Information About Conditions
8-1-1 is a free-of-charge provincial health information and advice phone line available in British Columbia. The 8-1-1 phone line is operated by HealthLink BC, which is part of the Ministry of Health.
Call 8-1-1 from anywhere in British Columbia to speak to:
– Health service navigators – anytime day or night
– Registered nurses – anytime day or night
– Registered dietitians – Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm PT.
– Exercise professionals – Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm PT
– Pharmacists – anytime day or night
Burnaby, BC V5H 4N2
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
– 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
Phone: (604) 591-2722
Fax: (604) 591-2730
what Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society does:
– Support parents and families
– Educate our community (replace stigmas with understanding!)
– Network with other organizations and individuals
– Lobby for appropriate educational, vocational, and social opportunities
Burnaby V5B 4J8
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…
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD) is a charitable, volunteer-run organization that aims to help support, educate, and ultimately better the lives of individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and those who care for them. Chapters located in communities across Canada where support meetings are held regularly; also sponsors various workshops, presentations and conferences, distributing the latest breakthroughs and techniques in dealing with or managing ADHD.
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.
– 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
North Shore/Howe Sound Office
Address: #210–1200 Lynn Valley Road
General Enquiries: email@example.com
CLBC funds support and services to help adults with developmental disabilities and their families achieve their goals and live the life they want. CLBC funded supports are delivered through service agencies and help eligible adults meet their disability related needs and participate in meaningful ways in the community.CLBC funded supports can include community inclusion supports that focus on employment, social and life skills.
Phone:(604) 434-0880 – Toll-free:1-888-437-0880
AutismBC is a parent based and directed society that has worked to provide support to British Columbians affected by autism since 1975. We are a founding member of the Provincial and Territorial Council of Autism Canada (formerly Autism Society Canada and Autism Canada Foundation).
Phone: Toll-free: 1-866-939-5188
Autism Community Training British Columbia (ACT BC) provides a wide-range of autism-related training to parents and professionals, mostly at Simon Fraser University’s Downtown Campus in Vancouver, Canada. We also web stream events and these are open to registrants internationally. We offer bursaries to parents and professionals, targeting low-income participants.
See Upcoming Events – Here…
Vancouver V6E 4A4
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.
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.
West Vancouver, B.C. V7V 1J7
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).
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.
P3-4500 Oak Street
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.
North Vancouver, BC
The North Shore Youth Eating Disorders Program (NSY EDP) partners with paediatricians to offer medical monitoring in a clinic setting along with counselling and nutritional support to youth who are struggling with disordered eating/clinical eating disorders. Our services include assessment, early intervention, and treatment, and are free of charge. – Eating Disorder Services (18 and under)
4 North, Burrard Building
1081 Burrard Street
The provincial adult tertiary eating disorders program provides specialized care for adults 17 years of age and older, who have a DSM V diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa or Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED).
Entrance #85 BC Children’s Hospital
Room P3-302 – 4500 Oak Street
Phone: Local: 604-875-2084 CRISIS LINE: 310-6789
Phone: (604) 878-4575
Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another’s anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.
OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine. We take no position on outside issues. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.
The Looking Glass Foundation is a caring community of prevention and support for those suffering from anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders — and those who love them. We are about getting to the other side of eating disorders, to eventually achieving a world without this devastating disease.