In our continuing series featuring prominent MS organizations around the world, we travel north to Canada.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is the only volunteer health organization in Canada which funds MS research and provides services to people living with MS. It was founded in 1948 shortly after Sylvia Lawry founded the organizations which later become the US National MS Society. The MS Society of Canada is organized in seven regional divisions with nearly 120 chapters; the national office is located in Toronto, Ontario.
Canadian Network of Multiple Sclerosis Clinics (CNMSC)
The Canadian Network of Multiple Sclerosis Clinics (CNMSC), established in 2001, is a consortium of Canadian multiple sclerosis clinics for the benefit of patients, clinic staff, physicians, and researchers. The Network has three main goals intended to enhance the quality of life of patients:
- To provide world-class medical and paramedical patient services for people with multiple sclerosis.
- To provide advanced education in multiple sclerosis at all constituencies including patient, paramedical personnel and physician education, at a local, national and international level.
- To promote multi-disciplinary research excellence in multiple sclerosis in the areas of basic science, health service, clinical, and radiological research.
The Multiple Sclerosis Resource Network (MSRN)
The Multiple Sclerosis Resource Network (MSRN) is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose members are health care professionals in the Greater Toronto Area. They strive to identify and respond to gaps in the continuum of services for people living with multiple sclerosis in the Toronto area.
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MS Organizations and Resources in Canada