Living with ALS Support Groups

The groups provide an open, friendly and safe environment for ALS patients, family members,
friends and caregivers to discuss issues related to living with ALS.

ALS BC trained volunteers facilitate the groups, and they are a major point of contact between the Society and the ALS community.

We recognize support groups aren’t for everyone, but we also know that not too many people know
exactly how fun support groups can be. We laugh and learn so much that it is hard to imagine why
some people choose to “go it alone.” Just know we’re here when you need us.

Thank you to the Province of British Columbia for sponsoring the Support Group Program of the
ALS Society of BC through a BC Gaming Grant.

 

Demographics

 

Quick Stats

  • Support Group Meetings

    • 66

      2018

    • 51

      2017

    • 65

      2016

Abbotsford Living with ALS Group
Meeting dates: Last Saturday of the month except July, August & December.
2-4PM
Ross Road Community Church – 3160 Ross Road, Abbotsford BC
Support Group Facilitator – Dave Walman T | 604.837.5383

Kamloops Living with ALS Group
Meeting dates: 3rd Friday of the month
1-3PM
*New Location: North Shore Community Centre
452 – 730 Cottonwood Ave
Support Group Facilitator Pat Tomlinson. T 250.319. 4516 E | pa1697@telus.net

Kelowna Living with ALS Group
Meeting dates: The last Friday of each month except July, August & December
1-3PM
Trinity Baptist Church, 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC (corner of Spall and Springfield)
Support Group Facilitator – Louise Adderley E | loumar4@shaw.ca

Prince George & Area Living with ALS Group
Meetings held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month starting April 10th 2019
1:30-3:30PM
St. Giles Presbyterian Church; 1500 Edmonton Street, Prince George
Support Group Facilitator – Deborah Miller l debarn1@telus.net l 250.964.3365

Surrey Living with ALS Group
Meeting dates: The last Tuesday of each month except in July, August & December
2-4PM
Location at 17567 57 Ave, Surrey
Support Group Facilitator – Alexandra Guerrero E | alexandra@alsbc.ca

Vancouver & Area Living with ALS Support Group
Meeting dates the last Wednesday of each month except July, August & December
10:30 – 12:30PM
The Fair Haven United Church Homes – 2720 E. 48th Ave., Vancouver
Windsor Room (Lower Level). Parking available on street only.
Support Group Facilitator – Annie Wei E I anniewei1@hotmail.com

Victoria Living with ALS Support Group
Meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month except in June, September and December which is the 2nd Sunday of the month; No meetings in July & August
2-4PM
Location: Health Unit located at 1947 Cook Street. Enter side door off parking lot.
Support Group Facilitator – Ellen Mahoney T | 250.920.9502

North Central Island Living with ALS Support Group
Location: Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre
6234 Spartan Rd, Nanaimo
1:30-3:30PM
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the Month.
Support Group Facilitator – Shirley Theriault E l Shirley.Theriault@yahoo.ca

For more information on how to participate or start a support group in your area (training is provided). To find out more details about dates and locations of upcoming events, please contact:
Phone: 604.278-2257 ext. 226 or send email alexandra@alsbc.ca