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Regional Service Information

Summer Hours at B.C. Schizophrenia Society

With summer around the corner, it's important to know who is around when an emergency strikes. Regional Educators and other staff will be taking some time to recharge over the next few months.

Here is a list of who to contact while your local Regional Educator is away.

This page will be updated periodically throughout the summer. And remember, you can always call 1-888-888-0029.

If you require emergency assistance please call the crisis line at 1-800-784-2433 or 911.

Port Coquitlam – Pathways: Serious Mental Illness Society – Family To Family Course

Burnaby & New Westminster – BCSS – Strengthening Families Together

This course is free, however you MUST pre-register for the next Strengthening Families Together, please contact the Fraser North Regional Educator, Shelley Jensen at or call 604-679-4422

Bringing Cognitive Remediation to British Columbia: A One-Day Conference

Burnaby – Support Group – loved ones of those who died from substance use/addiction

2nd Thursday of each month, 7-9 p.m. at Gilmore Community School 50 South Gilmore Ave, Burnaby Rm 207. Please email to register.

Wills and Trusts Seminars

BC Schizophrenia Society’s Wills and Trusts Seminars are held in the Spring and Fall of each year and cover topics such as: wills, estate planning, discretionary trusts, non-discretionary trusts, and registered disability savings plans.
These free Seminars are intended for individuals making their estate arrangements in order to care for a family member living with a mental illness or other disability. Spring Seminar: Date: Thursday, May 14th, 2015 Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Place: Vancouver Public Library – Peter Kaye Room
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Schizophrenia Awareness Day

Every year on the 24th of May we want to paint the country purple! We ask that you wear purple to show unity in bringing awareness to schizophrenia, and to show support for those affected by the illness.

Calendar of training, support and other events in BC

Our online calendar at contains support groups, training and events for people with a mental illness and their family and supporters.

Online Support Groups for Family / Supporters

Partnership Education Presentation Program

Strengthening Families Together – 10 session group for family and friends

Do you have a relative or friend with a serious mental illness? Strengthening Families Together is a 10-session group for families and friends, which provides information, skill-building, and support. Offered throughout B.C. in spring and fall.