About Us

About the BC Epilepsy Society

Improving Lives. Inspiring Courage.

The BC Epilepsy Society is a provincially incorporated non-profit, and federally registered charitable organization dedicated to serving British Columbians living with epilepsy, and their families.

Our Vision

Improve the lives of people living with epilepsy by inspiring hope and empowering them to live their best lives.

Our Mission

We provide support and resources to British Columbians living with epilepsy, and their families, through education, advocacy and creating a sense of community.

Our Values

  • Connection – creating a sense of belonging
  • Courage – stepping up and leading the conversation around epilepsy
  • Compassion – caring is at the heart of everything we do
  • Community – we work together to amplify our impact

Our History

The BC Epilepsy Society was incorporated as a registered charity on August 17, 1959, under the leadership of pediatric neurologist Dr. Norman Auckland.

Dr. Auckland believed that an increased understanding of epilepsy, among those living with the disorder and their families, could help those living with epilepsy to help themselves.

The Society’s programs and services today remain true to Dr. Auckland’s original vision of support and education.


Our Charitable Tax Number

Our Charitable Tax Number is 11881 8541 RR0001.


Our BC Society Number

Our BC Society Number is 5749.

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