Life-limiting and/or life threatening medical conditions
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 of life possible while living with ALS.
Phone, email or visit website for more information.
THE ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF B.C. is the only province-wide non-profit organization dedicated to helping people concerned with or facing dementia have the confidence and skills to maintain quality of life. We’re also committed to ensuring public perceptions reflect the real issues, and to securing funding for support and research.
The BC Cancer Agency, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides a province-wide, population-based cancer control program for the residents of British Columbia and the Yukon. They provide information about cancer, treatments and the many support services available. The Agency accepts patients who have been diagnosed with cancer and are referred by a physician.
Toll Free: 1-800-663-3333
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based charitable organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of those living with the disease.
There is a branch office in Salmon Arm.
Professional oncology social workers provide free emotional and practical support for people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is a source of information about stroke, heart disease, surgeries and treatments
A not-for-profit organization which enhances knowledge, tools and services to support overall health during and after cancer treatment. The professional team members value standard cancer treatments, and will work with the person with cancer and supportive persons, the family doctor and oncologist to provide the best cancer care possible. No referral required. They are located in Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria.
Call or visit website for more information or appointment
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is committed to patient services, public education, organ donation awareness, peer and community support and communications.
Support for people living with liver disease
The Lung Association of British Columbia provides information and support for people living with a lung disease or those caring for someone with a lung disease