British Columbia Resource Centre
The Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) is a not-for-profit charitable organization which raises funds to deliver individual and group counseling service to support individuals and families living with Huntington disease (HD) and to fund medical research to delay or stop the progression of the disease. The Society works with health and social services professionals to enable them to better serve people living with HD. The Huntington Society of Canada aspires to a world free from Huntington disease. The Society maximizes the quality of life of people living with HD by delivering services; enabling others to understand the disease; and furthering research to slow and prevent Huntington disease. To know more about the HSC visit our website at www.huntingtonsociety.ca.
The HSC British Columbia Resource Centre (BCRC) is a provincial resource for families with Huntington disease (HD). Our clients are individuals at risk of HD, individuals with HD, family members and friends who are primary caregivers of a person with HD. We provide information, education and support to clients, community service providers, care home staff and other health professionals working with someone living with HD.
Families and professionals benefit greatly from the multidisciplinary approach to care which allows professionals to work together to coordinate a plan to best meet the needs of individual clients as HD progresses. Clients attend a half day (morning or afternoon) scheduled appointment with specialists in one location in addition to receiving support from our team. This ‘one-stop-shop’ format is especially helpful for those traveling to appointments from outside metro Vancouver. The BCRC offers services to people living in BC and the Yukon.
What the BCRC offers:
Who we are:
• BC Resource Centre: Director
• Corrina Masson, Vancouver Resource Centre Director/Social Worker
• Jenni Aitken, Victoria Resource Centre Director/Social Worker
Who we serve:
Direct support services:
Education and Support for professionals:
Please contact us for more information.
Huntington Society of Canada: BC Resource Centre (BCRC)
YPAHD (Young People Affected by HD): www.ypahd.ca
HD Buzz: http://en.hdbuzz.net
Disability Alliance BC: http://www.disabilityalliancebc.org