BCHPCA supports and encourages participation in various campaigns related to it’s mission. We will be posting information and resources regularly.
National Volunteer Week
April 19 – 25, 2021
During National Volunteer Week, we take the time to thank and celebrate volunteers all across the province of British Columbia, Yukon, and Canada!
Hospice Month Wildflower Bloom Campaign
May 3 – 31, 2021
We are kicking off Hospice Month by launching our first annual Wildflower Bloom Campaign. To honour hospices throughout BC and the Yukon, wildflower seed packets are being sold as a fundraiser for hospice societies as well as to raise awareness of the ways hospices support their communities.
Advance Care Planning Day
April 16th, 2021
Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the process of thinking and talking about your wishes, values, and preferences for your future care in the event you are unable to speak for yourself. Decide who would speak for you — choose your Substitute Decision Maker.
Children's Grief Awareness Day
November 19th, 2020
November 19th is known internationally as Children’s Grief Awareness Day. The blue butterfly represents hope and is used around the world to raise awareness for grieving children and youth who can be the ‘forgotten mourners’ when someone dies in their family. It is important to let them know we are here for them. In Canada, one child in 50 is bereaved.
National Bereavement Day
Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
The third Tuesday in November marks the annual National Bereavement Day in Canada. Bereavement refers to the time when a person experiences sadness after losing a loved one. On this day, BCHPCA encourages British Columbians and Yukoners to engage the government and all sectors in a provincial dialogue to identify and support access to the necessary resources for those living with grief and bereavement.
"Saying Goodbye" Campaign
Sunday, November 15th, 2020
BCHPCA supports CHPCA with its “Saying Goodbye” Campaign that will take place on November 15, 2020. Due to the extreme restrictions on end-of-life visitations across Canada and British Columbia during the COVID-19 pandemic, families and the community were not able to say goodbye to their loved ones, visit, or even have a proper funeral.
National Children's Hospice Palliative Care Day
Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
October 13th marks the first National Children’s Hospice Palliative Care Day in Canada. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of pediatric hospice palliative care and improve the quality of living and dying for infants, children and youth with life-threatening conditions and their families.
International Self-Care Day
Friday, July 24th, 2020
The international self-care day has been running since 2011 on which countries around the world have a chance to promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle as a vital foundation of health.