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Study demonstrates exercise fosters repair in mice with MS-like lesions

  • National News Release

November 9, 2018 – A recent study led by researchers at the University of Calgary Drs. Samuel K. Jensen and V. Wee Yong shows that exercise can enhance the rate of repair or remyelination following the induction of multiple sclerosis (MS)-like lesions in mice. In MS, the loss of myelin, the protective... Read More

Join the MS Society of Canada in Advocating for Support for #LifeWithMS

  • Announcement,National News Release

Online campaign asks Canadians to join in solidarity and engage local MPs to fight for improved income and employment, increased access, and investment in health research for people living with multiple sclerosis Toronto, ON – September 7, 2018 – The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada asks you to... Read More

Christine Sinclair Leads the Burgers to Beat MS Team to Victory

  • National News Release

A&W Canada and the MS Society of Canada raise $1.9 million for those affected by multiple sclerosis VANCOUVER, BC, August 27, 2018 – A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. announces today that its 10 th annual Burgers to Beat MS campaign, in partnership with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada , raised... Read More

Canadians Come Together to Raise Awareness and Funds to Help Beat MS

  • National News Release

A&W’s Annual Burgers to Beat MS Campaign Raises $1.85 Million FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, BC – September 1, 2017 – A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. is proud to announce its ninth annual Burgers to Beat MS campaign, which ran July 17th to August 24th, has raised a record-high of $1.85 million for... Read More

Managing your MS Treatment: MS Society of Canada shares MS Wellness Toolkit

  • National News Release

Toronto, ON – August 30, 2017 – As we prepare to settle back into the routine of school and work, the MS Society of Canada is reminding Canadians that multiple sclerosis is anything but a routine disease. MS affects each person differently and treatment options can vary drastically from person to person. Read More

Common acne medication offers new treatment for multiple sclerosis

  • National News Release

Study results offer safe and affordable treatment option Calgary, AB – May 31, 2017 – A Canadian clinical trial led by researchers at the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM), shows that minocycline, a common acne medication, can slow the progress... Read More

MS Society urges Members of Parliament to act to improve #LifeWithMS

  • National News Release

Secure income and employment, improved access, and accelerated research among top priorities Toronto, ON – April 27, 2017 – From May 1-3, 2017 representatives from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and members of the MS community will meet with parliamentarians in Ottawa to launch MS Awareness... Read More

$7+ million MS Progression Cohort to change the face of MS in Canada

  • National News Release

MS Society of Canada, Biogen Canada, and Brain Canada partner to support the first Canadian cohort that will study the progression of multiple sclerosis over time March 28, 2017 – Toronto, ON – The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Biogen Canada, and Brain Canada announced the launch of a $7+ million... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

  • Announcement,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. (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

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

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

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

  • Announcement,National News Release

(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

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

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

  • National News Release

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

Videos of the Quebec Summit on MS are online!

  • National News Release

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

Legacy Giving with Jim and Diane Butlin

  • National News Release

"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

Advances in stem cell research

  • National News Release

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

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

  • National News Release

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

  • National News Release

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

  • National News Release

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

  • National News Release

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

  • National News Release

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

  • National News Release

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

  • National News Release

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

  • National News Release

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

  • National News Release

$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

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