AWARDS

The BCHPCA Award of Excellence 2019
Purpose

This award is given to an individual in recognition of outstanding achievement, contributions to, and impact in the field of hospice palliative care in British Columbia.

Criteria:

Nominees must have –

  • Been involved in hospice palliative care for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Enhanced the quality of life for patients and families facing life threatening illness and bereavement.
  • Advanced the profile of hospice palliative care in their community and/or in British Columbia.
  • Exemplified excellence in hospice palliative care in two or more of the following domains at a local and/or provincial level
    • Clinical Practice
    • Education
    • Administration
    • Research
    • Advocacy
Process:
  • Each nomination must be supported by three (3) individuals
  • At least one nominator must be an Active Individual Member in good standing, or the Designated Representative of an Active Member in good standing, or an Honorary Member of BCHPCA  at time of nomination.  (Note:  The Nominee is not required to be an active Individual Member, Designated Representative or an Honorary Member of BCHPCA).
  • Self-nominations are ineligible
  • An electronic photo of the nominee must be included, and may be used for publicity purposes
  • Submit nominations to the Awards Committee by completing the nomination form.
  • If the nominee is not selected for the award, the nominator will have the option to request that the nomination be carried forward for reconsideration the following year.  Carry forward requests must be received by the submission deadline of the following year and will only be reconsidered if the information remains correct and one nominator continues to be an active member in BCHPCA.
 Selection:
  • The Awards Committee will review all applications and will use a standardized scoring system based on the criteria to make their selection.
  • The Awards Committee will make recommendations to the BCHPCA Board of Directors, who will approve the final selection.
  • The recipient will be notified by BCHPCA and invited to attend the presentation ceremony during the BCHPCA Annual conference.
Submissions:
  • Print and Complete
    – Nomination Forms (2 Pages)
    – Overall Criteria (1 Page)
    -2 or more of the Domain Criteria  
  • Submit the nomination package by mail, email, or fax by the date indicated

The BCHPCA Award of Excellence Nomination Form 2019 

A – Overall Criteria 2019

B1-Clinical
B2-Education
B3-Administration
B4-Research
B5-Advocacy

Submission deadline is April 12, 2019

The BCHPCA Volunteer Award 2019
Purpose

This award is given to an individual in recognition of their outstanding personal achievement as a volunteer working in Hospice Palliative Care in British Columbia.

Eligibility

Volunteers who exemplify excellence in the field of Hospice Palliative Care through commitment and leadership in providing direct care to patients OR

Volunteers who exemplify excellence in organizational support, through fund development, board activities , or administrative duties.

Criteria:

Nominees must have –

  • Provided long term, exceptional service as a volunteer in Hospice Palliative Care in a variety of positions.
  • Made a significant impact on the quality of life of patients and families facing life threatening illness and bereavement in their community/province
  • Advanced Hospice Palliative Care through the volunteer services they have offered.
  • Exemplified the spirit of volunteerism.
Process:
  • Each nomination must be supported by three (3) individuals
  • The nominee must be affiliated with an Active BCHPCA Organizational Member in good standing, and at least one nominator must be an Individual Member,  the Designated Representative of an Active Member in good standing, or an Honorary Member of BCHPCA at time of nomination.
  • Self-nominations are ineligible.
  • An electronic photo of the nominee must be included, and may be used for publicity purposes
  • Submit nominations to the Awards Committee by completing the nomination form
  • If the nominee is not selected for the award, the nominator will have the option to request that the nomination be carried forward for reconsideration the following year.  Carry forward requests must be received by the submission deadline of the following year and will only be reconsidered if the information remains correct and the nominee is affiliated with an Active BCHPCA Organizational Member in good standing and the nominator is an Active Individual Member in good standing, or the Designated Representative of an Active Member in good standing, or an Honorary Member of BCHPCA.
Selection:
  • The Awards Committee will review all applications and will use a standardized scoring system, based on the criteria, to make their selection.
  • The Awards Committee will make recommendations to the BCHPCA Board of Directors, who will approve the final selection.
  • The recipient will be notified by BCHPCA and invited to attend the presentation ceremony during the BCHPCA Conference
Submissions:
  • Submit the nomination package by mail, email, or fax by the date indicated.

The BCHPCA Volunteer Award Nomination Form 2019 (4 pages)

Submission deadline is April 12, 2019

2018 Award Recipients
The BCHPCA & Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Award(s) Recognizing Enhanced End-Of-Life Care for British Columbians

COMOX VALLEY HOSPICE SOCIETY – Supporting Hospice Volunteers through Cumulative Loss

COWICHAN VALLEY HOSPICE SOCIETY – Palliative “Tool Kits” for Volunteers.  

DESERT VALLEY HOSPICE SOCIETY – Face to Face.  The Social Way Project

HOSPICE SOCIETY OF THE COLUMBIA VALLEY – HSCV Hello Game Program

LILLOOET HOSPICE SOCIETY – “I couldn’t talk about it before, but I can now.”

MISSION HOSPICE SOCIETY – Children’s Support Groups

NANAIMO COMMUNITY HOSPICE SOCIETY – “Griefmobile”

NEW DENVER HOSPICE SOCIETY – BCHPCA Annual Conference – Volunteer Attendance

NEW WEST HOSPICE SOCIETY – Compassion Crew Volunteer Training Program

NORTH KOOTENAY LAKE HOSPICE SOCIETY – North Kootenay Lake Grief Support Program

PACIFIC RIM HOSPICE SOCIETY – Ahousaht Grief Support Program

POWELL RIVER HOSPICE SOCIETY – Caregiver Support Group

SALT SPRING ISLAND HOSPICE SOCIETY – Youth Grief Initiative

TERRACE HOSPICE SOCIETY – Learning Day (October 2018)

 

The BCHPCA Award of Excellence

This Award recognizes outstanding personal achievement in the field of Hospice Palliative Care in British Columbia, in either a paid or volunteer position. 

LOIS BRUMMET –  Desert Valley Hospice Society

 

The BCHPCA Volunteer Award

This Award recognizes the outstanding personal achievements of volunteers working in Hospice Palliative Care in British Columbia. BCHPCA awarded 2 Volunteer Awards in 2018.

MARGO FLETCHER – Nanaimo Community Hospice Society

CHRISTINE GRAF  –  Crossroads Hospice Society

The Frances Montgomery Compassionate Community Caregiver Award 2018

The Frances Montgomery Compassionate Community Caregiver Award

Created and Sponsored by Life and Death Matters

 

The Award

This award celebrates the immense contributions of the social community in caring for people at end-of-life and acknowledges that care of the sick and the dying is “everyone’s responsibility”.  This award acknowledges the invaluable contribution of community members who provide care and support for people throughout the living-dying and bereavement process. It is presented to an individual who is a dedicated “compassionate community caregiver”. It is hoped that the award will be used to help the individual access education or educational resources to increase their care competencies.

 

The Inspiration for the Award

The award is inspired by Frances Montgomery, an extraordinary compassionate community caregiver. Frankie, a retired nurse, has cared for her parents, in-laws, husband, extended family, friends and community members for over six decades. At 89 years of age, she continues to respond to and provide care for friends and those in her neighbourhood.

I (Kath Murray, founder of Life and Death Matters) often say that “I came to hospice nursing as a child”. It was Frankie (my aunt) who introduced me to care for the dying. Frankie taught me about community, casseroles, custard and caregiving. With her as my mentor, I learned about dying, care of the dying, care of the body after death. And watching her, I knew that care of the sick and the dying is “everyone’s responsibility”. From these childhood experiences, I became passionate about the need for excellent education and resources to help health care workers, nurses, and family members feel more confident and to be more competent in caring. This inspired my writing of the text, “Integrating a Palliative Approach: Essentials for Personal Support Workers” and the more recent text, “Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Resource for Every Nurse”.

 

The Recipient

The award will be presented to a dedicated compassionate community caregiver, who works in a paid position, as a volunteer or as an informal caregiver. The caregiver might, like Frankie be a nurse or health care assistant, but the recipient might be a hair stylist, taxi driver, mechanic, gardener etc. This person will understand the needs of the dying and bereaved and will go out of their way to respond to those needs.

 

Eligibility

An individual, living in British Columbia, who has provided compassionate care and support to patients, loved-ones, neighbors and /or friends when dying or grieving, over a sustained period of time.  This person is one who could use the award to enhance their care competencies.

 

Application

An individual can apply for the award (requires two additional letters of reference) or can nominate another person for the award (requires one additional letter of reference).

In the application letter, introduce the person, and in a maximum of 500 words, describe the person’s contribution to caring for the dying and bereaved in their community. You may also want to describe what the person will do with the monies when received.

 

Selection process

BCHPCA’s Awards Committee will select the top applicants and forward the applications and recommendation to Life and Death Matters. Life and Death Matters will make the final award decisions, based on how closely the applicant reflects the inspiration for this award.  If there are several equally outstanding applicants, Life and Death Matters may enter the names in a draw to determine the recipient.

 

What

The award recipient will receive a cheque for five hundred dollars ($500). The recipient may use this to attend an education course/session, to purchase books, to participate in self-care, or any other project or initiative to enhance his/her care competencies.


Timeline

  • Award applications accepted between January 8th – March 31st, 2018
  • Award presented May 25, 2018 (BCHPCA Awards Luncheon)

 

Please submit your application and supporting documents to BCHPCA, by:

Mail:                                                               Fax:                                                    Email
1100 – 1200 West 73rd Avenue                     (604) 267-7026                                  office@bchpca.org
Vancouver, BC V6P 6G5

 

The Frances Montgomery Compassionate Community Caregiver Award Nomination Form

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