National and Provincial Societies

About the Schizophrenia Society of Canada

Schizophrenia Society of Canada

SSC is a national registered charity that has been in operation since 1979. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research.

Using a federation model, we work with 10 provincial societies and their over 100 chapters and branches, to help individuals with schizophrenia and their families have a better quality of life while we search for a cure. This model enables the Schizophrenia Societies across Canada to work together, while also recognizing and acknowledging that individually the provincial societies and the national society are independently incorporated entities according to the laws of their respective jurisdiction.

The SSC is committed to the following:

  • Raising awareness and educating the public to help reduce stigma and discrimination
  • Supporting families and individuals
  • Advocating for legislative change and improved treatment and services
  • Supporting research through the SSC Foundation and other independent efforts

The Schizophrenia Society of Canada website can be found at

Provincial Societies can be found at