About Us

The ALS Society of BC was founded in 1981 by ALS patients, their family members and healthcare professionals to meet the physical and emotional needs of people living with ALS and their caregivers.

Mission Statement

The ALS Society of BC is dedicated to providing direct support to ALS patients, along with their families and caregivers, to ensure the best quality of life possible while living with ALS. By funding research, we are committed to finding the cause of, and cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

The ALS Society of BC has three principal objectives:

  1. To provide direct support to patients, their families, and caregivers. This includes an equipment loan program.
  2. To raise funds for patient services and research, and
  3. To increase public awareness and understanding of ALS

Core Values/Beliefs

Unsurpassed Service: We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for our patients, their caregivers, and their families.

Teamwork: Our success is built on a team of dedicated staff and volunteers (Team ALS BC & Yukon) working for a common purpose.

Quality of Life:  Our goal is to continually improve the services needed to improve the quality of life of those living with ALS.

Equality of Care:  Everyone living with ALS has a right to equal care, no matter where they live in BC.

Dream Big:   We push the envelope constantly to improve what we can do to achieve results.

Vision – Long Term Goal – Aspiration

End ALS through a world class center at UBC.