Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Self-Advocacy Tools

Adjusting to a diagnosis of a chronic illness like MS is a journey that requires information, support, and courage. The MS Society of Canada has resources that can play a role in your journey.

How to Fill Out an Application for Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits is a step-by-step resource guide to submitting a successful application for CPP-D benefits. (This is applicable to Canadians living outside of Quebec).

Symptom and Function Questionnaire is a tool that is designed to help identify, clarify, and focus your specific experiences with MS in your day-to-day life. This is applicable to all Canadians.

This questionnaire can be used for:

  • Preparing for Canada Pension Plan -Disability applications
  • Preparing for Quebec Pension Plan – Disability applications
  • Preparing for long-term disability applications
  • Preparing for provincial benefit applications
  • Preparing for Disability Tax Credit applications
  • Sharing with doctors and specialists to clarify symptoms and be concise during short appointments
  • Personal tracking of symptoms

Additional resource guides, developed by our British Columbia and Yukon Division, provide information on the more common legal and advocacy challenges faced by those who are affected by MS. While there may be some BC & Yukon specific information in these booklets, much of their content is relevant for general use (Please note they are in English only).

For additional questions regarding legal or advocacy supports across the country, please contact an MS Navigator at 1-844-859-6789 or

Please note: Additional resources related to Quebec Pension Plan Disability are in process. For immediate support or questions relating to Quebec Pension Plan Disability benefits, please contact an MS Navigator at 1-844-859-6789 or You can also contact our Quebec division at 1 800-268-7582.