, 2014 – Vancouver, BC – The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and The Centre for Drug... Read More

B cell study may lead to treatment options for progressive MS

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MS Society of Canada and MS Scientific Research Foundation announce $3.6 million grant to understanding B cells for future MS therapies February 18, 2014 – Toronto – The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation announced a $3.6 million grant to investigate... Read More

Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world

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Help turn hope into reality with this year’s matching gift challenge Listen to radio public service announcement on the year-end giving challenge. December 5, 2013 – Toronto, ON – The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada invites Canadians to take part in a year-end matching gift challenge for which... Read More

A&W's Cruisin' for a Cause Raises $5 Million Over 5 Years

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A&W Canada and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada thank Canadians for their outstanding support August 29, 2013 – VANCOUVER, BC – A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. is proud to announce its 5 th annual Cruisin’ for a Cause , held last week on August 22, raised more than $1.45 million in support... Read More

Mr. Lube Ending MS…One Drop at a Time

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Campaign seeks to raise funds to help Canadians living with multiple sclerosis May 9, 2013 – Vancouver, BC – Mr. Lube Canada will host “Mr. Lube Ending MS… One Drop at a Time” to increase awareness of multiple sclerosis and help raise funds for those affected by the disease. From May 10 to May 12, a... Read More

1 Day in May raises awareness about daily realities of multiple sclerosis

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May 1, 2013 – Toronto, Ontario – Multiple sclerosis is a complex disease. The symptoms of MS vary and often times cannot be seen. This May, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada launches 1 Day in May , a campaign to raise awareness about MS and the lives of Canadians impacted by the disease. Every... Read More

Inspiring individuals recognized for work on MS

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Vancouver glee club and Ontario caregiver among recipients of MS Society National Awards Toronto, ON – April 11, 2013 – The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 National Awards in honour of their dedication to ending MS and supporting  people affected... Read More

Securing a brighter future for multiple sclerosis research in Canada

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$60 million raised to drive pace to end MS Read the endMS Impact Report March 6, 2013 – Toronto, Ontario – Through the dedicated efforts of people affected by MS across the country and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, more than $60 million was raised to secure a brighter future for MS research... Read More