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Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
a/k/a: MS Society
175 Bloor Street East Suite 700 North Tower
Ontario, M4W 3R8
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is a national, non-profit, voluntary organization that was founded in 1948 by a small group of International Federation (MSIF) members. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that is frequently progressive characterized by loss of myelin from nerve fibers within the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). Myelin is a fatty substance that forms a protective, insulating sheath around certain nerve fibers, serving as an electrical insulator. The severity of MS may vary from case to case. Associated symptoms may include numbness, tingling, weakness, incoordination, visual abnormalities, and speech disturbances. The mission of the MS Society of Canada is to be a leader in finding a cure for MS and enabling affected individuals to enhance their quality of life. The society funds research into the cause, prevention and cure of MS. It provides a variety of services for people with MS and their families including supportive counseling, referrals, self-help groups, and educational workshops. The society also offers an equipment program for affected individuals, conducts social and recreational activities, provides information about MS for healthcare professionals, and has a network of specialized MS clinics across Canada.
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