On Sunday, October 6, 2019, B.C. Schizophrenia Society will be hosting its Annual General Meeting. Details and agenda are as follows.

2018/19 Annual General Meeting Notice & BCSS Panel Presentation 

“Inpatient Care for People with Serious Mental Illness: Current Issues”

Sunday, October 6, 2019   |   1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Refreshments to follow

SFU Harbour Centre (Fletcher Challenge Theatre, Rm 1900)
515 West Hastings, Vancouver, B.C.

Please R.S.V.P.: events@bcss.org  |  604-270-7841  |  www.bcss.org/2019BCSSAGM

These presentations will be available online province-wide through webcasting.


British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
2018/19 Annual General Meeting


  1. Welcome and Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes from 2017/18 AGM on September 23, 2018
  4. Approval of Audited Financial Statements
  5. Appointment of Auditor for 2019/20
  6. Annual Report – Message from President
  7. Presentation of Board of Directors 2019/20
  8. Other Business
  9. Motion to Adjourn


Note: Panel Presentation and refreshments to follow


With last year’s updates to the B.C. Societies Act coming into effect, B.C. Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) was required to update the terms of our memberships. To now comply with the new B.C. Societies Act, BCSS is no longer to able to confer lifetime memberships.

*** Membership in the Society is now annual. ***

*** Memberships are also now individual, only 1 vote per member ***



“Inpatient Care for People with Serious Mental Illness: Current Issues”

The psychiatric inpatient experience can be very difficult both for patients and their families. And these panel presentations aim to explore inpatient care from a variety of perspectives.

Panel presentations:

  • Is there a Shortage of Psychiatric Beds” – Alan Bates, MD, PhD (Provincial Practice Leader for Psychiatry at BC Cancer and President, BC Psychiatric Association)
  • “Potential Legal Barriers to Treatment” – Dr. John E. Gray, PhD (Co-Chair, BCSS Public Policy Committee and Lead Author of Canadian Mental Health Law and Policy)
  • “The Inpatient Experience: A Parent’s Perspective” – Nancy Ford (Retired Executive Director of Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society [previously North Shore Schizophrenia Society])
  • “How to Reduce the Need for Inpatient Care” – Susan Inman (BCSS Board Director and author of After Her Brain Broke: Helping My Daughter Recover Her Sanity)
  • “A Map of the Tertiary Mental Health System in B.C.” – Dr. Randall White (President, Western Canada Branch of the American Psychiatric Association and Member, BCSS Medical Advisory Committee)

Additional information and details on panel presentations available online here.

Please contact us for more information and registration. 


This event is generously sponsored by: