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Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Ottawa Chapter

Jessica Wallace
Coordinator, Adminstration and Development
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Ottawa Chapter

885 Meadowlands Dr, Suite 300
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2C 3N2

TEL: 613-728-1583
FAX: 613-728-0342

E-mail: jessica.wallace@mssociety.ca

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Disadvantaged; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Women

The mission of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is: To be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life. Our programs provide hope for the future through the support of MS research into the cause, treatment and cure of the disease and hope for today through our many services that assist people with MS and their families. We are a non-profit organization and have been firmly established in the Ottawa community since 1950. We offer a variety of programs and services to our members as well as raising funds for research for a cure.


Volunteer Opportunities

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s GoHere Washroom Access Program has partnered in Ottawa with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Ottawa Chapter and the GottaGo! Campaign to increase washroom access at local organizations for people living with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other chronic conditions or disabilities. Organizations registered with the GoHere program indicate their participation by displaying an easily identifiable GoHere decal on a public-facing window, and are searchable on the GoHere Washroom Locator mobile app. An additional universal accessibility wheelchair decal indicates an organization has washroom facilities accessible to individuals living with disabilities as well as members of the public.

Time commitment:

1-3 hours per week, depending on the size of the community and number of businesses

Some evening and weekend activity with some daytime availability for liaison with GoHere national or regional lead and travelling

This role requires a commitment of a minimum 6 months to 1 year or longer if desired

To register as a volunteer with the GoHere program, please visit https://crohnsandcolitis.ca/gohere
Location: Flexible
Deadline: Oct 3, 2019
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Ottawa Chapter, is gearing up for our 30th Anniversary of the MS Bike, to be held Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18. The MS Bike raises funds to support individuals and their families living with multiple sclerosis. There are over 500 cyclists who participate in this event.

In partnership with the MS Society Cornwall & District Chapter, this years event will start at the Larry Robinson Arena, 2785 8th Line Road. (20 minutes outside downtown Ottawa). Cyclists will wind through Eastern Ontario to Ingleside, enjoying a relaxing lunch at Woodlawn Park, nestled on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. From there, cyclists will ride along scenic, paved bike paths which follow the river through the Long Sault Parkway to the NAV Centre in Cornwall.

Students! You could get your volunteer hours!

There are a variety of volunteer positions available and we need your help!
For complete positions descriptions, dates, times and locations please visit http://bttr.im/33ev7

MS is an unpredictable and at times disabling disease of the central nervous system. MS can occur at any age. It is usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, when people are finishing school, building careers and establishing families. It has been diagnosed in children as young as three. Over 1,500 people in Ottawa live with MS every day. With an estimated 55,000 to 75,000 Canadians living with the disease and three more diagnosed each day. Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world.
Location: Larry Robinson Arena: 2785 8th Line Road
NAV Centre Cornwall: 1950 Montreal Rd, Cornwall, ON K6H 6L2
Deadline: Aug 5, 2019