Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Self-Help and Community Support Groups - AB & NWT Division

  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings & Recreation

Self-Help and Community Support Groups

Self-Help and Community Support Groups provide people affected by MS 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. Groups are led by MS Society volunteer or staff facilitators who ensure a safe place to freely and confidently share and express oneself about any topic relevance without any judgement

Persons who attend support and self groups report that they:

  • Enjoy the opportunity to meet and discuss issues relevant to their situation with others who have similar experiences
  • Increase their knowledge about multiple sclerosis, symptom management and overall wellness
  • Reduce feelings of isolation
  • Learn how to access resources in the community
  • Improve their confidence in their ability to cope successfully with MS

The MS Society offers community support and self-help groups throughout Alberta and Northwest Territories. For more information, we encourage you to contact your local chapter or regional office to find out about the groups offered in your community by email at or toll-free at 1-800-268-7582.

Click here to view dates for self-help and support groups in your community.

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