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ABOUT
Vancouver Friends For Life

Vancouver Friends for Life Society welcomes people in Vancouver City Centre facing life challenges associated with HIV, Cancer, and Hepatitis C to participate in specialized support programs.

History.

Founded in 1993, and built on the belief that no one should have to face the many challenges of HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illness alone, the Vancouver Friends for Life Society is a holistic wellness centre with a comprehensive list of support services. Our mission is to provide emotional, informational, spiritual, and practical support to people living with life-challenging illness. Our philosophy recognizes the connection between mind, body, and soul with a view towards supporting the whole person rather than focus solely on the illness.

 

Our wellness programs are intended to complement primary medical care. Offered in a safe, and confidential environment, these programs are designed to help our members gain control over their health and to reduce anxiety, stress, and isolation from managing their illness.

 

Vancouver Friends for Life Society welcomes people in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland facing life challenges associated with HIV, hepatitis C, cancer and other life-interrupting illnesses to participate in specialized support programs.

Goals.

  • To provide services that support client-members in taking an active role in their health and wellness

  • To empower client-members with holistic practice that complement their other treatments

  • To support client-members in proactively engaging in the health of their mind, body, soul and community

  • To support client-members in taking an active role in their health care and maintenance

  • To empower client-members with a selection of wellness practices that complement their other treatments, and to offer support through community sharing and participation

  • To offer physical, spiritual, personal and social support so that our client-members attain their personal wellness goals

  • To help client-members be proactively engaged in their well-being, as they look forward to a future of wellness and active participation in our community.

Details.

Our Bylaws (updated December 2017)

Our registered charity number is 138277728RR0001