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Support Groups


Alanon: Support for friends & families of alcoholics

Phone: 250.753.6030
A fellowship for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Alcohol and Drug Referral

Phone: 1.800.663.1441
Helpline offering 24 hour assistance.

Alcoholics Anonymous – Nanaimo

Phone: 1.800.883.3968
Website: nanaimoaa.org
Address: 212-285 Prideaux St, Nanaimo BC
Support and information for individuals with alcohol related problems. 24 hour answer line.

ALS Society of BC

Phone: 1.800.708.3228
Website: alsbc.ca
Address: #208 – 1600 West 6th Ave, Vancouver BC
The ALS Society of BC is dedicated to providing direct support to ALS patients, along with their families and caregivers, to ensure the best quality... Continue Reading →


Phone: 1.800.462.2833
Address: 200-1585 Bowen Road, Nanaimo BC
Exists to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia.

Arthritis Society of BC

Phone: Toll-free: 1.800.321.1433
Website: arthritis.ca
Committed to the research, care, education and advocacy for persons with arthritis. Telephone Support The Arthritis Society Answers Line is a toll-free telephone information service... Continue Reading →

Bayshore HealthCare – (Home Health Care Services)

Phone: 250.591.6407 or Toll Free: 1.877.470.2253
Website: bayshore.ca
Address: 1650 Terminal Avenue North, Unit 204, Nanaimo BC, V9S 2L4
Our Core Health Care Services: 24-7 Service, Acquired Brain Injury Care, Appointment Escorts, Companionship, Dementia Care, Diabetes Management, Foot Care, Free Care Assessments, Funding Investigations, Home... Continue Reading →

BC Lung Association

Phone: 1.604.731.5864 or Toll-free: 1.800.665.5864
Website: lung.ca
Address: 2675 Oak Street Vancouver, BC, V6H 2K2 Canada
Leads provincial and international lung health initiatives and lung disease prevention. Questions about your breathing? Call for advice: 1.800.665.5864

BC Lupus Society

Phone: 1.604.714.5564 or Toll-free: 1.800.585.8787
Website: bclupus.org
Address: #210 - 888 W 8TH AVENUE, VANCOUVER, BC, V5Z 3Y1
Provides education and support to people with lupus.

BC Schizophrenia Society – Nanaimo Branch

Phone: 250.753.9923
Address: #200-1585 Bowen Road, Nanaimo BC V9S 1G4
Provides education and support to family and friends of those living with any serious mental illness.

Brain Injury Society – Nanaimo

Phone: 250.753.5600
Website: nbis.ca
Address: 285 Prideaux Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N2
The Nanaimo Brain Injury Society is a registered non profit society and registered charitable organisation. They are a progressive society providing support, education and rehabilitation... Continue Reading →

Canadian Cancer Society

Phone: Nanaimo Location: 250.741.8180 or 1.888.939.3333
Website: cancer.ca
Offers Cancer Information, support and services, prevention and screenings.

Canadian Diabetes Association

Phone: 1.800.226.8464
Website: diabetes.ca
The Canadian Diabetes Association leads the fight against diabetes by helping those affected by diabetes live healthy lives, preventing the onset and consequences of diabetes,... Continue Reading →

Chronic Pain Support Group

Phone: 250.754.4863
CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP! E-mail: stewart.carr@shaw.ca

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Phone: 250.753.1597
For more information contact Debra Tuck.

Epilepsy Support Group in Nanaimo

Phone: 250.618.7034
For more information please contact Kelsey.

First Link Dementia Helpline

Phone: 1.800.936.6033
Website: alzheimer.ca
First Link Dementia Helpline - (information and support line)

First Link Dementia Helpline – (Information and support line)

Phone: 1.800.936.6033
Website: alzheimer.ca
If you are living with dementia or have questions about the disease, call the First Link® Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033. The Helpline assists individuals in... Continue Reading →
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