For Caregivers

Alzheimer Society of British Columbia

Address: 300-828 W. 8th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2
Phone: 604-681-6530
Toll-free: 1-800-667-3742
Fax: 604-669-6907

The Alzheimer Society’s Resource Centres exists to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, to promote public awareness and to search for the causes and the cure.


North Shore Community Resource Society (NSCRS)

Address: Suite 201-935 Marine Driver,
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-985-7138
Fax: 604-985-0645

North Shore Community Resource Society’s mandate is to promote a healthy, strong and connected community by serving residents and organizations on the North Shore which comprises the District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, Bowen Island and Lions Bay. NSCR pursues its mandate by providing a broad spectrum of resources and services to residents of North Shore municipalities with programing for families and children, seniors, information and referral, volunteer connections, legal information and advocacy, and more.

NSCR has a multi-service agency with the following programs:

Seniors’ One Stop
Volunteer North Shore
North Shore Legal Information and Advocacy
Caregiver Support
Better at Home Program
Child Care Resource


Family Support Institute

Address: 227 6th Street
New Westminster, BC
Phone: (604) 540-8374 ext. 523
Toll Free: 1-800-441-5403
Fax: (604) 540-9374

The purpose of the Family Support Institute of BC is to strengthen, connect and build communities and resources with families of people with disabilities in BC. We believe that families are the best resource available to support one another. Directed by families, the Family Support Institute provides information, training, and province-wide networking to assist families and their communities to build upon and share their strengths.


Compassionate Care Benefit (EI)

North Shore Service Canada Centre
Address: 221 Esplanade W
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: Toll-Free: 1-800-206-7218 & TTY: 1-800-529-3742

Compassionate care benefits are Employment Insurance (EI) benefits paid to people who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill and who has a significant risk of death. A maximum of 26 weeks of compassionate care benefits may be paid to eligible people.

Care or support of a family member means:
•providing psychological or emotional support; or
•arranging for care by a third party; or
•directly providing or participating in the care.

To be eligible for compassionate care benefits, you must be able to show that:
•your regular weekly earnings from work have decreased by more than 40 percent; and
•you have accumulated 600 insured hours of work in the last 52 weeks, or since the start of your last claim (this period is called the qualifying period).

Apply Here…


North Shore Community Resources Caregiver Support Program

Address: 935 Marine Drive, Suite 201 (2nd floorCapilano Mall)
North Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 985-7138

Stepping into a caregiving role is often a life-altering experience. Being attentive to a loved one’s physical, emotional, and practical needs takes courage, patience, and endurance. You will most likely learn a lot about yourself, about how to access healthcare supports, and about relating to your care partner as their needs change. It can be helpful to find out how to take care of yourself and ensure you get the support you need.

Caregiver Support can help! Services offered include:

  • – Monthly Caregiver support groups and relevant workshops
  • – Stress management strategies and relaxation techniques
  • – Telephone support and one-to-one consultations
  • – Bi-monthly Newsletter with informative articles
  • – Easy-to-read Blog posts and FaceBook updates
  • – Referrals to health care and community services
  • – Resource Library with books, videos, and articles
  • Become part of our caregiving community by calling 604-985-7138, or email the registration form to:


    Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society

    Adress: 205-1865 Marine Drive,
    West Vancouver, B.C. V7V 1J7
    Phone: 604-926-0856

    Pathways is a pioneering family-support organization, providing help for those who have relatives with mental illness. We offer personal support and information, education, awareness, and advocacy. Pathways’s work is based on a family peer-support model, where core activities such as the family support group, education course, and one-on-one support, are provided by trained family members – people who have “been through the mill” and can share their experience.

    Pathways cover all serious mental illnesses – schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders (including obsessive-compulsive disorder, and borderline personality disorder. they serve the North Shore (North and West Vancouver), Bowen Island, and the Sea to Sky Corridor (Lions Bay, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton).


    Family Services of the North Shore

    Address: Suite 203 – 1111 Lonsdale Avenue
    North Vancouver, BC V7M 2H4
    Phone: 604-988-5281

    Family Services of the North Shore provide education, support and counselling services to heal and connect our community. This means all Individuals and Couples, Parents and Families and Youth have access to assistance offered on an individual basis or in a group setting.

    A full listing of their programs and services – HERE


    Saint Elizabeth

    Vancouver SE Health Office
    Address: 555 W 12th Avenue, Suite 650 (West Tower)
    Vancouver, BC,
    Phone: 604-739-4300
    Fax: 604-430-1221
    Phone: Toll-free: 1-8660-786-0444
    Fax: 905-940-9934

    At Saint Elizabeth we provide a full range of integrated care solutions that creatively respond to client, community and health system needs across Canada.


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