Health Specialties

ALS Society of BC

Mailing Address: 1233 – 13351 Commerce Parkway
Richmond, BC V6V 2X7
Telephone: 604-278-2257
Toll Free: 1.800.708.3228
Fax: 604-278-4257

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 this disease. Through assisting research, we are committed to finding the cause and cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).


Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WIDHH)

Address: 2125 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver BC
Phone: 604-736-7391
TTY: 604-736-2527
Toll-Free: 1-888-736-7391
Fax: 604-736-4381

WIDHH is unique because we are the only organization in British Columbia that houses resources to assist with every aspect of a person’s life under one roof. These resources include hearing aid services, sign language interpreting services, employment counselling services, a job resource centre, a seniors outreach program, a communication devices showroom, informative classes, and community presentations.

WIDHH proudly believes in serving the community as a non-profit organization. This means that any money we earn from our social enterprises, such as our hearing aid clinic, goes back into the community to provide free programs.

Hearing Aid Clinic
Hearing Tests
Hearing Aids
Counselling Services
Employment Counselling
Seniors Outreach
Sign Language Interpreting Services
Communication Devices Showroom


Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Address: North and West Vancouver Branch
Suite 300 – 1835 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, BC V7M 2J8
Phone: 604-987-6959
Fax: 604-980-0336

The Canadian Mental Health Association provides mental health promotion and mental illness recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families. They provide services in areas of counselling, youth, campus, employment, housing, workplace, and community training.


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.


Voice of the Cerebral Palsied of Greater Vancouver (VCP)

Address: 2251 Kingsway 
Vancouver BC  V5N 2T6
Tel: 604-874-1741
Fax: 604- 874-1746

The Voice of the Cerebral Palsied of Greater Vancouver is a self-help support society formed in the firm belief that Cerebral Palsied (CP) adults are the only experts on their own needs and aspirations. The VCP is controlled and operated solely by adults with Cerebral Palsy and other birth defects. It is the only organization in B. C. which truly represents Cerebral Palsied people. The VCP was formed to provide a continuum of services and programs necessary to assist Cerebral Palsied individuals in developing the skills and confidence to assume a productive and meaningful role in society.

Services they provide:

– Computer Services
– Newsletter
– Registry Program
– Outreach
– Job Development
– Project Development
– Housing Development


Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of BC (SBHABC)

Address: Suite 228 102-15910 Fraser Highway
Surrey BC V4N 0X9
Email: info@sbhabc.orgPhone: 604-878-7000
Fax: 604-677-6608

To improve the quality of life of all individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and their families through awareness, education, and research. Services provided are camp subsidies, an equipment program, a Bursary program, a driver training program, a recreation fund, and a clinic fund.


Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada

Address: 4720 Kingsway, Suite 1103, Metrotower II
Burnaby, BC V5H 4N2
Phone: 604-689-3144
Fax: 604-689-0377

The MS Society provides support and services to people who are:
– Living with a diagnosis of MS or an MS allied disease
– Waiting for a diagnosis with respect to MS or an MS allied disease
– Close to a person with MS or an MS allied disease, such as family and friends
– Caregivers to a person with MS or an allied MS disease
– Healthcare professionals, employers, institutions and students

Services Provided:

– Information and referral
– Support and self-help groups
– Recreation, social and wellness programs
– Conferences, workshops and education programs
– Equipment and special assistance
– Government relations and advocacy


Down Syndrome Research Foundation (DSRF)

Adress: 1409 Sperling Avenue 
Burnaby  V5B 4J8
Phone: 604-444-3773 
Fax: 604-431-9248

DSRF offers a wide variety of educational opportunities to children and young adults with Down syndrome, including ground-breaking one to one reading and math instruction, speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and a variety of adult education programs which prepare our students to live full and fulfilling lives in the community and workplace. Our programs are continually evolving based on the latest intervention research and best practice, and tailored to the individual learner’s strengths, interests and needs.

DSRF’s programs focus on three key areas: speech and language, reading and communication, and enhancing the life skills that will foster maximum independence.

For details on their programs click here…


Cerebral Palsy Association of BC (CPABC)

Address: #330-409 Granville Street 
Vancouver V6C 1T2 
Phone: 604-408-9484
Fax: 604-408-9489
Toll free: 1-800-663-0004

We provide support, education, and information throughout BC.


Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

Address: 5055 Joyce Street Suite 200
Vancouver, BC V5R 6B2
phone: Local (604) 431-2121
Phone: Main 1-800-563-2642

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) work with people of all ages in their own homes, communities or local CNIB offices – providing a wide range of programs and services Canadians need to see beyond vision loss, build their independence and lead the lives they want.

Services include:
Vision Loss Rehabilitation BC: rehabilitation therapy for people with vision loss.

– Registration and Referral
– Emotional and wellness support
– Assistive technology
– CNIB Sight Solutions BC
– Shop CNIB
– Child and family services


Spinal Cord Injury BC (formerly BC Paraplegic Association)

Address: 780 South West Marine Drive 
Vancouver  V6E 4A4
Phone: 604-324-3611

Formerly known as the BC Paraplegic Association, Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people with spinal cord injuries, and related disabilities, adjust, adapt and thrive.

Whether someone needs help finding accessible housing, meaningful employment, special equipment and any other resources about living with a physical disability in BC, we’re here to help.


BC Epilepsy Society

Address: 2500 – 900 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E5
Phone: (604) 875-6704
Fax: (604) 875-0617

The BC Epilepsy Society’s mission is to empower, educate and support British Columbians living with epilepsy and their families, and support research to make their lives easier.

Programs Provided:
Clinic Support Services
Partners in Teaching
Women in Mind
Peer Support
Parent Network Meetings
Epilepsy Surgery Friends Network


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).


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.


Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention Program

Address: Suite 203 – 1111 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, B.C.
Phone: 604 -988-5281, extension 241

Jessie’s Legacy, is a program of Family Services of the North Shore, provides eating disorders prevention education, resources and support for BC youth, families, educators and professionals. Family Services of the North Shore is one of the seven BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information.


Provincial Eating Disorders Program

Address: BC Children’s Hospital – Mental Health Building 2
P3-4500 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-875-2200
Fax: 604-875-2271

The Provincial Specialized Eating Disorder Program at BC Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, specialized program to assess and treat children and adolescents with eating disorders. The program emphasizes the involvement of parents / caregivers in the delivery of care. The Program has outpatient, day treatment and inpatient services.


AIDS Vancouver

Address: 1101 Seymour Street Suite 235, 2nd Floor
Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-893-2201
Fax: 604-893-2205

AIDS Vancouver plays a special role in providing quality health care to people affected by HIV/AIDS living in the Lower Mainland. It is clearly more than just a community health care organization. It is an organization whose presence and continued strength is essential to the quality for life of this community and of each individual and family who draws on its services. Our Agency is a vital community asset which everyone affected by HIV/AIDS can share, and in which we all have a stake.


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