We have a passionate team of staff and volunteers who work hard everyday to fundraise, provide provincial programs and services, and support our core functions.
We have a dedicated team of professional Board members who have expertise in a wide variety of fields and industry including finance, law, marketing, health, education and business.
We have a volunteer Professional Advisory Board, made up of clinicians, scientists and technologists involved in the diagnosis, treatment and research of epilepsy in BC to help author and produce resources and deliver presentations in person.
All of these individuals proudly strive to make a real and positive difference to those with epilepsy and the people who care for them.
Without the financial support of our donors, we simply would not be able to develop and deliver the many services on which our members rely.
Successes like our Partners In Teaching program and this website are created thanks to the financial support of friends like you.
Thanks for your support.
There are several ways to donate to the Society:
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 the 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 birthday, wedding, anniversary, graduation party, 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 or programs. Tax receipts are available to donors.
If you’d like to discuss either of these options, contact our office at (604) 875-6704.
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 payroll department to see whether it offers a matching gift program. Ask them for donation guidelines.
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.
Donate A Car Canada Program
Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for BC Epilepsy Society. To donate a car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to BC Epilepsy Society, go to https://donatecar.ca/org/donate.php?charitypage=BCEpilepsySociety. We provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your vehicle it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after everything to make your donation easy for you to support BC Epilepsy Society.
DONATE NOW at https://donatecar.ca/org/donate.php?charitypage=BCEpilepsySociety and BC Epilepsy Society will send you a tax receipt after your car donation is complete!