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The MS Society offers a variety of programs to help people affected by multiple sclerosis effectively manage and cope with the disease. MS can be quite challenging at times, but through the support offered by the MS Society, no one has to face these challenges on their own.

Information & support- Toronto

  • Information and Support

The MS Society, Toronto Chapter provides information and support for persons with MS and their families. Contact Lynn Laccohee , manager, programs and services at (416) 967-3032. Chapter staff are available to talk with you about multiple sclerosis or issues related to living with MS. This support is... Read More

Massage Therapy - HRM

  • Recreation & Fitness

Eastern College " Eastern College Massage Therapy MS Clinic " Eastern College Massage Therapy (ECMT) has a special $5.00 rate to Persons affected by MS, (and accompanying person if space allows). The 75 minute sessions are Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday , (including assessment and treatment), starting... Read More

Peel-Dufferin Chapter Support Groups

  • Information and Support

The Peel-Dufferin Chapter offers a variety of self-help groups meeting in various locations throughout the city. Staff are also available to assist in forming new groups. The Self-help code of conduct and the self-help confidentiality statement are required reading for MS Society, Toronto Chapter self-help... Read More

Support Group- Stonewall NEW!

  • Information and Support
  • Peer Support

Support Groups: Groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by MS and to share information and support in a safe confidential environment. All groups are open to all affected by MS in the Stonewall area or surrounding areas. Are you a member of the Stonewall or surrounding communities?... Read More

Access to MS drug cost reimbursement in Ontario

  • Information and Support
  • For Healthcare Professionals

Access to Provincial Drug Cost Reimbursement for MS Therapies Once a new therapy is approved by the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada and assessed by the Common Drug Review, the Ontario government's own team of clinical experts and two lay citizens, the Committee to Evaluate Drugs (CED), Read More

Accessible Transportation - Simcoe County

  • Information and Support

Tranportation to Toronto / from Barrie will vary in price depending on where you live. Following are some of the options for your transportation needs. Prices are not guaranteed. Please contact the companies below to confirm pricing before you travel. Barrie Taxi   (705)721-7777 $136.00 (to Toronto)... Read More

Adapted Yoga - Hamilton

  • Recreation & Fitness

The Hamilton Chapter of the MS Society has been offering yoga therapy for our clients since 1993. Our certified Yoga Instructors adapt all exercises to an individual's abilities and capabilities. Yoga is practiced by millions of people in North America. It can be done conveniently at home, at the gym, Read More

Advocacy

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada defines individual advocacy as working to assist yourself or another person to help obtain needed services and to maximize quality of life. In our advocacy efforts, we work with people who have MS or their caregivers or take initiatives on their behalf. It is... Read More

Advocacy - Alberta & NWT Division

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

The MS Advocacy Supports Program helps persons affected by MS identify, navigate, and access services and supports. What are the objectives of the Advocacy Program? In addition to providing advocacy and support to persons affected by MS, as well as education and resources to MS Society staff members... Read More

Advocacy - Calgary Chapter

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

The MS GPS System Navigation and Advocacy Supports Program helps persons affected by MS identify, navigate and access services and supports. Having an advocate means that you have someone in your corner who will speak up for you when you do not think your voice is being heard. An advocate will help... Read More

Advocacy - Edmonton & Capital Region Chapter

  • Financial Assistance
  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding
  • Government Relations and Advocacy
  • Information and Support

Edmonton and Capital Region Chapter’s Advocacy Coordinator provides assistance and support to persons living with MS with regard to financial, medical, housing, transport, legal and other issues directly impacting their quality of life. Assistance with navigating the system, education and support regarding... Read More

Advocacy - Lloydminster Chapter

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

MSGPS Program We have access to a team of professionals to assist you with a broad array of challenges that are often faced by people living with the complexities of MS. Our MSGPS program is designed to provide you with a road-map to help navigate the complex system of services & supports that exist, Read More

Advocacy - Ottawa

Social Action Committee What do we do? The Ottawa Chapter's Social Action Committee (SAC) was the first such committee formed within the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, predating both the Ontario Social Action Committee and the National Social Action Committee. Formed in November 1983, it has... Read More

Advocacy & System Navigation Support - Central Alberta Chapter

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

MSGPS Program We have access to a team of professionals to assist you with a broad array of challenges that are often faced by people living with the complexities of MS. Our MSGPS program is designed to provide you with a road-map to help navigate the complex system of services & supports that exist, Read More

Aquacise Classes in Steinbach

  • Recreation & Fitness

This class accommodates all levels of fitness and will allow participants to experience the benefits of cool water, and natural buoyancy. Benefits include increased circulation, improved flexibility, helps you cool off this summer, mobility and strength, weight loss and elimination of joint stress. Read More

Art for the Heart - Edmonton & Capital Region Chapter

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Social Gatherings

Art Therapy relies on the inherent creativity that resides within each individual to help them move forward in life. Through a process guided by a professional Art Therapist, individuals or groups can explore feelings and solutions to difficulties in a safe, creative and nurturing environment. ... Read More

Avalon Exercise Class - NL

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support

Body Wellness Class Location: Miller Centre 100 Forest Road St. John's, NL A1A 3Z9 Every Tuesday from 10:45am - 11:30am. To attend a class, please call for information regarding the referral process, please phone (709) 777-6461 ... Read More

Avalon Para-Transit System - NL

  • Information and Support

GoBus (para-transit) can be booked at the following contact information: Main Telephone 1 (709) 368-8887 TTY: 1 (709) 368-1620 Fax: 1 (709) 368-1943 Address: #3-1147 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl, NL A1N 5G2 E-mail: gobus@mvtcanada.com All Para-Transit Users who have permanent bookings in the system are... Read More

Bedolfe Grant program - Grand Erie Chapter

  • Financial Assistance
  • Recreation & Fitness

Bedolfe Grant Program The Bedolfe Grant Program is made possible through generous annual grants from the Bedolfe Foundation which was founded by the late Wallace Bedolfe. The Bedolfe Foundation carries on his mantra “if you help yourself, maybe I will lend you a hand ”. Bedolfe Grants are available... Read More

Being Well with MS - ATL

  • Financial Assistance
  • Recreation & Fitness

Being Well with MS assists people with MS and their caregivers with participation in activities or programs that contribute to well-being. Being Well Letter and FAQ (English) SP et Bien Être - Lettre et foire aux questions (Français) Being Well with MS Application (English) SP et Bien Être - Formulaire... Read More

Bladder and Bowel Workshops

  • Information and Support

The MS Society invites you to join us for a free, informative workshop where you will learn more about coping mechanisms and treatment options for improving and maintaining bladder and bowel health. Richmond Bladder & Bowel Workshop Where: Richmond Presbyterian Church, 7111 No 2 Road When: Saturday, Read More

Bowling - Edmonton & Capital Region Chapter

  • Recreation & Fitness

Bowling For those interested in bowling, the Edmonton Chapter of the MS Society offers a five-pin bowling program. The cost is $5 per day, which allows participants to bowl two games, get shoe rentals and a drink. The program location is wheelchair accessible with an elevator going from the mall to... Read More

Bulletin L'Horizon

  • Social Gatherings

The Horizon is our local journal were the members can openly express themselves as well as provide others with useful information. It also includes all our upcoming events and shortl articles on past and present events. July 2016 March 2016 July 2015 October 2015 ... Read More

Canada's Wonderland Tickets - Hastings

  • Fundraising

Support the Hastings County Chapter! Buy your Canada's Wonderland passes at the Quinte Mall or the Belleville Chamber of Commerce Log Cabin. Passes are being offered at a discounted price: Adult $45 Junior/Senior $39 ... Read More

Chairability Exercise Class - HRM

  • Recreation & Fitness

Benefits of Program There is no known cure for MS, however, it is highly recommended that individuals maintain as high a level of fitness as possible in order to minimize secondary effects of the disease due to disuse. This will allow an individual an opportunity to maximize their functional capabilities... Read More

Chapter Services - Ottawa

  • Financial Assistance
  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support

The Ottawa Chapter offers the following programs and services to people living with multiple sclerosis and their families. Individual Advocacy Individual advocacy involves working with and/or on behalf of people with multiple sclerosis or their care partners in the community to help them obtain needed... Read More

Chilliwack Adapted Yoga

  • Information and Support
  • Recreation & Fitness

Adapted Yoga Class for those Living with MS in Chilliwack, BC The MS Society is offering an adapted yoga class to clients in Chilliwack this fall with teacher Mari Newell, a semi-retired nurse with experience working with those living with MS. Where: Shoppers Drug Mart Wellness Studio at 110-F 6640... Read More

Chums Support Group - Winnipeg Area

  • Peer Support

Self-Help & Support Groups • Groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by MS and to share information and support in a safe confidential environment. All groups are open to new members. Please contact Ellen (204- 988-0917 or email ellen.karr@mssociety.ca) who will help match you to... Read More

Client Companion Program - Hamilton

  • Peer Support

One-to-One Companion Program The One-to-One Companion Program is a friendly visiting program that aims to improve the quality of life for a person living with MS. Volunteers in the program brighten the day for individuals with MS who are homebound or reside in a long term care facility. Family Companion... Read More

Client Services - Kamloops and Area Chapter

  • Information and Support
  • Recreation & Fitness

The MS Society, Kamloops and Area Chapter serves the communities of Kamloops, Chase, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Merritt, Lytton, Lillooet, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and the North Thompson to Blue River. The Chapter office at 1-275 Seymour St, Kamloops is generally open Monday to Friday 9am-4pm to provide... Read More

Coffee Crew- Portage La Prairie Area

  • Peer Support

Support Groups & Coffee Crews: Groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by MS and to share information and support in a safe confidential environment. All groups are open to new and existing members. 2nd Wednesday of the month, 11:30am-1:30pm, at a location off-site within the Portage... Read More

Coffee Group - Durham

  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

Friday MS Coffee Group Our MS Coffee Group meets every Friday at Denny’s Restaurant which is located at 75 Consumers Lane in Whitby from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Oshawa Coffee Group Our Oshawa Coffee Group Meets bi-weekly on Thursday’s at Tim Horton’s which is located on Athol Street in Oshawa 11:00 a.m. next... Read More

Community Recreation and Wellness Programs - Toronto

  • Recreation & Fitness

The following programs and organizations have offered adapted programming or specialized programs in Toronto to people with MS. Please contact the recreation providers listed below to find out if a program is currently running and receive more details (dates, fee information, etc.).  If you are a recreation... Read More

Community Support Groups - Lakeland Regional Office

  • Peer Support

Looking for Support? Want to know what programming is available? Or simply looking to connect with some great people in your community that have been impacted with MS? Well this is the group for you! The Cold Lake Community Support Group runs every second Wednesday of every month. The group meets in... Read More

Congrès Espoir famille

  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings
  • Education

The 25 th Congrès Espoir famille will take place from October 28 to 30, 2016, at Centre de congrès et d’expositions de Lévis. (In French Only) The Congrès Espoir famille enables people with MS and their family members to meet, chat and help each other cope better with MS. For additional information, Read More

Conseils et soutien

  • Information and Support

The Québec Division and its chapters offer psychological support and counselling. These services assist people who have just been diagnosed with MS, those who are having an attack, or the family members of a person with MS. Counsellors listen attentively, empathize and can suggest resources and potential... Read More

Contact Us - HRM

  • Peer Support

Donations Anita Conrad, Administration and Participant Services Email: anita.conrad@mssociety.ca Phone: (902)468-8230 Co-Chairs Roshika Manning Email: roshikamanning@yahoo.ca Phone: (902)431-5624 Jordan Warford Email: Jordan.warford@dal.ca Secretary Natasha Zatezalo Email: nzatezalo@dal.ca Phone: (902)402-9422... Read More

Day Away Program - London/Middlesex

  • Peer Support

This is a program held every other Wednesday (September through June) where it gives the chapter membership an opportunity to meet with each other for the day, for a nice lunch, to get a manicure/pedicure, to have their hair cut, have a healing touch session or a massage, and tune ups are done on equipment.  ... Read More

Easy Fit Program - Grand Erie Chapter

  • Recreation & Fitness

A great beginners workout. Fitness is a great way to increase mobility, flexibility, and strength. When/Time: Mondays: 1:00 - 1:45 pm  Where: Grand River CHC (community room B)              363 Colborne Street              Brantford, ON N3S 3N2 Cost: FREE Click here for the Grand River Community Health... Read More

Education - Leeds Grenville

  • Information and Support

Education  Educational sessions about MS are provided by staff and volunteers for persons with MS and their families, chapter members, the general public, health care professionals and students. Pamphlets on MS are readily available in the Brockville office. Books and video tapes are available on loan... Read More

Education - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Information and Support
  • For Healthcare Professionals

Education MS Society educational programs help people living with MS and their families gain a better understanding of MS. Educational programs are also offered to health care professionals. We offer educational programs to: Increase knowledge and understanding about multiple sclerosis and its effects... Read More

Education - Ottawa

  • Information and Support

Education The Chapter's educational objectives are to provide information about multiple sclerosis and coping with the disease to persons with MS and their families, health professionals, educational institutions and to other concerned persons/groups. Information is dispersed in a variety of ways: via... Read More

Education events

  • Information and Support
  • Conferences
  • Social Gatherings
  • Education

Every spring and fall, informative workshops and seminars on a number of different topics are held across the province. Several are held in Toronto or its surrounding communities. See what's currently scheduled at www.mssociety.ca/ontario-education . (Please note: sessions for fall will be planned by... Read More

Education Materials - Grand Erie

  • Information and Support

Educational Materials - Progess in MS Thank you to Dr. Giles for her November forum "Progess in MS". Below is a link to her presentation, for your personal use only: current-and-emerging-therapies-presentation---dr-giles---brantford-.pdf ... Read More

Education Session Videos - ATL

  • Information and Support

Watch our latest education session video, Managing Energy and Fatigue with MS. Watch more of our education sessions by clicking the links below: Managing bladder problems in MS Urologist Dr. Ashley Cox hosted a webinar on April 10, 2014, to discuss common bladder problems in people with MS. Navigating... Read More

Education/Workshops - Calgary Chapter

  • Information and Support

Individuals Affected by MS The MS Society provides and hosts presentations and education sessions in the Calgary Area for individuals affected by MS. Education programs provide the opportunity to increase knowledge about MS, symptoms, symptom management, research, complementary and alternative therapies, Read More

Educational Programs & Events - Central Alberta Chapter

  • Information and Support

Special Ops Special Ops is an education and information based program designed specifically for the residents with  MS at Bethany Collegeside (Continuing Care Facility) in an effort to bring the community to them.  Topics and speakers vary each month and are based on the requests of the residents. ... Read More

Educational Programs & Events - Lloydminster Chapter

  • Information and Support
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Youth Programs
  • Social Gatherings

Soup & Sandwich Info Session The Lloydminster Chapter offers a Soup & Sandwich Information Session monthly throughout the year. Lunch is on us as you learn about the latest information on multiple sclerosis in a confidential setting. Learn about MS research, new drug trials, tips on living with MS and... Read More

end MS Bracelets - Hamilton-Halton

  • Fundraising

Support the MS Society by purchasing an end MS bracelet! Elastic, fits most wrists 7.50" - 7.75" (can be made smaller or larger) Sterling silver alphabet cubes Crystal beads, available in black, white, or red $5 from the sale of each bracelet is donated to the MS SOCIETY. $30 for 1, $50 for 2, cash... Read More

Equipment funding - Bruce Grey

  • Financial Assistance
  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding
  • For Healthcare Professionals

Equipment and Funding Assistive devices can enable persons with MS and their families to maintain a realistic degree of independence and control over their lives, while enhancing their physical well-being. The purpose of this program is to assist with purchases of equipment. The Society's funding is... Read More

Equipment Funding - Lakeland Regional Office

  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding
  • Government Relations and Advocacy

The Lakeland Regional Office Equipment Funding Program is designed to increase independence, mobility and or sustainability. The funding is intended to provide additional assistance over and above government or local resources, which are often inadequate for the needs of persons with multiple sclerosis. Read More

Events- SCVIC & NVIC

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & SERVICES EVENTS - Vancouver Island MS 101: A Newly Diagnosed Workshop First Friday Lunches (Victoria) UPCOMING MONTHLY EVENTS Victoria - September Calendar October Calendar Cowichan - September Calendar October Calendar Central & North Vancouver Island October Calendar You will need... Read More

Exercise Programs - York Region

  • Recreation & Fitness

Tai Chi Tai Chi is a gentle slow movement exercise that focuses on deep breathing and gentle movements. It is known for improving health and increasing relaxation. There are many therapeutic benefits of practicing this ancient art including: Good health for the body and mind Relaxation through meditation... Read More

Exercise Programs- Vancouver Island

  • For Healthcare Professionals
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

*We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia Central and North Island There is limited exercise funding available for people living with MS in the Central & North Island areas to assist with accessing public programs—please contact us for further information. Cowichan... Read More

Exercise subsidy - Okanagan

  • Financial Assistance
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding

Exercise subsidies available for those who wish to take part in various exercise programs in the community, such as fitness and aquatic programs. Please contact Sherry Wezner for more information at 250-762-5850 or e-mail sherry.wezner@mssociety.ca. ... Read More

Family Programs - Calgary Chapter

  • Social Gatherings

Caregiver  Retreat The Family Caregiver Retreat weekend, usually held each spring, offers a supportive and relaxed atmosphere where family members are given the chance to care for themselves through educational opportunities, workshops and just meeting with others who may share similar experiences. ... Read More

Family Support - Fraser Valley

  • Youth Programs
  • Social Gatherings

Family Day Every year, the Lower Mainland Chapter hosts a family day for children (under the age of 18) who have a parent/ immediate family member with MS. The Chapter has hosted family picnics in the park, a day at the Greater Vancouver Zoo, the Vancouver Aquarium, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and... Read More

Family Support - Lower Mainland Chapter

  • Youth Programs
  • Social Gatherings

Kids Up Front The Lower Mainland Chapter has a strong partnership with Kids Up Front. Kids Up Front distributes unused event tickets to families with children 18 years of age and younger who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend. Through this partnership, kids with parents or a close family... Read More

Farmer's Market - Lakeland Regional Office

  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

The farmer’s Market Coffee meetings run from the 1st Friday in June until the Friday before Thanksgiving at 4802-53 Street. This is a great way for clients to meet other individuals affected by MS within community. It’s also a great opportunity to chat with your local Lakeland MS Staff to learn more... Read More

Female Caregivers Support Group - Winnipeg Area

  • Peer Support

Self-Help & Support Groups • Groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by MS and to share information and support in a safe confidential environment. All groups are open to new members. Please contact Ellen (204- 988-0917 or email ellen.karr@mssociety.ca) who will help match you to... Read More

Financial Assistance - Ontario & Nunavut Division

Financial Assistance Quality of Life Grants The MS Society offers individuals living with MS a wide variety of programs that promote personal independence and contribute to an enhanced quality of life. The Quality of Life Grants are designed to provide financial assistance to those requiring support... Read More

Financial Assistance Program - Ontario & Nunavut Division

Financial assistance is available to people living with multiple sclerosis and their families. The Quality of Life grants help people living with MS to purchase equipment and/or service(s) to enhance their quality of life. The Ontario & Nunavut Division Programs & Services team administers this program... Read More

Fitness Programs - Saskatchewan

  • Recreation & Fitness

Aquafit Regina: YMCA, 2400-13th Avenue Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-10:00 am Saskatoon: YWCA, 510-25th Street E Mondays from 1:30-2:30 pm (Please note that these programs break for July & August .) Doing aerobic exercise in a relatively cooler pool is ideal for people affected by MS. It helps to... Read More

Foot care clinic - West Kootenay

  • Financial Assistance
  • For Healthcare Professionals

Is it difficult for you to trim your toenails and remove callouses? Are you interested in subsidised footcare? Speak to us about a subsidy of $20 (about half) to help pay for visits from a certified foot care nurse. The nurse would visit your home every six to eight weeks to help keep your feet healthy. Read More

Free Drop-In Beginner Yoga - Grand Erie Chapter

  • Recreation & Fitness

Relax, rejuvenate, restore with free drop-in yoga classes. No previous yoga experience necessary. Everyone welcome. Grand River Community Health Centre 363 Colborne Street Brantford, ON N3S 3N2 Cost: FREE www.grandriverchc.ca Click here for more information. ... Read More

Friendly Visiting - Edmonton & Capital Region Chapter

  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

The Edmonton and Capital Region Chapter offers a Friendly Visiting Volunteer Program for persons living with MS who reside in a continuing care facility. The Friendly Visiting program is designed to provide support, increased awareness of community resources, and engage in shared activities. If you... Read More

Friendly Visiting Volunteer Program - Calgary Chapter

The Friendly Visiting Volunteer Program is designed to provide an informal support network for individuals with MS under the age of 65 living in a long term care facility.  Individuals living in long-term care are matched with a volunteer who comes to visit them every other week and will offer the client... Read More

Friendly Visitor Program

  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings
  • Volunteer

The Okanagan Chapter and South Okanagan Chapters are looking for volunteers for the Friendly Visitor Program to visit those with MS living in care facilities. We ask that volunteers be able to visit at least once a month. Following the completion of an application and screening, volunteers receive an... Read More

Funding Assistance - Hamilton-Halton

  • Financial Assistance
  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding

Financial Assistance Quality of Life Grants The MS Society offers individuals living with MS a wide variety of programs that promote personal independence and contribute to an enhanced quality of life. The Quality of Life Grants are designed to provide financial assistance to those requiring support... Read More

Fundraising - Bruce Grey

  • Fundraising

The MS Society of Canada holds a variety of fundraising events throughout the year. Money raised at these events supports the best MS research in Canada, and local programs and services that assist people living with multiple sclerosis in Bruce and Grey Counties. Scroll down to find out more about our... Read More

Gentle Chair Yoga - Grand Erie Chapter

  • Recreation & Fitness

Gentle Chair Yoga Relax, rejuvenate, restore with free gentle chair Yoga. Grand River Community Health Centre 363 Colborne Street Brantford, ON N3S 3N2 www.grandriverchc.ca Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 - Community Room B Cost: FREE ... Read More

Get Involved! - Fundraising - Saskatchewan

  • Fundraising

The MS Society of Canada holds a variety of fundraising events throughout the year. Money raised at these events supports the best MS research in Canada, and local programs and services that assist people living with multiple sclerosis. Scroll down to find out more about our fundraising events. Every... Read More

Government relations

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

Until we end MS, people affected by the disease face many challenges. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada works to ensure that people with MS and their families have the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of life. Across the country, the MS Society endeavours to change government policies, Read More

Grand River Chapter, Winter 2016 Newsletter

  • Publications

See what is happening in Grand River Chapter! We send out newsletters 4 times per year with updates and highlights about events, fundraising and programs and services. If you want to be added to our distribution list, email Laura Barry at laura.barry@mssociety.ca to be added. Please click the newsletter... Read More

Greater Moncton Bowling - NB

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Social Gatherings

Bowling: Bowling is held every Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. Location: Parklane Bowling Centre 28 Biggs Drive Riverview, NB E1B 3H5 For more information contact Maureen Merrill at 388-9372. ... Read More

Greater Moncton Self-Help Group - NB

  • Peer Support

The Chapter Self-Help meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, during the months of September, October, November, January, February, March, April, and May. To give and receive: - Emotional support - Practical ideas in dealing with problems common to members of the group Self-help is based... Read More

Greater Moncton Swimming - NB

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Social Gatherings

Swimming: Swimming is held every Wednesday afternoon 1:00 p.m. Location: St. Pat's Family Centre 34 Providence Street Moncton, NB E1C 2Z4 For more information contact Al Shortliffe at 961-3349. ... Read More

Group Medical Visits

  • Information and Support
  • Peer Support
  • Education

What are Group Medical Visits? Group medical visits are expanded appointments where patients meet with healthcare providers in a group that’s co-led by a skilled facilitator. The health care provider is typically the patient’s own physician, but can also be another healthcare professional. They often... Read More

Guelph MS Self Help Group

  • Information and Support
  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

Purpose: This support group is for anyone diagnosed with or suspected of having multiple sclerosis to get together for mutual support, comfort and friendship. When: 1st Tuesday of every month from 11:00AM to 1:00Pm and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Where: Royal on Gordon Retirement... Read More

Health Professionals

  • For Healthcare Professionals

Interdisciplinary Conference on Multiple Sclerosis The Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is organizing a biennial conference for Quebec health care professionals whose clients include people with multiple sclerosis. This event is a unique opportunity to update your knowledge... Read More

Healthcare Resources - Sudbury

  • Information and Support

Please note that the Sudbury Chapter can provide some referrals to healthcare professionals such as neurologists, therapists, and supportive programs in Greater Sudbury and area. Need a family doctor? Find a family doctor or nurse practitioner through Health Care Connect , which connects Ontarians to... Read More

Hoping for the future, coping with the present

  • Information and Support
  • Conferences

Hoping for the future, coping with the present program set up by the Quebec Division is for people who have just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It consists of four information sessions on various aspects of MS. This program’s main objectives are to: help people who have just been diagnosed... Read More

Horizon

  • Information and Support

The Horizon is our local journal were the members can openly express themselves as well as provide others with useful information. It also includes all our upcoming events and shortl articles on past and present events. July 2016 March 2016 July 2015 October 2015 ... Read More

Individual Advocacy - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

Individual Advocacy Individual advocacy involves working with and/or on behalf of people with multiple sclerosis or their care partners in the community to help them obtain needed services and maximize their quality of life. Individual advocacy may entail the following: Helping individuals with multiple... Read More

Information and Referral - Grand River Chapter

  • Information and Support
  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding

The Grand River Chapter serves the communities of Wellington County, Waterloo Region and Cambridge. Whether you are newly diagnosed, in a caregiver role, or helping your loved one understand MS, we can provide assistance in a non- judgmental supportive environment. We provide current, factual and meaningful... Read More

Information and Support - Hamilton - Halton

  • Information and Support

Persons with serious illnesses such as MS need information to help them cope with the disease, and eliminate unnecessary distress and feelings of hopelessness.  Consequently, we provide current, factual and meaningful information through education sessions, newsletters, website, and in-office resources. ... Read More

Information and Support - Ontario & Nunavut Division

Information and Support The MS Society provides the most accurate and up-to-date information on MS. People impacted by MS can also contact the MS Society to seek referrals to community resources. For more information on how we can help you access information and services, please contact the Programs... Read More

Information and Support Line - Fraser Valley

  • Information and Support

The Information and Support Line provides accurate information on MS and community resources. Our community services coordinators also provide information and support, education, referral and advocacy. A Community Services Coordinator is available Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. To access this service, Read More

Information and Support Line - Lower Mainland Chapter

  • Information and Support

The Information and Support Line provides accurate information on MS and community resources. Our community services coordinators also provide information and support, education, referral and advocacy. A Community Services Coordinator is available Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. To access this service, Read More

Information Line- Vancouver Island

  • Information and Support
  • Government Relations and Advocacy
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Social Gatherings
  • Individual Advocacy
  • Education

The Information and Support Line provides information on MS and community resources. Our Programs and Services staff also provide support, education, referral and advocacy. To access this service, please call us: Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30pm 250-388-6496 or toll free 1-800-268-7582 info.vi@mssociety.ca... Read More

Information, Programs & Services - SCVIC & NVIC

  • Financial Assistance
  • Information and Support
  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

The MS Society, South and Central Vancouver Island & North Vancouver Island Chapter provides information and support for persons with MS and their families. Contact Katie Ganassin , Manager, Programs and Services or Kelly Bulmer , Coordinator, Programs and Services at (250) 388-6496 or toll free at... Read More

Information, Resources and Referral - ATL

  • Information and Support

Information People affected by MS look to the MS Society of Canada to provide information about MS diagnosis, symptoms, treatments, research, programs and related topics such as employment, insurance and family issues. By obtaining the most up-to-date information about the disease, people affected by... Read More

Interdisciplinary Conference on Multiple Sclerosis

  • For Healthcare Professionals

The Quebec Division of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is organizing a biennial conference for Quebec health care professionals whose clients include people with multiple sclerosis. This event is a unique opportunity to update your knowledge and share with other professionals from across Quebec... Read More

Kid's Camp - Hamilton

  • Youth Programs
  • Social Gatherings

Since 1998, the Hamilton Chapter has been providing funding to help MS families send their kids to one week of day camp. Currently we have two kids camp programs in place. One runs during the week of March Break and the other runs throughout the summer. Children and teens (ages 4-16) have the opportunity... Read More

Kids Camp - Edmonton & Capital Region Chapter

  • Youth Programs

The MS Society, Edmonton and Capital Region Chapter, is continuing to implement programs for children who have a parent or family member living with MS. Kids Camp, is a week long day camp for children who have a parent or family member living with MS. The aim of this program is to learn more about MS, Read More

Kidz Klub - Niagara

  • Peer Support
  • Youth Programs

Kidz Klub This program is geared to children ages 8 to 14 who have a parent or a family member with MS.  The program takes place during the months of July and August from 10am to 4pm and lunch is provided.  Children will enjoy exciting outings and fun activities. Children who have a family member with... Read More

Kildonan Support Group - Winnipeg Area

  • Peer Support

Self-Help & Support Groups • Groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by MS and to share information and support in a safe confidential environment. All groups are open to new members. Please contact Ellen (204- 998-0917 or email ellen.karr@mssociety.ca) who will help match you to... Read More

Lending Library - Hastings

  • Information and Support

Library Books 1 - Benjamin My Mum is Special, STEFANIE LAZAI : STEPHAN POHL  2 - Recycled: A story of Hope, LOUISE GIROUX                                                           3 - Crossed Signals, CAROLINE COUREY 4 - MS: The Kinder Side, LYN RISIDORE 5 - My Ups and Downs, IVY MARSH 6 - One Day at... Read More

Lunch Bunch - Grand River Chapter

  • Social Gatherings

Every Monday from 11:30am-1:30pm we host Lunch Bunch, one of Grand River Chapters longest running programs. Come out for a lunch full of support and good company. Tea, coffee and treats are served but you are welcome to bring your own lunch. The last Monday of the month we host a potluck Lunch Bunch... Read More

Magazine Les nerfs!

  • Youth Programs

Le magazine trimestriel Les nerfs! s’adresse aux jeunes de moins de 18 ans dont un parent ou un proche est atteint de SP. Il se veut une source d’information et de divertissement et contient notamment, des articles sur la SP, des entrevues, des témoignages et des jeux. Hiver 2015 Automne 2015 Été 2015... Read More

Massage - Lower Mainland Chapter

West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Utopia Academy Massage, Vancouver Career College and Langara College offer special rates for MS Society members. Click on the following for more details: West Coast College of Massage Therapy Location: 613 Columbia Street, New Westminster Cost: Each session is... Read More

Mercier Helping Hand - Edmonton & Capital Region Chapter

  • Financial Assistance
  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding

Mercier Helping Hand Fund (Quality of Life Grants and Equipment Fund) The Mercier Helping Hand Fund provides financial assistance to persons with MS living within the Edmonton & Capital Region Chapter.  This is a fund of last resort and does not duplicate existing programs.  It contributes positively... Read More

Mind Body Spirit NEW!

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Youth Programs

This program geared to young adults living with MS includes practices such as yoga and meditation to bring balance and wellbeing to your life. When: Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 17, 24, 31 No class on Oct. 10 Thanksgiving November 7, 14, 21, 28 December 5 Cost: $60.00 Where:... Read More

Mohawk College - Massage Therapy Student Clinic

  • Information and Support
  • Recreation & Fitness

Mohawk College - Massage Therapy Student Clinic Mohawk College's Massage Therapy diploma program is pleased to provide a Student Clinic that focuses on providing massage for individuals that have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis This clinic will take place at McMaster University's institute of... Read More

Monthly Luncheon

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

Third Wednesday of every month is our Monthly Luncheon! Join us every third Wednesday (except for July & August) for a Drop-In gathering and a hot healthy lunch with dessert, served at 12 PM. We share recipes, laughter and fantastic food. After a beautiful lunch, you can do some knitting, crocheting... Read More

Montreal information sessions and lectures

  • Information and Support

Hoping for the Future, Coping with the Present is an information program whose purpose is to provide people who have been recently diagnosed with MS (within three years) and their significant others with information to help them cope better with the disease. The Journey to Wellness and the Workshop... Read More

Montreal Liaison Bulletin and resources

  • Information and Support

In this section, you will find the Liaison Bulletin that features a schedule of all Montreal Chapter activities. Published twice a year, the Bulletin contains useful information about community resources and letters from readers. It also includes information about housing resources and paratransit, Read More

Montreal social action

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

The Montréal Chapter is a member of issue tables for the purpose of protecting the rights of people with multiple sclerosis and giving them opportunities to enjoy full lives. Our priority issues are universal accessibility and paratransit.   Montreal Chapter Representation at Issue Tables  R.U.T.A. Read More

Montreal telephone support and self-help groups

  • Information and Support
  • Peer Support

The Montréal Chapter offers a number of self-help groups for people with multiple sclerosis and their caregivers. It also provides telephone listening and support services and can refer people to resources in the community. Psychological support by phone The Montreal Chapter offers psychological support... Read More

Moving Forward Support Group - Winnipeg Area

  • Peer Support

Self-Help & Support Groups • Groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by MS and to share information and support in a safe confidential environment. All groups are open to new members. Please contact Ellen (204- 988-0917 or email ellen.karr@mssociety.ca) who will help match you to... Read More

MS 101- GTA

  • Information and Support

If you are recently diagnosed with MS, join us for an important information session called MS 101 . Topics covered during MS 101 include: treatment options, coping with MS, research, and available support from the MS Society and your local chapter. Friends and family members are welcome. Speakers have... Read More

MS Ambassador Program - Saskatchewan

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

Help the MS Society of Canada promote the importance of MS research, services, and knowledge to the people of Saskatchewan! Do you have what it takes to be an MS Ambassador? MS Ambassadors raise awareness about MS, the MS Society, and the need to fund research to find a cure. Ambassadors create partnerships... Read More

MS Aquatics City of Winnipeg - Winnipeg Area

  • Recreation & Fitness

The City of Winnipeg Community Development, Recreation and Support Services Department offers adapted aquatic programs specifically designed for individuals with multiple sclerosis. This class takes place in a cool water medium, focusing on improving balance, strength and coordination. Contact: Register... Read More

MS Awareness Days - Edmonton & Capital Region Chapter

  • Information and Support

A new initiative for the Edmonton and Capital Region Chapter of the MS Society, with the aim of increasing awareness about Multiple Sclerosis to the general public, as well as creating awareness around the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s mission, and the programs and services that are being offered. Read More

MS Book Clubs-Toronto

  • Recreation & Fitness

MS Book Clubs The Toronto Public Library hosts three book clubs for people with multiple sclerosis. Book clubs are a great way to meet others living with MS who love reading. Members share ideas, have lively conversations and make new friends. People living with MS who participate in book clubs indicate... Read More

MS Carnation Campaign - ATL

  • Fundraising

The carnation. In 1975, this flower became Canada's most recognized symbol of hope in the quest to end multiple sclerosis when the first MS Carnation Campaign kicked off in Quebec. The MS Carnation Campaign is now the MS Society of Canada’s longest running fundraiser. Over $45 million has been raised... Read More

MS Carnation Campaign - Ontario

  • Fundraising

The carnation. In 1975, this flower became Canada's most recognized symbol of hope in the quest to end multiple sclerosis when the first MS Carnation Campaign kicked off in Quebec. The MS Carnation Campaign is now the MS Society of Canada’s longest running fundraiser. Over $45 million has been raised... Read More

MS Clinics

  • MS Clinics

Il y a 20 cliniques de SP qui se retrouvent dans presque toutes les régions du Québec. Ces cliniques comptent une équipe de professionnels hautement qualifiés qui se spécialisent dans le traitement des personnes atteintes de la sclérose en plaques. Abitibi-Témiscamingue : Clinique Accès-Santé 8, rue... Read More

MS Clinics - Lower Mainland Chapter

  • MS Clinics

UBC, MS Clinic 2nd Floor Koerner Pavilion 2211 Westbrook Mall Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B5 Ph: 604-822-7131 Fax: 604-822-7362 Visit their website here Burnaby, MS Clinic Burnaby Hospital 3935 Kincaid Street Burnaby, BC, V5G 2X6 Ph: 604-412-6405 Fax: 604-412-6407 Abbotsford, MS Satellite Clinic Abbotsford... Read More

MS Connect 2016

  • Information and Support

MS Connect 2016: Building Blocks for Living Well with MS Friday, October 14, 2016, 9:00am-3:00 pm, Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg Conference Highlights: Building Resilience Workshop Dawn Ehde, PhD, Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington Harborview... Read More

MS Friends Support Group - Winnipeg Area

  • Peer Support

Self-Help & Support Groups • Groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by MS and to share information and support in a safe confidential environment. All groups are open to new members. Please contact Ellen (204- 988-0917 or email ellen.karr@mssociety.ca) who will help match you to... Read More

MS Information and Support Teleconferences - ATL

  • Information and Support
  • For Healthcare Professionals
  • MS Clinics
  • Peer Support
  • Conferences

Whether you've just been diagnosed, have been living with MS or you are a family member, a friend, or a caregiver for someone living with MS, our teleconferences can help. Join nurses from MS Clinics around Atlantic Canada for a confidential information and support teleconference on the second Wednesday... Read More

MS Nanaimo Office Newsletter

  • Information and Support

Take a look at the newest edition of the Nanaimo Chapter Newsletter HERE You'll find updates from the Board, Community Services, Fundraising, and Community Engagement, as well as lots of great photos and upcoming community events. ... Read More

MS Resource Manual

The MS Resource Manual is an information guide to resources and benefits available to people with MS in BC and Yukon. Download the PDF ... Read More

MS South and Central Vancouver Island - Newsletter

  • Information and Support

Take a look at the newest edition of the South and Central Vancouver Island Chapter Newsletter HERE You'll find updates from the Board, Community Services, Fundraising, and Community Engagement, as well as lots of great photos and upcoming community events. Read More

MS Talk Coffee Crew- Rural Manitoba Entrepenuership Programs

  • Information and Support
  • Education

MS Talk is an interactive teleconference program where you participate in educational and recreational programs and workshops. Materials are all sent before the call so you can actively participate from home by telephone. Registration is required, please contact Ada Jane 204-988-0904, 800-268-7582 or... Read More

MS Talk- Genetics and Reproduction

  • Information and Support
  • Education

MS Talk is an interactive teleconference program where you participate in educational and recreational programs and workshops. Materials are all sent before the call so you can actively participate from home by telephone. While MS is not hereditary, having a first-degree relative such as a parent or... Read More

MS Talk- Management and Treatment of Cognitive Changes in MS

  • Information and Support
  • For Healthcare Professionals
  • MS Clinics
  • Education

MS Talk is an interactive teleconference program where you participate in educational and recreational programs and workshops. Materials are all sent before the call so you can actively participate from home by telephone. Managing MS is an ongoing process, beginning with the very first symptoms and... Read More

MS Talk- MS and Emotional Changes Including Depression and Irritability

  • Information and Support
  • For Healthcare Professionals
  • MS Clinics
  • Education

MS Talk is an interactive teleconference program where you participate in educational and recreational programs and workshops. Materials are all sent before the call so you can actively participate from home by telephone. In addition to its physical symptoms, MS may have serious emotional consequences. Read More

MS Talk- Research Updates, from Pregnancy and Poop to Cancer and Life Expectancy

  • Information and Support
  • For Healthcare Professionals
  • MS Clinics
  • Education

MS Talk is an interactive teleconference program where you participate in educational and recreational programs and workshops. Materials are all sent before the call so you can actively participate from home by telephone. If you want to start a family, having MS does not have to stop you. It doesn't... Read More

MS Talk- Studying B Cells in the Brain

  • Information and Support
  • For Healthcare Professionals
  • MS Clinics
  • Education
  • Volunteer

MS Talk is an interactive teleconference program where you participate in educational and recreational programs and workshops. Materials are all sent before the call so you can actively participate from home by telephone. Emerging studies reveal that therapies targeting B cells have led to dramatic... Read More

MS Wellness- Lakeland Regional Office

  • Recreation & Fitness

Through gentle stretching exercises, our adapted yoga for beginner class will help promote increased mobility, muscle strength and tone, range of motion, and relaxation. Certified yoga instructor Tracy Koluk works closely with each participant, catering movements to your individual ability level. Classes... Read More

MS youth camp

  • Youth Programs

(The camp is in French only) The MS Youth Camps are for young people aged 7 to 17 who have a parent with multiple sclerosis. Two youth camps will be held this summer. Sixty children and teens will be able to attend: Thirty children aged 7 to 11* at Camp Richelieu Saint-Côme , in Saint-Côme, in the Lanaudière... Read More

Newly Diagnosed Workshop

  • Information and Support

Workshop for people recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). The MS Society, Lower Mainland Chapter invites you and a guest to join us for a free, informative workshop. Join us to learn from health professionals in the field of MS care. Speakers include people who are living well with MS. We... Read More

Niagara Peninsula Chapter of Hope Kids Klub

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support
  • Youth Programs
  • Social Gatherings

Thanks to the generous support from the United Way of St. Catharines and District we are able to provide a summer kids klub program for children ages 8-15 who have a family members with MS. The program takes place every Wednesday from 9am-4pm for 6 weeks in the summer (typically starting the first week... Read More

Off Balance Dragon Boat Team

  • Information and Support

The “Off Balance Dragons” started in October 2005 and is composed of people who have MS along with their caregivers and friends. Even people with mobility issues can get help to get in the dragon boat. The Off Balance Dragons are not only the first MS dragon boating team in Canada, but also in the world. Read More

On Our Own Support Group - Winnipeg Area

  • Peer Support

Self-Help & Support Groups • Groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by MS and to share information and support in a safe confidential environment. All groups are open to new members. Please contact Ellen (204- 988-0917 or email ellen.karr@mssociety.ca) who will help match you to... Read More

Other Programs - Central Alberta Chapter

  • Social Gatherings
  • Peer Support

William Watson Lodge Retreat  Each year, the Central Alberta Chapter and Lethbridge Chapter of the MS Society join forces to offer a mountain retreat for clients at the fully accessible William Watson Lodge in Kananaskis.   This 4 day retreat typically takes place in September each year.  Please contact... Read More

Outreach Visits

  • Information and Support

You are invited to join us for an outreach visit with MS Society Community Services Coordinators in your community. Squamish Outreach Visit The Squamish Self Help Group will be hosting an MS Society education session as well as an opportunity for one-on-one meetings. Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 One-on-one... Read More

Peel-Dufferin Quality of Life Grants

Quality of Life Grants The MS Society offers individuals living with MS a wide variety of programs that promote personal independence and contribute to an enhanced quality of life. The Quality of Life Grants are designed to provide financial assistance to those requiring support with the purchase of... Read More

Peel-Dufferin Social Media

  • Information and Support
  • Social Gatherings
  • Publications
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteer

Stay in touch with the Peel-Dufferin Chapter year round through social media to get regular updates on local events, educational seminars and news. Like our Facebook page Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Peel-Dufferin Chapter Follow us on Twitter: @MSSocietyPeel View our Photo Albums on the MS... Read More

Peel-Dufferin Wellness Programs

  • Recreation & Fitness

MS Yoga Yoga, a program of gentle stretching, poses, breathing exercises, and meditation, has been touted for relieving a wide variety of illnesses and disorders and is a great tool for stress reduction. In addition, practitioners firmly attest that yoga reduces muscle tension, nervousness, depression, Read More

Peer Support Program - Lower Mainland Chapter

  • Information and Support
  • Peer Support

Want to talk to someone living with MS or NMO? This program provides individuals with MS and NMO the opportunity to connect with a trained peer support volunteer, who also has MS, and can talk openly and honestly on day to day issues concerning MS. The philosophy behind the PSP is that peers can provide... Read More

Physical activities - Montreal

  • Recreation & Fitness

At the School of Movement and adapted yoga classes, you can exercise in a safe setting according to your abilities. There are also a number of other affordable community resources that offer adapted physical activities. All the courses require a registration. Please note that some course have a waiting... Read More

Pilates Standing and Floor Class

  • Recreation & Fitness

Join Physiotherapist Lisa Mills-Hutton of Donna Sarna Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation for a dynamic and fun Pilates class to improve posture, ease of movement, balance and strength. Participants must be able to walk with or without a walk aide and be able to get on the floor independently. 8-Week Session... Read More

Program for Active Living - Lethbridge and District Chapter

  • Recreation & Fitness

Program for Active Living (PAL) Gym, Swim & Walking Track Passes Perhaps you’ve been hearing about all the benefits of physical activity but don’t quite move as well as you use to or would like to. In conjunction with the YWCA, the Program for Active Living (PAL) program is a great way to get out and... Read More

Programs and Services - Durham Northumberland

The Durham Regional Chapter of the MS Society of Canada offers services to those living with multiple sclerosis to help them work towards achieving and maintaining an independent lifestyle. The chapter offers the following services: identifying needs for referral to appropriate community agencies liason... Read More

Programs and Services - Peel-Dufferin Chapter

  • Financial Assistance
  • Information and Support
  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding

Programs and Services Program and Services provide support and referral for persons with MS and their families, and is available to talk with you about multiple sclerosis or issues related to living with MS. This support is available to those directly affected by a diagnosis of MS, whether a person... Read More

Programs and Services - Saskatchewan

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support
  • Youth Programs

From the time of diagnosis, we're here to support, encourage and provide practical help through the following services: Information We have a collection of resources about multiple sclerosis. The information is credible and reliable and includes: diagnosis, symptoms, treatments, research, programs and... Read More

Programs and Services Volunteer Opportunities - Vancouver Island, BC

  • Information and Support
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support

The Vancouver Island Region is always looking for great volunteers to join our growing team! Take a look below to see some of the awesome opportunities available, and please get in touch if you're interested! Aquatics Volunteer: To provide support to both members and professional staff in the Aquatics... Read More

Progressive MS Support Group - Winnipeg Area

  • Peer Support

Self-Help & Support Groups • Groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by MS and to share information and support in a safe confidential environment. All groups are open to new members. Please contact Ada Jane Okonkwo (204- 988-0904 or email adajane.okonkwo@mssociety.ca) who will... Read More

Quality of Life Grant (Equipment) - ATL

  • Financial Assistance

This program assists individuals in purchasing equipment specific to their MS needs. What kind of equipment is funded? Mobility and assistive devices Minor home modifications Bathroom equipment (accessibility and safety devices) Equipment repair How much funding is available? This program funds a maximum... Read More

Quality of Life Grants - Calgary Chapter

  • Financial Assistance
  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding

The objective of this funding program is to enhance the quality of life of those living with MS. The Quality of Life Grants program provides funding to people affected by MS to cover the cost of items not covered by other funding programs.  Quality of Life Grants must not duplicate existing programs... Read More

Quality of Life Grants - Central Alberta Chapter

  • Financial Assistance
  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding

Quality of Life Grants The Quality of Life Grants is a funding source of last resort.  It is provided to MS clients through budgeted fund raised dollars.  The goal is to provide clients an enhanced quality of life and keep them as independent as possible.  The Central Alberta Chapter may provide funds... Read More

Quality of Life Grants - Equipment Provision Program - BC &Yukon

July 27, 2016 IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE MS SOCIETY OF CANADA, BC & YUKON DIVISION EQUIPMENT PROVISION PROGRAM This year, the Equipment Provision Program (EPP) has received and funded an exceptionally high number of requests for new medical equipment. As a result, we have limited funds remaining in... Read More

Quality of Life Grants - Lakeland Regional Office

  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding

The Quality of Life Grants program provides limited assistance to individuals with MS to cover costs that are not available through government or community agencies. The goal of this program is to enhance quality of life and encourage the person with MS to maintain as mush physical independence and... Read More

Quality of Life Grants - Lloydminster Chapter

  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding

Quality of Life Grants Our Chapter is able to provide limited last-resort funding to individuals experiences significant financial burdens as a result of their MS. Contact the office for full details and an application form. For a limited time, we also have funds available to assist individuals with... Read More

Quality of Life Grants – Simcoe County

  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding

A quality of life grant may be available to assist in purchasing necessary equipment and/or services to enhance the quality of life. To apply for a quality of life grant, please complete the application form . Please also review the guidelines that will help you to fill out the application form. Read More

Recreation and Social Events- Victoria Office

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

To RSVP and for more information, please call or email us today! Art Program, Wednesdays 10-3pm Bridge Group, Wednesdays 1-3pm First Friday Lunch, 12-1:30pm Movie Night, Last Thursday 6-8pm Cappuccino Morning, Second Thursday 10-11pm Lunch Around Town, One Saturday per month 1-3pm ... Read More

Recreation, Social and Fitness - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Recreation & Fitness

Recreation, Social and Fitness Programs Recreation, social and fitness programs are established to meet an identified need in a community and assist people with MS to enhance their quality of life by participating in social and community activities. The goals of these programs are: To have fun To accentuate... Read More

Ressources Guide

  • Information and Support

Voici quelques ressources notamment une liste de psychologues de Montréal ayant de l’expérience avec les personnes atteintes de SP. Nous vous proposons aussi de l’information en ligne pour vous aider à voyager et finalement d’autres sites internet reliés à la sclérose en plaques Association québécoise... Read More

Scholarships - Saskatchewan

  • Youth Programs

Marlene Forden Memorial Scholarship With the Marlene Forden Memorial Scholarship , $1,000 in funds are available each year and are awarded to individuals attending post-secondary education in Saskatchewan. Minimum $500 is awarded per person. 2015 winners are: Adam Salsi and Shaina Chomica 2016 winners:... Read More

Self Help and Support Groups- SCVIC & NVIC

  • Information and Support
  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

Looking for support in your community? Why not join a group? Self Help/Support Groups are a wonderful way to connect to other people affected by MS to exchange information, share stories, learn from each other, and socialize. If you are interested in attending or starting a Self Help Group in your community, Read More

Self Help Groups - Fraser Valley Chapter

  • Information and Support
  • Peer Support

Looking for support in your community? Why not join a self help group? Self Help Groups are a wonderful way to connect to other people affected by MS to exchange information, share stories, learn from each other, and socialize. If you are interested in starting a Self Help Group in your community, please... Read More

Self Help Groups - Lower Mainland Chapter

Looking for support in your community? Why not join a self help group? Self Help Groups are a wonderful way to connect to other people affected by MS to exchange information, share stories, learn from each other, and socialize. If you are interested in starting a Self Help Group in your community, please... Read More

Self-Help Groups - Calgary and Area Chapter

  • Peer Support

Self-Help Groups Groups offered by the MS Society are a safe place to freely and confidentially share and express oneself about any topic they find relevant without any judgement. Persons who attend support groups report that they: Enjoy the opportunity to meet and discuss issues relevant to their situation... Read More

Self-Help Groups - HRM

  • Information and Support
  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

Who and Why? Below is a list of the Halifax-Dartmouth area Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Self-Help Groups. Anyone with MS, (relapsing remitting, primary progressive, secondary progressive), is welcome to attend any of the groups. All of the groups provide an informal setting of adult persons confirmed as... Read More

Self-Help Network - ATL

  • Information and Support
  • Peer Support

A self-help group provides a forum for interpersonal interaction to share experiences and receive mutual support and understanding. Below is a list of Self-Help Groups. Anyone with MS, (relapsing remitting, primary progressive, secondary progressive), is welcome to attend any of the groups. All of the... Read More

Services - Central Alberta Chapter

  • Information and Support
  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding
  • Peer Support
  • Youth Programs
  • Social Gatherings

The Central Alberta Chapter offers a broad array of programs and services designed to improve quality of life for individuals living with MS and their families.   Central Alberta Chapter Services include:    Support & Recreational programs  Resource Library  Information & Referral  Advocacy & System... Read More

Services - Drumheller Chapter

  • Financial Assistance
  • Information and Support
  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding
  • Government Relations and Advocacy
  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

The Drumheller chapter offers a wide variety of services to our Clients with MS they include: Information  Support  Referrals  Advocacy  Social events  Quarterly Newsletter  Quality of Life Grants Friendly Visitation for individuals in care facilities or otherwise unable to leave their homes  Large... Read More

Services - Sarnia Lambton

  • Information and Support

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable disease, but you’re not alone. There are people in your community who understand what you and your family and friends are experiencing. Our chapter is here to help. The primary clients of the MS Society of Canada are people who are:        Living with a diagnosis... Read More

Services - South Okanagan Chapter

  • Information and Support
  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding
  • Peer Support

The South Okanagan Chapter provides services to anyone living in the South Okanagan/Similkameen Health Region, from Summerland south to Osoyoos and west to Princeton. Our Programs and Services Coordinator is Sherry Wezner. You can reach her at 250-493-6564 or e-mail sherry.wezner@mssociety.ca . Self... Read More

Services - South Peace Regional Office

  • Information and Support
  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding
  • Government Relations and Advocacy
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

Client Services is here to help you by providing information, support, and funding services. South Peace Region Services include: Support Wellness programs Loan Library  Equipment referrals  Information & referral  Advocacy  Social events  Educational workshops  Quality of Life Grants for clients Please... Read More

Services - Southeastern Alberta Chapter

  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings
  • Information and Support
  • Government Relations and Advocacy

Our chapter offers many different activities for our clients and their families: Support Groups - held monthly in both Medicine Hat and Brooks Young Adults Group - support and information for young adults with MS and their significant other.  Home And Hospital Visits Public Education - presentations... Read More

Services - West Yellowhead Regional Chapter

  • Social Gatherings
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support

West Yellowhead Regional Services include: Parks West Mall trips every Tuesday/Thursday morning, 10-11:30 am Swimming: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9-10 am Lunch at BRIDGES, Tuesdays 12-1pm Yoga for classes offered in the communities.  Friendly Visiting offered in entire West Yellowhead region Please contact... Read More

Services & Support - York Region

  • Information and Support
  • Peer Support

Client Services Chapter newsletter Self-help Groups Supportive consultation by phone, mail, or in person Information, assessment and referral Social functions Education - individual, public and professional Literature; lending library with video resources Our chapter library currently houses 45 items... Read More

Shared Voices - Lower Mainland Chapter

  • Information and Support

We are publishing a quarterly newsletter available by mail or e-mail. Shared Voices offers human interest stories, tips written by people affected by MS, chapter news, book reviews, community events and information on how to live well with MS. Fall 2016 Summer 2016 Spring 2016 Winter 2015 Fall 2015... Read More

Sit to be Fit - Grand Erie Chapter

  • Recreation & Fitness

Sit to be Fit is a FREE, low impact workout that focuses on improving strength, balance, and daily living skills. Sit to be Fit was developed to promote health and fitness for seniors and those wishing to add more exercise into their lives. Instructors are trained through the Canadian Centre for Activity... Read More

Social activities- Montreal

  • Social Gatherings

This section contains all the information you need to attend our recreational and social activities. Whether you sign up for our restaurant or buffet get-togethers, trips and special celebrations, choir or game days, you will find many entertaining activities to have fun and break out of your isolation. Read More

Social Events - Calgary Chapter

  • Social Gatherings

William Watson Lodge This is a social outing to beautiful Kananaskis Country for individuals, friends and family. This outing provides clients with an opportunity to relax; enjoy the beautiful, serene location with others; and have an opportunity to escape to the mountains for the day. Former participants... Read More

Social Events - Lethbridge and District Chapter

Client & Volunteer Summer BBQ Our Summer BBQ takes place in mid-June, and features an evening barbeque in the Rotary Picnic Shelter at the Lethbridge Sport Park. This is a great way to connect with friends and family impacted by MS. All Lethbridge & Area Chapter members and volunteers are invited. Top... Read More

Social Events - Lloydminster Chapter

  • Social Gatherings

Annual MS Christmas  Party & Summer Picnic  Our Chapter holds two major social events for members each year. Our Summer Picnic takes place in early July, and features an evening barbeque at Bud Miller Park. We also host an annual Christmas Party, complete with a dinner, gift exchange, entertainment, Read More

Social Lunch Group - Morden Area

  • Peer Support

Support Groups: Groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by MS and to share information and support in a safe confidential environment. All groups are open to new and existing members. When: Every 2nd month for a Social Lunch, specific date and times are determined by members. Where:... Read More

Social Lunch Group - Steinbach Area

  • Peer Support

Support Groups & Social Lunch Groups: Groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by MS and to share information and support in a safe confidential environment. All groups are open to new and existing members. When: 4th Thursday of the month at 12:00pm Where: off-site location within... Read More

Social Programs - Calgary Chapter

  • Social Gatherings

Coffee Break: This program offers an opportunity to get together with other people on a weekly basis for a light snack, game, and/or movie. It helps to improve mental stimulation through trivia, games, etc. It also helps to reduce stress, enhance emotional wellbeing and provides a sense of belonging, Read More

Special Assistance Program (SAP) - ATL

  • Financial Assistance

The Special Assistance Program is designed to meet essential quality of life needs faced by persons with MS. What is funded? Incontinence and catheter products Medical alarm services How much funding is available? The SAP funds an annual maximum of $600 ($50 per month) per applicant. A combined annual... Read More

Stretch and Strengthen - Edmonton & Capital Region Chapter

  • Recreation & Fitness

Stretch and Strengthen is a fitness class for all abilities and mobility levels and works on improving individual strength and stability to assist with activities of daily living. In addition each week it provides new exercises to try and use at home. ... Read More

Summer Camp for Adults with MS

  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

Summer camp for adults with MS The summer camp for adults with MS provides respite for caregivers at the same time as it gives participants an unforgettable experience and a chance to talk about their lives. This year, it took place from August 21 to 26 at Camp Papillon, in Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez, Read More

Support - Drumheller Chapter

  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

Monthly Support Group  MS Support Group meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month (except July and December), in the Badlands Lounge of the Drumheller Health Centre, beginning at 7 p.m. Persons with MS and their families are encouraged to attend these information-packed sessions. A variety... Read More

Support - Leeds Grenville

  • Peer Support

MS Mentors The MS Mentoring program is a support group for MS clients, matching newly (or recently) diagnosed MS clients with a suitable Mentor (client) who has experienced the effects of MS for approximately ten years. The applicants for the Mentor program are interviewed for suitability and interest. Read More

Support & Self-Help Groups - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Peer Support

Information and Support The MS Society provides people living with MS and their families and friends with reliable, factual information on Multiple Sclerosis. The Programs & Services team provides a safe place to share questions or concerns and also helps identify options or solutions through referrals... Read More

Support and Wellness Programs - Central Alberta Chapter

  • Information and Support
  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

MS Support Groups Offered monthly in Red Deer, Lacombe, Drayton Valley and Drumheller, these groups offer clients the opportunity to gain new information about MS or available community resources while sharing their experiences and questions in a safe, supportive environment. Community presenters are... Read More

Support Group - Bruce Grey

  • Information and Support
  • Peer Support

Self Help Support Groups No one has to face MS alone.  There are people in your community who understand what you, your family and your friends are experiencing.  We are here to help.  Having someone to talk to can be a remarkable experience.  It can also be very fulfilling to share your experiences... Read More

Support Group - Grand Erie

  • Information and Support
  • Peer Support

Support Group NEW LOCATION: Adult Recreation Therapy Centre (A.R.T.C.) 58 Easton Rd, Brantford WHEN : First Tuesday of each month, 2-4 pm Starting Tuesday, September 1st our support group in Brantford will meet at the Adult Recreation Therapy Centre (A.R.T.C.). We are excited about this partnership, Read More

Support Group - Selkirk Area NEW!

  • Peer Support

Support Groups: Groups are a great way to connect with other people affected by MS and to share information and support in a safe confidential environment. All groups are open to all affected by MS in the Selkirk area or surrounding areas. We are starting a support group in Selkirk, MB this fall! The... Read More

Support Group - Simcoe Grand Erie

  • Peer Support

The Director of Client Services has been very successful in organizing a strong support group. The meetings are held at the Caregiver Wellness Center, Hazel Place, Norfolk St. in Simcoe. The group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 1-3pm. We welcome you to join us. ... Read More

Support Group - Thunder Bay

  • Peer Support

Join our support group! Date : The last Monday of the month Time : 7:00 -8:30PM Contact : The office at 705-344-2944 *Please note there won't be a support group meeting in December. Newly diagnosed are particularly welcome. Everyone in the group has been in your shoes. The group is a wealth of knowledge... Read More

Support Groups - Durham Northumberland

  • Peer Support

Self Help Support Groups All are welcome to these informal gatherings and it is a wonderful opportunity to have a coffee/tea and chat with other MSer’s living in the Durham community. Living with MS Support Group The Living with MS group will not be meeting for the summer. Our next scheduled meeting... Read More

Support Groups - Edmonton & Capital Region Chapter

  • Information and Support
  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

Support Groups are available in and around Edmonton for persons living with MS, newly diagnosed individuals, partners of persons with MS and family and friends of persons with MS. The purpose of the support groups takes many forms including providing practical help, information and feedback, guest speakers... Read More

Support Groups - Hamilton- Halton

  • Peer Support

We currently have 13 Support Groups. Support groups provide members with an opportunity to discuss common issues related to MS, including strategies for how to cope better with the disease. The groups offer emotional support, information and practical help through the experience of others.   Newly Diagnosed... Read More

Support Groups - Hastings

  • Peer Support

Quinte West Support Group - for newly diagnosed and you! This group provides a casual support environment for those with MS, family members, caregivers and friends. Plenty of information whether newly diagnosed or searching for up to date info.  Each session is tailored to the needs of attendees. Future... Read More

Support Groups - Lethbridge and District Chapter

  • Peer Support

Living Well with MS Group Young people face unique challenges in living with MS, as do couples raising families. This is an opportunity to network with others in similar situations, with similar interests, and to take part in activities geared toward a younger crowd. Individuals aged 18-40 or individuals... Read More

Support Groups - Lloydminster Chapter

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support

MS Young People’s Group Young people face unique challenges in living with MS, as do couples raising families. This is an opportunity to network with others in similar situations, with similar interests, and to take part in activities geared toward a younger crowd. Individuals aged 18-40 or individuals... Read More

Support Groups - London/Middlesex

  • Peer Support

Support groups are held in the Magnolia Room on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.  They run from 10am - Noon.     For further information please contact the office at 519-646-6030 ... Read More

Support Groups - Niagara

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support

Craft Group Every Wednesday from 10am-11:30am NPCH Office 479D Carlton Street, St. Catharines Grimsby Support Group ON HOLD Last Thursday of the month 7:15 pm-9:00 pm Grimsby Senior Day Centre Next to Central Public School 18 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby MS Gyspy Group 2nd Thursday, every month, lunch... Read More

Support Groups - Niagara Peninsula Chapter of Hope

  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

The Niagara Peninsula Chapter of Hope is fortunate to have some amazing volunteers who aide us in provided a variety of support groups throughout the Niagara Region.  For more information in joining any of the groups below please contact the Chapter Office. Grimsby Support Group - Last Thursday of the... Read More

Support Groups - Saskatchewan

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support

MS Support Groups help those affected by MS cope with their symptoms while learning more about MS. They provide social connections for those who know what it is like to live with this unpredictable disease. Each group has a designated facilitator to help direct conversation and questions, and occasionally... Read More

Support Groups - Simcoe Muskoka Chapter

  • Information and Support
  • Recreation & Fitness

Self-Help/Support Groups Self-help and support groups are an informal way to link people affected by MS. These programs all have the same goal: to give and receive emotional support and share practical ideas in dealing with the daily challenges that MS presents. Self-help is based on the idea that no... Read More

Support Groups - South Okanagan Chapter

  • Information and Support
  • Peer Support
  • Recreation & Fitness

The South Okanagan Chapter supports a number of groups in the local community. PENTICTON MS Support Group The MS Support Group meets on the First Thursday of every month from 10:30 am until noon at the MS Office at  3373 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton. Those with MS, their family, friends and caregivers... Read More

Support groups - Toronto

Contact Lynn at lynn.laccohee@mssociety.ca or 416-967-3032 for more information. The Toronto Chapter offers a variety of support groups meeting in various locations throughout the city. Staff are also available to assist in forming new groups. Please see our guiding documents at the following links:... Read More

Support Groups - Windsor

  • Peer Support

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP This is a new support group we are offering to all membership with children up to the age of 16 years. It convenes the last Tuesday of the month with a Summer break during July and August. The meetings will be held in the mornings in an open forum format. If interested in attending, Read More

Support Groups - York Region

  • Peer Support

The York South Chapter offers two support groups to our members.Those living with MS can come and share their experiences and challenges. There is no charge to attend these sessions and all those living with MS are welcome to participate. We also offer a support group for caregivers. Richmond Hill Support... Read More

Take Action - Alberta & NWT Division

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

Priority Issues In October 2008, over 80 stakeholders in the area of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) gathered and identified five key gaps in care, supports and services for persons affected by MS. These included: lack of a provincial strategy; access to care and supports in rural areas; system navigation;... Read More

Take Action - ATL

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

Priority Issues A key priority of the MS Society of Canada both nationally and provincially is focusing efforts on advocacy around issues that affect people living with MS. This work is accomplished by both the Atlantic Division Government Relations Committee and the National Government Relations Committee, Read More

Take Action - BC and Yukon Division

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

Priority Issues BC & Yukon Division Priorities Home Support Age Appropriate Residential Care Employment and Income Support Access to treatments and healthcare Support for Caregivers Ways to Take Action For more information on how to get involved, please call: 604-689-3144 Fax: 604-689-0377 or info.bc@mssociety.ca... Read More

Take Action - Manitoba Division

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

Priority Issues MS Society Priorities – 2015 Lifelong and Age appropriate care Employment and Income Support Accessibility Access to treatment and healthcare from outside the city centre Caregiver acknowledgement/support Ways to Take Action Become an MS Ambassador MS Day at the Leg – May MS Day at City... Read More

Take Action - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

Priority Issues More Support and Services for Caregivers Family caregivers form the foundation of the home care and the health care system, providing countless hours of dedicated support and service to their family members, friends and neighbours. Acknowledging the vital role of the family caregiver... Read More

Take Action - Saskatchewan

About Us Government relations and advocacy activities are carried out by the MS Society staff and volunteers to support the mission of the MS Society. These activities seek to improve government policies, private industry practices and public attitudes. Government relations work in Saskatchewan takes... Read More

Teen Escape - Alberta & NWT Division

  • Youth Programs

Teen Escape is a weekend getaway for teens ages 13-17 who have a parent or family member living with MS. Teens travel to Bragg Creek Camp Horizon, Alberta to learn more about MS and meet other teens who are going through a similar situation. The teens stay in great accommodations, with meals, snacks... Read More

The Way Forward - Alberta & NWT Division

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

The Way Forward: Alberta’s Multiple Sclerosis  Partnership In November 25, 2013, the  Government of Alberta announced its commitment to support people affected by MS in the province by putting a plan in place to deliver better access to care and services that will enhance their quality of life. In collaboration... Read More

Toronto Chapter - Support for those newly diagnosed with MS

The Toronto Chapter is a leading resource for individuals newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, as well as for their friends and family living in Toronto. The Multiple Sclerosis Society, Toronto Chapter provides services to people with MS and their support network, including: education, information... Read More

Transportation in the Fraser Valley

  • Information and Support

Fixed-route Bus Service The Fixed-route Bus Service provides low-floor or ramp-equipped buses for wheelchair and scooter access. Agassiz – Harrison Regular bus service are wheelchair accessible with either low-floor buses or lift-equipped buses. There is not frequent service, so if a bus runs once per... Read More

Transportation Program - ATL

  • Financial Assistance

The Emergency and Long Distance Transportation Program (ETP) assists with the cost of travel related to: Travelling by ambulance to a medical appointment because of disability caused by multiple sclerosis Travelling by ambulance due to an MS-related emergency Travelling more than 200 kilometres (one-way)... Read More

Transportation Services - Lloydminster Chapter

Handivan Service Our Chapter subsidizes Handivan trips for individuals living with MS, funding up to eighteen trips per month for eligible members within the City of Lloydminster. Generously funded by the Lloydminster & District United Way. Taxi Service Our Chapter offers up to $103 in Viper Taxi services... Read More

Trees of Hope - Grand Erie

  • Fundraising

In 2013, the MS Society committed $6.4 million to MS research in areas such as therapies, nerve damage and repair, cause of MS and potential risk factors and symptom management. We need your support to continue this critical work in finding a cure.    Our Trees of Hope donor recognition program was... Read More

Understanding MS - Edmonton & Capital Region Chapter

  • Information and Support

Edmonton and Capital Region Chapter offers a six week information session for newly diagnosed individuals entitled Understanding MS. This program is run in the spring and the fall. Understanding MS is also offered as a one day information session that provides an introduction to what MS is all about. The... Read More

Volunteer - Ottawa

  • Fundraising
  • Recreation & Fitness

Volunteers are the backbone of this society! Thanks to the over 550 volunteer who contribute to the MS Society, Ottawa Chapter annually! Fundraising/Event Volunteers The MS Society is the only organization in Canada to fund research and provide support to those with MS and their families. By being a... Read More

Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program - BC & Yukon

  • Information and Support
  • For Healthcare Professionals
  • Government Relations and Advocacy

VLAP assists people affected by multiple sclerosis in BC and the Yukon address legal challenges with the help of lay volunteers and lawyers who provide pro-bono legal advice or representation. General information and education Information about advocacy and legal topics, including income security, human... Read More

Volunteer Legal Assistance Program (VLAP) - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Information and Support
  • Government Relations and Advocacy

VLAP assists people affected by multiple sclerosis in Ontario address legal challenges with the help of lawyers who provide pro bono legal advice or representation. The following services are available: Free legal advice by lawyers Available, to those who qualify, for challenges related to: Disability... Read More

Volunteer with Ontario & Nunavut Division!

A willingness to contribute your time and talents to the effort to end MS is all that is needed to make a positive difference for people living with multiple sclerosis. Volunteers are truly the lifeblood of the MS Society. Why not join the team that makes a difference each and every day for those with... Read More

VON Smart Program - Durham

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Social Gatherings

VON Smart Program Please note the VON Smart Program has now ended. The Program will begin again in September, a confirmation date will follow. The program is an MS specific module for those living with MS in Durham age 18 and over. The program runs for 12 weeks, and during each 45 minute class a VON... Read More

Wedding In-Honour Program - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Fundraising

Make your wedding a lasting celebration! The MS Society of Canada’s In-Honour Wedding Program offers a thoughtful alternative to the traditional bomboniere or wedding favour. Through the In-Honour Wedding Program, couples can make a donation to the MS Society in honour of their wedding guests. In recognition... Read More

Wellness Programs - Calgary Chapter

  • Recreation & Fitness

Seated Yoga: Yoga allows you to stretch, strengthen and lengthen your muscles. It provides stimulation to your nerves and improves your energy levels creating more awareness of where your body is in space. It relaxes and calms the body, mind and spirit. Each class includes some meditation and deep breathing... Read More

Wellness Programs - Kamloops and Area Chapter

  • Recreation & Fitness

The Kamloops and Area Chapter offers a number of Wellness programs in the Kamloops Community. Movement For Wellness Classes The MS Society offers Movement for Wellness Classes at Gemstone Care Centre. Cathy Lidster, Feldenkrais practitioner, faciliates a chair based movement portion (45 minutes) which... Read More

Wellness Programs - Lloydminster Chapter

  • Recreation & Fitness

Gym, Swim & Walking Track Passes Our Chapter offers complimentary Gym & Walking track passes to the Servus Sports Centre as well as FREE swim passes to the Lloydminster Leisure Centre for individuals with MS & their support partners! Call the office for more information or to request a pass. Adapted... Read More

West Kootenay Yoga for MS Support Group

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Social Gatherings
  • Peer Support

The West Kootenay Chapter is pleased to offer yoga for those who have mobility issues in Trail as well as our regular classes in Castlegar. If you are interested in participating, please contact Janice Ferraro at 250-365-5428 for times and locations. ... Read More

Whole Body Strong

  • Recreation & Fitness

Whole Body Strong is a class offered by the MS Society of Canada, Manitoba Division. It is a whole body exercise program, based upon the principals of essentrics, which include: A dynamic workout approach based on a program developed by Miranda Esmonde-White that lengthens and strengthens every muscle... Read More

YADS - Edmonton & Capital Region Chapter

  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings
  • Information and Support

Young Adults with MS is a social group for males and females aged 18-35 living with Multiple Sclerosis. The group meets bi-monthly and offers support, education, recreation and social opportunities for young adults and their families living in the greater Edmonton area. ... Read More

YMCA Chair Fit - NS

  • Recreation & Fitness

YMCA Chair Fit - Halifax The MS Society is pleased to partner with the YMCA of Halifax Dartmouth to pilot an 8-week adapted fitness class. The Program will begin on May 11, and run on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-2pm at the Community Y on Gottingen Street. The cost is $75 for the 8 week program. The... Read More

Yoga - Durham

  • Recreation & Fitness

Our chapter also holds a Yoga class every Monday morning from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church on Cochrane Street in Whitby. Cost is minimal (a $2 donation to the church) and all are welcome. Be sure to bring a yoga mat or towel with you. For more information please contact Debbie... Read More

Yoga - Edmonton & Capital Region Chapter

  • Recreation & Fitness

Yoga combines aspects of stretching, strengthening, balance and coordination training, and even cardiovascular fitness to improve overall heath. It is an activity that is can be relaxing, in turn reducing stress and does not add much excess fatigue. Yoga integrates techniques of for breathing and moving, Read More

Yoga - Niagara Peninsula Chapter of Hope

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings

Our Yoga and Relaxation classes are guided by a certified Yoga Instruction, Regina Szymanski.  Weekly classes offer practices of postures, breathing and relaxation to help individuals feel healthy, happy and whole but improving their strength, flexibility and balance. This yoga class is developed for... Read More

Yoga and Relaxation- Grand River Chapter (Waterloo)

Yoga and Relaxation is guided by certified yoga instructor Margaret Russell. Daily practices of postures, breathing and relaxation help individuals to feel healthy, happy and whole. Other benefits you might experience from a regular yoga routine include: Improved alignment, coping skills and quality... Read More

Yoga Class - Bruce Grey

  • Recreation & Fitness

When: Thursdays 10:30 to 11:30am for 6 weeks - May 21, 28 June 4, 11, 18, 25 Where: The Harmony Center 890 4th Ave East, Owen Sound (wheelchair accessible) Daily practices of postures, breathing and relaxation help individuals to feel healthy, happy and whole. This yoga class is developed with exercises... Read More

Yoga Class - Markham

  • Recreation & Fitness

We offer gentle adapted yoga for those with MS and other neurological conditions. This Monday Yoga Class is free for Markham/Stouffville members. The class takes place at Markham Village Community Centre (Hwy #7 and Main Street Markham). After class some of the group have been meeting for an informal... Read More

Yoga Class - York Region

  • Recreation & Fitness

Yoga Classes Wednesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm Fridays 12:00pm - 1:00pm Classes are held at the MS Office and yoga mats are provided. The yoga classes are free and are for those with MS and their caregivers. Yoga can be done on the floor or from a chair. Mary, the instructor, is great at helping people get... Read More

Yoga Classes - HRM

  • Recreation & Fitness

Fully Alive Chair Yoga 6 week program on Wednesdays 2-3pm Awaken the mind and rejuvenate the body with instruction by Steve Murray and Victoria Parker. Register: (902) 446-9642 / Halifax@BreathingSpaceYogaStudio.ca 6389 Coburg Rd, Halifax. ( Location is wheel chair accessible) Cost : $69+tax (10% discount... Read More

Yoga DVD - Hamilton

  • Information and Support
  • Recreation & Fitness

The Hamilton Chapter has produced an adapted yoga DVD through a grant received from the Ministry of Health Promotion, Government of Ontario. Regular exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. The DVD will enable you to participate in an adapted Yoga program in the privacy of your own home. Read More

Young Carers - Powerhouse Project - Grand Erie Chapter

  • Peer Support
  • Youth Programs
  • Social Gatherings

What is the Powerhouse Project? Powerhouse Project offers a variety of FREE services and activities to empower Young Carers and their families as they aim to foster resilience, reduce isolation and caregiver fatigue, alleviate stress and anxiety, and invest peer support and life skills. Who is a young... Read More

Young Persons with MS

  • Information and Support
  • Youth Programs
  • Education

SomeoneLikeMe Website Publications MS Summer Camp I have MS: MS Then and Now I have MS: Jessica's Story I have MS: My Work and School Life I have MS: Aaron's Story La présente page comporte un lien vers notre ancien serveur. Veuillez déplacer la page ou le fichier hyperliés sur le site pilote (beta). Read More

Youth Programs

  • Youth Programs

Magazine Les nerfs! (in French only) Website la Colonie SP (in French only) MS Camp Facebook Page Volet jeunesse SP (in French only) Espoir Famille Youth Program Publications ... Read More