Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Information & support- Toronto

  • Advocacy & Legal
  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Education
  • Chapter Information

The MS Society, Toronto Chapter provides information and support for persons with MS and their families. Contact Lynn Laccohee, manager, special projects 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 available to those directly affected by a diagnosis of MS - including people with MS or their family members or friends - as well as interested community members.

The following services and programs are available from the Toronto Chapter:

  • Support groups - 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.
  • 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 with the purchase of mobility equipment, and safety devices.
  • Education events - Every spring and fall, informative workshops and seminars on a number of different topics are held across the province. We coordinate education sessions that touch on many aspects of living with MS such as information for newly diagnosed individuals and their family, coping strategies, symptom management and quality of life issues. Several are held in Toronto or its surrounding communities.
    Please visit this link to sign up to receive information about events happening across the province.
  • Speaking engagements by staff available - To provide information on MS and its effects, Toronto Chapter provides guest speaking services for health care organizations, places of education, worship and community groups. E-mail Angela Covert or call her at 416-967-3034.
  • Community Recreation and Wellness Programs - We have a list of programs and organizations that have offered adapted programming or specialized programs in Toronto to people with MS.
  • To sign up for the South Central e-bulletin to receive news and updates e-mail Debbie Hunter or call 905-626-8654
  • MS Society of Canada literature
  • Volunteer Legal Assistance Program (VLAP) - VLAP assists people affected by multiple sclerosis in Ontario to address legal challenges with the help of lawyers who provide pro bono legal advice or representation.
  • 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.