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

    • 66


    • 51


    • 65


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

Meeting Days: Third Friday of the month 1-3PM
Only for this month, meeting will be on Friday, November 29th
*New Location: North Shore Community Centre, 452-730 Cottonwood Ave, Kamloops, BC
Support Group Facilitator: Pat Tomlinson, 250-319-4516
Please contact Pat for June, July, August, and December dates

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

Prince George *NEW LOCATION*
Meeting Days: Second Wednesday of the Month starting April 10th, 2019
Location: St. Giles Presbyterian Church; 1500 Edmonton Street, Prince George
Support Group Facilitator: Deborah Miller, 250-964-3365

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,

Meeting Days: Last Tuesday of each month 2-4PM, except in July, August & December
Location: 17567 57 Ave, Surrey, BC – Royal Canadian Legion
Support Group Facilitator: Alexandra Guerrero, 604-278-2257 Ext 226

Meeting Days: Last Wednesday of each month 10:30AM–12:30PM, except July, August & December
Location: The Fair Haven United Church Homes, 2720 E. 48th Ave, Vancouver, BC
Windsor Room (Lower Level). Parking available on street only.
Support Group Facilitator: Alexandra Guerrero, 604-278-2257 Ext 226

**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.**

Meeting Days: Third Sunday of the month 2-4PM (Except April and May meetings are on the 4th Sunday of the month. Also, June, September and December meetings are on 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