About BCSS Victoria

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
Victoria Branch
941 Kings Road
Victoria, BC V8T 1W7
(250) 384-4225 phone
(250) 388-4391 fax 

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BCSS Victoria Branch is a local non-profit organization with the mission to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy, and research

We do this by:

  • Providing support for both the person with schizophrenia and their family members;
  • Providing education and information to the general public about the nature of schizophrenia;
  • Improving services and legislation for persons with schizophrenia and their families;
  • Promoting and collaborating with government and community partners;
  • Providing support for research related to schizophrenia

BCSS Victoria was formed in 1984 and is the largest branch of the BC Schizophrenia Society with over 370 members. The branch operates programs and services for family members and those with schizophrenia, such as: family-run support groups, a reference library, respite care, peer support and a Memorial (scholarship) fund.  The Victoria Branch of BCSS is supported by the United Way, private donations, fundraising activities and Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA).