Programs and Services

Advocacy - AB & NWT Division

  • Financial Assistance
  • Volunteering & Fundraising
  • Advocacy & Legal
  • Education
  • Information Services

Through providing information, support, and other resources, advocacy services in the Alberta and Northwest Territories Division assist individuals experiencing MS to identify, navigate, and access a wide variety of programs and opportunities.

NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: If you would like to work with individuals experiencing MS to foster self-empowerment, complete income support applications, and learn about legal and advocacy resources, you might like to be an advocacy volunteer! Interested individuals are encouraged to contact the Coordinator, Advocacy and Support at 1-800-268-7582 or info.alberta@mssociety.ca.

Information

Please find below links to resource guides and webinars, which address the legal and advocacy issues that individuals experiencing MS most often encounter. These issues pertain to human rights, employment, and various types of income support. However, webinars on new topics occur and are posted frequently; please check back for new recordings or contact us using the information below with your questions and to learn about upcoming webinars.

Additionally, information is provided by email, telephone, or in-person at all offices throughout the Alberta and Northwest Territories Division (please click here to find an office near you).

Resource Guides

Archived Webinars

Additional Support

The Alberta and Northwest Territories Division offers advocacy support with issues in the following areas:

  • Income Support, including with Canadian Pension Plan - Disability (CPP-D) benefits, Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) (in Alberta), and the Income Assistance Program (in the Northwest Territories)
  • Abuse
  • Education and Employment
  • Equipment
  • Family and Caregiver Support
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Human Rights
  • Transportation

Individuals who require assistance, and/or are unsure if advocacy support is provided for a particular issue, are encouraged to connect with the MS Society for more information (please click here to find an office near you). The MS Society works with individuals to foster self-empowerment and determine the best course of action. If the MS Society is unable to provide assistance, volunteers and/or staff will connect individuals to other resources where these are available.

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