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Report: Employment Insurance Sickness Benefit Policy

  • Announcement

2019 Multi-Stakeholder Policy Roundtable During the COVID-19 response, government quickly and aggressively experimented with policy innovation to give individuals and businesses the support they needed. Post-COVID, they will be taking stock of what worked best, where innovation discovered administrative... Read the full article

A statement from the MS Society of Canada

  • Announcement

We are outraged and heartbroken by the violence and injustices perpetrated against the Black community. We are enraged and filled with anguish over the brutality and injustices faced by the Indigenous community. We recognize the systemic racism that exists in this country. As an organization we realize... Read the full article

Would you like to expand your knowledge about MS?

  • Announcement

More about MS: Coming of Age , an online education program offered through the Consortium of MS Centres (CMSC), will discuss a variety of important topics including aging with MS, rehabilitation and wellness, advances in MS research, and you will hear from a neurologist who is living with MS. The program... Read the full article

Hear from the Experts: MS and COVID-19

  • Announcement

Join the MS Society for a series of 3 webinars with MS specialists from various disciplines who will provide you with tools and current information to help you navigate this challenging time. Areas of focus will include known and possible impacts of COVID-19 for people living with MS, including disease... Read the full article

Saskatchewan Division’s March 2020 eNews

  • Announcement

In this issue... Saskatchewan Blue Cross MS Walk MS Care Pathway Event: Learn More MS Self-Massage Workshop Upcoming Webinars 1:1 Peer Support Program Recruiting Participants Under the Microscope: Researcher Profile Art Against MS Initiative: Exhibition Opening  Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability... Read the full article

Introducing the MS Society of Canada Young Adult Committee

  • Announcement

The MS Society of Canada is pleased to introduce a new Young Adult Committee designed to ensure that the unique needs of young adults affected by multiple sclerosis are reflected in delivering on our mission – to connect and empower the MS community to create positive change . The 2020/2021 committee... Read the full article

2019 AB&NWT Division Awards

  • Announcement

The 2019 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. Please note the deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, May 15 at noon. The Division Award... Read the full article

International Progressive MS Alliance New Funding Opportunity

  • Announcement

The International Progressive MS Alliance (Alliance) is pleased to announce a new funding initiative designed to accelerate research focused on the mechanisms underlying progressive MS through innovation and collaboration. Only research proposals that challenge current paradigms and/or traditional approaches... Read the full article

Saskatchewan Division's December 2019 eNews

  • Announcement

In this issue... CKRM Musical Christmas Card for MS Returns December 15th National Philanthropy Day Recognizes Top Fundraiser Manage Holiday Season Stress MS Connect Conference Speakers' Videos Thank You To Our 2019 Sponsors! Holiday Office Closure Read more Read the full article

MS Society Hosts 2019 endMS Conference

  • Announcement

Largest MS conference in Canada showcases the latest in MS research From December 8-11, the MS Society of Canada is pleased to be hosting the 5 th endMS Conference! The largest multiple sclerosis (MS) conference in Canada, endMS aims to foster knowledge exchange about MS, provide networking opportunities... Read the full article

Uncovering the facts: MS and children

  • Announcement

Dr. Banwell’s research is uncovering critical information about pediatric MS and moving us closer to understanding MS genetics When Dr. Brenda Banwell and her team launched the Canadian Pediatric Demyelinating Disease study in 2004, most Canadians didn’t even know that multiple sclerosis (MS) could... Read the full article

Accessible Canada Act Adopted

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June 21, 2019 –  A historical moment for Canadians, “ An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada ” has been adopted by the Senate and House of Commons. Known as the Accessible Canada Act , this is the first piece of federal legislation aimed at improving accessibility for people with disabilities. The Act... Read the full article

Spicers Canada Brings the MS Cause Closer to the Finish Line

  • Announcement,National News Release

Cross-Canada cycling tour set to raise $100,000 for Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Toronto, ON – June 6, 2019 – On June 8 the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and Spicers Canada are delighted to kick off the Spicers-Jackson-Boyer-Bergeron Ride Across Canada for MS in support of multiple sclerosis... Read the full article

Manitoba eNews - May Issue

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In This Issue. > Thank You Winnipeg & Brandon! > Day on the Hill > World MS Day > MS:Discovering Wellness > Peer Support Program > Webinar: Pregnancy & MS Click here to view Read the full article

MS Society Invests in Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis Research

  • Announcement

Toronto, ON – March 21, 2019 – The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada announced today a partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to provide $1.5 million in funding for cannabis and MS research. The funding will go towards research into the use of cannabis to manage symptoms... Read the full article

2018 Footnotes - Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries MS Walk

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Thank you Manitoba! The 2018 Footnotes is here and we couldn’t be happier to share it with you. Thank you for making each Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries MS walk in Manitoba a success. The MS Walk would not be possible without the support from our fundraisers, volunteers and sponsors. Take a look to view... Read the full article

​MS Bike Air Quality Safety

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MS Bike Cowichan Valley Experience and West Kootenay Challenge Air Quality Safety In light of the recent BC forest fires, MS Society is sharing important information about safety protocols to all participants of MS Bike Cowichan Valley and West Kootenay Challenge. Please click the link to read our letter... Read the full article

Calling Millennials!

  • Announcement

Based on the success of last year's one-day event specifically for young adults in their 20s and 30s who are living with MS or are close to someone with MS, a second program, The Heart of It 2017, will take place on Sunday, June 11 in Winnipeg. It is a day for personal growth, connecting, sharing, learning... Read the full article

Ten Years of Service to People Affected by MS

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We say farewell to a strong advocate for people living with MS after a decade of service with the MS Society of Canada. President & CEO Yves Savoie will be leaving the MS Society of Canada March 31, 2017. A strong advocate for a patient-centered health system and a catalyst for increased involvement... Read the full article

Public Information Sessions on Accessibility Legislation - NS

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The Accessibility Act , An Act Respecting Accessibility in Nova Scotia , was introduced in the House on November 2, 2016, proceeded to Second Reading on November 3, and to Law Amendments on November 7, 2016. It remains with the Law Amendments Committee who are interested in hearing more from those impacted... Read the full article

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 the full article

EI Consultations for Caregivers

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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 the full article

MS Society and Accelerating Research

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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 the full article

Multiple Solutions Newsletter October

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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 the full article

Newfoundland and Labrador MS Bike Tour 2016

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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 the full article

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 the full article

In the news: Brantford Beerfest to benefit Grand Erie Chapter

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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 the full article

Nova Scotia MS Bike Tour 2016

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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 the full article

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

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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 the full article

New Brunswick MS Bike Tour 2016

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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 the full article

MS Walk 2016 - Atlantic Division

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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 the full article

Research Opportunity at UBC: Doctoral Student Position(s)

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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 the full article

Other News & Resources - HRM

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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 the full article

Multiple Solutions February 2016

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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 the full article

​2016 endMS Conference

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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 the full article

Volunteer Resources Assistant

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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 the full article

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 the full article

Volunteer Walk Organizing Committee

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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 the full article

Volunteer PR & Promo Strategist

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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 the full article

We 3 Girls Trunk Sale Huge Sucess!

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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 the full article

Consultations on Future Legislation re: Medical Assistance in Dying

  • Announcement,National News Release

(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 the full article

Collaborative Network Planning Awards Granted as Part of €22 Million Global Effort to End Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

  • Announcement,National News Release

International Progressive MS Alliance removing barriers and fueling  worldwide collaboration to find solutions and treatments for progressive MS September 22, 2015, NEW  YORK, NY - The International Progressive MS Alliance has awarded its second round of 11 grants to collaborative teams of scientists, Read the full article

MS Society Peer Support Program - Volunteers wanted

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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 the full article

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 the full article

Health NGOs endorse premier think tank’s roadmap for economic integration of Canadians with serious illness

  • Announcement,National News Release

For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – September 3, 2015  – The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (MS Society) and Canadian Caregiver Coalition are pleased with the recommendations in the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP)’s report, titled “ Leaving Some Behind: What Happens When Workers... Read the full article

2015 Biking to the Viking Rainbow Raffle Winners

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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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

2015 Scotiabank MS Walk - Fraser Valley

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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 the full article

Andrew Merriam Pledge Night at Montana's

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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 the full article

Women Network to Help End MS

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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 the full article

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)

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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 the full article

Paying Tribute to an Inspiration

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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 the full article

2015 Spring MS Link-Letter BCY Unchaptered Areas

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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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

Bruce Grey Chapter formed

  • Announcement

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 the full article

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