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! This is a supportive and positive 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. Come to our monthly meetups, or start by joining this group to be posted of upcoming meetups!

If you want to talk to someone on the phone, posting on the wall here is a great way to start too!

JLo and Erin are currently leading this group, as I (Tanya) will be exploring Shanghai for a while.

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

Location: Vancouver
Members: 52
Latest Activity: 17 hours ago

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 JLo and Erin via AW messaging or at alopecia.vancouver[at]

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

For Vancouver NAAF (National Alopecia Areata Foundation - US) Support Group for those with alopecia, as well as for family and friends of those with alopecia, contact Enzina Carida at 604-619-4786. The NAAF group meets every 3 months, with Dr. Shapiro.

***Next meet up  - Saturday, April, 26th 1- 5 at Erin's place in Vancouver. Please email the gmail account for the address.

Discussion Forum

Alopecia Research

Started by Tanya. Last reply by Tanya Jul 13, 2012. 3 Replies


What are you looking for in an alopecia areata support group?

Started by Jana. Last reply by Jana May 2, 2012. 6 Replies

This is an open and supportive discussion about what members are looking for from our group. Perhaps you were with us from the start. Perhaps you just joined us. And perhaps you don't know what you are looking for, but will know it when you find it!…Continue

Alopecia Areata: Useful Summaries

Started by Jana May 2, 2012. 0 Replies such as the one above are valuable for our own understanding, and to…Continue

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Comment by lea 17 hours ago

Thx :)

Comment by Deeann yesterday

I'll be there April 26th.  Sorry we won't see you Jana.  Have a good visit with your nephew.

Comment by JLo on Tuesday

Hey Lea, that may work!

Comment by lea on Tuesday

Hi all, Hope everyone is having a good spring. So I'm working on getting my passport to visit. :-) Wonder what people's schedule looks like May 25th and 26th. That will be Memorial day holiday weekend in the states and think be good to go up. Wish I could go to your meeting this month. However will be there soon! Thank you. :-) 

Comment by JLo on Saturday

Hi Everyone!

Erin is hosting the next meet up on Saturday, April 26th from 1-5, come for the amount of time you can...and If you could bring a light snack to share that would be great. I will not be there as my cutie, patootie nephew will be in town, and I am very excited to see him! The founder of this group,Tanya, may be in attendance :)

Take care and I look forward to seeing you all in May, JLo

Comment by JLo on April 7, 2014 at 9:49pm

Hi all, the next meet up will be the end of April, Erin has offered to host. Date TBA. Thanks!

Comment by JLo on March 28, 2014 at 1:44pm

Hello Peeps!

Anyone interested in hosting a meeting in April?

If not I can in early April.

Comment by Tanya on March 18, 2014 at 12:11am

Dear All, the next Vancouver NAAF meetup (hosted by Enzina) is without Dr. Shapiro. Instead, Dr. McElwee will be there. 

Dr. McElwee is very approachable and patient at answering people's questions. Also his alopecia research is more promising. I would encourage you to attend if you have medical questions or are interested in his current research.

For more info please contact Enzina (see info near the top of this page). The date is March 20th!

Comment by Tanya on March 18, 2014 at 12:07am

I hope you guys had a great meeting in the US! I wish I was there! :)

Comment by JLo on March 1, 2014 at 1:51pm


Just wanted to let everyone know that we are meeting up with some Seattle fellow alopecians on Saturday March 15th for dinner, in Seattle. We haven't decided where yet, but will let those interested, know soon.

If anyone wants to host a meeting, in March on our side of the border, please let me know. If no one comes forward, I will focus of having our next meet up in April, which I will host if no one else comes forward. Thanks and I hope you are all taking care.


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