Organize a Community Event

Is your birthday coming up? Ask your friends and family to donate to BCSSF in lieu of a gift.

Are you an athlete? Walk, swim, bike, hike, or kayak for a good cause. Collect pledges from your friends, colleagues, neighbours, and family.

Do you have a special talent? Host a bake sale, art auction, or craft fair in honour of families struggling with severe mental illness.

Have a great fundraising idea but don’t know where to start? We are here to support you! We can help you create a fun and rewarding event or you can dedicate the proceeds of an existing event to BC Schizophrenia Society Foundation.

Call 250-732-1876 or email

Need some ideas? Here are a few local community fundraising events that have happened in past years.

Steve’s Walk for Hope

Raised more than $5,000 walking 650km from Castlegar to Hope.

Music for the Hearts

An event created to raise awareness and funds in support of those affected by schizophrenia.

Mad Hatters’ Parade & Tea Party

A tea party and parade created to challenge the stigma and raise funds for the programs and services offered by BCSS.