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


Information, Resources and Referral - ATL

  • Information Services

Information People affected by MS look to the MS Society of Canada to provide information about MS diagnosis, symptoms, treatments, research, programs and related topics such as employment, insurance and family issues. By obtaining the most up-to-date information about the disease, people affected by... Read More


MS Connect - ATL

  • Education

MS Connect MS Connect is the Atlantic Divisions bi-monthly newsletter that provides information on common topics such as volunteer opportunities, fundraising activities, local programs, treatment and research updates, and articles covering many other aspects of MS. Archived newsletters can be found... Read More


Education Session Videos - ATL

  • Education

Watch our latest education session video, Managing Energy and Fatigue with MS. Watch more of our education sessions by clicking the links below: Managing bladder problems in MS Urologist Dr. Ashley Cox hosted a webinar on April 10, 2014, to discuss common bladder problems in people with MS. Navigating... Read More



MS Carnations of Hope Campaign - ATL

  • Volunteering & Fundraising

The carnation is a strong symbol in MS Communities. In 1975, this flower became Canada's most recognized symbol of hope in the quest to end multiple sclerosis when the first MS Carnation Campaign kicked off in Quebec. The MS Carnation Campaign is now the MS Society of Canada’s longest running fundraiser. Read More


MS Information and Support Teleconferences - ATL

  • Peer Support
  • For Healthcare Professionals

Whether you've just been diagnosed, have been living with MS or you are a family member, a friend, or a caregiver for someone living with MS, our teleconferences can help. Join nurses from MS Clinics around Atlantic Canada for a confidential information and support teleconference on the second Wednesday... Read More


Quality of Life Grant (Equipment) - ATL

  • Financial Assistance

This program assists individuals in purchasing equipment specific to their MS needs. What kind of equipment is funded? Mobility and assistive devices Minor home modifications Bathroom equipment (accessibility and safety devices) Equipment repair How much funding is available? This program funds a maximum... Read More


Self-Help Network - ATL

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Peer Support

A self-help group provides a forum for interpersonal interaction to share experiences and receive mutual support and understanding. Below is a list of Self-Help Groups. Anyone with MS, (relapsing remitting, primary progressive, secondary progressive), is welcome to attend any of the groups. All of the... Read More


Special Assistance Program (SAP) - ATL

  • Financial Assistance

The Special Assistance Program is now closed to new applicants. Current grant recipients will continue to be able to access the Special Assistance Program until 2019. If you are not a current grant recipient and you need assistance accessing support for incontinence supplies and emergency response monitoring, Read More


Take Action - ATL

  • Advocacy & Legal

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, Read More