The Edwin S.H. Leong Healthy Aging Program is an interdisciplinary group of faculty, trainees and staff at UBC who seek to harness the science of healthy again to help people remain healthy, happy and active longer into old age. The program was initiated by a generous donation from Dr. Edwin S.H. Leong and the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation.
Families across British Columbia are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s vision is a world without dementia; that vision begins with a world where people living with the disease are welcomed, acknowledged and included. Working in communities throughout the province, the Society supports, educates and advocates for people with dementia, as well as enabling research into the disease. As part of a national federation, the Society is a leading authority on the disease in Canada.
The BC Nurses’ Union (BCNU) protects and advances the health, safety, social and economic well-being of our members, our profession and our communities. We are the largest nursing union in BC, representing more than 48,000 professional nurses and allied health care workers, providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities and in the community. We speak up and speak out for safe, quality, public health care. We value and respect diversity, and pride ourselves in providing protection, representation, and services to all members. To promote evidence-based research for innovation within nursing, BCNU is proud to support research projects that align with the union’s core values of collectivity, democracy, equality, excellence, integrity, social justice, and solidarity.
Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) is a national, charitable organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of the one in five Canadians — over 7 million people — living with mental illness. We advance mental health research that is problem-solving, cost-effective and usable in the real world, transforming treatments and prevention in creative and collaborative ways. We also consult and partner with other stakeholders, including other mental health organizations, social agencies, entrepreneurs, business and government, to promote knowledge sharing, avoid duplication, and implement best practices.
The Canadian Celiac Association British Columbia is a registered charity that supports people who are affected by celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and other gluten-related conditions.
Celiac Disease (CD) is a genetic, multi-system, autoimmune disorder where the body reacts to gluten and other prolamines in wheat (e.g. durum, kamut, spelt), rye and barley. Gluten consumption causes damage to the absorptive surface of the small intestine and can result in malnutrition, anemia, nutritional deficiencies and an increased risk of other autoimmune diseases and some cancers of the gut.
Our four priorities are: Promote Evidence Based Solutions; Strengthen Standards; Increase Awareness and Education; and Ensure Financial Sustainability.
Parkinson Society British Columbia is the voice of British Columbians living with Parkinson’s. Its purpose is to ease the burden and find a cure for Parkinson’s disease through advocacy, education, research and support services. The Society is part of a strong community united in its dedication to improve the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s.
Founded in 1991, Pacific Parkinson’s Research Institute (PPRI) was formed with an eye firmly on a future without Parkinson’s.
PPRI is a “no frills” volunteer organization focused on funding research into the causes, complications, treatments and cure of Parkinson’s disease.
PPRI funds research exclusively at Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre (PPRC), a leading clinical research facility located at the University of British Columbia. This enables it to have the greatest impact in making promising projects happen. PPRI support funds the full-time employment and research projects of top Parkinson’s research scientists and has provided the opportunity to support scientists in further pursuing key areas of study.
The major objective of the Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation is the investigation and support of novel, innovative and disruptive approaches, particularly in the treatment of cancer.
The BC Schizophrenia Society Foundation raises funds for schizophrenia research and the programs and services offered by BC Schizophrenia Society. The Society’s mission is to support families affected by schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses in British Columbia through education, advocacy and research. The Foundation is committed to ensuring that research into schizophrenia and related disorders continues in British Columbia.
Praxis is a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization that leads global collaboration in spinal cord injury research, innovation, and care. Praxis advances SCI research and innovation worldwide through networks of international researchers, health care professionals, clinical trials, entrepreneurs, investors, and PLEX (people with lived experience of SCI). Praxis is part of the life-changing work done in the life sciences sector, and plays a key role in the development of new technologies and treatments for those living with SCI. Our vision is a world without paralysis after SCI.