Chapter/Community Council and Council Committees - Government Relations & Advocacy Lead

Working collaboratively with staff partner(s):

  • Learn the MS Society of Canada’s Government Relations priorities
  • Support and advance the MS Society’s work in Government Relations and Advocacy by helping to execute the division’s annual Government and Advocacy work-plan
  • Contribute time, skills and expertise to advocate for people affected by MS
  • Become an MS Ambassador/Advocate
  • Reach out to personal/business networks to engage them in Government Relations and Advocacy activities as needed and appropriate
  • Gain a solid understanding of MS Society of Canada strategic objectives, policies & procedures, and advocacy initiatives
  • Research community priorities for people living with MS, and participate in community consultations
  • Meet with MP, MPP, local elected officials to advocate for people affected by MS
  • Build relationships with elected officials and others who can influence and support MS cause
  • Form/Lead or participate in chapter’s Government Relations & Advocacy committee and recruit Committee members; keep chapter/community Council up to date on key activities of the Government Relations & Advocacy Committee
  • Participate in chapter/community council meetings and periodic regional and division wide teleconferences.  Share information, updates and best practices with chapter government relations & advocacy committee.