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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, which is a collection of Government Relations staff and volunteers.

Our work includes investigating the political and social landscape in terms of:

  • access to Health Canada-approved MS therapies
  • flexible employment supports and better income and disability benefits
  • home and age-appropriate care for people with disabilities
  • improved caregiver supports

This will help to inform us of the main aspects of the above noted issues so that we can best advocate for people living with MS in the Atlantic Region.

Ways to Take Action
Until we end MS, people affected by the disease face many challenges. The MS Society of Canada works to ensure people with MS and their families have the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of life.

Anyone can become an advocate for change to government policies, private industry practices and public attitudes in ways that will benefit people affected by MS.

  • Start a Letter-writing or Petition campaign
  • Become an MS Ambassador
  • Join the Government Relations committee
  • Share your story

For more information on how to get involved, please contact:
Judith Kays
Director, Government Relations
109 Ilsley Avenue, Unit 1
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1S8
Phone: 902-468-8230 x1009 or 1-800-268-7582
judith.kays@msssociety.ca

Tools to Take Action

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