Check out our extensive collection of books in our Margaret De Santis MS Library! One of our volunteer librarians is available to help you find the books and publications that you are looking for. The Library is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
(Above: Some of the volunteer Librarian team)
Medical Equipment Loan Service
The Equipment Provision Program (EPP) at the South and Central Vancouver Island Chapter helps those who are living with MS and in financial need acquire equipment required to maximize their quality of life.
Equipment Provisions include:
Mobility Aids (eg. manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, canes, walkers, scooters)
Personal Care (eg. patient lifts, bathroom safety items)
EPP can assist by providing equipment or limited financial assistance with purchased equipment (based on financial need)
To qualify for assistance you must:- Have a diagnosis of MS
- Be a resident of BC
- Have a medical recommendation supporting the equipment need
- Have limited or no other program eligibility
Used equipment donations appreciated
If you have clean, safe and reliable medical equipment that you no longer require, please consider donating it to the Equipment Provision Program so that it can be given to someone with MS who needs it now. You must discuss your donation with Bonny Pashak, Manager, Client Services, before donation is approved.
Contact Bonny Pashak, Manager, Client Services 250-388-6496 x246 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the BC Division EPP program, visit http://mssociety.ca/bc/epp.htm
Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program
People with multiple sclerosis often face a variety of legal/advocacy challenges involving human rights, applying for disability benefits, employment equity, insurance income security, estate planning and family law issues.
The VLAP program provides our members access to volunteers with legal and advocacy experience for legal advice and representation. It also offers resource information and advocate support including assistance with CPP disability applications.
For more information, please visit the BC Division website: Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program
Would you like to be a part of our MS Email Service? You can get information on MS, as well as all the current information on events and programs at the MS Centre. If you would like to join, please call the office and leave your email address with Katie or email her at email@example.com