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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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