Take Charge of Your Health and Wellness
Health and wellness play an important role in our everyday lives. That’s why we continue to partner with amazing people and community organizations that offer a variety of programming to support the physical and emotional wellness of people living with MS and their loved ones.
All our programs offer the opportunity to work with trained professionals from the comfort of your own home and are FREE for Canadians affected by MS. Check out our current programs below and find the ones that work for you the best!
Please note that the below wellness programs are only available in English.
NeuroSask: Active and Connected
NeuroSask: Active and Connected is a virtual drop-in program tailored to people with neurological conditions, providing physiotherapy-guided movement, expert information on health and wellness, and social connection. 30-minute seated movement and stretching classes are offered every Tuesday and Thursday.
“When you live with a chronic disease like MS, it’s important to connect with others who are going through similar challenges, and that’s what NeuroSask has done for me – it’s given me a place to connect with others, practice physical activity in a way that’s right for my level of mobility, and a space to listen to interesting discussions on a variety of topics.” - NeuroSask participant
TIME™ at Home
The TIME™ at Home program is an online exercise and wellness program designed for people with mobility challenges who want to:
Be more confident in their balance
Feel stronger and be more active
Move with more ease in their home and community
Enjoy the many benefits of regular exercise
TIME™ at Home sessions are offered in partnership with Toronto Rehab and are held twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays. During the first half of the session, participants will attend TIME™ at Home level 1 and will progress to level 2 for the last half.
Registration for the winter session running from January 15, 2024 – March 15, 2024 is now open.
“I’ve volunteered with MS Canada for over 30 years, and I was thinking about ways to stay active during the pandemic. One of the ways I thought I could do that would be to volunteer as a co-host of the TIME ™ at Home program.
The pandemic was isolating, and I was trying to protect myself. Volunteering for TIME ™ at Home gave me an opportunity to do something. It kept me fit and more importantly, it kept me sane. TIME™ at Home helped build a community of others living with MS, who could connect live and socialize from across the country.
Exercise is medicine and TIME™ at Home is now my medicine.” - Laura, TIME™ at Home participant
SPIRIT Club is an ability-integrated fitness organization that supports all people, including those with special abilities and needs, and offers online access to live and recorded virtual wellness, exercise, and fitness programming (yoga, Zumba, meditation, nutrition, and more).
Classes are taught by trained and certified professionals, and most are offered with multiple levels of difficulty including a seated option.
Here's Jared from SPIRIT Club to give you a walk through of how to navigate the platform so you can find the classes you're most interested in!
"Having access to the library of classes was very helpful. And a big bonus that I could stream it on my television through my phone. I absolutely loved seeing the split screen of modified movement in the dance classes. Very cheerful and supportive! Thank you." - SPIRIT Club participant
Registration for the winter session running from January 16, 2024 – March 19, 2024 is now open.
Dive into zen mode with our new Gentle Yoga program!
Led by Sara Hiebert, these classes will have you stretch, relax, and unwind in 45-minute virtual sessions, ending with a tranquil Mindful Meditation. Sara has modifications for every pose, so it's perfect for all levels. No yoga experience needed! Just grab a yoga strap (bathrobe belt totally counts!), yoga block (or a thick book), and some cozy pillows and blankets for extra comfort.
Registration for the winter session running from January 16, 2024 – March 5, 2024 is now open.
We Talk MS
Talking about your feelings, fears, and experiences is an important way to process any major life event, especially after an MS diagnosis. But it can be hard to find the right person to talk to. Friends and family want to help but don’t always understand what you’re going through.
That’s why we created We Talk MS. Beyond a forum or a support group, We Talk MS can connect you with other people going through similar experiences 24/7. Whether you want to chat about your future living with MS or are making peace with a loved one’s diagnosis, We Talk MS connects you with someone to talk to.
"Sometimes the biggest challenge in someone's MS journey is connecting. It’s so important to show solidarity and comradery within the MS community. I believe that We Talk MS can help others fight against isolation as it has helped me feel less alone.” - Amanda, We Talk MS participant