Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

The MS Society offers a variety of programs to help people affected by multiple sclerosis effectively manage and cope with the disease. MS can be quite challenging at times, but through the support offered by the MS Society, no one has to face these challenges on their own.

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Peer Support Program

  • Peer Support

The MS Society is pleased to offer a telephone/internet peer support program for individuals living with MS. You may be newly diagnosed, you may have a specific question, or maybe you are dealing with an issue related to your MS. Sometimes the best person to talk to is someone who also has MS. Volunteers... Read More


Virtual Photo Walks

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Recreation & Fitness

Virtual Photo Walks is a non-profit organization that uses smart phones and video conferencing to enable people isolated by illness or disability to travel the world in real time. Thanks to technology partners and a group of dedicated virtual volunteer guides from all over the world, Virtual Photo Walks... Read More


Education/Workshops - BC & Yukon Division

  • Education

Individuals Affected by MS The MS Society provides and hosts presentations and education for individuals affected by MS. Education programs provide the opportunity to increase knowledge about MS, symptoms, symptom management, research, complementary and alternative therapies, as well as to learn about... Read More


Equipment Provision Program - Quality of Life Grants - BC &Yukon

  • Recreation & Fitness

Support to secure adaptive equipment is offered by the MS Society to those with MS who have limited financial resources and no other agency or source available to them which could provide assistance. We can assist by providing equipment or financial assistance to acquire a new piece of equipment or... Read More


BC & Yukon Newsletters and Information Resources

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness
  • Chapter Information

MSenger Our news bulletin, distributed through e-mail approximately every three weeks, provides up-to-date information about local events, research, and general knowledge and tips relevant to people affected by MS. To receive your copy, please e-mail info.bc@mssociety.ca and include ‘MSenger’ in the... Read More


Family Support - Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

  • Youth Programs
  • Caregivers and Families

In the Lower Mainland, the MS Society of Canada has a strong partnership with Kids Up Front. Kids Up Front distributes unused event tickets to families with children 18 years of age and younger who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend. Through this partnership, kids with parents or a close... Read More


Information and Support Line - Fraser Valley

  • Information Services

The Information and Support Line provides accurate information on MS and community resources. Our community services coordinators also provide information and support, education, referral and advocacy. A Community Services Coordinator is available Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. To access this service, Read More


Information and Support Line - Lower Mainland

  • Information Services
  • Advocacy & Legal

The Information and Support Line provides accurate information on MS and community resources. Our community services coordinators also provide information and support, education, referral and advocacy. A Community Services Coordinator is available Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. To access this service, Read More


Massage- Coastal Region Chapter

  • Health and Wellness

West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Utopia Academy Massage, Vancouver Career College and Langara College offer special rates for MS Society members. Click on the following for more details: West Coast College of Massage Therapy Location: 613 Columbia Street, New Westminster BC, AND 101-637 Bay Street, Read More


MS Clinics - Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

  • Health and Wellness

UBC, MS Clinic UBC Hospital 2215 Westbrook Mall Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3 Ph: 604-822-7131 Fax: 604-297-9685 Visit their website here Burnaby, MS Clinic Burnaby Hospital 3935 Kincaid Street Burnaby, BC, V5G 2X6 Ph: 604-412-6405 Fax: 604-412-6407 Abbotsford, MS Satellite Clinic Abbotsford Regional Hospital... Read More


MS South and Central Vancouver Island - Newsletter

  • Chapter Information

Take a look at the newest edition of the South and Central Vancouver Island Chapter Newsletter HERE You'll find updates from the Board, Community Services, Fundraising, and Community Engagement, as well as lots of great photos and upcoming community events. Read More


Off Balance Dragon Boat Team

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Health and Wellness

The “Off Balance Dragons” started in October 2005 and is composed of people who have MS along with their caregivers and friends. Even people with mobility issues can get help to get in the dragon boat. The Off Balance Dragons are not only the first MS dragon boating team in Canada, but also in the world. Read More


Recreation and Social Events- Victoria

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

Check out the NEW Adapted and Accessible Recreation and Leisure Guide! Now available for the South Island and available in 2017 for the Central and North Island. Click here to view and download the guide. Art Studio Wednesdays; 10-2pm Where: Silver Threads Service, Victoria Center; 2340 Richmond Road... Read More


Self Help Groups - Fraser Valley

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Peer Support

Looking for support in your community? Why not join a self help group? Self Help Groups are a wonderful way to connect to other people affected by MS to exchange information, share stories, learn from each other, and socialize. If you are interested in starting a Self Help Group in your community, please... Read More


Self Help Groups - Lower Mainland

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Peer Support

Looking for support in your community? Why not join a self help group? Self Help Groups are a wonderful way to connect to other people affected by MS to exchange information, share stories, learn from each other, and socialize. If you are interested in starting a Self Help Group in your community, please... Read More


Transportation in the Fraser Valley

  • Travel and Transportation

Fixed-route Bus Service The Fixed-route Bus Service provides low-floor or ramp-equipped buses for wheelchair and scooter access. Agassiz – Harrison Regular bus service are wheelchair accessible with either low-floor buses or lift-equipped buses. There is not frequent service, so if a bus runs once per... Read More


Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program - BC & Yukon

  • For Healthcare Professionals
  • Advocacy & Legal

VLAP assists people affected by multiple sclerosis in BC and the Yukon address legal challenges with the help of lay volunteers and lawyers who provide pro-bono legal advice or representation. General information and education Information about advocacy and legal topics, including income security, human... Read More


Community Recreation & Wellness Programs - Vancouver Island

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support
  • For Healthcare Professionals

Check out the NEW Adapted and Accessible Recreation and Leisure Guides! Now available! Click here to view and download the guides. Greater Victoria You can register for any program in Victoria by the following means. If you have never registered before, contact us for more detailed information as we... Read More


Events- Vancouver Island

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

Victoria - Country Grocer First Friday Lunches (Victoria) Cowichan - Please RSVP to 250-388-6496 or to Pam at 250-748-1893 or Email here Crafts and social Wednesdays at the Cowichan Agricultural Hall (5855 Clements Street) 12:30-2pm Bring your own supplies or join the group to colour, make crafts, and... Read More


Self Help and Support Groups- Vancouver Island

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Peer Support

Looking for support in your community? Why not join a group? Self Help/Support Groups are a wonderful way to connect to other people affected by MS to exchange information, share stories, learn from each other, and socialize. If you are interested in attending or starting a Self Help Group in your community, Read More