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


Bedolfe Grant program - Grand Erie Chapter

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Financial Assistance

Bedolfe Grant Program The Bedolfe Grant Program is made possible through generous annual grants from the Bedolfe Foundation which was founded by the late Wallace Bedolfe. The Bedolfe Foundation carries on his mantra “if you help yourself, maybe I will lend you a hand ”. Bedolfe Grants are available... Read More


Easy Fit Program - Grand Erie Chapter

  • Health and Wellness

A great beginners workout. Fitness is a great way to increase mobility, flexibility, and strength. When/Time: Mondays: 1:00 - 1:45 pm Where: Grand River CHC (community room B) 363 Colborne Street Brantford, ON N3S 3N2 Cost: FREE Click here for the Grand River Community Health Centre Website Read More


Education Materials - Grand Erie

  • Education

Educational Materials - Progess in MS Thank you to Dr. Giles for her November forum "Progess in MS". Below is a link to her presentation, for your personal use only: current-and-emerging-therapies-presentation---dr-giles---brantford-.pdf 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


Free Drop-In Beginner Yoga - Grand Erie Chapter

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Health and Wellness

Relax, rejuvenate, restore with free drop-in yoga classes. No previous yoga experience necessary. Everyone welcome. Grand River Community Health Centre 363 Colborne Street Brantford, ON N3S 3N2 Cost: FREE www.grandriverchc.ca Click here for more information. Read More


Gentle Chair Yoga - Grand Erie Chapter

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Health and Wellness

Gentle Chair Yoga Relax, rejuvenate, restore with free gentle chair Yoga. Grand River Community Health Centre 363 Colborne Street Brantford, ON N3S 3N2 www.grandriverchc.ca Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 - Community Room B Cost: FREE 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


Mohawk College - Massage Therapy Student Clinic

  • Health and Wellness

Mohawk College - Massage Therapy Student Clinic Mohawk College's Massage Therapy diploma program is pleased to provide a Student Clinic that focuses on providing massage for individuals that have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis The students will be providing massage treatments while under the... 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


Sit to be Fit - Grand Erie Chapter

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Health and Wellness

Sit to be Fit is a FREE, low impact workout that focuses on improving strength, balance, and daily living skills. Sit to be Fit was developed to promote health and fitness for seniors and those wishing to add more exercise into their lives. Instructors are trained through the Canadian Centre for Activity... Read More


Support Group - Grand Erie

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Peer Support

Support Group NEW LOCATION: Adult Recreation Therapy Centre (A.R.T.C.) 58 Easton Rd, Brantford WHEN : First Tuesday of each month, 2-4 pm Starting Tuesday, September 1st our support group in Brantford will meet at the Adult Recreation Therapy Centre (A.R.T.C.). We are excited about this partnership, Read More


Support Group - Simcoe Grand Erie

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Peer Support

The Director of Client Services has been very successful in organizing a strong support group. The meetings are held at the Caregiver Wellness Center, Hazel Place, Norfolk St. in Simcoe. The group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 1-3pm. We welcome you to join us. 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


Trees of Hope - Grand Erie

  • Volunteering & Fundraising

In 2013, the MS Society committed $6.4 million to MS research in areas such as therapies, nerve damage and repair, cause of MS and potential risk factors and symptom management. We need your support to continue this critical work in finding a cure.    Our Trees of Hope donor recognition program was... 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


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


Young Carers - Powerhouse Project - Grand Erie Chapter

  • Youth Programs
  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Peer Support

What is the Powerhouse Project? Powerhouse Project offers a variety of FREE services and activities to empower Young Carers and their families as they aim to foster resilience, reduce isolation and caregiver fatigue, alleviate stress and anxiety, and invest peer support and life skills. Who is a young... Read More