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A&W Canada Partners with Christine Sinclair for the 13th Annual Burgers to Beat MS Campaign to Help Take on Multiple Sclerosis

  • Announcement,National News Release

A&W Canada announces Burgers to Beat MS Day, where $2 from every A&W Teen Burger ® sold across Canada on Thursday, August 19 th will be donated to the MS Society of Canada to support people living with MS VANCOUVER, BC, July 28, 2021 – A&W Canada and the MS Society of Canada are teaming up with Christine... Read the full article

MS Society of Canada Awards $1 Million to Research Study on Utilizing Artificial Intelligence to Support Treatment Decisions in Multiple Sclerosis

  • National News Release

Dr. Douglas Arnold from The Neuro at McGill University receives AI & MS Discovery Grant supported by TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment Toronto, ON – April 27, 2021 - The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is pleased to announce that Dr. Douglas Arnold is the recipient of the $1 million... Read the full article

We Want to Hear From You! Take Our Engagement Survey

  • Announcement

With no in-person programs, meetings, or events in 2020, we relied solely on an online world to check-in with you and the rest of the MS community. As we plan for our programs in 2021 and beyond, we want to know where we should be focusing our efforts to serve you. That’s why we want to hear from you... Read the full article

COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for People Living with MS

  • Announcement

Last updated – June 1 For recommendations on COVID-19 vaccines, please refer to National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). People living with multiple sclerosis (MS) are seeking peace of mind on the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines. In response, MS Society partner organizations... Read the full article

New Research Study Investigates Metformin as a Therapy to Promote Brain Repair and Reduce Disability in Children and Young Adults with MS

  • National News Release

MS Society of Canada invests $400,000 in Canadian Team of MS Researchers Toronto, ON – February 2, 2020 – Today the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada announced $400,000 in funding to support a pilot clinical trial to investigate the use of metformin as a therapy for children and young adults with... Read the full article

Government of Canada Announces One-Time Disability Payment

  • Announcement

Support payment of $600 to help persons with disabilities during COVID-19 ***Update: Approximately 1.6 million persons with disabilities will start receiving the one-time payment of up to $600 on October 30, 2020. *** ***Update: The deadline to apply for the Disability Tax Credit has been extended to... Read the full article

Saskatchewan Division’s August 2020 eNews

  • Announcement

In this issue... Community Profile: Charlotte Ward MS Society of Canada and Canadian Institutes of Health Research Award $1.5M to Study Efficacy of Cannabis in Treating MS Symptoms Treatment Optimization in Multiple Sclerosis: New Recommendations from the Canadian MS Working Group Burgers to Beat MS... Read the full article

Saskatchewan Division’s September 2020 eNews

  • Announcement

In this issue... We're Only a Phone Call Away Provincial Election Community Profile — Gerrie Taylor NeuroSask: Active and Connected — Extended for Fall! Treatment Optimization in MS: New Recommendations from the Canadian MS Working Group [Updated Link] 1:1 Peer Support Program — Introducing OneCall... Read the full article

Christine Sinclair, A&W Canada and the MS Society of Canada Announce Gold Medal Results for the First-Ever Take Out Burgers to Beat MS Day

  • National News Release

$1.3 million raised for Canadians living with multiple sclerosis VANCOUVER, BC, September 2, 2020 – The 12th annual A&W Canada Burgers to Beat MS campaign, in partnership with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada , raised $1.3 million in support of those living with multiple sclerosis (MS). In 12... Read the full article

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

MS Society of Canada Launches Virtual Carnation Pinning Campaign

  • National News Release

On May 30, 2020, World MS Day, the MS Society of Canada is holding a Virtual Carnation Pinning for politicians across the country and the global MS community to recognize MS Awareness Month and World MS Day. As part of our ongoing work to support Canadians affected by MS and #MakeMSMatter, this event... Read the full article

Uniting Virtually to Support Canadians Affected by MS

  • National News Release

MS Awareness Month brings MS community together to take collective action toward a world free of multiple sclerosis Toronto, ON – April 29, 2020 – This May, the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada brings the MS community together for MS Awareness Month with the launch of #WeChallengeMS , a nationwide... 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

Government of Alberta Supports Canadian Prospective Cohort Study to Understand Progression in Multiple Sclerosis (CanProCo) with $1 Million Investment

  • National News Release

Toronto, ON – December 10, 2019 – The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada , Brain Canada Foundation , Biogen Canada , and Hoffmann-La Roche Limited (Roche Canada) announced today a $1 million investment from the Government of Alberta , in partnership with the department of Economic Development, Trade... 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

  • Announcement

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 of Canada Supports International, Multicenter Clinical Trial to Improve Cognition in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

  • National News Release

$5 million grant will support global study examining cognitive rehabilitation and aerobic exercise in improving cognition in progressive MS Toronto, ON – September 12, 2018 – The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada announced today a $5 million grant in support of the first, international, multicenter... Read the full article

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 the full article

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 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

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

Other News & Resources - HRM

  • Announcement

Maritime Brain Tissue Bank: Information for Donors Website Link: http://braintissuebank.dal.ca/tissue-d... 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

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 the full article

MS Society of Canada takes to Parliament Hill to press for further action in support of Canadians impacted by multiple sclerosis

  • National News Release

Focus on secure employment and income supports and accelerated investment in MS research Toronto, ON – April 26, 2016 – From May 2-4, 2016 representatives from the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and members of the MS community will meet with a range of parliamentarians in Ottawa to launch MS Awareness... Read the full article

MS Society of Canada and The Centre for Drug Research and Development to Accelerate Promising New Therapeutics for Progressive MS

  • National News Release

Toronto and Vancouver, Canada – February 16, 2016 — National organizations, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (MS Society) and The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) are pleased to announce the launch of two new innovative drug development programs in the fight against multiple sclerosis... Read the full article

​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 the full article

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 the full article

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 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

  • 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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 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

  • 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 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

$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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 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)

  • 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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada applauds Federal Government’s support for caregivers and accessibility, presses for further action

  • National News Release

Toronto, ON -- April 28, 2015 -- The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (MS Society) applauds the recently announced federal budget, noting that several of its provisions will make a significant difference in the lives of those who need support. While congratulating the government on the compassionate... Read the full article

Recognizing MS Heroes in 2014

  • Announcement

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

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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