Wendy Toyer

Richmond, British Columbia

Wendy Toyer dedicated 19 years to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of British Columbia (ALSBC) serving as its Executive Director. Under her leadership, ALSBC established innovative programs that have positioned the Society as a recognized role model across Canada. Her notable achievements include the development of the Equipment Loan Program, a partnership with Communication for Youth and Adults and the Provincial Respiratory Outreach Program to ensure people living with ALS were given priority attention and care. In addition, Wendy coordinated and administered the ALS training for a team of volunteer psychologists and registered clinical counsellors to support patients throughout British Columbia.

Wendy also conceived an annual summer camp for youths aged 8 to 17, offering a safe and supportive environment for young people affected by ALS to connect and form a circle of support. Her latest initiative, “Project Hope,” is a ground-breaking collaboration between ALSBC, the University of British Columbia, and the Provincial Government aimed at advancing ALS research and clinical care. Through her advocacy and strategic partnerships, Wendy’s efforts have improved the lives of ALS patients in BC and advancing research to find a cure.


Award Logo