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.

Quick Stats

  • Support Group Meetings

    • 51

      2017

    • 65

      2016

    • 65

      2015

 

Abbotsford

Meeting Days: Last Saturday of the month 2-4PM, except July, August & December
Location: Ross Road Community Church, 3160 Ross Road, Abbotsford, BC
Support Group Facilitator: Dave Walman, 604-837-5383

 

Kamloops

Meeting Days: Third Friday of the month 1-3PM
NEW Location: 490 Lorne Street, Kamloops, BC
(Just inside the front door there is a doorbell to get into the room)
Support Group Facilitator: Pat Tomlinson, 250-319-4516

 

Kelowna

Meeting Days: Last Friday of each month 1- 3PM, except July, August & December
Location: Trinity Baptist Church (Wheelchair Accessible), 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC (corner of Spall and Springfield)
Support Group Facilitator: Louise Adderley

 

North Central Island

Meeting Days: First Wednesday of the Month, 1:30-3:30PM
Location: Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre, 6234 Spartan Rd, Nanaimo, BC
Support Group Facilitator: Shirley Theriault

 

Surrey

Meeting Days: Last Tuesday of each month 2-4PM, except in July, August & December
Location: 17567 57 Ave, Surrey, BC
Support Group Facilitator: Alexandra Guerrero

 

Vancouver & Area

Meeting Days: Last Wednesday of each month 10:30AM–12PM, except July, August & December
Location: The Fair Haven United Church Homes, 2720 E. 48th Ave, Vancouver, BC
Support Group Facilitator: Alexandra Guerrero

**Help Needed – We are hoping to secure and train a new volunteer support group facilitator for this group. If you can help, please let Alexandra know.**

 

Victoria

Meeting Days: Third Sunday of the month 2-4PM, except in June, September and December which is the 2nd Sunday of the month; No meetings in July & August
Location: Health Unit, 1947 Cook Street, Victoria, BC (enter side door off parking lot)
Support Group Facilitator: Ellen Mahoney, 250-920-9502

 

For more information on how to participate or start a support group in your area (training is provided), or to find out more details about dates and locations of upcoming events, please contact us at 1-800-708-3228 ext. 226 or patientservices2@alsbc.ca.