Event Date: Nov 08, 2017

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Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable and episode disease which can have a profound impact on the ability to earn a living. Should maintaining employment income become difficult or no longer possible, it is important to understand the income supports and disability benefits available and how to access them. This webinar will help participants gather information about EI Sickness Benefits, Long Term Disability, and Canada Pension Plan – Disability, in order to plan for the future, in the case that ability to work is at some point impacted by MS.

This event is proudly presented by the Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program of the MS Society of Canada, BC and Yukon Division.


Tammie Cartwright, Citizen Services Specialist, Citizen Services and Program Delivery Branch, Service Canada      

Tammie Cartwright has worked for Service Canada for the past eight years. Currently, as a Citizen Services Specialist, her role is to promote and educate the public on Service Canada’s programs and services, with a focus on Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and Employment Insurance benefits. As part of a team of four, she travels all over the Lower Mainland delivering information sessions to all types of community groups and organizations.

Tegan Maddock, Senior Program Management Specialist, Wellness, Disability & Life, Manulife Financial

Tegan Maddock is a Senior Program Management Specialist on the National Wellness and Disability Consulting Team for Manulife Financial. She works with Consultants and Manulife Group Benefits clients on Wellness, Disability and Life Insurance plans – acting as a subject matter expert, analyzing trends, implementing new strategies and recommendations and helping manage plan performance. Prior to her current role, Tegan has experience working directly with claimants as an LTD Case Manager, as well as experience in home healthcare, coordinating and facilitating at home care and nursing for patients in southern Ontario communities. Tegan has her BSc in BioMedical Sciences from the University of Guelph and her MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion from Swansea University of Wales in the UK, and is currently working towards her Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation.