Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

MS Canada / SP Canada / Pamela Valentine, President & CEO

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: MS Canada / SP Canada
Previous in-house organization names
Responsible Officer Name: Pamela Valentine, President & CEO 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2007-03-23
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 935976-14937

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 725

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 5

Version 1 of 72 (2007-03-23 to 2007-10-18)

Version 1 of 72 (2007-03-23 to 2007-10-18) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
175 Bloor St. E., Suite 700
Toronto, ON  M4W 3R8
Telephone number: 416-967-3007
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Yves Savoie, President & Chief Executive  
Description of the organization's activities: The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is a health charity that supports research to find the cause, prevention and cure for MS, provides services and programs for persons with MS and their families and caregivers, and educates the public about the disease.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: The MS Society has approximately 28,000 members who join the organization through their local chapters or division offices.
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? No

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Deanna Groetzinger
Position title: Vice-President, Government Relations and Policy
Public offices held: No
Name: Yves Savoie
Position title: President and Chief Executive
Public offices held: No

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Finance Canada (FIN), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, Members of the House of Commons, National Research Council (NRC), Pension Appeals Board (PAB), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Revenue Canada (RC), Senate of Canada, Service Canada (ServCan), Transport Canada (TC)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Disability issues, Employment and Training, Health, Science and Technology, Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter: Retrospective: December 2006 -- meetings with Department of Finance and Prime Minister's Office; meetings with Members of Parliament (2) regarding recommendations in the MS Society of Canada input to the Standing Committee on Finance for its pre-budget consultations.
Subject Matter: Prospective: - Meetings with Health Canada re health researchInformation provision re disability issues to Minister of Human Resources and Social Development- Meetings with Human Resources and Social Development officials (CPP Disability Benefits)-Information provision re disability issues to Parliamentary Assistant to Minister of Human Resources and Social Development-Meetings with selected Members of Parliament re disability issues and health research

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Policy or Program CPP Disability Benefit, Employment Insurance, Disability Tax Credit, Income Tax donation receipting, health research