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We're hiring a Resource Development Officer

Friday, August 9, 2019
About the Role: Reporting to the Senior Manager, Resource Development & Communications, the Resource Development Officer will lead efforts in the execution of the Society’s largest yearly fundraising event, Parkinson SuperWalk. The successful can… Read more

Join the SuperWalk Donor Dash to win a two-night getaway!

Thursday, June 13, 2019
This September, thousands of participants across the country will gather together for Parkinson SuperWalk. This event is meant to empower the Parkinson's community and celebrate its resilience. No matter what the challenges, together we can make a di… Read more

Vote for Parkinson Society BC as this year’s GolfBC Championship charity beneficiary!

Monday, June 3, 2019
Since 2016, a total of $450,000 has been donated to charity through the GolfBC Championship, awarded to the BC Cancer Foundation (the tournament’s designated charity beneficiary) and the Red Cross Kelowna (2017 Flood Relief efforts). This year, while… Read more

SURVEY: MAO-B Inhibitor Use

Friday, May 31, 2019
If you've used Rasagiline (Azilect) or Selegline, we want your feedback. Safinamide (brand name Onstryv), which was approved in Europe in February 2015 and in the United States in March 2017, is indicated as an add-on therapy to a regimen that includ… Read more

Survey Summary: Sinemet vs. Generic Drug Usage

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Parkinson Society BC (PSBC) recently conducted a survey with the intent of better understanding the patient’s perspective in achieving symptom control with brand name (Sinemet) vs. generic forms of levodopa. The following is a summary of the 521 resp… Read more

Parkinson's Community Needs Survey: Your feedback requested

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
We are currently conducting a survey of those affected by Parkinson's disease (PD) in BC. The feedback from this anonymous survey will serve as a guide for us in determining priorities for the future of our programs, services, and advocacy efforts. W… Read more

SURVEY: Sinemet vs. Generic Levodopa Drug Usage

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
As you may know from our recent announcement, Sinemet CR (Controlled Release) is being discontinued by the manufacturer and some dosages of Sinemet IR (Immediate Release or Regular) are in short supply. While it is our understanding that the majority… Read more

50th Anniversary Video Series: Maple Ridge Support Group

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
With help from members of the Parkinson's community, as part of our 50th anniversary celebration, we have been working on producing a series of videos. These videos are intended to generate awareness of the Society's programs and services, as well as… Read more

Bid now in our Spring Online Auction

Friday, April 12, 2019
April showers bring May flowers, and with that arrives our annual Spring Auction! If you're looking for a gift for a loved one, or simply interested in treating yourself, we encourage you to check out the items up for bid. Proceeds from this online a… Read more

Important announcement from the manufacturers of SINEMET® CR

Friday, April 5, 2019
In a statement from Merck Canada Inc., manufacturer of SINEMET®, the following was noted regarding the production of SINEMET® CR (controlled release): "For SINEMET® CR Merck Canada regrets to announce that after having unsuccessfully pursued alternat… Read more