Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

The MS Society offers a variety of programs to help people affected by multiple sclerosis effectively manage and cope with the disease. MS can be quite challenging at times, but through the support offered by the MS Society, no one has to face these challenges on their own.

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Peer Support Program

  • Peer Support
  • Information and Support

The MS Society is pleased to offer a telephone/internet peer support program for individuals living with MS. You may be newly diagnosed, you may have a specific question, or maybe you are dealing with an issue related to your MS. Sometimes the best person to talk to is someone who also has MS. Volunteers... Read More

Access to MS drug cost reimbursement in Ontario

  • Information and Support
  • For Healthcare Professionals

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

Community Recreation and Wellness Programs - Toronto

  • Recreation & Fitness

The following programs and organizations have offered adapted programming or specialized programs in Toronto to people with MS. Please contact the recreation providers listed below to find out if a program is currently running and receive more details (dates, fee information, etc.). If you are a recreation... Read More

Education - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Information and Support
  • For Healthcare Professionals

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

Education events

  • Social Gatherings
  • Information and Support
  • Education
  • Conferences

Every spring and fall, informative workshops and seminars on a number of different topics are held across the province. Several are held in Toronto or its surrounding communities. See what's currently scheduled at . (Please note: sessions for fall will be planned by... Read More

Financial Assistance - Ontario & Nunavut Division

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

Individual Advocacy - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

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

Information & support- Toronto

  • Information and Support

The MS Society, Toronto Chapter provides information and support for persons with MS and their families. Contact Lynn Laccohee , manager, programs and services at (416) 967-3032. Chapter staff are available to talk with you about multiple sclerosis or issues related to living with MS. This support is... Read More

Information and Support - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Information and Support

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

MS 101 Ontario Wide

  • Information and Support

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

MS Book Clubs-Toronto

  • Recreation & Fitness

MS Book Clubs The Toronto Public Library hosts two book clubs for people with multiple sclerosis. Book clubs are a great way to meet others living with MS who love reading. Members share ideas, have lively conversations and make new friends. People living with MS who participate in book clubs indicate... Read More

MS Carnation Campaign - Ontario

  • Fundraising

The carnation. In 1975, this flower became Canada's most recognized symbol of hope in the quest to end multiple sclerosis when the first MS Carnation Campaign kicked off in Quebec. The MS Carnation Campaign is now the MS Society of Canada’s longest running fundraiser. Over $45 million has been raised... Read More

Ontario Advocacy Campaign - Fall 2016

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

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

Peel-Dufferin Chapter Support Groups

  • Information and Support

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

Support groups - Toronto

  • Peer Support

Contact Lynn at or 416-967-3032 for more information. The Toronto Chapter offers a variety of support groups meeting in various locations throughout the city. Staff are also available to assist in forming new groups. Please see our guiding documents at the following links:... Read More

Take Action - Ontario & Nunavut Division

  • Government Relations and Advocacy

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

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

  • Information and Support
  • Government Relations and Advocacy

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

Volunteer with Ontario & Nunavut Division!

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