The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is a charitable voluntary agency. Founded in 1948, the organization funds medical research, promotes awareness and offers services to individuals and families who live with multiple sclerosis (MS). Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. As of 2020, approximately 90,000 Canadians live with the disease.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is a national organization that was founded by volunteers in 1948. The MS Society aims to improve the lives of individuals living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and to find a cure for the disease. To achieve these goals, the MS Society raises funds for medical research into multiple sclerosis (MS). The MS Society has played a significant role in advancing the development of multiple sclerosis research in Canada through its own funding and efforts to increase government financial support. In 2019, the organization invested over 29 million into research and programs. The MS Society also advances public awareness of MS and provides services to people and families who live with the disease. In 2019, over 23 million was contributed towards community building and fundraising activities.
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World MS Day takes place on 30 May. This global event helps raise public awareness of multiple sclerosis.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. The MS Society also has 7 division (regional) offices in addition to local chapters. The organization’s board of directors is composed of 14 volunteer members. Thousands of volunteers also participate and contribute to the organization’s programs and other activities.