Last November, the BC Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) launched its annual holiday appeal, aiming to raise funds for programs and services supporting families and individuals affected by schizophrenia and serious and persistent mental health illnesses.

Thanks to your incredible generosity, our annual appeal has surpassed all expectations,
raising a remarkable $102,043! This outstanding achievement not only met our goal
but also shattered our previous fundraising records. 

Your unwavering support enables us to continue our essential work on the frontlines, providing crucial assistance to families in need. With your help, we can:  

💡 Deliver vital programs and services to support families and youth.  
💡 Drive education initiatives to challenge stigma and ensure families receive the best care.  
💡 Fund schizophrenia research awards through Michael Smith Health Research BC for investigations that lead to better care, better treatments, and discoveries that may one day lead to a cure.

Jane courageously shared her story this season, honouring her son Curtis and encouraging others to join her in backing the BC Schizophrenia Society. Her poignant narrative highlights the profound impact that BCSS has had on families like hers, providing education and practical information crucial for navigating the complexities of schizophrenia. 

For the eighth consecutive year, Chris Sandy, a dedicated former BCSSF board director and a steadfast donor, has once again graciously offered to match donations received before January 31 to a maximum of $10,000. This  underscores the spirit of generosity that drives BCSS’s mission forward. His dedication ensures that every contribution makes an even greater impact, doubling the support for individuals and families in need. 

As we reflect on the success of this year’s holiday appeal, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone, especially to our generous donors who extended help. Thank you again for being a champion of our mission. You’ve made a meaningful contribution that will surely make a difference in the lives of those affected by schizophrenia—providing hope and support for a brighter future.