The Alzheimer Society's Resource Centres help those concerned with or facing dementia build the knowledge, skills, and confidence to maintain quality of life. Resource Centres offer information, educational opportunities, support groups, and the ability to speak directly with a knowledgeable team member. Contact the Resource Centre in your area for services in local communities.

Upcoming Events

Tele-workshop - How to Support a Friend Who Has Dementia or Is A Caregiver
April 23, 2014 02:00 PM to April 23, 2014 03:00 PM

Available across B.C. by phone and internet (optional)

The Transition to Residential Care - Victoria, B.C.
April 23, 2014 06:00 PM to April 23, 2014 08:00 PM

Hillside Seniors Health Centre (1454 Hillside Ave., Victoria)

Family Caregiver Series (4 sessions) - Nanaimo, B.C.
April 29, 2014 06:30 PM to May 20, 2014 08:30 PM

Alzheimer Society Resource Centre (200-1585 Bowen Road, Nanaimo)

Life in Residential Care - Victoria, B.C.
April 30, 2014 06:00 PM to April 30, 2014 08:00 PM

Hillside Seniors Health Centre (1454 Hillside Ave., Victoria)

Coping with Transitions in Dementia Caregiving (5 sessions) - Qualicum Beach, B.C.
May 02, 2014 09:30 AM to May 30, 2014 12:00 PM

The Gardens at Qualicum Beach (650 Berwick Road North, Qualicum Beach)

Recent News

In the lead up to the Jan. 26 Investors Group Walk for Memories, which is now less than a week away, we have featured a selection of honorees on the website.


On Sunday, Jan. 26, British Columbians in 23 communities across the province will walk to raise funds for research and support for over 70,000 people who face dementia in B.C. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. invites all British Columbians to register today at


As many as 50 per cent of Canadians with dementia are not diagnosed early enough,* losing precious time when care and support can make a tremendous difference in their quality of life and avert unnecessary crises for their families. That's why during Alzheimer Awareness Month, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is launching a new campaign, Early diagnosis keeps your life from unravelling, to promote the benefits of early diagnosis.


The July-August edition of the First Link® bulletin features planning tips for summer travel. Read more...

The January 2012 edition of the First Link® bulletin features the annual fundraising event Investors Group Walk for Memories. Read more...

Resource Centres

* Please call ahead for an appointment *

Greater Victoria

Serving: Colwood, Esquimalt, Langford, Metchosin, North Saanich, Sidney, Sooke, Southern Gulf Islands, Victoria

Alzheimer Resource Centre
202-306 Burnside Road West
Victoria, B.C. V8Z 1M1


First Link®           (Read more about First Link®)

Main Contacts
Meriel Randerson, Support & Education Coordinator

Emily Pridham, First Link Coordinator

Amanda Strain, Minds in Motion Coordinator

Gabriela Townsend, Volunteer & Office Coordinator

Support Groups

North & Central Vancouver Island

Serving: Campbell River, Cobble Hill, Comox, Courtenay, Cowichan, Duncan, Gold River, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan, Nanaimo, Northern Gulf Islands, Parksville, Port Alberni, Port Alice, Port Hardy, Port McNeill, , Qualicum, Shawnigan Lake, Tofino, Ucluelet

Alzheimer Resource Centre
200-1585 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, B.C. V9S 1G4

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First Link® Toll-free
250-734-4170 (Nanaimo/Ladysmith)
1-800-462-2833 (Island only)

Main Contacts
Tina Biello, First Link Coordinator

Jane Hope, Support & Education Coordinator

Tracey Leslie, Minds in Motion Coordinator

Support Groups