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Parkinson Society British Columbia has a network of more than 50 volunteer-led support groups throughout BC. We maintain ongoing contact with the groups to provide support, current information and resources.

The benefits of belonging to a Support Group include
  • Providing people with Parkinson's, their caregivers and families an opportunity to meet in a friendly, supportive setting.
  • Offering a place to share with others who are experiencing similar difficulties. There is comfort in knowing you are not alone in your struggle.
  • Access to a variety of local professionals with knowledge of Parkinson's and related healthcare concerns who may periodically come to meetings.
  • Exercise sessions (in certain groups only).

Interested in learning more about how a support group may benefit you? Hear from some of our support group participants by watching one of the videos produced as a part of our 50th anniversary.

Find a support group in your area

Cariboo

100 Mile House
Public Health – 100 Mile Hospital
3rd Wednesday of each month (no meeting in July or August)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Quesnel
Spirit Centre, Meeting Room
246 St. Laurent Avenue, Quesnel
2nd Wednesday of each month (no meeting in July or August)
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Williams Lake
Call PSBC at 1-800-668-3330 for more information.

Fraser Valley

Abbotsford
Matsqui Recreation Centre
3106 Clearbrook Road
1st Monday of each month (offsite meetings December and June and no meetings in July and August)
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Chilliwack
Landing Sports Centre
45530 Spadina Avenue
2nd Tuesday of each month (offsite meetings December and July)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Langley
Timms Community Centre
20399 Douglas Crescent
3rd Friday of each month (no meetings in July or August)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Langley (YOPD & Young at Heart)
Willoughby Community Centre at Langley Events Centre
7888 200 Street
3rd Sunday of each month
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows
Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre
12150 224 Street, Maple Ridge
2nd Wednesday of each month (no meetings in July or August)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows (Caregivers)
Fraserview Village Community Hall
22610A 116 Avenue, Maple Ridge
1st Thursday of each month (no meetings in July or August)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact PSBC

Kootenay

Cranbrook
Heritage Inn
803 Cranbrook Street North
3rd Wednesday of each month (no meetings in July, August or December)
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Kootenay Lake East Shore
Community Corner Building, Crawford Bay Park
1st Wednesday of each month
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Nelson
Kiwanis Villa
700 Gordon Road
3rd Tuesday of each month
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Trail/Castlegar
Colander Restaurant
1475 Cedar Avenue, Trail
3rd Tuesday of each month (no meetings in July or August)
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Lower Mainland

Burnaby
Capital Hill Community Hall
361 Howard Ave
4th Friday of each month (no meeting in July or August)
Please note this group will meet on the 3rd  Friday in October, on October 18.
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Burnaby (Chinese Speaking)
Crystal Mall, Ching Seen Centre
4500 Kingsway, 2nd Floor
3rd Saturday of each month (no meeting in August and December)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Coquitlam
Tri-Cities (Caregivers)

Residences at Belvedere
750 Delestre Avenue (Near Our Lady of Fatima Parish on the corner of Delestre Ave and Walker St.)
3rd Wednesday of each month
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Coquitlam
Tri-Cities

Eagle Ridge United Church
2813 Glen Drive
3rd Monday of each month
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

New Westminster
Century House
620 8th Street
1st Tuesday of each month (2nd Wednesday in January and no meetings July and August)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

North Shore
Amica Lions Gate
701 Keith Rd, West Vancouver
3rd Thursday of each month
10:00am - 11:30am

Richmond
Minoru Centre for Active Living
7191 Granville Ave, Richmond
1st Sunday of every month (2nd Sunday in August and September)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Richmond (Caregivers)
Minoru Place Activity Centre
7660 Minoru Gate
3rd Wednesday of each month
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Surrey
Amenida Senior's Community, Downstairs Activity Room
13855 68th Ave, Surrey
2nd Monday of each month
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tsawwassen
Kin Village Community Centre
5410 10th Avenue, Delta
3rd Monday of each month
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Vancouver Arbutus
Tapestry at Arbutus Walk, Media Room
2799 Yew Street (near 12th Avenue)
2nd Wednesday of each month
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Vancouver (Caregivers)
Sunrise Senior Living
999 West 57th Avenue (4th floor)
3rd Thursday of each month
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Vancouver (Newly Diagnosed)
Parkinson Society British Columbia
600-890 West Pender Street
1st Tuesday of each month
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Vancouver West Side
St. Mary's Anglican Church
2490 West 37th Avenue
Last Thursday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Vancouver (Downtown) Working Professionals 
Law Courts Inn – Downtown Vancouver
800 Smithe Street, 4th Floor
2nd Tuesday of each month
Informal lunch - 12:00pm - 1:00 pm

West Vancouver (Caregivers)
Amica West Vancouver
659 Clyde Avenue
4th Wednesday of each month
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

White Rock
Crescent Gardens Retirement Community
1222 King George Blvd., South Surrey
2nd Monday of each month 
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

White Rock (Caregivers)
Morgan Heights Care Ltd
15955 27 Ave, Surrey
1st Wednesday of each month
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Nechako

Prince George
Spruce Capital Senior's Recreation Centre
3701 Rainbow Drive 
2nd Saturday of each month (do not meet in July and August)
2:00 pm

North Coast/Northeast

Fort St. John
Peace Villa
8407 112th Avenue
3rd Wednesday of each month
1:00 pm - 3:00pm

Sunshine Coast

Powell River
United Church (Activity Hall)
6932 Crofton Street
2nd Tuesday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Sunshine Coast/Sechelt
St. John's United Church
5085 Davis Bay Road
3rd Thursday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
10:15 am – 11:45 am

Quadra Island
Community Centre
West Road, Quathiaski Cove
3rd Tuesday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Thompson/Okanagan

Kamloops
Desert Gardens Senior Centre
540 Seymour Street, Kamloops
3rd Wednesday of each month (no meeting in July, August and December)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Kelowna
First Mennonite Church
1305 Gordon Drive, Kelowna
1st Thursday of each month 
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Kelowna
Canyon Ridge | Clubhouse
4035 Gellatly Rd S, West Kelowna
3rd Friday of each month
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Kelowna (Caregivers)
Sandalwood Retirement Resort
580 Yates Road, Kelowna
4th Friday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
10:00 am – noon

Osoyoos/Oliver
Oliver Parks and Recreation Society
6359 Park Drive, Oliver
1st Monday of each month (every month, unless there is a holiday and then it is shifted to the second Monday)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Penticton
The Concorde
3235 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton
1st Monday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Princeton
Princeton General Hospital (Education Room)
98 Ridgewood Drive, Princeton
1st Thursday of each month
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Salmon Arm
Uptown Askews
2701 11th Ave., NE, Salmon Arm
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Vernon
People Place
3402 27th Avenue, Vernon
3rd Thursday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Vancouver Island

Campbell River
Baptist Church
260 Dogwood Street South
2nd Wednesday of each month (no meetings in July or August)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Comox Valley Support Group
Stevenson Place
1683 Balmoral Avenue
4th Tuesday of each month (no meetings in July, August or December)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Duncan/Cowichan Valley
United Church (Fellowship Room)
246 Ingram Street
Last Monday of each month (no meetings in July, August or December)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Nanaimo
Nanaimo Alliance Church
1609 Meredith Road
3rd Wednesday of each month (no meetings in July or August)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Nanaimo (Caregivers)
Country Grocer
1800 Dufferin Crescent
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month (no meetings in July or August)
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Parksville/Qualicum
St. Columba Presbyterian Church
921 Wembley Road, Parksville
1st Tuesday of each month
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Parksville/Qualicum (Caregivers)
Qualicum Beach Inn
2690 Island Highway, Qualicum Beach
3rd Tuesday of each month (no meetings in July and August)
10:00 am – noon

Port Alberni
Smitty's Restaurant
3426 3rd Avenue
1st Monday of each month (no meetings in July and August)
10:30 am – noon

Victoria
For information on Victoria Support Groups, please visit: Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson's Centre

2690 island highway

Yukon

There is currently no support group in the Yukon Region.


Interested in starting a new group?

If you are interested in starting a new support group in this area, please contact us at:

604.662.3240 | 1.800.668.3330 | Email

ONLINE

Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD)
Parkinson Society British Columbia is offering an online YOPD support group. This group is meant for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's under the age of 60. 

A valid internet connection will be required to participate.

2nd Tuesday of each month
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

You must register to attend this support group by contacting:

Amy Ma 
ama@parkinson.bc.ca or 1-800-668-3330


Carepartner Support Group
This monthly online support group is geared for individuals who care for someone with Parkinson’s disease. Whether you are a spouse, partner, adult child, or friend, Parkinson Society British Columbia invites you to join our growing online community of support.

A valid internet connection will be required to participate.

3rd Wednesday of each month 
9:00 am – 10:30 am

You must register to attend this support group by contacting:

Amy Ma
ama@parkinson.bc.ca or 1-800-668-3330


New Diagnosis Support Group
This monthly online support group is available to help individuals who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's in the last two years.

A valid internet connection will be required to participate.

4th Thursday of each month (beginning September 27)
9:00 am – 10:30 am

You must register to attend this support group by contacting:

Caroline Wiggins 
cwiggins@parkinson.bc.ca or 1-800-668-3330