Connecting with Others

The BC Epilepsy Society offers people living with epilepsy and their families, friends, and loved ones the opportunity to meet other inspirational people who truly understand life with epilepsy. Whether we are laughing together or sharing tips and tricks we have learned along the way, connecting with others makes the journey much more fun!

Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all of our in-person offerings have been cancelled and have been replaced by online versions taking place via Zoom. Please see below for more information:

Peer Group:

  • This group is for people living with epilepsy
  • Held on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm
  • Attendees must contact the BC Epilepsy Society staff at least three business days prior to the meeting to register. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Online Peer Group:

  • This group is for people living with epilepsy
  • Held on the first Monday of every month from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Meetings held online via videoconference
  • Attendees must contact the BC Epilepsy Society staff at least three business days prior to the meeting to register. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register

Family Peer Group

  • This group is for anyone affected by epilepsy, including people living with epilepsy and their families, friends and loved ones (This is an adult-oriented meeting)
  • Held on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM
  • Meetings held online via videoconference
  • Attendees must contact the BC Epilepsy Society staff at least three business days prior to the meeting to register. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Young Adult Peer Group

  • This group is for young adults living with epilepsy aged 18-30
  • Held on the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM
  • Meetings held online via videoconference
  • Attendees must contact the BC Epilepsy Society staff at least three business days prior to the meeting to register. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Epilepsy Friends Forever (EFF) Ages 6-8

  • This groups is for children and youth living with epilepsy, aged 6-8
  • Held on the last Wednesday of every month at 4:00 PM
  • Meetings held online via videoconference
  • Attendees must contact the BC Epilepsy Society staff at least three business days prior to the meeting to register. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Epilepsy Friends Forever (EFF) Ages 9-12

  • This groups is for children and youth living with epilepsy, aged 9-12
  • Held on the last Thursday of every month at 4:00 PM
  • Meetings held online via videoconference
  • Attendees must contact the BC Epilepsy Society staff at least three business days prior to the meeting to register. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Epilepsy Friends Forever (EFF) Ages 13-17

  • This groups is for children and youth living with epilepsy, aged 13-17
  • Held on the last Friday of every month at 4:00 PM
  • Meetings held online via videoconference
  • Attendees must contact the BC Epilepsy Society staff at least three business days prior to the meeting to register. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

BCES Men's Circle

  • This group is for people living with epilepsy who identify as men
  • Find out more here
  • Attendees must contact the BC Epilepsy Society staff at least three business days prior to the meeting to register. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

BCES Women's Circle

  • This group is for people living with epilepsy who identify as women
  • Find out more here
  • Attendees must contact the BC Epilepsy Society staff at least three business days prior to the meeting to register. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

BCES YA Circle

  • This group is for people living with epilepsy, aged 18-24
  • Find out more here
  • Attendees must contact the BC Epilepsy Society staff at least three business days prior to the meeting to register. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

BC Epilepsy Parents Network (BCEPN)

  • This group is for the parents, guardians and caregivers of children with epilepsy
  • Last Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM
  • Meetings held online via videoconference
  • Find out more here
  • Attendees must contact the BC Epilepsy Society staff at least three business days prior to the meeting to register. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Message boards, blogs, and chat rooms are other methods of communication that can also put you in touch with other people with epilepsy. Links to online epilepsy support services are available in the Online Forums section of our website.

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