As a non-profit, charitable organization, the BC Epilepsy Society relies on individuals like you to help us deliver our support and education programs.
There are a variety of ways that you might lend your support: many of our services are delivered with the help of our volunteers. We're always eager to meet new experts who can lend their advice. And, of course, through your financial contribution.
How to Volunteer
The BC Epilepsy Society relies on the regular involvement of volunteers to deliver programs and services to people living with epilepsy.
Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, and to contribute to your community. Opportunities exist that require as little as a few hours each month. For more information, click here.
How to Donate
Without the financial support of our donors, we would not be able to develop and deliver the many programs and services on which our members rely.
Successes like our Partners In Teaching program and this website are made possible thanks to the financial support of friends like you.
You can donate to the Society by:
||Send your cheques to the BC Epilepsy Society at
#2500 – 900 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E5
||Call us to donate using your Visa or Mastercard
Donations can be made in a variety of capacities, such as:
In Memoriam and In Celebration Gifts
Most people are familiar with the practice of making a charitable donation in memory of a friend or family member. The BC Epilepsy Society can send acknowledgment “in memoriam” cards to a family after their loss to let them know about your gift. The amount of your gift is not given in the card.
On the other hand, most people don’t know about the concept of “in celebration” gifts. When families host a celebration event like a birth, birthday, wedding, anniversary, graduation, or some other family event, they can ask guests to make a donation to the BC Epilepsy Society rather than bringing a present.
Please consider both options in benefit of the BC Epilepsy Society. The gifts can be directed to epilepsy research, services, or programs.Tax receipts are available to donors.
If you’d like to discuss either of these options, contact our Executive Director at 604-875-6704 ext. 12
Gifts of Securities
With the elimination of capital gains on donations of publicly traded securities, gifts of securities are now the most tax efficient way to make a charitable donation, and it's a great way for donors to make a greater impact with their gift.
It's easy, both for donors and the BC Epilepsy Society.You can start the process by clicking on the CanadaHelps logo at the bottom of this page. Once a donor has completed the online process and the shares have been sold, the donor receives a tax receipt and the BC Epilepsy Society receives the funds. It's that simple. To find out more, click here.
Once you have decided that you would like to make a gift of securities to the BC Epilepsy Society, contact our Executive Director at 604-875-6704 for help on completing your gift.
Matching Gift Programs
One of the smartest ways to give is through a matching gift program where a company or individual will match donations to charitable organizations. These matches are often dollar-for-dollar, which doubles your charitable-donation power.
Check with your company's human resources or payroll department to see whether it offers a matching gift program. Ask your company for donation guidelines.
Watch for matching opportunities through community or Internet fund raising efforts if your company does not offer a matching gift program.
Decide how much you want to donate to the BC Epilepsy Society.
Donate through your company's matching gift program, filling out the appropriate forms to ensure that the matching gift is donated to our Society.
Some of our donors prefer to make their donations on a monthly basis because they don't have to commit to a single large gift at one time in the year. For example, $50 each month may be easier to budget than $500 once a year. You can start your monthly donations by clicking on the CanadaHelps.org logo below.
Planned Giving and Estate Planning
There are a variety of ways that you can support the work of the BC Epilepsy Society through bequests and other forms of estate planning. Please click here to find out more.
Our Charitable Tax Number
Our charitable tax number is 11881 8541 RR0001