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


Access to MS drug cost reimbursement in Ontario

  • Information and Support
  • For Healthcare Professionals

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


Adapted Yoga - Hamilton

  • Recreation & Fitness

The Hamilton Chapter of the MS Society has been offering yoga therapy for our clients since 1993. Our certified Yoga Instructors adapt all exercises to an individual's abilities and capabilities. Yoga is practiced by millions of people in North America. It can be done conveniently at home, at the gym, Read More


Community Recreation and Wellness Programs - Hamilton-Halton

  • Social Gatherings
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Peer Support
  • Information and Support

Community Recreation and Wellness Programs - Hamilton-Halton The following programs and organizations have offered adapted programming or specialized programs in Hamilton and Halton to people with MS. Please contact the recreation providers listed below to receive more details (dates, fee information... Read More


Education - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Information and Support
  • For Healthcare Professionals

Education MS Society educational programs help people living with MS and their families gain a better understanding of MS. Educational programs are also offered to health care professionals. We offer educational programs to: Increase knowledge and understanding about multiple sclerosis and its effects... Read More


Funding Assistance - Hamilton-Halton

  • Financial Assistance
  • Equipment and Special Assistance Funding

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

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

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 - Hamilton - Halton

  • Information and Support

Persons with serious illnesses such as MS need information to help them cope with the disease, and eliminate unnecessary distress and feelings of hopelessness.  Consequently, we provide current, factual and meaningful information through education sessions, newsletters, website, and in-office resources. ... Read More


Information and Support - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Information and Support

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


Kid's Camp - Hamilton

  • Youth Programs
  • Social Gatherings

Since 1998, the Hamilton Chapter has been providing funding to help MS families send their kids to one week of day camp. Currently we have two kids camp programs in place. One runs during the week of March Break and the other runs throughout the summer. Children and teens (ages 4-16) have the opportunity... Read More


Mohawk College - Massage Therapy Student Clinic

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Information and Support

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 This clinic will take place at McMaster University's institute of... Read More


MS 101 Ontario Wide

  • Information and Support

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

  • 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

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

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


Peel-Dufferin Chapter Support Groups

  • Information and Support

The Peel-Dufferin Chapter offers a variety of self-help groups meeting in various locations throughout the city. Staff are also available to assist in forming new groups. The Self-help code of conduct and the self-help confidentiality statement are required reading for MS Society, Toronto Chapter self-help... Read More


Recreation, Social and Fitness - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Recreation & Fitness

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 - Hamilton- Halton

  • Peer Support

We currently have 11 Support Groups. Support groups provide members with an opportunity to discuss common issues related to MS, including strategies for how to cope better with the disease. The groups offer emotional support, information and practical help through the experience of others. Individuals... Read More


Take Action - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

Priority Issues More Support and Services for Caregivers Family caregivers form the foundation of the home care and the health care system, providing countless hours of dedicated support and service to their family members, friends and neighbours. Acknowledging the vital role of the family caregiver... Read More


Volunteer with Ontario & Nunavut Division!

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

  • 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


Yoga DVD - Hamilton

  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Information and Support

The Hamilton Chapter has produced an adapted yoga DVD through a grant received from the Ministry of Health Promotion, Government of Ontario. Regular exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. The DVD will enable you to participate in an adapted Yoga program in the privacy of your own home. Read More