Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. An estimated 100,000 Canadians live with the disease. While it is most often diagnosed in young adults, aged 15 to 40, we know that it can affect younger children and older adults. MS is unpredictable and can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. Its effects can be physical, emotional and financial. Currently there is no cure but each day, researchers are learning more about what causes MS and are zeroing in on ways to prevent it.
Since our founding in 1948, the core support of the MS Society has been from tens of thousands of dedicated individuals, companies and foundations in communities across Canada who are committed to ending MS.
The MS Society is the only national voluntary organization in Canada that provides both services to people affected by MS as well as funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease.