OUR VISION – To bring compassion and hope to those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis
OUR MISSION – To improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support, public policy and research
OUR CORE VALUES
- Family Centred – We provide education and caring support for families affected by serious mental illness. The family unit is our first responsibility and primary focus; the person with the illness is always included in the definition of family.
- Partnership and Respect – We do not work in isolation. We seek to build a broad range of dynamic partnerships through open and timely communications based on respect and appreciation for all those we serve and work with.
- Innovation and Improvement – We are committed to innovation through ongoing learning and improvement to meet the changing and diversified needs of families with mental illness in today’s society.
- Accountability and Transparency – We measure our performance and follow a process of continuous improvement. We are wholly accountable for our actions to our supporters for our use of financial and human resources available to us.
The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 by families and friends of people with schizophrenia. Since then, BCSS has grown into a province-wide family support system with 30 Branches, 11 Regional Coordinators, 3 Program Coordinators and over 1600 members. We are dedicated to supporting each other, educating the public, raising funds for research and advocating for better services for people with schizophrenia and other serious and persistent mental illnesses.
Member Since: 2002