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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

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

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus

Last updated – June 18 Disease-Modifying Treatment Guidelines for Coronavirus (COVID-19) The Government of Canada and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), which causes a respiratory disease. This is a rapidly evolving situation... 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

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

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

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

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

Pearl Gloves - 50/50 Winner

The winning ticket number for Pearl Gloves 2019 Electronic 50/50 is: 1385074065. Thank you to everyone who participated and supported the event, and the fight to End MS in Niagara. 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

  • Announcement

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

  • 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

2018 AB & NWT Division Awards

The 2018 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 31st at noon. The Division Award... 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

Saskatchewan Division’s February eNews

In this issue... Sharing the love this February Registration open for Saskatchewan Blue Cross MS Walks Introducing the 2019 Saskatchewan Blue Cross MS Walk Ambassador CPP-D Application Assistance Mood Changes and MS MS Bike invites you to join the fun MS Society thanks K+S Potash Canada for 5 great... Read the full article

Saskatchewan Division’s January eNews

In this issue we feature members of the MS community displaying true acts of greatness... Princess the cow moooves donors to action Kudos to our 2018 Caregiver Award recipient Superstar volunteer making a splash SHA recognizes the efforts of MS patient advocate 1:1 Peer Support available MS Connects... Read the full article

Saskatchewan Division’s December eNews

In this issue, we look back at an amazing November and forward with hope into the festive season and the New Year... Jana Danielson named first SK Women Against MS Honouree WAMS Gala Luncheon celebrates trailblazers in Saskatchewan MS Connects Conference a big hit with participants and presenters Dinner... Read the full article

Saskatchewan Division’s November eNews

In this issue... MS Connects Conference - Making research accessible WAMS first annual fundraising luncheon coming to Saskatoon New video highlighting Saskatchewan MS research Glitter: Get your Christmas shopping done early on November 20 th Giving Tuesday is November 27 th 30 th Annual CKRM Musical... Read the full article

Listening to People Affected by MS 2.0

The MS Society of Canada has launched a nationwide survey to gather insight and input from people affected by multiple sclerosis. The results from the Listening to People Affected by MS 2.0 survey hopes to advance our mission to be a leader in finding a cure for MS and enabling people affected by MS... Read the full article

2018 Footnotes - Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries MS Walk

  • Announcement

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 Society Volunteer Awards - Call for Atlantic nominations!

The MS Society relies on the passion and efforts of thousands of volunteers to raise funds and awareness in the movement to end MS. We are pleased to launch the 2018 MS Society Volunteer Awards Program, which will recognize the outstanding efforts of volunteers. Do you know of someone (or a group) that... 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

Announcing the 2017 AB & NWT Division Award Winners

We are very pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 MS Society of Canada – Alberta & Northwest Territories Division Awards. The Division Awards are the highest honours awarded by the Alberta & Northwest Territories Division. These awards recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community... Read the full article

Senate Committee Report Released – Breaking Down Barriers

June 27, 2018 – The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science, and Technology released the report Breaking Down Barriers: A Critical Analysis of the Disability Tax Credit and the Registered Disability Savings Plan . The report makes 16 recommendations aimed at improving the Disability Tax... Read the full article

Accessible Canada Act Introduced

June 20, 2018 – The Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, the Hon. Kirsty Duncan, introduced the Bill entitled “ An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada ” in the House of Commons. This is the first piece of federal legislation aimed at improving accessibility for people... Read the full article

2017 AB & NWT Division Awards

The 2017 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 Monday, June 18 at noon. The Division Award... Read the full article

Spring 2018 in Grand Erie

Click the link below to read the newsletter to find out what's happening inside Grand Erie this spring. New programming, upcoming fundraisers and events + Free education seminars. https://mssociety.ca/library/document/fwAg3uyIJhVn... Read the full article

MS Connect '17 Conference Highlights

Our sincerest thank you to the over 300 MS Connect ’17 attendees including our speakers, award winners, MS ambassadors, experts and sponsors who joined us on September 29 & 30 in Edmonton for the eighth year of our conference. AWARD WINNERS A very special feature of this year’s conference was the addition... Read the full article

Apply to be a Member of the NS Accessibility Advisory Board

The Nova Scotia Accessibility Directorate would like to inform all interested parties that applications to serve on the new Accessibility Board are now being accepted. The Board will consist on 12 members appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendations of the Minister of Justice, who is... Read the full article

​MS Bike Air Quality Safety

  • Announcement

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

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

Announcing our 2016 AB & NWT Division Award Winners

We are very pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 MS Society of Canada – Alberta & Northwest Territories Division Awards. The Division Awards are the highest honours awarded by the Alberta & Northwest Territories Division. These awards recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community... Read the full article

Brockville Self Help Group

This group meets the 4 th Thursday each month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in downtown Brockville. The meeting place is accessible and parking is available. This is a wonderful way to connect to other people affected by MS for mutual support, comfort and friendship. Partners and/or caregivers are welcome. Read the full article

2017 Bedolfe Funding Guidelines & Application

Our updated 2017 Guidelines and Application form has been uploaded! Please make sure to review the guidelines as changes have been made this year. Click here for our 2017 updated Guidelines . Click here for our 2017 Application form . Please print, neatly fill in and return all applications to our updated... Read the full article

Ten Years of Service to People Affected by MS

  • Announcement

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

  • Announcement

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

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 the full article

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 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

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

  • 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 the full article

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 the full article

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 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

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 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

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 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 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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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

$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

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 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

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 the full article

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 the full article

Canadian Pediatric Demyelinating Disease Network gets boost

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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

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 the full article

New Brunswick MS Bike Tour 2015

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

​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 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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

​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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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 the full article

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