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
  • Information and 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


Education/Workshops - BC & Yukon Division

  • Information and Support
  • 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
  • Information and Support
  • Individual Advocacy

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

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Publications
  • Information and Support
  • Education

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
  • Social Gatherings

Kids Up Front 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... Read More


Information and Support Line - Fraser Valley

  • Information and Support

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 and Support

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 - Lower Mainland

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Information and Support

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 Cost: Each session is... Read More


MS Clinics - Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

  • MS Clinics
  • Information and Support
  • For Healthcare Professionals

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


Off Balance Dragon Boat Team

  • Social Gatherings
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Information and Support

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 & Fitness
  • Peer Support

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

  • Peer Support
  • Information and 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

  • 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

  • Information and Support

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

  • Information and Support
  • Government Relations and Advocacy
  • For Healthcare Professionals

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 & 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. Central and North Island There is limited exercise funding available for people living with MS in the Central & North Island areas to assist with accessing public programs—please... Read More


Events- Vancouver Island

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & SERVICES EVENTS - Vancouver Island First Friday Lunches (Victoria) UPCOMING MONTHLY EVENTS Victoria - Victoria and area program map Victoria Wellness Guide Cowichan - Cowichan Wellness Guide Central & North Vancouver Island - MS 101 Education Event - Nanaimo, November 2017 Stay tuned... Read More


Information, Programs & Services - Vancouver Island

  • Social Gatherings
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support
  • Information and Support
  • Financial Assistance
  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding

The MS Society, South and Central Vancouver Island & North Vancouver Island Chapter provides information and support for persons with MS and their families. Contact Katie Ganassin , Manager, Programs and Services or Kelly Dawson , Coordinator, Programs and Services at (250) 388-6496 or toll free at... Read More


Self Help and Support Groups- Vancouver Island

  • Social Gatherings
  • Peer Support
  • Information and 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