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BCES Support Groups

BCES Support Groups

The BC Epilepsy Society offers opportunities for individuals living with epilepsy and their families, friends and loved ones to get better connected and strengthen their support networks through our support groups. Please see below for more information on the support groups that we offer.

Please note that the due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ALL BC Epilepsy Society in-person support groups have been cancelled. Please click here for more information on newly launched weekly online support groups.

BCES Men’s Circle:

  • Healing circle support group for people living with epilepsy who identify as men
  • Meets at the BC Epilepsy Society office in Burnaby on the second Thursday of every month from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

BCES Women’s Circle:

  • Healing circle support group for people living with epilepsy who identify as women
  • Meets at the BC Epilepsy Society office in Burnaby on the third Thursday of every month from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

BCES YA Circle:

  • Support group for people living with epilepsy aged 18-24
  • Meets at the BC Epilepsy Society office in Burnaby on the third Tuesday of every month from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

BC Epilepsy Parents Network (BCEPN):

  • Support group for parents, guardians and caregivers of people living with epilepsy
  • Meets at the BC Epilepsy Society office in Burnaby on the last Tuesday of every month from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Epilepsy Friends Forever (EFF):

  • Friendship groups for children and youth living with epilepsy aged 6-17
  • Meets at the BC Epilepsy Society office in Burnaby from:
    • 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM (ages 6-12)
    • 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM (ages 13-17)

Online Peer Support Group:

  • Peer support group for people living with epilepsy
  • Meets via an online videoconference/videochat format on the first Monday of every month from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In-Person Peer Support Group:

  • Peer support group for people living with epilepsy
  • Meets at the BC Epilepsy Society office in Burnaby on the first Thursday of every month from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Whether you have epilepsy or know someone close to you who is living with it, you may need help in dealing with the condition. You may also be able to help others living with and/or affected by epilepsy through sharing your experiences and providing moral support. We hope that you will consider joining one of our support groups.

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