About Us

A family laughing and smiling at the BC Schizophrenia Society Prince George Branch

The BC Schizophrenia Society Prince George Branch (BCSSPG) has been operating in our community for 31 years. The Branch provides free support to ALL individuals and their families living with any type of mental illness including schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, depression and anxiety disorders. We have discovered the stigma and barriers faced are the same no matter what the disorder or illness associated with mental illness. We address this by offering supportive programs, education outreach, engaging in advocacy within our community, and by working in collaboration with our many partners.


Activity Centre for Empowerment (A.C.E.)

Teens playing nintendo at the BC Schizophrenia Society Prince George Branch

Our Branch has operated A.C.E in Prince George since 2004. A.C.E. has demonstrated through providing high-quality volunteer programs and social / recreational opportunities that people living with mental illness and/or addiction can recover to become valuable, contributing members of society. A.C.E. is a place of hope and belonging, and the people who enter its doors, be they an individual, family member, staff or volunteer, sense that A.C.E. is the place! Link to A.C.E.


F.A.M.I.L.I.E.S. of Prince George

A mom, dad and baby smiling at the B.C. Schizophrenia Society Prince George Branch

Our Branch works in partnership with the Family Alliance on Mental Illness - Leaders in Involvement, Empowerment and Support. Centred in Prince George, F.A.M.I.L.I.E.S. has been serving northern British Columbia with free education and support programs since 1999. It was trademarked in 2013 to reduce barriers and to create more accessible possibilities for peer, family support, education, systems navigation and advocacy in northern rural and remote communities. Link to F.A.M.I.L.I.E.S.


Provincial BC Schizophrenia Society

Two brothers linking arms at the B.C. Schizophrenia Society Prince George Branch

Our Branch works in close collaboration with the provincial BC Schizophrenia Society (BCSS), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting families and people with mental illness and addiction through support, public education, and advocacy. BCSS has developed branches throughout British Columbia. These branches are community oriented and led by family members on a volunteer basis. Link to BCSS