Support Groups

The BC Epilepsy Society offers opportunities for individuals living with epilepsy, their families, and friends to get better connected and strengthen their support networks. This includes offering support groups, peer support contacts, and links to other services.

Whether you have epilepsy or know someone close to you who is living with it, you may need help in dealing with the condition. You may also be able to help others coping with epilepsy by sharing your experiences and providing moral support.

Information on our support groups can be found below:

Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all of our in-person support groups have been cancelled and have been replaced by online support groups. Please see below for more information:

Online Peer Support Group

  • This group is for people living with epilepsy
  • 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

In-Person Peer Support Group

  • This group is for people living with epilepsy
  • First Thursday of the month at 7:00 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 (not suitable for anyone under the age of 16)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Second Thursday of the month from 6:30 PM to 8:00 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.

BCES Women's Circle

  • This group is for people living with epilepsy who identify as women
  • Third Thursday of the month from 6:30 PM to 8:00 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.

BCES YA Circle

  • This group is for people living with epilepsy, aged 18-24
  • Third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 PM to 8:00 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.

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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