Individual Advocacy - Ontario & Nunavut Division
- Relevant Offices: Bruce Grey Chapter, Chatham-Kent Windsor-Essex Chapter, Cornwall & District Chapter, Durham Northumberland ChapterFrontenac, Lennox & Addington ChapterHamilton-Halton ChapterQuinte ChapterKapuskasing UnitLeeds Grenville ChapterSouthwest chapterNiagara Peninsula Chapter of HopeNipissing, Parry Sound & Temiskaming ChapterOxford County ChapterPeel-Dufferin ChapterPeterborough, Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton ChapterPrince Edward County UnitSimcoe Muskoka ChapterSudbury-Manitoulin ChapterTimmins ChapterToronto ChapterYork Region Chapter
- Contact Info: Client Services Coordinator, 1‑800‑268‑7582
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 sclerosis obtain needed services.
- Helping individuals with information related to current MS therapies.
It is equally important to encourage people with MS to speak for themselves to obtain the rights they deserve. We have available a number of resources which assist individuals to advocate for themselves:
- Advocating for Yourself: The Disability Tax Credit and You
- Provincial Drug Cost Reimbursement Programs for the MS Therapies - Ontario residents
- Your Treatment Options in Canada
Government Relations and Advocacy
When there is a common issue among many individuals affected by multiple sclerosis this becomes a greater social need that requires legislative or policy change. The government relations team at the MS Society work with and on behalf of people with MS to help strengthen and build policies that work for people living with MS.
Download a free government relations handbook as well as find more information on government relations and social action.
- For more information on the MS Society’s advocacy priority issues please visit current issues
- To learn how you can take action, visit take action
As individuals and advocates, Programs & Services volunteers and staff can assist people with multiple sclerosis bring positive changes to their lives.