Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Site: Chatham-Kent Chapter

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Record #: CHK0345 Last Modified: 07 Jan 2015 Last Full Update: 07 Jan 2015
Contact Information
Office Phone519-676-7420
Toll Free Phone1-800-268-7582
After Hours Phone519-676-7420
Primary ContactNelda Renkema, Coordinator Client Services; Email:
Alternate ContactSheila Clements, Chairperson; Phone: 519-351-2008
Description and Service Details
Description (Service)Mission Statement: To be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life * The Chatham-Kent MS Chapter supports MS patients and contributes funds for MS approved research; It is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors and the main fund raising activities are the annual MS Walk in April and bingos every month * Upon request our Client Services Coordinator will make home visits to provide information, support and referral to the person with MS and family members * Equipment from storage is available on loan, with the recommendation of an Occupational Therapist * Funding is available for services such as house cleaning and respite care. * Funding assistance is available for that portion of new equipment not covered by government programs or personal insurance * Horseback riding in the summer is available * Support groups are available in various communities in Chatham-Kent and a caregiver support group is available in Chatham * Education is offered to professional trainees, community agencies or anyone upon request.
MeetingsChatham; Wallaceburg; Bothwell call Nelda 519-676-7420 for dates and times of support meetings
Areas ServedChatham-Kent
EligibilityMale; Female; Infants; Toddlers; Children; Youth; Adults; Seniors
ApplicationBy phone; Arrange home visit/assessment; No referral needed; No waiting list
FeesMembership - Membership fee of $10 per year which can be waived for low income clients who request it
Agency Information
EstablishedChatham-Kent Chapter 1968; MS Society founded in 1948
Primary ExecutiveSheila Clements, Chapter Chair; Phone: 519-351-2008
FundingFundraising ; Donations
ElectionsAt Annual General Meeting in May
Agency Services
Site Information
Located In CommunityChatham-Kent
Mailing Addressc/o Chatham-Kent MS Chapter 
PO Box 365 
Chatham, ON N7M 5K5
AccessibilityNot Applicable - No physical location - staff and volunteers work from their own homes
Service CategoriesAssistive Technology Equipment Loan ~ Multiple Sclerosis ; Assistive Technology Expense Assistance ~ Multiple Sclerosis ; Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups ~ Multiple Sclerosis ; Disease/Disability Information ~ Multiple Sclerosis ; Fundraising Campaigns ~ Multiple Sclerosis ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ Multiple Sclerosis ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ Multiple Sclerosis ; Service Cost Payment Assistance ~ Multiple Sclerosis ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Multiple Sclerosis ; Voluntary Health Organizations ~ Multiple Sclerosis
Other Details
Print Materialpamphlets; free newsletter produced for members only 6 times/year