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


Access to MS drug cost reimbursement in Ontario

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness
  • Financial Assistance

Access to Provincial Drug Cost Reimbursement for MS Therapies Once a new therapy is approved by the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada and assessed by the Common Drug Review, the Ontario government's own team of clinical experts and two lay citizens, the Committee to Evaluate Drugs (CED), Read More


Education Sessions

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Education

Every spring and fall, informative workshops and seminars on a number of different topics are held across the province. Several are held in annually across the province of Ontario. See what's currently scheduled at www.mssociety.ca/ontario-education . (Please note: sessions for fall will be planned... Read More


Ontario Advocacy Campaign - Spring 2018

  • Advocacy & Legal

People affected by MS need real action for better lives. Ontario Election 2018 - Ask your candidates to support critical MS services! Ontarians with multiple sclerosis struggle to manage their health and survive financially in the face of an unpredictable and demanding illness. We want to elect a government... Read More


Coffee Groups - Durham Northumberland

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Peer Support

Friday Whitby Coffee Group Our Whitby group meets every Friday from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Pickering Coffee Group Our Pickering group meets the third Thursday each month from 11-12 noon. Chatters Coffee Group Our Cobourg group meets the second Tuesday each month from 10:00-12 noon. Brighton and Havelock Coffee... Read More


Financial Assistance - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance Quality of Life Grants The MS Society offers individuals living with MS a wide variety of programs that promote personal independence and contribute to an enhanced quality of life. The Quality of Life Grants are designed to provide financial assistance to those requiring support... Read More


Individual Advocacy - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Advocacy & Legal

Individual Advocacy Individual advocacy involves working with and/or on behalf of people with multiple sclerosis or their care partners in the community to help them obtain needed services and maximize their quality of life. Individual advocacy may entail the following: Helping individuals with multiple... Read More


Information and Support - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Information Services
  • Advocacy & Legal

Information and Support The MS Society provides the most accurate and up-to-date information on MS. People impacted by MS can also contact the MS Society to seek referrals to community resources. For more information on how we can help you access information and services, please contact an MS Navigator... Read More


MS 101 Ontario Wide

  • Education

If you are recently diagnosed with MS, join us for an important information session called MS 101 . Topics covered during MS 101 include: treatment options, coping with MS, research, and available support from the MS Society and your local chapter. Friends and family members are welcome. Sessions are... Read More


MS Carnation Campaign - Ontario

  • Volunteering & 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


Ontario Advocacy Campaign - Fall 2016

  • Advocacy & Legal

People affected by MS need real action for better lives. Ask the Ontario government to support critical MS services! Ontarians with multiple sclerosis struggle to manage their health and survive financially in the face of an unpredictable and demanding illness. As the Ontario government makes plans... Read More


Programs and Services - Durham Northumberland

  • Financial Assistance
  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

The Durham Northumberland Chapter of the MS Society of Canada offers services to those living with multiple sclerosis to help them work towards achieving and maintaining an independent lifestyle. The chapter offers the following services: identifying needs for referral to appropriate community agencies... Read More


Recreation, Social and Fitness - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation

Recreation, Social and Fitness Programs Recreation, social and fitness programs are established to meet an identified need in a community and assist people with MS to enhance their quality of life by participating in social and community activities. The goals of these programs are: To have fun To accentuate... Read More


Support Groups - Durham Northumberland

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Peer Support

Self Help Support Groups All are welcome to these informal gatherings which offer a wonderful opportunity to chat and share information/experiences with other individuals living with MS in the Durham Northumberland communities. Living with MS Support Group Our Living with MS group meets the first Tuesday... Read More


Take Action - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Advocacy & Legal

Become an MS Ambassador Do you enjoy public policy? Do you want to take a more active stance and voice your concerns at Queen’s Park? Do you want to learn about the challenges faced by those living with MS and take part in training opportunities? If yes, then the MS Ambassador program is for you! To... Read More


Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program (VLAP) - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Advocacy & Legal

VLAP assists people affected by multiple sclerosis in Ontario address legal challenges with the help of lawyers who provide pro bono legal advice or representation. The following services are available: Free legal advice by lawyers Available, to those who qualify, for challenges related to: Human rights... Read More


Volunteer with Ontario & Nunavut Division!

  • Volunteering & Fundraising

A willingness to contribute your time and talents to the effort to end MS is all that is needed to make a positive difference for people living with multiple sclerosis. Volunteers are truly the lifeblood of the MS Society. Why not join the team that makes a difference each and every day for those with... Read More


VON Smart Program - Durham Northumberland

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Health and Wellness

MS VON Smart Program-Whitby The program is an MS specific module for those living with MS in Durham Northumberland age 18 and over. The program runs for 12 weeks, and during each 45 minute class a VON volunteer leads the participants through a series of exercises. The exercises chosen for the program... Read More


Wedding In-Honour Program - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Volunteering & Fundraising

Make your wedding a lasting celebration! The MS Society of Canada’s In-Honour Wedding Program offers a thoughtful alternative to the traditional bomboniere or wedding favour. Through the In-Honour Wedding Program, couples can make a donation to the MS Society in honour of their wedding guests. In recognition... Read More