Programs and Services

Self Help and Support Groups - Vancouver Island

  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings & Recreation

Looking for support in your community? Why not join a group? Self Help/Support Groups are a wonderful way to connect to other people affected by MS to exchange information, share stories, learn from each other, and socialize.

If you are interested in attending or starting a Self Help Group in your community, please call us to receive more information 250-388-6496 or toll free at 1-800-268-7582

There are many groups throughout Vancouver Island. These groups meet in the following communities:

Campbell River

When: Third Wednesday of each month 12:00pm

Where: Banners Restaurant1319 Shoppers Row

Comox

When: Second Thursday of each month (No meeting in July, August and December)
11:30-1:30pm
Where: Courtney White Spot
(Attendees order from the menu and are responsible for their bill. Please speak with facilitators for financial assistance)

Nanaimo

When: Bimonthly, on the Second Thursday of the month
11:00am - 12:00pm
Where: Nanaimo Aquatics Centre
Jack Little Room

*Country Grocer Outreach Lunch April & November

Qualicum

When: Third Thursday of each month (no meeting in July, August or December)
12-2pm
Where: The Gardens in Qualicum Beach

*Country Grocer Outreach Lunch April & November

Cowichan Valley

When: Monthly, on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except June, July, August and December)
Where: Cowichan Agricultural Hall

*Country Grocer Outreach Lunch April & November

Victoria

Young Adults Self Help Group

As a young adult living with MS, you may be facing a unique set of personal and professional challenges. Consider joining the Young Adult self-help group for individuals living with MS and their support network. This group meets to share, support and learn from one another. Meetings may include guest speakers on topics of interest to the group and informal, fun social events.

When: Second Thursday of each month 6:30 - 7:30pm

Where: TBA

For more information contact the Young Adult MS Self Help Group Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/YAMSVic or call 250-388-6496 ext 7301 or erin.patrick@mssociety.ca

Peninsula Support Group

When: Fourth Thursday of each month (no meeting in July, August or December)
11-12:30pm
Where: ANAF (Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans) Club

Alternative Therapies Self-Help Group

When: Fourth Tuesday of each month
6-8pm

Contact: Susanne, 250-598-8178

Women's Group

When: First and Third Thursday of each month
1:00-3:00pm
Where: 306, 3301 Douglas St (Victoria MS Office)

Lunch Around Town

When: Third Saturday of each month
1-3pm
Where: Please contact June at 250-380-1831 to RSVP and for details.

Victoria- New Self Help Group

When: First Tuesday of every month 1:30-2:30pm
Where: Retirement Concepts: Selkirk Seniors Village 385 Waterfront Crescent Victoria BC V8T 0A7
Contact: For more information please contact 250-388-6496 X 7301 or email erin.patrick@mssociety.ca

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