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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. Experienced 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.


  • 2019 – 82 support group meetings
  • 2018 – 66 support group meetings
  • 2017 – 51 support group meetings
  • 2016 – 65 support group meetings
  • 2015 – 65 support group meetings


Meetings held on the last Thursday of the month (Except July, August & December)
Location: Ross Road Community Church – 3160 Ross Road
Support Group Facilitator – Dave Walman T | 604.837.5383

Meetings held on the 3rd Friday of the month
*New Location: North Shore Community Centre – #452-730 Cottonwood Ave
Support Group Facilitator Pat Tomlinson. T 250.319.4516 E | [email protected]

Meetings held on the last Friday of the month (Except July, August & December)
Location: Trinity Baptist Church, 1905 Springfield Road (corner of Spall and Springfield)
Support Group Facilitator – Louise Adderley E | [email protected]

North Central Island
Meetings held on the 1st Wednesday of the month (Only for this month January 8th 2020)
Location: Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre – 6234 Spartan Rd, Nanaimo
Support Group Facilitator – Shirley Theriault E l [email protected]

Prince George & Area
Meetings held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month
Location: St. Giles Presbyterian Church; 1500 Edmonton Street, Prince George
Support Group Facilitator – Deborah Miller l [email protected] l 250.964.3365

Meetings held on the last Tuesday of the month (Except July, August & December)
*New Location: 17710 – 56A Ave, Surrey; Museum of Surrey
Support Group Facilitator – Alexandra Guerrero E | [email protected]

Vancouver & Area
Meetings held on the last Wednesday of the month (Except July, August & December)
10:30 – 12:30PM
Location: 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 [email protected]

Meetings held on the 3rd Sunday of the month (Except June, September & December which is the 2nd Sunday of the month)
No meetings in July & August
Location: Victoria Health Unit – 1947 Cook Street. Enter side door off parking lot.
Support Group Facilitator – Ellen Mahoney T | 250.920.9502

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 [email protected]

ALS can hit anyone, at any time, regardless of age, gender or ethnic origin. The average life expectancy after diagnosis is two to five years. Support equipment costs an average of $160,000.00 per patient; nursing and/or home care costs are up to 10 times that amount.

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