Equipment Loan Program

Our Equipment Loan Program is designed to help people cope with the daily challenges of decreasing mobility and independence.  By obtaining basic and essential assistive devices at no charge, we hope to reduce the financial burden and enhance the quality of life of those living with ALS. This includes mobility equipment, lifts, beds & accessories, bathroom aids, and communication devices. Our equipment catalog provides more details on the available devices.

All equipment is prepared for shipment to the home of the patient within two business days of receiving a request from a healthcare professional.  If the equipment does not require technical support, it should arrive via courier within the week depending on the location. However, if technical and/or occupational therapist support is required, delivery can be delayed due to their schedules which is out of our control.  ALS BC Staff will follow up with a call to your home after the equipment is delivered to ensure everything is working well for the patient and their caregiver

The program has been expanded to include Advanced Technology which now has 140 pieces of equipment in inventory. These items include 4 state-of-the-art Obi robotic feeding devices, 2 tango hydraulic chairs, hydraulic office chairs, Google home, Chromecasts, smart lights, robot spoons, and a robotic arm.

Please contact the ALS Equipment warehouse for vendor questions

Contact information:

Billie Doyle

Email   equipmentloan@alsbc.ca Phone  (604)- 809-9577 Fax  (604) 278-4257

Zac Campbell

Email ELP@alsbc.ca Phone (604)-809-9455 Fax (604)-278-4257

Wendy Toyer, Executive Director

ALS Society of BC

To fill out any of the following Equipment documents:

  1. Click on the link and Save the document to your desktop BEFORE filling out
  2. Open the file and fill out from computer/device
  3. Once filled out email back to equipmentloan@alsbc.ca

Assistive Equipment Prescription

Repair- Request Form

ELP Changes

Return – ALS Equipment Form

Statistics Overview

Our goal is to fill up 100% of equipment prescription forms received to improve the quality of life not only of ALS patients but also their families and caregivers.   

At year-end 2021, 1,771 pieces of equipment were on loan to people living with ALS.

Quick Stats

  • Equipment requests:

    • 1,700

      2021

    • 1,022

      2020

    • 2,122

      2019

  • Equipment deliveries:

    • 1,771

      2021

    • 1,957

      2020

    • 2,566

      2019

  • Maintenance (cleaning & reports):

    • 2,200

      2021

    • 1,734

      2020

    • 1,763

      2019

Equipment Donations

Providing equipment to those who need it most would not be possible without equipment donations from our community. If you are able to donate a piece of equipment, please send the following details to equipmentloan@alsbc.ca

  • Equipment type and description
  • Approximate age of equipment (2 years or less in age accepted)
  • Location of Equipment
  • Your First & Last Name
  • Telephone Number

Upon receipt, our equipment loan manager will contact you within 1-2 business days.