Vancouver Alopecia Areata Support Group


Vancouver Alopecia Areata Support Group

Hello Vancouverites! Connecting is one of the best ways to feel happier and become more informed! Come as you are, whether you are shy or outgoing. This is a genuine and fun group where all of us - new to alopecia or experienced, hair-wearer or au natural, seeking treatment or not - all come together and be supportive, informative, and positive for one another. After 4+ years of running this group, I can say for sure that you'll feel better after a meetup! :)

Come to our monthly meetups, or, start by joining this group and be in the loop of upcoming meetups! Sometimes I include alopecia news / remedy / stories too.

If your kid / teen has alopecia, please contact us and we'll put you in touch with other parents! It'll be, I believe, quite awesome for your child :)

Location: Vancouver
Members: 71
Latest Activity: Jun 10

Upcoming Meetups

This group gets together monthly at one of the members' homes - a cozy, positive, and fun environment, for those with alopecia. We are here to support one another, and every meetup has been amazingly mood-lifting.

Join us here and we'll send next meeting details to you in a group email!

You can always get a hold of us via AW messaging or at alopecia.vancouver[at]

We are affiliated with CANAAF (Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation).

Next meet up: We meet about once a month. Please email Tanya at the emil address above!

Comment Wall


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Comment by lea on October 2, 2015 at 5:52pm
Oops missed that cool, thanks Tanya. Gonna check Shari's selection next too :-)
Comment by Tanya on October 1, 2015 at 4:16pm

Yes for sure Lea, above this wall is a forum area where we post hairstylists, wigs, hats info. Everyone, if you have new places / sources, add to it! <3

Comment by lea on October 1, 2015 at 4:10pm

haha, yes maybe good to do a double check. I just realize how depend i am on and that memory isn't so good when couldn't even remember your apt # right. Lol But so you know your bldg does have tuff security Tanya! thank you~ & Deeann too!

Oh was curious if people wanted to share hairstylist they like, shops, websites for wigs, plus non like scarfs, hats too. Been curious about and wanting good & new.   

Comment by Deeann on September 24, 2015 at 3:53pm

Lovely to see everyone, as usual.  Oh no Lea. We drove off without your phone?  It was great to meet Carla and to connect in a way we all understand. Please know we are here to support you on the days that are more challenging. I hope to see you again soon.  The coffee and conversation was great, and I look forward to our next meet up. Thank you for all your kind words about the book. It was hard work that was motivated by all of you, and it's nice to hear all the nice things people are saying about it. It means I hit on the things that matter.

Comment by Tanya on September 24, 2015 at 2:03pm

Thanks everyone for coming! Omg I laughed so hard. Such a great turn out and so awesome to catch up with everyone :) And nice to welcome new member Carla! 

Thanks for bringing the delish coffee Lea! Such a long drive for you and Deeann from the US...extra long drive for you for getting your cell phone back lol. We'll do a checklist before you leave next time ;)

Comment by lea on September 21, 2015 at 7:51pm

Awesome meeting, great people! Thanks Tanya and all! Was great to see and meet new!! Always encouraging and fun (plus yummy) =)

Comment by Tanya on September 15, 2015 at 3:34pm

Our next alopecia meet up is this Saturday, Sept 19th @ 2pm! Message me if you just joined and need details. We always have a great time and feel awesome after. So, come! See you soon ;)

Comment by Tanya on August 15, 2015 at 2:10am

For everyone looking to connect with more people with alopecia, or just to get lots of info of any kind, join the Alopecia Areata Facebook group! It's a newish group with tons of activity! Last I checked they have 6600 members already! xo

Comment by Tanya on August 15, 2015 at 1:54am

Welcome Cathy! Thanks for sharing your story :) I agree, having your eyesight is far more important than having hair - don't risk it! Is your alopecia only affecting the front? If so, I know that there are those dreadlock headbands (basically wider headbands) that are a great alternative to wigs. I've seen them at Target. A silk scarf or cotton bandana could work well too, depending on your style!

Comment by Cathy on August 14, 2015 at 3:41pm

Hi.  My name is Cathy.  I was diagnosed with frontal fibrosing alopecia a few years ago.  I went through treatment with injections and a couple of oral drugs.  One I rejected outright as I was told I would need to be an opthamologist every year to check my eyesight.  Eventually gave it all up after waiting at the dermatologist for over two hours to see him.  I have been hoping that it would just stop.  I recently purchased a wig but haven't worn it with this summer's heat.  I do feel rather frustrated some days.  


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