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In response to the global outbreak of COVID-19, Parkinson Society BC has been taking proactive measures to manage the potential for transmission. As such, most of our support groups will be cancelling their meetings until further notice.

For the most up-to-date information on changes to our programs and support services, please visit this PSBC webpage.

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 PT
Meetings cancelled until further notice.

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 PT
Meeting on Zoom. 

Williams Lake
Call PSBC at 1-800-668-3330 for more information. 
Currently not meeting in-person due to covid-19.

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 PT
Meetings on Zoom. 

Chilliwack
Landing Sports Centre
45530 Spadina Avenue
2nd Tuesday of each month (offsite meetings December and July)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PT
Meetings cancelled until further notice. 

Langley
Timms Community Centre
20399 Douglas Crescent
3rd Friday of each month (no meetings in July or August)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PT
Meetings cancelled until further notice.

Langley (YOPD & Young at Heart)
Willoughby Community Centre at Langley Events Centre
7888 200 Street
3rd Sunday of each month
10:30 am – 12:00 pm PT
Meeting on Zoom.

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows
Fraserview Village Community Hall
22610A 116 Avenue, Maple Ridge
2nd Wednesday of each month (no meetings in July or August)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm PT
Meeting on Zoom.  

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 PT
Meetings cancelled until further notice.

Kootenay

Cranbrook
This group is no longer meeting. If you are interested in starting a support group in the area, please contact PSBC.

Kootenay Lake East Shore
Community Corner Building, Crawford Bay Park
1st Wednesday of each month
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm  PT
Meetings cancelled until further notice.

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 PT
Meeting on Zoom.

Lower Mainland

Burnaby
Capital Hill Community Hall
361 Howard Ave
4th Friday of each month (no meeting in July or August)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PT
Meetings cancelled until further notice. 

Burnaby (Chinese Speaking)
CMM Canada, Crystal Mall
4533 Kingsborough Street, 2nd Floor
3rd Saturday of each month (no meeting in August and December)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm PT
Meeting over Zoom.

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 PT
Please inquire with the PSBC office for details. 

Coquitlam
Tri-Cities

Eagle Ridge United Church
2813 Glen Drive
3rd Monday of each month
10:00 am – 11:00 am PT
Meeting on Zoom. 

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 PT
Meeting on Zoom.

North Shore
Amica Lions Gate
701 Keith Rd, West Vancouver
3rd Thursday of each month
10:00am - 11:30am PT
Meetings cancelled until further notice. 

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 PT
Meeting over Zoom.

Richmond (Carepartners)
Minoru Centre for Active Living
7191 Granville Ave, Richmond
3rd Wednesday of each month
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm PT
Meeting over Zoom.

Surrey
Amenida Senior's Community, Downstairs Activity Room
13855 68th Ave, Surrey
Every 2nd Monday (Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 23, Dec 7 etc.)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PT
Meeting on Zoom. 

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

Vancouver Arbutus
Tapestry at Arbutus Walk, Media Room
2799 Yew Street (near 12th Avenue)
2nd Wednesday of each month (no meeting in August)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT
Meetings cancelled until further notice. 

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

Vancouver West Side
St. Mary's Anglican Church
2490 West 37th Avenue
Last Thursday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
1:00pm - 2:00pm PT
Meeting on Zoom.

Vancouver (Downtown) Working Professionals 
Law Courts Inn – Downtown Vancouver
800 Smithe Street, 4th Floor
3rd Wednesday of each month
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PT
Meeting over Zoom.

West Vancouver (Caregivers)
If you are interested in facilitating this support group, please contact PSBC.

White Rock
This group is no longer meeting. If you are interested in starting a support group in the area, please contact PSBC.

White Rock (Caregivers)
Morgan Heights Care Ltd
15955 27 Ave, Surrey
1st Wednesday of each month
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PT
Meetings cancelled until further notice.

Nechako

Prince George
Spruce Capital Senior's Recreation Centre
3701 Rainbow Drive 
2nd Saturday of each month (no meetings in July and August)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PT
Meeting over Zoom on March 6.

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 PT
Meeting on Zoom, starting April 13.

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 PT
Meeting on Zoom.

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 PT
Meeting on Zoom.

Kamloops Carepartners (INFORMAL)
Tournament Capital Centre
910 McGill Road, Kamloops
3rd Tuesday or Thursday, every couple of months
1:00/1:30 pm – 2:30 pm PT
Pending updates on meeting status due to covid-19.

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

West Kelowna
The Heritage Retirement Residence | Theatre Room
3630 Brown Rd., West Kelowna
2nd Monday of each month
10:00 am – 11:30 am PT
Meetings cancelled until further notice. 

Kelowna (Caregivers)
Sandalwood Retirement Resort
580 Yates Road, Kelowna
4th Friday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm PT
Meeting on Zoom.

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 PT
Meeting on Zoom.  

Penticton
This group is no longer meeting. If you are interested in facilitating a support group, please contact info@parkinson.bc.ca. 

Princeton
Princeton General Hospital (Education Room)
98 Ridgewood Drive, Princeton
1st Thursday of each month
2:30 – 3:30 pm PT
Meetings cancelled until further notice. 

Salmon Arm
This group is no longer meeting. If you are interested in facilitating a support group, please contact info@parkinson.bc.ca. 

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

Vernon Carepartners
Triumph Coffee
3401 30th Avenue, Vernon
3rd Friday of each month 
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PT
Pending updates on meeting status due to covid-19. 

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 PT
Pending updates on meeting status due to covid-19.

Comox Valley
Stevenson Place
1683 Balmoral Avenue
4th Tuesday of every second month (February, April & June 2021)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm PT
Meeting on Zoom. 

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 PT
Currently not meeting.

Gabriola Island
2nd Friday of each month - starting February 12th. 
1:30pm - 3:00pm PT
Meeting over Zoom. 

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

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 PT
Please inquire with the PSBC office for details.

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

Parksville/Qualicum (Caregivers)
Parksville Community Conference Centre
132 Jensen Ave E, Parksville
3rd Tuesday of each month (no meetings in July and August)
10:00 am – 12:00pm PT
Meetings cancelled until further notice.

Port Alberni
Smitty's Restaurant
3426 3rd Avenue
1st Monday of each month (no meetings in July and August)
1:00pm - 2:00pm PT
Meetings cancelled until further notice.

Victoria
For information on Victoria Support Groups, please visit: Parkinson Wellness Project.

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 - People with Parkinson's

Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD) Support Group
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. Meeting on Zoom.

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

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Parkinson's Disease Support Group
In an effort to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, many support groups have cancelled meetings until further notice. As a substitute, we have started a new weekly online support group for the Parkinson’s community to help stay connected and support each other during this time.

A valid internet connection will be required to participate. Meeting on Zoom.

1st Friday of each month
9:00 am – 10:30 am PT

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New Diagnosis Support Group
Parkinson Society British Columbia is offering an online support group for those newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease who wish to get connected with the Parkinson's community and find community while adjusting to their diagnosis.

A valid internet connection will be required to participate. Meeting on Zoom.

1st Tuesday of each month
1:30 pm –3:00 pm PT

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Bereavement Support Group for People with Parkinson's
Rebuilding your life after the loss of a loved one is a journey of healing that requires the combination of love, support and time. Dealing with the challenges of Parkinson's disease as well as your grief, can contribute to feeling even more alone and alienated. It can be very comforting in those darker times to be with others who are experiencing some of the same challenges and who understand your confusion and pain. Meeting others who are beginning to experience some of the joy of life again can be can bring hope, if you have yet to experience it.

The professionally facilitated Bereavement Support Group for PwP, is offered by Parkinson Society BC by Zoom, and is open to anyone who has Parkinson's and is dealing with the challenges of grief and loss. The group will meet the third Wednesday of each month at 11:00am.

A valid internet connection will be required to participate. Meeting on Zoom. 

3rd Wednesday of each month
11:00 am – 12:30 pm PT

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ONLINE - Carepartners

Early to Mid-Stage Parkinson's Carepartner Support Group
This monthly online support group is geared for individuals caring for someone with early to mid-stage 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. Meeting on Zoom as of October, 2020.

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

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Advanced Parkinson's Carepartner Support Group
This new monthly online support group is designed for individuals caring for someone with advanced Parkinson's disease, which can be characterized by complex medical needs and/or changes in cognition that require help in almost all areas of daily life.

Whether you are a spouse, partner, adult child, or friend, Parkinson Society British Columbia invites you to join our growing online community fostering connection with others who share similar experiences.

A valid internet connection will be required to participate. Meeting on Zoom.  

4th Thursday of each month
9:00 am – 10:30 am PT

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Bereavement Support Group for Carepartners
When a loved one passes away, it is one of life's most difficult experiences. Rebuilding your life after the loss of a loved one is a journey of healing that requires a combination of love, support, and time. It may bring hope and comfort to connect with others who are experiencing similar challenges, and who can relate to your confusion and pain.

The professionally facilitated Bereavement Support Group, is offered by Parkinson Society BC by Zoom, and is open to anyone who is dealing with the challenges of loss and grief. The group will meet every second week on Tuesdays at 1:00pm.

A valid internet connection will be required to participate. Meeting on Zoom. 

Every second Tuesday, starting February 23
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm PT

Register Now