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

Information, Resources and Referral - ATL

  • Information and Support

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

Chairability Exercise Class - HRM

  • Recreation & Fitness

Benefits of Program There is no known cure for MS, however, it is highly recommended that individuals maintain as high a level of fitness as possible in order to minimize secondary effects of the disease due to disuse. This will allow an individual an opportunity to maximize their functional capabilities... Read More

Contact Us - HRM

  • Peer Support

Donations Ann Thouless Administration Email: Phone: (902)468-8230 Co-Chairs Vacant Email: Phone: Vacant Email: Secretary Vacant Email: Phone: Communications Brenda Munro Email: Phone: (902)444-0588 Cake Campaign Whitney Machin Email: Read More

Education Session Videos - ATL

  • Information and Support

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

Massage Therapy - HRM

  • Recreation & Fitness

1. Eastern College " Eastern College Massage Therapy MS Clinic " Eastern College Massage Therapy (ECMT) has a special $5.00 rate to Persons affected by MS, (and accompanying person if space allows). The 75 minute sessions are Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday , (including assessment and treatment), starting... Read More

MS Carnation Campaign - ATL

  • Fundraising

The carnation. 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. Over $45 million has been raised... Read More

MS Information and Support Teleconferences - ATL

  • Peer Support
  • MS Clinics
  • Information and Support
  • For Healthcare Professionals
  • Conferences

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 Groups - HRM

  • Social Gatherings
  • Peer Support
  • Information and Support

Who and Why? Below is a list of the Halifax-Dartmouth area Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Self-Help Groups. Anyone with MS, (relapsing remitting, primary progressive, secondary progressive), is welcome to attend any of the groups. All of the groups provide an informal setting of adult persons confirmed as... Read More

Self-Help Network - ATL

  • Peer Support
  • Information and 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

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

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

Transportation Program - ATL

  • Financial Assistance

The Transportation Assistance Program is now closed to new applicants. Current grant recipients will continue to be able to access the Transportation Assistance Program until the end of 2017. The Emergency and Long Distance Transportation Program (ETP) assists with the cost of travel related to: Travelling... Read More

YMCA Chair Fit - NS

  • Recreation & Fitness

YMCA Chair Fit - Halifax The MS Society is pleased to partner with the YMCA of Halifax Dartmouth to pilot an 8-week adapted fitness class. The Program will begin on May 11, and run on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-2pm at the Community Y on Gottingen Street. The cost is $75 for the 8 week program. The... Read More

Yoga Classes - HRM

  • Recreation & Fitness

Fully Alive Chair Yoga 6 week program on Wednesdays 2-3pm Awaken the mind and rejuvenate the body with instruction by Steve Murray and Victoria Parker. Register: (902) 446-9642 / 6389 Coburg Rd, Halifax. ( Location is wheel chair accessible) Cost : $69+tax (10% discount... Read More