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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Community Futures Network of Canada

  • Employment

Community Futures Network operates 268 non-profit offices across Canada that provide small business services to people living in rural communities. Each office delivers small business loans, tools, training and events for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business. The Entrepreneurs... Read More


Insurance Canada Website

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

It offers Canada's largest online directory of insurance providers and services, where to get online quotes, how to find special insurance coverage, industry statistics, an electronic newsletter, information about upcoming events, reviews of insurance-related services, question-and-answer sections and... Read More


Credit Counselling Canada

  • Financial Assistance

Credit Counselling Canada / Conseil de Credit du Canada (CCC), is a non-profit organization, established in 2000 and governed by a volunteer board of directors. Services through a member agency may include: Counselling : Your counsellor will review your financial situation, explore your options and... Read More


OmbudService for Life & Health Insurance (OLHI)

  • Financial Assistance
  • Advocacy & Legal

The OmbudService is a , independent, bilingual, and free-to-use complaint resolution and information service. The OLHI advises that if you have taken out a life insurance policy prior to being diagnosed with MS, and are unable to work because of your MS, to call your life insurance agent as soon as... Read More


Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

  • Health and Wellness

CMHA exists to promote the mental health of all people and to serve mental health consumers, their families and friends. They focus on combating mental health problems and emotional disorders. Tools include research and information services, sponsored research projects, workshops, seminars, pamphlets, Read More


Caregiver Information, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

  • Caregivers and Families

The MS Society recognizes the incredible contribution made by caregivers and is committed to supporting them through providing information on financial and legal issues, as well as other valuable resources and information. Visit the webpage below to join the MS Society Caregiver Network and receive... Read More


Canadian Podiatric Medical Association

  • Health and Wellness

The Canadian Podiatric Medical Association is a non-profit organization working on behalf of its 400 plus members - Canada's premier foot specialists. We are dedicated to enhancing the profession of podiatry and increasing awareness among Canadians about the importance of good foot health care. For... Read More


Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities

  • Financial Assistance
  • Caregivers and Families

Provides help to parents to assist with some of the extra costs of caring for a child who has a disability. The purpose of the benefit is to help children who have disabilities live as normal a life as possible at home and in the community. Financial assistance ranges from $25 to $470 per month depending... Read More


Enhanced Respite Funding

  • Financial Assistance
  • Caregivers and Families

Provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to families caring for a medically fragile and/or technologically dependent child living at home, whose care requires ongoing intervention on a 24- hour basis. Provides funding as an enhancement to other respite services. Families may be eligible... Read More



Barrier-Free Design Consultation, March of Dimes

  • Home Support and Accommodations

Barrier-Free Design Consultation Services provide design expertise in the development or redesign of commercial, public and residential buildings to accommodate the needs of people with a wide range of disabilities. Services: Drawing review Assessments of new/renovation projects On-site consultations... Read More


Canadian Caregiver Coalition (CCC)

  • Caregivers and Families
  • Advocacy & Legal

CCC is the body representing and promoting the voice, needs, and interests of family caregivers within all levels of government and community. This is done through advocacy and leadership, research and education, and information and resource development. Visit the site below for resources and research... Read More


Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA)

  • Information Services
  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Advocacy & Legal

The CHCA is dedicated to ensuring the availability of accessible, responsive home care and community supports which enable people of all ages to stay in their homes with safety, dignity, and quality of life. The association engages in advocacy and provides information and resources including publications... Read More


Salvation Army

  • Financial Assistance

The Salvation Army may be able to assist with food, emergency housing, furniture, and clothing assistance. For more information: Visit the website here Find your local Salvation Army here Read More


Recreation Programs, March of Dimes Canada

  • Travel and Transportation
  • Social Gatherings & Recreation

Summer Holiday Program : Takes place at the Geneva Park Conference & Resort Centre, located on 150 acres of protected waterfront parkland in Orillia, Ontario. Meals and Accommodation included. Attendant Services provided on an as-needed basis. Activities include social events, swimming, water sports, Read More


Hope Air

  • Travel and Transportation
  • Financial Assistance

Hope Air is a charitable organization that helps Canadians in financial need to fly to necessary non-emergency medical care outside their home communities. For specific requirements for booking a flight, click "Request a Flight" at the top menu on the website or call the number below. For more information:... Read More


Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)

  • Employment
  • Education

The CCRW is a Canada-wide network of organizations and individuals. They offer information, education, training and Internet- based services which support the employment of persons with disabilities. WORKink - WORKink promotes and supports the employment of persons with disabilities, providing labour... Read More


Habitat for Humanity

  • Home Support and Accommodations

Habitat for Humanity is an independent, charitable, faith-based housing program dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing by building homes in partnership with families in need. Through volunteer labour, efficient management and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and... Read More


Partners BC, Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work

  • Employment

Partners BC is a program aimed at connecting Canadian employers with qualified employees who have disabilities. Services include one-on0one and group counselling sessions, training, career exploration, resume and interview skills, and more. Participants must be 18 years or older and self identify with... Read More


Disability Travel Card, Easter Seals Canada

  • Travel and Transportation

The Easter Seals Disability Travel Card provides verification to a person with a permanent disability, enabling an adult attendant to receive discounted travel. The card may be used for Greyhound Bus, Via Rail, and Coach Canada. Call the your nearest Easter Seals chapter for information on the Disability... Read More


Ostomy Canada Society

  • Peer Support
  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

Ostomy Canada Society is a volunteer-based health organization dedicated to assisting people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary tract diversions by providing emotional support, instructional and information services, support to the family unit, and by promoting the services of the organization... Read More


Access 2 Entertainment Card, Easter Seals Canada

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Financial Assistance

This card enables people with permanent disabilities to receive free admission or a significant discount for their support person at 95% of movie theatres in Canada as well as select museums, science centres, theme parks, recreational facilities, and more. The person with a disability will pay regular... Read More


Medic Alert Bracelet, MedicAltert Foundation Canada

  • Health and Wellness

If you have condition paramedics should know about or if a medical error could put your life and safety at risk, the Medic Alert bracelet can help you express your needs in inter medical language. In an emergency, the bracelet allows your needs to be made clear and alerts your loved ones when you cannot... Read More


The Care Guide

  • Home Support and Accommodations

This is a guide to seniors housing and care services including retirement residences, long-term care centres, in-home care, community support services, independent/supportive living and hospice care. The Guide is offered free of charge both online and in a printed format The Guide was developed by Care... Read More


Abilities.ca

  • Information Services

Online resource linking people with disabilities to diverse resources and invitation to dialogue Abilities Magazine Accessible Transportation Community Information Access Project Directory of Disability Organizations in Canada Library Links to Disability Sites Making a Difference - Profiles from the... Read More


Canada Cares: Caregiver Support

  • Caregivers and Families

Canada Cares mandate is to say 'thank you,' and to elevate the role of family and professional caregivers while establishing multi-disciplinary, multi-sector partnerships that focus on recognition, participation, awareness, accessibility and diverse community engagement. Canada Cares' encourages families, Read More


Canadian Association for Community Living

  • Information Services
  • Advocacy & Legal

The Canadian Association for Community Living is a family-based association assisting people with intellectual disabilities and their families to lead the way in advancing inclusion in their own lives and in their communities. They do this in Canada and around the world by sharing information, fostering... Read More


Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA)

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Health and Wellness

Founded in 1980, the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) is a registered charity that promotes challenge, achievement and empowerment for children and adults with disabilities through the use of the horse. There are now 80 plus member centres across Canada providing high quality therapeutic, Read More


Wheelchair Basketball Canada

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Health and Wellness

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sport governing body responsible for the organization of wheelchair basketball in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is the Canadian member to the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF). Wheelchair Basketball Canada encouraging... Read More


Canadian Hearing Aid Subsidies

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

In some cases, it can be difficult for individuals with hearing loss to gain access to assistive devices. Various programs are in place to provide financial assistance to individuals for the costs related to these devices. Eligibility varies from program to program. Before paying out pocket, ensure... Read More


Disability Awards, Education Association of Disabled Students

  • Financial Assistance
  • Advocacy & Legal

NEADS advocates for increased accessibility for students at all levels of schooling and equal access to and participation in post-secondary, including providing a database of awards, scholarships, bursaries, and grants for Canadian post-secondary students with disabilities. Information on government... Read More


National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)

  • Youth Programs
  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Financial Assistance

National Educational Association of Disabled Students is a consumer organization, with a mandate to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities. NEADS Online Resource Centre EdLink: links to Canadian colleges and universities that provide online information on services... Read More


Family Service Canada

  • Caregivers and Families

Family Service Canada represents the concerns of families and community-based social service agencies across Canada. Family Service Canada is a national not-for-profit organization that promotes learning and the exchange of expertise through the dynamic relationships between executive leaders of family... Read More


Supportive Living Units, Independent Living Resource Centres (ILRC)

  • Home Support and Accommodations

ILRCs are agencies found across Canada and specialize in providing services to assist people living with disabilities maintain independence. Support Service Living Units (SSLUs) / Shared Living SSLUs typically have several accessible apartments integrated throughout a larger apartment building Most... Read More


Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

  • Health and Wellness
  • Advocacy & Legal

The CHPCA works to advance and advocate for quality end-of-life/hospice palliative care in Canada, its work includes public policy, public education, and awareness. You can search for palliative care facilities and organizations across Canada on the Directory of Services For more information: Phone:... Read More


Canadian Human Rights Commission

  • Advocacy & Legal

If you have suffered discrimination when buying products/services or in the workplace, you may be able to file a complaint with the CHRC, which administers the Canadian Human Rights Act and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Both laws ensure that the principles of... Read More


Severe Permanent Disability Benefit & Canada Student Loans Program

  • Financial Assistance

This benefit allows you to have your Canada Student loans forgiven if you have a severe and permanent disability that prevents you from working and participating in post-secondary education for the remainder of your life. To qualify, individuals must: Have a permanent disability Be experiencing exceptional... Read More



Canadian Transportation Agency, Government of Canada

  • Travel and Transportation

The Canadian Transport Agency's website provides information on accessible transportation and other transport services and guidelines within Canada. Information is provided on air, marine, rail, and inter-provincial bus travel. The Agency's mandate is to ensure the Canadian Transportation System is... Read More


Parks Canada and Heritage Canada

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation

Plan your visit to a Park, a Historic Site, or a Marine Conservation Area by visiting the Parks Canada website (below) or by phoning the Parks Canada Information Centre listed below for specific accessibility information: Mail to :Parks Canada Office 30 Victoria Street, Gatineau, QC J8X 0B3 Call :1-888-773-8888... Read More


Accessibility Services, Elections Canada

  • Information Services

Elections Canada offers a range of information, education, and accessibility services to those with a disability. Voting materials are available in a variety of formats, including Braille, large print, DVD and CD for those with sensory impairments. Election access services are available for people with... Read More


Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

  • Home Support and Accommodations

CMHC is the federal government's housing agency which provides support for Canadians in housing need and offers objective housing research and advice to governments and consumers. As the Government of Canada's national housing agency, CMHC plays a major role in Canada's housing industry by helping Canadians... Read More


The Caregiver Network (TCN)

  • Education
  • Caregivers and Families

The Caregiver Network is a bilingual broadcasting program that connects Canadian caregivers and families with information and support through the use of tele-learning. They host free learning sessions by telephone and the web on a range of health and wellness issues, including a channel specifically... Read More


Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Health and Wellness

CADS (Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing) is a national organization that provides opportunities for people with disabilities to experience the joy of participating and competing in alpine snowsports. CADS does this by developing and promoting adaptive snowsports through partnerships, training, Read More


InnoviCares

  • Health and Wellness
  • Financial Assistance

InnoviCares is a free supplemental patient benefit plan. Regardless of existing public or private health coverage, innoviCares allows individuals to receive brand name medications and healthcare products at an equal or similar price to the generic alternatives. Eligibility: Must be a Canadian resident... Read More


Business Abilities Program, Make a Change Canada

  • Employment
  • Education

Business Abilities (BA) is an online program designed specifically for people with disabilities who wish to learn all about self-employment from the convenience of their home. The program is free and allows you to work at your own pace to gain employment and skills training through creating a business... Read More


Disabled Services Clothing

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

Disabled Services Clothing reduces physical and mental stress with functional fashion designed for minimum physical effort and maximum dignity. Clothing can be specially designed for you. Features include easy to use closures and accessories. Clothing can be viewed and purchased online by creating an... Read More


Credit Conselling Society

  • Financial Assistance

The Credit Counselling Society helps people manage money, solve debt problems, and use credit responsibly. Counsellors provide information and guidance about managing finances including monthly budgets, credit cards, and debt payments. Appointments are free and confidential. Visit the website below... Read More


Employment Publications, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

  • Employment

The MS Society of Canada has two publications which speak to issues of employment and work for people affected by MS and allied diseases, including the employee/person living with MS and their employer. A Guide to Employment and Income Support (2006) MS in the Workplace: An Employer's Guide (2006) For... Read More


Tetra Society of North America

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Tetra's volunteer engineers and technicians create assistive devices for people with specific needs that cannot be met by commercial items. Everything created is custom made for each client's particular needs. The work is all done by volunteers within the client's own community. The Tetra Society is... Read More


Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

  • Home Support and Accommodations

CMHC is the federal government's housing agency which provides support for Canadians in housing need and offers objective housing research and advice to governments and consumers. CMHC provides assistance to low-income households, seniors, people with disabilities, those at risk of homelessness, and... Read More


Ability Tax and Trust Advisors

  • Financial Assistance

Ability Tax and Trust Advisors is a tax, trust, and estate planning firm created primarily for persons with disabilities and their families. They offer free consultation and information for people with disabilities and their spouses/caregivers, to determine any tax credits, refunds, or medical expense... Read More


Access to Medical Marijuana

  • Health and Wellness

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada welcomes the availability of safe and effective medications that provide people with MS and their physicians' choices in treating pain, which is a common symptom of the disease. Having available a variety of ways to manage pain is encouraging news. In June 2013, Read More


Accessible Cruise Ships

  • Travel and Transportation

Many Cruise Lines have accommodations and services to ensure that their cruises are accessible for people of all abilities. Such amenities can include: Wheelchair accessible cabins and access-friendly design on the ship Braille elevator call buttons and audible arrival sounds Infrared listening assistance... Read More


Active Living Alliance

  • Health and Wellness
  • For Healthcare Professionals
  • Caregivers and Families

An alliance of individuals, agencies and national associations that facilitates and co-ordinates partnerships among the members of its network which promote physical activity as an integral part of the daily lives of Canadians with disabilities. The resource centre contains a wealth of information regarding... Read More


Advanced Care Directive

  • Advocacy & Legal

What is an "advance care directive" or "living will" and how does it differ from a Power of Attorney for Personal Care? A Power of Attorney for Personal Care may be used for the same purpose as an "advance care directive" or "living will" (which documents your care wishes) but it also appoints your... Read More


Airlines

  • Travel and Transportation

The majority of airlines offer special arrangements and services for people with disabilities. Consult each airline's website or inquiry phone line for specific information. All airlines require that you inform them of your specific needs at least 48 hours before your flight to make arrangements for... Read More


Allowance Program (for Partners of Seniors)

  • Financial Assistance

The Allowance provides money for low-income seniors who meet the following conditions: your spouse or common-law partner (same sex or opposite sex) receives or is entitled to receive the Old Age Security pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement; you are 60 to 64 years old; you are a Canadian citizen... Read More


Assistive Device Companies

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Links to company directories working in the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) sector. Each link takes you to a directory of specialized companies for each type of assistive devices listed. For more information: Visit the website here Read More


Auto Rebates and Mobility Reimbursement Programs

  • Travel and Transportation
  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Many automotive manufacturers offer Mobility Programs that provide cash payments for the installation of adaptive equipment in any new vehicle, including leased vehicles. Below is a list of some of the available programs. Cash payments usually range from $750 - $1200 off the cost of adaptations. Acura... Read More


Auto Rebates and Mobility Reimbursement Programs (new vehicles only):

  • Travel and Transportation

Many automotive manufacturers offer mobility programs that provide cash payments for the installation of adaptive equipment in any new vehicle, including leased vehicles. For more information: Contact the vehicle manufacturer directly, phone numbers are listed on the website. Visit the website here... Read More


Bell Relay Service (BRS) & Accessibility Services

  • Financial Assistance
  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Bell offers accessibility services for home phone Bell subscribers with physical disabilities or difficulties with speech, hearing, and vision: Bell's Relay Service is available 24/7 and allows customers to place confidential, free, local calls. Long distance calls are placed at a reduced rate, and... Read More


Canada Benefits website, Government of Canada

  • Information Services

Find federal, provincial, and territorial programs and services in one convenient location. The Canada Benefits website is a unique service provided by Service Canada to help you find customized result when searching for appropriate programs and services. Information related to housing and health, newcomers, Read More


Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit (CPP-D)

  • Financial Assistance

The Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefit, through the Federal Government of Canada, is available to people under the age of 65 who have made enough contributions to the CPP and whose disability prevents them from working at any job on a regular basis. The disability must be severe and prolonged. Read More


Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

  • Financial Assistance

The Canada Revenue Agency administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories, and administers various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system. The CRA can provide assistance navigating the CRA website as well as information... Read More



Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities

  • Youth Programs
  • Financial Assistance

The Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities is available for each year of your studies as long as you still qualify. You could receive $2,000 each school year (August 1 to July 31) of your studies (including undergraduate and graduate levels). For more information: Visit the website... Read More



Canadian Red Cross

  • Financial Assistance

The Canadian Red Cross helps people affected by emergencies and disasters (ranging from personal disasters such as house fires to larger local disasters) and can assist with the provision of people's basic needs - food, clothing, shelter, first aid, emotional support and family reunification. For more... Read More


Canadian Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP)

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

The Short Term Loan Program, part of the Heath Equipment Loan Program offered by the Canadian Red Cross, provides a range of support such as bathroom equipment, bedroom equipment, canes, wheelchairs, and walkers. For more information: Visit the website here Find your local office here Read More


Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists

  • Health and Wellness

The Register, as a national body, requires of its members that they abide by a professional code, which demands that they adhere both to the letter and to the spirit of those enactments, which affect them as psychologists. Referral Service: The CRHSPP website allows visitors to search for psychologists... Read More


Canadian-European Parking Agreement for Persons with Disabilities

  • Travel and Transportation

Canadians with disabilities holding a valid parking permit issued in their jurisdiction may travel in any of the 40 European member countries of the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) and use their home parking permit to enjoy the same benefits as citizens from these countries. The... Read More


Car Rentals

  • Travel and Transportation

With at least 2 days' notice, most major rental companies will offer vehicles equipped with hand controls. Some offer free pick-up/drop-off services if you live close to the rental branch. Consult the rental company, such as Budget, Enterprise, Avis, Almo, or others, for more information. All companies... Read More


Caregiver Tax Credit (Caregiver Amount)

  • Financial Assistance
  • Caregivers and Families

You may be able to claim the caregiver amount if you (either alone or with another person) maintain a dwelling where you and one or more of your dependants live. Dependents must be 18 or older and dependent on you due to an impairment in physical or mental functions OR a parent or grandparent, born... Read More


Ceridian Cares Grants

  • Financial Assistance
  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Ceridian Cares offers grants to individuals and families who are in need of financial assistance for items such as clothing & footwear, food & basic household needs, medical devices/equipment & therapies, personal development & recreation, and home adjustments. Grant amounts typically range from $200... Read More


Child Disability Benefit

  • Financial Assistance
  • Caregivers and Families

The Child Disability Benefit is a tax-free benefit for families caring for a child under 18 with a disability who is eligible for the disability amount. Learn how the benefit is calculated, if you are eligible, and obtain the forms necessary to apply. For more information: Phone: 1-800-959-8281 (Toll-free)... Read More


Clinical Trials

  • Health and Wellness

The following websites contain information listing current clinical trials underway and information for people looking to participate in clinical trials. These websites have been reviewed by the National Information Resource Centre and are acceptable to pass on to clients and members. Many Clinical... Read More


CNIB

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness
  • Employment

CNIB is a national voluntary agency providing services to individuals across Canada to whom loss of vision is a central problem in personal and social adjustments. Services include: Library Services - Free library and information services; CNIB Library collection includes Braille books, talking books, Read More


Compassionate Care Benefits, Employment Insurance

  • Financial Assistance
  • Caregivers and Families

Compassionate care benefits may be paid up to a maximum of 6 weeks to a person who has to be absent from work to provide care or support to a gravely ill family member at risk of dying within 26 weeks You can receive compassionate care benefits to care for one of the following family members: Your child... Read More


Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  • Health and Wellness

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific advice, consult your doctor and/or specialist. While... Read More


Cooling Clothing

  • Health and Wellness

The following is a partial list of manufacturers and suppliers of "coolingÓ clothing. These links are provided for interest only - the MS Society does not endorse any supplier or manufacturer. MSolutions Inc. www.msolutions.org/ Tel: 1-800-763-8423 Steele Inc. www.steelevest.com Tel.: 1-888-783-3538... Read More


Disability Benefits Finder

  • Financial Assistance

Use the Benefits Finder at the link below to obtain a customized list of eligible benefits. The Benefits Finder may suggest benefits from federal, provincial or territorial governments, and does not collect or track your information. The more questions you answer, the more customized your results. Web:... Read More


Disability Tax Credit (DTC)

  • Financial Assistance

The Disability Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit that reduces the amount of Income Tax owed by individuals 18+ with a severe and prolonged disability (physical or mental), or the people who support them. Visit the website below or contact Canada Revenue Agency for information on how to claim... Read More


Disability Travel and Recreation Resources

  • Travel and Transportation
  • Social Gatherings & Recreation

Additional Recreation and Travel websites: The following sites are included for information purposes only. The MS Society of Canada does not promote or recommend any businesses for use by our members or clients. AXS Map is an easy new tool for searching and reviewing businesses, access it here Find... Read More


Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Program

  • Employment

For individuals receiving CPP disability benefits who would like to return to work (new job, former job, different job former employer etc). Participant receives an individualized return-to-work rehabilitation plan, in consultation with the participant's treating physician. CPP may cover costs of retraining. Read More


Distress Centres

  • Health and Wellness

Contact for help with personal crisis, suicide prevention, loneliness, domestic violence etc. Counsellors will advise and refer callers to community resources. For more information: Find a distress centre in your community here Visit the Centre for Suicide Prevention's website here Visit the Canadian... Read More


Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

The Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs is created by Public Safety Canada in collaboration with Emergency Management Ontario. This guide offers information on such risks as floods, severe storms, and power outages as well as how to carry out the three steps to emergency... Read More


Employment Insurance (EI) Sickness Benefits

  • Financial Assistance

This program provides temporary financial assistance to individuals who have worked the required number of insurable hours within the last 52 weeks and who are unable to work because of an illness or injury. The hours are based on where you live and the unemployment rate in your economic region when... Read More


Equitable Accessible Sexual Expression (EASE)

  • Health and Wellness

Sex, sexuality, and the human need for intimacy are subjects every person with a disability must address at some point. EASE Canada exists to educate and advocate for people with disabilities in the safe exploration and expression of sexuality and other intimate connections. Visit the website for information... Read More


Ergonomic Things, ErgoCanada

  • Information Services
  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

ErgoCanada has one of the most comprehensive listings of ergonomic devices on the internet with detailed technical specifications allowing visitors to research products to determine which suits them best. They have an online Guide to Ergonomics which provides information on ergonomic principles and... Read More


Extended Health Care Insurance

  • Health and Wellness

Funded by private or employer insurance. Funding is dependent on the plan - contact the insurance company for details. Benefits covered by extended health care plans may include: Private nursing Equipment rental Private/semi-private room coverage Transportation Read More


Family Caregiver Amount (FCA)

  • Financial Assistance
  • Caregivers and Families

If you have a dependant with impairment in physical or mental functions, you may be eligible to claim an additional amount of $2,121 for the Family Caregiver Amount. The CRA may ask for a signed statement from a medical practitioner showing when the impairment began and what the duration of the impairment... Read More


Federal Excise Gasoline Tax Refund Program

  • Travel and Transportation
  • Financial Assistance

This is a Federal government program that refunds part of the Excise Tax paid on gasoline to people with a permanent mobility impairment who cannot safely use public transit as certified by a medical practitioner. The refund amount is 1.5 cents per litre or 0.15 cents per kilometer. All claims must... Read More


Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)

  • Advocacy & Legal

As a federal regulatory agency, the FCAC is responsible for enforcing many of the federal laws that protect consumers in their dealings with financial institutions. They ensure that federally regulated financial institutions comply with federal consumer protection laws and regulations They monitor financial... Read More


First Nations and Inuit Health- Mental Health and Wellness

  • Health and Wellness

If you're experiencing emotional distress and want to talk, call the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310. It's toll-free and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more long term care, contact a First Nations and Inuit Health Regional Office . For more information:... Read More


Food Bank

  • Financial Assistance

Emergency food can be obtained through locally operating food banks. For more information: Find a Food Bank in your community here Or search Food Bank in the yellow pages here Read More


Funding, Shoppers Home Health Care

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Shoppers Home Health Care operates a list of potential alternative funding sources who may help with purchasing assistive devices, mobility devices or home modifications. Please contact a representative from the individual agency or your Shoppers Home Health Care representative to help determine if... Read More


Get in Motion, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Action Canada

  • Health and Wellness

Get in Motion is a free physical activity counselling service designed to provide you with the information and support you may need to meet your physical activity goals. All counselling is done over the phone and is provided by specially trained peers with a physical disability. You decide what you... Read More


Government of Canada Accessibility Resource Centre

  • Information Services

The Accessibility Resource Centre provides a list of federal resources and tools designed to assist those with disabilities. These materials are designed to provide assistance in addition to raising awareness towards disabilities. Web: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-develop... Read More


Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)

  • Financial Assistance

The Guaranteed Income Supplement provides additional money, on top of the Old Age Security pension to low-income seniors living in Canada. To be eligible for the GIS benefit, you must be receiving the Old Age Security pension and meet income requirements. Eligibility also depends on whether your income... Read More


Health Canada

  • Health and Wellness

Health Canada is working to improve the health of Canadians with disabilities as well as working to reduce the incidence of disability. It does so through research and public education on the prevention of disease and the prevention of injury that can lead to disability. It also funds programs and evaluates... Read More


Health Council of Canada

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

The Health Council of Canada is no longer operating, but was responsible for investigating the Canadian health care system and exploring potential improvements and renewals that may strengthen the current system. Information and reports regarding health care delivery and other components of the health... Read More


Health Gateway

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

A Canadian online resource centre designed to meet the health information and support needs of people living with complex chronic illnesses and episodic disabilities and their loved ones in Ontario For more information: Visit the website here Read More


Husky and Mohawk Gas Stations

  • Travel and Transportation

Husky and Mohawk gas stations will provide full fuel service for people with physical disabilities for the price of self-serve, including purchase of items from the convenience store. Please note that in instances when there is only one person on duty, it may not be possible to provide you with full... Read More


Keep S'myelin, Multiple Sclerosis Society

  • Youth Programs
  • Caregivers and Families

Keep S'myelin is a colourful, engaging, informative, and reassuring publication to help children and their parents talk and learn about MS together. It is filled with stories, interviews, games, and activities on a variety of topics related to MS, and there is a special separate 8-page section just... Read More


Kid's Help Phone

  • Health and Wellness

Giving young people across Canada a place to turn for help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Counsellors are there to provide support, information and, if necessary, referral to a local community or social service agency. The Kids Help Phone is anonymous, confidential and is staffed by professional, Read More


Kin Canada

  • Financial Assistance

Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs across the country work to better their communities, enhance the well-being of Canadians and improve the environment. For more information: Visit the website here Read More


Life Insurance

  • Health and Wellness

Some life insurance policies may have disability waivers and may allow a person to stop premium payments if disabled for six months or longer while maintaining coverage Some policies have dismemberment coverage that provides a lump sum if one loses vision, hearing or a limb, etc. Many policies include... Read More


Long Term Disability

  • Health and Wellness

Employer Group Disability Insurance Some employers may provide group disability income replacement insurance Benefits are usually a certain percentage of normal earnings for a specified period, under certain circumstances Payments may be reduced if receiving benefits from other sources i.e. government... Read More


Medical Expense and Attendant Care Expense Deduction

  • Financial Assistance

Applies to individuals who have sustained significant medical expenses for themselves or certain dependants. Claim allowable medical expenses paid in any 12- month period Claim all amounts paid, even if they were not paid in Canada Cannot claim any expense for which they have been or can be reimbursed... Read More


Mind your Mind

  • Health and Wellness

Mind your mind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet. Mind your Mind works with young people aged 14-29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience. For more information: Visit the website here Read More


Mortgage Insurance

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Financial Assistance

Mortgage will be paid in full if he/she cannot pay due to a permanent disability. Many policies only cover payments for a limited period, for example, 24 months. Coverage would be in addition to regular mortgage insurance and would have an additional cost Depending on the company, those with MS may/may... Read More


Mortgage Insurance Policies

  • Financial Assistance

If you arranged for Mortgage Insurance when you took out a mortgage on your home and have since been diagnosed with MS, you should review your plan, since: Some plans include a Disability Clause: if you become disabled and unable to work for six consecutive months, your mortgage will be paid for that... Read More


Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF)

  • Information Services

Established as an international body linking the activities of National MS Societies around the world Stimulate global shared research into a cure for MS and the alleviation of its symptoms Support Member MS Societies in their goal of enabling full integration of people with MS and their careers to... Read More


National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)

  • Information Services

Supports research efforts, educates, provides a variety of empowering programs, organizes fund-raising events, and advocates for people with disabilities in the United States Largest private sponsor of MS research in the world Supports research and training projects aimed at finding the cause of MS, Read More


National Network for Mental Health

  • Health and Wellness

The National Network for Mental Health (NNMH) acts to advocate, to educate, and to offer expertise and resources to increase the health and well being of the community of Canadians with the lived experience of mental health issues. The NNMH will provide a framework of communications to serve as inclusive... Read More


Non-Insured Health Benefits for First Nations and Inuit

  • Health and Wellness
  • Financial Assistance

For First Nations and Inuit, this program through the federal government pays for drugs, dental services and other health benefits not otherwise covered under provincial programs. Drugs and pharmacy products (e.g. Apo-Tolerodine used for symptomatic relief of patients with an overactive bladder) Dental... Read More


Office of Disability Issues, Employment and Social Development Canada

  • Employment

The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) is the focal point within the Government of Canada to promote the full participation of Canadians with disabilities in learning, work and community life. The ODI provides information on subjects such as: Career Planning Disability Resources Financial Benefits Jobs... Read More


Old Age Security Pension

  • Financial Assistance

The Old Age Security pension is a monthly payment available to most Canadians aged 65 or older. You must apply to receive benefits. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you may be entitled to receive the Old Age Security pension even if you are still working or have never worked. You should apply... Read More


Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

  • Financial Assistance
  • Employment

This program assists individuals living with disabilities with preparing for, obtaining, and keeping employment or self-employment. Projects may be approved up to a period of up to 52 weeks, with a possible extension to 78 weeks, depending on the plan developed for the individual. Participants in the... Read More


Persons with Disabilities Online

  • Information Services
  • Caregivers and Families

This website provides access to services, information, and publications for people with disabilities, family members, and caregivers. Online services also include a tool for trip planning and a benefits finder to obtain a list of benefits you are eligible for. For more information: Phone: 1-800-622-6232... Read More


Pharmaceutical Company Support Programs

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

Each pharmaceutical company producing one of the MS treatment drugs has established a support line for patients using their medication. These lines are generally staffed by nurses and offer emotional support, information and referral as well as product information. The information below is all Canadian... Read More


Prepared BC: Resources for People with Disabilities

  • Information Services

This handbook provides information on emergency preparedness for those with disabilities. Information includes how to prepare your home for an emergency and how to properly take cover for those with various mobility issues. For more information: Visit the website here Read More


Public Health Agency of Canada

  • Health and Wellness

Canadian Health Network is a national, non-profit, bilingual web-based health information service. CHN's goal is to help Canadians find the information they're looking for on how to stay healthy and prevent disease. Links to English and French Canadian web-based resources that pass a rigorous quality... Read More


Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

  • Financial Assistance

The Registered Disability Savings Plan is available to help people with disabilities and their families to save for the future. To be eligible, individuals must: Qualify for the Disability Tax Credit; Be under the age of 60 Be a Canadian resident with a Social Insurance Number (SIN) For more information:... Read More


Rent Banks

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Financial Assistance

A rent bank assists people when they cannot pay the rent on time. Available in some Canadian cities, rent banks offer various levels of assistance. Some rent banks provide for one month's rent only, while others provide no-interest or low-interest emergency loans for multiple months with flexible repayment... Read More


Service Canada

  • Information Services

Service Canada offers access to a wide range of Government of Canada programs and services. The section on People with Disabilities provides links to information as well as application forms for grants, benefits, and loans in all areas including training and education, employment, housing, income and... Read More


Short Term Disability

  • Health and Wellness

Short Term Disability or sickness benefits may be offered through an employer or by private insurance coverage. Usually have 2 week unpaid waiting period Require medical evidence Generally last up to 15 weeks Claimants must deplete short-term benefits before proceeding to Long Term benefits. Coverage... Read More


Social Security Tribunal

  • Advocacy & Legal

The Social Security Tribunal (formerly known as Office of the Commissioner of Review Tribunals) organizes a Review Tribunal when a person appeals a Reconsideration decision made by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) about their Canada Pension Plan or Old Age Security benefits. The Social... Read More


Social Worker

  • Health and Wellness

Social work is a profession dedicated to helping individuals, families, groups and communities enhance their individual and collective well-being. Every province has a college that regulates the profession of Social Work across Canada. The 4 Objects of the College To promote and increase the professional... Read More


Somone Like Me, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

  • Youth Programs

Someone Like Me is an online community for youth impacted by MS that provides innovative resources and activities to share stories and connect with other youthÑsomeone like you. Read posts from bloggers, participate in forums, and access information on managing the physical, emotional and social aspects... Read More


Student Loan Repayment Assistance Plan

  • Youth Programs
  • Financial Assistance

The Repayment Assistance Plan (RAP) and the Repayment Assistance Plan for Borrowers with a Permanent Disability (RAP-PD) makes it easier for you to manage your student loan debt by reducing your monthly payment. Your monthly student loan payments would either be reduced or you would not have to make... Read More


Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada

  • Health and Wellness

The Taoist Tai Chi Society allows people of all ages and health conditions to experience the many benefits of practicing Taoist Tai Chi, a gentle art of health and well-being; its slow, graceful movements increase strength and flexibility while improving balance and circulation and decreasing stress. Read More


Tax Exemptions for Persons with a Permanent Disability

  • Financial Assistance

Persons with disabilities are exempt from paying GST or HST on the following goods and services: specially equipped motor vehicles hospital parking care and supervision services training plan design services home delivered meals medical devices and supplies recreational programs home care services If... Read More


TELUS Relay Service (TRS)

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Telus Relay Service allows individuals who are hard of hearing, deaf, or are experiencing trouble with speech, and who have a TTY (Teletypewriter) to make confidential phone calls to others using a standard telephone, whether or not they are Telus subscribers. The service is available 24/7 and can place... Read More


To Do Canada

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Health and Wellness

To Do Canada is a website that provides links to different organizations that organize sports for individuals with physical disabilities. For more information: Visit the website here Read More


Transition Resource Guide

  • Youth Programs
  • Information Services

The Transition Resource Guide can be used by individuals to obtain the knowledge they need to access resources at college and university and to make a successful transition to post-secondary school. This resource can be used to help inform individuals about the services and accommodations available... Read More


Travel Insurance

  • Travel and Transportation

Travel insurance may be through an employer's plan or purchased separately. If purchased separately, this insurance generally is for a specific time period Covers medical costs while travelling Some plans require claimant to pay for expenses first and then be reimbursed Plans may or may not cover spouse... Read More


Travelling with Disabilities

  • Travel and Transportation

These Government of Canada websites have information and advice for people with disabilities who are travelling including information on how to find out what kinds of accessibility services will be available at your destination location, how to plan your flight, go through airport security screening, Read More


Vehicle Modification Vendors

  • Information Services

Savaria (Formally Shoppers Home Health Care Automotive Division) Phone: 1-855-728-2742 Mail: 2 Walker Dr., Brampton, ON, L6T 5E1 Web: https://www.wheelchairvans.ca/ Sidewinder Conversions and Rentals Address: 44658 Yale Road West, Chilliwack, British Columbia, V2R 0G5 Phone: (604) 792-2082 or 1 (888)... Read More


VIA RAIL

  • Travel and Transportation

VIA Rail offers special services that vary depending on the stations and train facilities. Information on their website includes topics such as: accessibility, service animals, seating, meals, companions, special equipment, priority boarding, and visual, hearing, and speech impairments. Research the... Read More


Well Spouce Association

  • Peer Support
  • Caregivers and Families

The Well Spouse Association advocates for the needs of individuals caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled spouse/partner in the USA. They educate health care professionals and the general public about the special challenges and unique issues that caregiving spouses face every day. Visit the website... Read More


YMCA Canada

  • Health and Wellness

YMCA Canada is dedicated to helping people attain good health through a healthy lifestyle and encouraging them to get involved in making their community a better place for everyone. Each of the 51 YMCAs and YMCA-YWCAs across Canada are independent charities, therefore you will need to get in touch with... Read More


Housing Help Association of Ontario

  • Home Support and Accommodations

Housing Help services can help you: Find a place to live: This is called Housing Access and it means everything from helping you leave a bad situation (crisis intervention), to helping you find the right type of place for you. Housing Help services can help you search for market rent housing and help... Read More


Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

  • Advocacy & Legal

An association of trial lawyers for the province of Ontario. Through both the telephone and website, clients are able to find lawyers who specialize in specific services, such as disability and insurance claims, which practice in their communities. For more information: Phone: 1-800-567-3047(Toll-free), Read More


Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation

The Disabled Sailing Association of Ontario (DSAO) is a non-profit charitable organization founded, organized and run by people with disabilities. DSAO mission To provide sailing opportunities for Ontarians regardless of ability or age. To provide unique, enjoyable experiences for its participants which... Read More


ARCH Disability Law Centre

  • Advocacy & Legal

ARCH is a legal resource centre for persons with disabilities, which provides free summary advice and referral over the telephone, or in certain cases in person. ARCH can refer to local community legal aid clinic or refer lawyers in private practices, where possible. ARCH is also involved in public... Read More


Income Security Advocacy Centre

  • Advocacy & Legal

The Income Security Advocacy Centre works with, and on behalf of, low income communities in Ontario to address issues of income security and poverty. The Centre initiates and conducts test case and Charter litigation, law reform and community development related to federal and income security programs... Read More


Victim Support Line

  • Advocacy & Legal

The Victim Support Line is an Ontario referral service that connects victims of crimes to community services. It is provided by the Attorney General's office. Callers can access the following: Victim Notification System (VNS): The VNS keeps victims informed about the status and scheduled release date... Read More


Assaulted Women's Helpline

  • Health and Wellness

The Assaulted Women's Helpline is an anonymous and confidential crisis line for abused and assaulted women in Ontario. They provide crisis counselling, emotional support, safety plans and referrals (e.g. for shelters, rape crisis centres, housing, legal services), and interpretation services. They also... Read More


Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Advocacy & Legal

The Law Society of Upper Canada is the self-governing body for lawyers in Ontario. The primary responsibility of the Law Society is to regulate the legal profession in the public interest according to Ontario law and the Law Society's rules, regulations and guidelines. Public Services: You can contact... Read More


Ombudsman Ontario

  • Advocacy & Legal

Ontario's Ombudsman is an Officer of the Legislature who is independent of the government and political parties. The Ombudsman investigates both individual and systemic complaints about the administration of government services including complaints about Ontario government organizations including many... Read More


The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA)

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Advocacy & Legal

CERA undertakes a variety of activities to remove the barriers that keep disadvantaged individuals and families from accessing and retaining the housing they need. They do this through a number of different programs and projects. CERA's 5 core programs: casework and test case litigation, women and youth's... Read More


College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

  • Health and Wellness

The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (the College) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to regulating the practice of physiotherapy in the public interest. As the largest physiotherapy regulatory body in Canada, the College (previously the Board of Directors of Physiotherapy) has been helping... Read More


Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee

  • Advocacy & Legal

The Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee is part of the Family Justice Services Division of the Ministry of the Attorney General, Ontario, Canada. The Office is responsible for protecting mentally incapable people, protecting the public's interest in charities, searching for heirs, investing perpetual... Read More


Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

  • Advocacy & Legal

CLEO is a community legal clinic that specializes in public legal education and does not give legal advice. By describing the law as simply and clearly as possible, CLEO's materials help people understand and exercise their legal rights. CLEO's work includes: an extensive collection of legal information... Read More


Ontario Human Rights Commission

  • Advocacy & Legal

The OHRC is responsible for enforcing the Ontario Human Rights Code, which includes a duty for employers to meet the needs of persons with disabilities. Includes designing for buildings, processes, programs or services inclusively A person cannot be forced into revealing a disability, however, when... Read More


Trillium Gift of Life Network

  • Health and Wellness

The Trillium Gift of Life Network is dedicated to planning, promoting, co-ordinating and supporting organ and tissue donation across Ontario. A person can become an organ and tissue donor by signing a donor card and talking to loved ones It's critical to share this decision with the family as they will... Read More


Motherisk

  • Health and Wellness

Provision of authoritative information and guidance to pregnant or lactating patients and their health care providers regarding the fetal risks associated with drug, chemical, infection, disease and radiation exposure(s) during pregnancy. Motherisk counsellors are available Monday through Friday, from... Read More


Ministry of the Attorney General

  • Advocacy & Legal

The Ministry of the Attorney General is responsible for providing a fair and accessible justice system, which reflects the needs of the diverse communities it serves. It strives to manage the justice system in an equitable, affordable and accessible way throughout the province. The Ministry of the Attorney... Read More


Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA)

  • Advocacy & Legal

The purpose of this Act is to improve opportunities for persons with disabilities and to provide for their involvement in the identification, removal and prevention of barriers to their full participation in the life of the province. The Act lists duties for the Government of Ontario, municipalities, Read More


Accessibility Ontario Website

  • Advocacy & Legal

This website provides the latest information on the Accessibility Advisory Council of Ontario and the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario. For more information: Phone: 1-866-515-2025 (Toll-free), 416-325-9620 (Local), 1-800-268-7095 (TTY) Visit the website here Read More


Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario

  • Information Services
  • Home Support and Accommodations

The Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario aims to bring together into one resource regarding the programs and services provided to Ontario seniors by the government, as well as by community organizations and service providers. The Guide is available in a variety of languages on the Internet... Read More


Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee

  • Advocacy & Legal

Created by the Ontario Disability Act, the role of the committee is: To advise Council on the preparation, implementation and effectiveness of its annual accessibility plan To review site plans of and advise on accessibility issues relating to identified buildings within the Municipality To advise Council... Read More


Ontario Building Code

  • Advocacy & Legal

The Ontario Building Code governs the construction of new buildings and the renovation and maintenance of existing buildings. It is developed and reviewed by the Building and Development Branch of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Each Municipality has a local office that enforces the Ontario... Read More


Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)

  • Advocacy & Legal

ACE is a community based legal clinic for low-income senior citizens. They are funded through Legal Aid Ontario and they are the first legal clinic in Canada to specialize in the legal problems of seniors. They provide information and assistance on areas such as: Elder Abuse Home Care Nursing Homes... Read More


Hospice Palliative Care Ontario

  • Health and Wellness
  • Caregivers and Families

Ontario's hospices are community-based volunteer organizations. Their mission is to help people with life-threatening illnesses live at home or in a home-like setting as comfortably and as fully as possible. Hospice palliative care supports people diagnosed with a life- threatening illness and their... Read More


College of Physicians and Surgeons Ontario

  • Health and Wellness

Professional organization of Physicians and Surgeons within Ontario. Website and telephone offer a doctor search service that allows clients to search for physicians by specialty and area. The College of Physicians and Surgeons is also the governing body for physicians within the province of Ontario... Read More


Non-Profit Housing Program

  • Home Support and Accommodations

Applicants may choose to apply for one building or many through the local co-ordinated access system . The more buildings applied for, the faster one will move up the list Applicants must apply directly to the non-profit if a modified unit for people with disabilities is needed, or if there is no local... Read More


Don't Waste Talent, ODSP Employment Supports

  • Employment

Don't Waste Talent is dedicated to helping employers and managers across Ontario: Understand what hiring people with disabilities can bring to businesses Learn tups to make the workplace and hiring practices more inclusive Connect with organizations that can help find qualified candidates For more information:... Read More


Special Services at Home (SSAH)

  • Financial Assistance
  • Caregivers and Families

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCFCS) Special Services at Home (SSAH) program helps children with developmental or physical disabilities and adults with developmental disabilities to live at home with their families by providing funding on a time-limited basis to address individual needs. Read More


Ontario Early Years Centres

  • Caregivers and Families

Ontario Early Years Centres are a gateway to services and programs for young children. Ontario Early Years Centres offer services and programs for parents of children up to the age of six. Staff at the Centres can help you: Teach your child to read. Get ready to be a parent if you are going to have... Read More


Disabled Driver Testing/Retesting

  • Travel and Transportation

A physician's assessment is required for drivers with multiple sclerosis whose condition may interfere with the safe operation of a motor vehicle A report must be submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation Depending on the report, the driver may be required to take a three part re-examination... Read More


The Community Association for Riders with Disabilities (CARD)

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation

Since its incorporation in 1969, CARD has provided therapy in the fields of cognitive therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medicine, and adapted sport. CARD's therapeutic horseback riding program benefits riders who seek physical or cognitive therapies, who have a variety of disabilities, including... Read More


Self-Managed Attendant Services, Direct Funding Program

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Financial Assistance

The program lets people with disabilities choose and hire their own attendants. Administered by the Centre for Independent Living In Toronto (CILT), in partnership with the Ontario Network of Independent Living Centres Funded by Ontario Ministry of Health Clients must be able to self-direct, which means... Read More


Consent and Capacity Board

  • Advocacy & Legal

The Consent and Capacity Board is an independent body created by the government of Ontario. It conducts hearings under the Mental Health Act, the Health Care Consent Act, the Substitute Decisions Act and the Long Term Care Act. Some of the powers of the board include: Review of capacity to consent to... Read More


Placement Co-ordination Services, Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)

  • Home Support and Accommodations

One of the key functions of CCACs is to determine eligibility and authorize admissions to long-term care facilities (nursing homes and municipal and charitable homes for the aged). The functions of placement co-ordination services (PCS) are to: Determine eligibility for admission to long-term care facilities... Read More


Private Nursing Care

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Health and Wellness

Private Companies: Fees may vary between agencies Research different agencies by looking for: One that has been in business for a substantial time Run by someone with a nursing background Specializes in providing home care Regularly reviews customer satisfaction Has a registered nurse responsible for... Read More


Ontario Massage Therapist Association

  • Health and Wellness

The Ontario Massage Therapist Association is the only organized and recognized voice for practicing Registered Massage Therapists in Ontario. Through this site you will be able to find information on how to find a massage therapist . An RMT is a primary health care provider in Ontario and any Ontarian... Read More


Assistive Devices Program, March of Dimes Canada

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

March of Dimes Canada provides financial assistance services to help consumers acquire appropriate equipment. Eligibility Criteria: Adults over the age of 19 who reside in Ontario Must have an ongoing physical disability Financial assistance is based on both physical and financial need To apply, applicants... Read More


Home and Vehicle Modification Program, March of Dimes Canada

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Funding is provided by the Ontario Ministry of Community, Family and Children's Services. They provide up to $15,000 towards the cost for those who meet eligibility criteria. Modifications are intended to eliminate imminent life safety risks, prevent hospitalization/institutionalization, permit discharge... Read More


Ontario Psychological Association

  • Health and Wellness

Psychologists are extensively trained in assessment and treatment. They use their specialized knowledge of human behaviour, emotion, personality and mental processes to make diagnoses. There are different types of psychologists that specialize in specific areas or therapies. The following specialists... Read More


Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI)

  • Employment

SEDI offers innovative materials developed especially for people with disabilities who are considering self-employment in Ontario. These resources also assist disability and business development organizations to better support aspiring entrepreneurs with disabilities on self-employment issues. Their... Read More


Attendant Care, March of Dimes Canada

  • Home Support and Accommodations

Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, MOD attendants deliver one-on-one care to people over the age of 16 in their homes, schools or workplaces. Attendant Services are available to persons with permanent physical disabilities who have the ability to self-direct their care. They... Read More


Befriending Program, March of Dimes Canada

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation

Even a close and caring family does not replace the need for friends. Some people with physical disabilities may feel socially isolated and have limited personal support networks. Through new relationships, individuals have the opportunity to explore mutual hobbies and interests. The program gives these... Read More


DesignAbility Program, March of Dimes Canada

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

The DesignAbility¨ Program matches skilled volunteers with consumers focusing on unique design and customized solutions. Volunteers with skills such as woodworking, metalworking, plastic moulding/shaping, electronics and engineering build one-of-a-kind products or adapt existing devices to the needs... Read More


Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO)

  • Peer Support
  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

The mission of MDAO is to enhance the quality of life for all affected by mood disorders through support, information, education and advocacy. They have fact sheets on coping with depression and manic depression, seasonal affective disorder, coping tips for families, suggested reading list and FAQ's... Read More


Help for Low-Income Consumers, Ontario Energy Board

  • Financial Assistance

A number of special programs are available in Ontario to help low-income energy consumers. You need to meet certain criteria to qualify for these programs: Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) This program provides low-income consumers with a monthly on-bill credit to reduce their electricity... Read More


St. Vincent de Paul

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Financial Assistance

A religious based organization that offers services (e.g. home visitation, hospital visitation, clothing, food, furniture, drop-in centres etc) to all faiths through staff and volunteers. Services are offered across most of Ontario. Services may vary depending on location. For more information: Visit... Read More


Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA)

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Caregivers and Families

The Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) is a association, located in Toronto, that supports, promotes and represents the common goals of its members, which are providers of community-based not-for-profit health and social services, so that they are better able to support people to live at home... Read More


CarePartners

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Caregivers and Families

CarePartners provides Personal Care, Family Relief and Homemaking Services, 24-hours, 7-days a week. Coverage is available on short or long-term basis. Some offices do not currently offer all programs. A fee is charged for services (unless provided through CCAC ). Services Provided: Personal Care, Bedside... Read More


Aphasia Institute

  • Health and Wellness

Aphasia is an acquired disorder caused by an injury to the brain and affects a person's ability to communicate. Programs and services offered at the Aphasia Institute are delivered through The Pat Arato Aphasia Centre. Referrals can be made by individuals with aphasia, family members, physicians, social... Read More


Assistive Devices Program

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Assistive Devices Program funds over 8,000 separate pieces of equipment or supplies in the following categories : Prostheses; Wheelchairs/mobility aids and specialized seating systems; Enteral feeding supplies; Monitors and test strips for insulin-dependent diabetics... Read More


211 Telephone Information

  • Information Services

The United Way of Greater Toronto and Community Information Toronto offer 211, a Community Information and Referral telephone line. When you're looking for community, social, health or government services, dial 2-1-1 for free, confidential information and referral. 211 is a multi-lingual service offered... Read More


A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

This guide provides a general introduction to programs and services for seniors, plus telephone, e-mail and Internet sources where you can learn more about specific programs or services. Although written for seniors, people affected by multiple sclerosis may find this resource a wealth of information... Read More


Accessible Parking Permit

  • Travel and Transportation

The Accessible Parking Permit, formally known as the Disabled Person Parking Permit, is issued to individuals, to entitle the vehicle, in which it is displayed, to park in a designated disabled parking space. The individual to whom the permit was issued must be with the vehicle and the permit must be... Read More


Attendant Services, Ministry of Health & Long Term Care

  • Home Support and Accommodations

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has two programs which provide trained attendants to help people with physical disabilities live independently at home: Attendant Outreach program The Attendant Outreach program provides visitation attendant services to people with severe or serious physical... Read More


Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ACC) Services in Ontario

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Services are specialized clinics and services that provide communication services to people who need or use AAC. These clinics have specific mandates. Please contact the one in your area and find out about the services they offer. Augmentative and Alternative... Read More


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

  • Health and Wellness

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is the largest mental health and addiction organization in Canada and is a teaching hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. Through specialized treatment, community services, research, education and prevention, CAMH works to improve... Read More


Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Health and Wellness

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care established the CCACs to act as a point of contact for government-funded care. There are 14 CCACs throughout Ontario. Services provided by your local CCAC may include: homemaking, nursing, physiotherapy, speech-language therapy, social work, case management/co-ordination, Read More


Community Legal Clinics

  • Advocacy & Legal

CLC's are independent, non-profit organizations that are governed by locally elected Boards of Directors, and receive funding from Legal Aid Ontario. CLC's offer legal advice and representation for such problems as housing, social assistance, pensions, workers' compensation, and employment insurance. Read More


Coverage for Eye Services, OHIP

  • Health and Wellness

As of November 1, 2004, routine eye examinations provided by either an optometrist or physician, for patients aged 20 to 64 are no longer covered by OHIP . These individuals pay for this service or have the cost of examinations covered by private insurance. Eye Care Services Covered Changes do not affect... Read More


Donating Body to Science

  • Health and Wellness

For more information about whole body donation, please call the anatomy school of your choice or the Office of the Chief Coroner: The Office of the Chief Coroner 1-877-991-9959 University of Toronto : The University of Toronto does not accept body donations of people with multiple sclerosis. (416) 978-2692... Read More


Drug and Alcohol Helpline

  • Health and Wellness

The Drug & Alcohol Helpline (formerly known as DART) link members of the general public with treatment resources for themselves or someone they know, and to provide professional callers with information about a range of suitable treatment options tailored to their client's specific needs. The Helpline... Read More


Emergency Leave

  • Employment

Emergency leave is unpaid, job-protected leave of up to 10 days each year, through Ontario Ministry of Labour. Emergency leave may be taken in the case of illness, injury and certain other emergencies and urgent matters Employees who work for employers that regularly employ at least 50 employees are... Read More


Employer/Private Drug Plans

  • Health and Wellness
  • Financial Assistance

Insurance plans, whether obtained privately as an individual or through employment, vary greatly depending on the insurance company and the particular policy. People with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis will generally not qualify when applying for a new private insurance plan due to a pre-existing... Read More


Family Caregiver Leave

  • Caregivers and Families

Family Caregiver leave is unpaid, job-protected leave of up to eight weeks per calendar year per specified family member. Family caregiver leave may be taken to provide care or support to certain family members for whom a qualified health practitioner has issued a certificate stating that he or she... Read More


Family Service Ontario

  • Health and Wellness
  • Caregivers and Families

Family Service agencies offer help in nearly all communities across the province. There is a wide range of services, many of which exist at most family service agencies. These programs are there to help you with many issues, including: Marital and family problems Credit and financial management issues... Read More


Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS)

  • Financial Assistance

The Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS) ensures a guaranteed minimum income for Ontario senior citizens by providing monthly payments to qualifying pensioners. You are eligible to receive GAINS payments if: You are age 65 or older and receive the full or partial federal Old Age Security (OAS) and... Read More


Health Care Connect

  • Health and Wellness

Health Care Connect is a program initiated by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care which helps Ontarians without a family health care provider find one. The program refers people without a regular family health care provider to physicians and nurse practitioners who are accepting new patients in... Read More


Henson Trust

  • Financial Assistance

Generally, the purpose of a Henson trust is to provide financial assistance for an individual with a disability without risking his or her eligibility to the Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP) benefits. There is no limit on the assets that can be held by a Henson trust. The assets of the person... Read More


Integrated Services for Northern Children (ISNC)

  • Health and Wellness

The Integrated Services for Northern Children (ISNC) program provides outreach services to rural and remote communities across the north such as assessment, consultation and treatment services to children and their families. Six interdisciplinary teams are linked to rural and remote communities by means... Read More


Interpreter and Intervenor Services

  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

The Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) provides funding to non-profit agencies for interpreter and intervenor services for people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or deaf-blind. Interpreter and intervenor services help individuals to live as independently as possible in the community. Services... Read More


Legal Aid Ontario

  • Advocacy & Legal

Located in 48 communities across the province, legal aid area offices receive and process client applications and issue legal aid certificates to eligible people. Legal aid certificates allow clients to receive legal aid services from their lawyer of choice. Services are for people with low or no income... Read More


Legal Line

  • Advocacy & Legal

Legal Line¨ is a federal not for profit organization. Through the Legal Line¨ telephone, fax-on-demand and internet systems, free legal information is made available for every home and business in Canada. Legal Line¨ covers 1,000 topics within 35 areas of law. Legal Line ¨ does not provide legal advice. Read More


Long Term Care

  • Home Support and Accommodations

In Ontario, Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) are the gatekeepers of long-term care. A family doctor, family member, or home care worker may tell the CCAC that it is no longer possible to keep the person in his or her home, but the CCAC conducts the assessment and makes the decision. In order to... Read More


Long-Term Care ACTION Line

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Advocacy & Legal

The Long-Term Care Action Line is a service to hear concerns and complaints from persons receiving service from Long-Term Care Homes and Community Care Access Centres (CCAC). The Action Line offers service in English and French. You can call with any problems, concerns and/or complaints that you have... Read More


Meals on Wheels

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Health and Wellness

Agencies that deliver meals to an individuals' home. Various agencies such as Victorian Order of Nurses or Canadian Red Cross serve different geographical regions and vary in the number of meals provided per week. Usually a small cost is associated with these services. Some agencies offer hot meals... Read More


Members of Parliament

  • Advocacy & Legal

Member of Parliament (MP) The role of the MP is to protect the interests of the people he or she represents. MP's are often asked to raise their constituents' grievances with various government bodies. Member of Parliament (MPP) The MPP's office assists constituents to: Access government programs and... Read More


Mental Health Helpline

  • Health and Wellness

Mental Health Helpline (formerly known as Mental Health Service Information Ontario-MHSIO) is a province-wide information and referral service providing Ontarians with round-the-clock access to information about mental health services and supports across the province. Service is provided in over 170... Read More


Moving to Ontario Resources

  • Information Services

These addresses provide the latest information on immigrating to Canada, and Ontario. They also provide links to important information that may be applicable to clients, such as applying for OHIP, Trillium etc. For more information: Phone: 1-800-267-8097 (Government of Ontario), 1-888-242-2100 (Citizen... Read More


MS Clinics Ontario

  • Health and Wellness

Please note - a referral from a family doctor or specialist is required prior to an appointment at any MS Clinic. Ongoing patient services may include: Diagnosis, Medical follow-up, Treatment/symptoms management, Referral to allied health services, Counselling and education. The MS Clinic may consist... Read More


Municipal Government Information Services

  • Information Services

Your local government is a key provider of important social and health services, economic and community development activities. Programs available in your area may include seniors' services, health and wellness programs, housing services, public health, and Ontario Works (social assistance). For more... Read More


Northern Ontario Health Grant

  • Travel and Transportation
  • Financial Assistance

Travel grants are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to help defray the transportation costs for eligible residents of living in the districts of Algoma, Cochrane, Kenora, Manitoulin, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Rainy River, Sudbury, Timiskaming or Thunder Bay who must travel long distances... Read More


Occupational Therapists Ontario

  • Health and Wellness

Occupational Therapists are health care professionals who assist in developing or maintaining life roles and activities at home and in the community when one's ability to function independently has been challenged by accident, handicap, emotional problems, developmental difficulties or disease. OTs... Read More


Ontario Child Benefit

  • Financial Assistance

The Ontario Child Benefit is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services. It is a monthly benefit paid to low- and moderate- income families. Eligibility is based on the number of children in your family under the age of 18 and your net income. You may be eligible if you: have... Read More


Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

  • Financial Assistance
  • Employment

The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) is essentially comprised of two programs: Income and Employment Supports. ODSP Income Supports : The program provides financial assistance to people with disabilities who are 18 years of age or older, qualify financially (see below) and have a substantial... Read More


Ontario Drug Benefit Program (ODB)

  • Health and Wellness
  • Financial Assistance

The Ontario Drug Benefit covers most of the cost of more than 4,300 prescription drugs. The ODB also helps you pay for: allergy shots and Epipen (used in response to severe allergic reaction) some products used in monitoring and testing for diabetes some prescribed over-the-counter drugs under specific... Read More


Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)

  • Health and Wellness

An Ontario resident must have a health card to show that he or she is entitled to health care services paid for by OHIP OHIP does not cover services that are not medically necessary, such as cosmetic surgery. In order to be eligible, one must: Be a Canadian citizen or have immigration status as set... Read More


Ontario Parks

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation

Government of Ontario website that provides information on parks. The availability and description of barrier-free access facilities are given for each park in the Operating Parks drop- down menu list. For more information: Visit the website here Read More


Ontario Public Drug Programs (OPDP)

  • Health and Wellness
  • Financial Assistance

If you qualify, Ontario's drug programs will pay most of the cost of some of your prescription drugs. These programs are separate from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan ( OHIP ). OHIP pays doctors and other health care providers to provide certain health services. Who can apply? To qualify, you must... Read More


Ontario Works (OW)

  • Financial Assistance
  • Employment

Ontario Works helps people who are in financial need. It offers two types of assistance: Financial assistance , including: income support to help with the costs of basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter health benefits for clients and their families Employment assistance to help clients find, Read More


Outreach Services, March of Dimes Canada

  • Health and Wellness

March of Dimes provides around the clock rehabilitation services to adults and children who have either survived an acquired brain injury or have another disability on a fee-for-service basis, as well as a funded basis for those who qualify. One-to-one services in the consumer's home, school, office... Read More


Power of Attorney

  • Advocacy & Legal

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives someone the right to act on your behalf. A Power of Attorney is also referred to as a substitute decision maker. There are three types of Power of Attorney: Power of Attorney for Personal Care - covers personal decisions related to health care, nutrition, Read More


Private, Accessible Camps/Lodges

  • Travel and Transportation
  • Social Gatherings & Recreation

The following companies are included for information purposes only. The MS Society of Canada does not promote or recommend any businesses for use by our members or clients. Windreach Farm 105 Acre accessible working farm and nature interpretation centre: Free for day visit, small donation appreciated. Read More


Publicly Funded Physiotherapy Ontario

  • Health and Wellness

Physiotherapists: Offer therapeutic programs and training for a person to take part in exercise Physiotherapy treatments are paid for through a mix of public and private payment systems Most clinics are private and patients must pay for services themselves or through insurance benefits See also information... Read More


Rehabilitation Centres/Services

  • Health and Wellness

Rehabilitation Centres: Assess and set up of treatment plans Require a doctor's referral Often offer services including: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, assistive devices assessments etc. May be partially funded by OHIP and/or employer disability insurance, private insurance, etc. Read More


Respite Care

  • Caregivers and Families

Respite care provides for the medical and care needs of an individual for a short period of time when the usual caregiver is unavailable or is having a brief break from duties. Long-Term Care Facilities Some facilities may provide respite care There may be a fee associated Referral through Community... Read More


ServiceOntario

  • Information Services

ServiceOntario is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Services include: Answers to frequently asked questions about government services Referrals to government staff who can provide specialized help Supply of and assistance with Application Forms for government services such as Birth and Death Certificates, Read More


Services for Clients, March of Dimes Canada

  • Employment

March of Dimes Canada offers a full range of Employment Services to help people with disabilities to develop employment plans, prepare for work, overcome any employment barriers, and return to (or enter) the workforce. Four services to help clients reach their employment goals: Job Exploration Job Preparation... Read More


Services for Employers, March of Dimes Canada

  • Information Services
  • Employment

MOD offers a number of services to help employers become more inclusive: Barrier-Free Design Consultation Sensitivity & Awareness Training Ontarians with Disabilities Act & Beyond Customer Service Review Marketing Materials Review For more information: Find your local office here Visit the website here... Read More


Shelters

  • Home Support and Accommodations

There are various housing and shelter options that people can use when they either have no place to go or are having having trouble finding affordable housing. A variety of services exist across the province. Some shelters only serve specific populations like individuals fleeing abuse, women, or youth. Read More


Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

  • Information Services
  • Employment
  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario has been providing employment services for over 30 years for persons with disabilities. Services are funded by ODSP Employment Supports and Employment Ontario. SCI specialize in spinal cord injury and other physical/mobility impairments. SCI is a member of Job Opportunity... Read More


Supportive Housing

  • Home Support and Accommodations

Supportive Housing is designed for people who only need minimal to moderate care to live independently, such as homemaking or personal care and support. Accommodations usually consist of rental units within an apartment building. Typically owned and operated by municipal governments or non-profit groups... Read More


Telehealth Ontario

  • Information Services
  • Health and Wellness

Free, confidential telephone service that can be called to get health advice or general health information from a Registered Nurse Can assess symptoms and help one decide their best first step Caller will be asked to describe symptoms and answer questions to best assess the seriousness of the problem... Read More


Transitional Child Benefit

  • Financial Assistance

The Transition Child Benefit is a monthly benefit intended to ensure that the incomes of families who are on social assistance and who may not be eligible at all or for the maximum Ontario Child Benefit and National Child Benefit Supplement do not drop. Those who may be eligible include parents who:... Read More


Transportation Funding, Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works

  • Travel and Transportation
  • Financial Assistance

Clients may be funded to attend medical appointments or emergency medical trips only They may be funded by the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or by Ontario Works (OW) The client must already be receiving funding from ODSP or Ontario Works Contact ODSP or Ontario Works for information on how... Read More


Trillium Drug Program

  • Health and Wellness
  • Financial Assistance

Administered by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Trillium Drug Program (TDP) helps Ontario citizens, who have high drug costs in relation to their income, cover the cost of prescription medicines. MS treatment drugs (Avonex, Betaseron, Copaxone and Rebif) are NOT listed on the... Read More


Virtual Reference Library (VRL)

  • Information Services

The Virtual Reference Library (VRL) is hosted by the Toronto Public Library, Ontario's largest public library. The VRL provides reference and information services through the Internet. For more information: Visit the website here Read More


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


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


MedicAlert Foundation Canada

  • Home Support and Accommodations
  • Assistive Devices & Medical Supplies

The MS Society is happy to announce a partnership with MedicAlert Foundation Canada. MedicAlert is a service that provides ID bracelets that alert emergency responders to a person’s cognitive or medical condition. Some information is printed on the bracelet, however there is also a 24/7 hotline they... 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


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


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 & Self-Help Groups - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Peer Support

Information and Support The MS Society provides people living with MS and their families and friends with reliable, factual information about multiple sclerosis. The MS Society provides a safe place to share questions or concerns and also helps identify options or solutions through referrals to community... 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 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