ALS Society of BC

Mission Statement     -    The ALS Society of BC is dedicated to providing direct support to ALS patients, along with their families and caregivers, to ensure the best quality of life possible while living with ALS. Through assisting research, we are committed to find the cause of, and cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

 The ALS Society of BC has three principal objectives:

  • ·To provide direct support to patients, their families, and caregivers. This includes an equipment loan program.
  • ·To raise funds for patient services and research, and
  • ·To increase public awareness and understanding of ALS

 The ALS Society of BC was founded by ALS patients, their family members and healthcare professionals to meet the physical and emotional needs of people living with ALS and their caregivers.  Since 1981, the Society has helped thousands of patients and their families, by providing direct services, information and support. The impact of ALS on the family is powerful.  As they struggle to cope with the prospect of advancing disability, it consumes their emotional and financial reserves.  Through donations and fundraising activities, the Society is able to continue and expand its patient services.

  • Equipment loan
  • Support to ALS research
  • Outreach and public awareness
  • Team ALS BC & Yukon Volunteer Program
  • Patient transportation support
  • Mobile clinics, to reach out to patients who cannot travel to Vancouver
  • Camp Alohi Lani (camp for kids who has a parent with ALS)
  • Caregivers’ Days – day of respite for caregivers
  • ALS Symposium – ALS education and training
  • Patient and family support through support groups and Care Connect
  • Psychological support program for patients and their families

Program name (alternate):  Lou Gehrig's disease

Address / Contact Info

13351 Commerce Pkwy, Ste 1233 Richmond, BCV6V 2X7

Phone Numbers

Phone : 1(604) 278-2257
Toll-free : 1-800-708-3228
Fax : 1(604) 278-4257

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am - 4:30pm


Accessibility features: fully accessible

Service Details

Geographic areas served: British Columbia
Referral criteria: Ages: 18 year(s) and up
How to apply: Please phone, email or visit our website for additional information

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This program was last updated on 13 Oct 2016.