Community Events etc.

Stay in the know of events, workshops, training and more happening at BCHPCA, your community, and nationwide. Due to the current progression of COVID-19, most events have been cancelled, pushed to a later date or will be hosted virtually. Please check with the event coordinators for details.

Hospice Education Day 2023




March 20th – 24th, 2023

11:30 am to 12.30 pm Pacific Standard Time

Navigating the Challenges in Leadership and Advocacy

Please join us virtually for our Spring Lunch & Learn Series to learn about Navigating the Challenges in Leadership and Advocacy

Hospice Education Days 2022

Working within the
Complexities of Grief

Lead by the Federation of Fraser Region Hospice Societies in partnership with BC Hospice Palliative Care Association and Vancouver Island Federation of Hospices

October 27 – 28, 2022

Location – In Person or Virtual via Pheedloop Platform
Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel
7571 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC V6X 1A3


March 14th – 17th, 2022

12 to 1 pm Pacific Standard Time

Complexities of Grief in our Communities

Please join us virtually for our Spring Lunch & Learn Series to learn about the complexities of grief in our communities


December 7th & 8th, 2021

12 to 1 pm Pacific Standard Time

Give the Gift of Peace of Mind: Planning for Health Care Decisions for Serious Illness

Please join us virtually for our Winter Lunch & Learn Series to learn about advanced serious illness planning and substitute decision-making laws in BC. Provide the ultimate gift of peace of mind to you and your family.

Palliative Care McGill CPD Day 2021

Want to receive up-to-date information on the most relevant topics related to end-of-life and palliative care? Join us for our online Continuing Professional Development Day on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021

Expert presenters from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and psychology will address: Telemedicine,  Bereavement, Homecare, Palliative Care Protocols During COVID and After,  Pediatric Palliative Care, Frailty, End-Stage Parkinson’s Disease, Total Pain, Management of Wounds, Interaction of Delirium and Pain, Deprescribing, Immunotherapy Side Effects, and Alternative Treatments.

This premier educational event is open to all healthcare professionals (as well as students and residents). The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Office from McGill University’s, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, has approved this activity for 7 CPD credits: RCPSC MOC Section 1; CFPC Mainpro+: Group Learning (QC Certification).

Full program and registration details:

Questions?  Contact Devon Phillips:


October 2, 4, 6, 2021 – Virtual Event

The BC Hospice Palliative Care Association will be initiating conversations for change around grief and bereavement at its first ever virtual Grief, Bereavement & Mental Health Summit. The Summit will examine the metamorphosis of grief and bereavement as it has transformed with the advent of COVID and as we move into an environment of integration during the recovery phase.
Providing a public platform for interdisciplinary and stakeholder education, idea sharing, and awareness regarding grief, bereavement and mental health in light of COVID-19, the Summit will collaboratively analyze current gaps to better support the future mental health of British Columbians and Canadians.

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Lunch & Learn Webinar Series: Conversations about MAiD

May 25th – 28th, 2021

11:30 am to 12:45 pm

To educate current members and the Hospice Palliative Care community through conversations regarding Medical Assistance in Dying. To reintroduce BC Hospice & Palliative Care Association as a training and advocacy resource for the Hospice Palliative Care community and engage new members.


Lunch & Learn Webinar Series
December 7th – 11th, 2020

As part of our COVID 19 Membership Relief Program, the BCHPCA will be hosting a virtual fundraising expo with leading fundraising speakers on solutions designed to achieve your virtual (and non-virtual) fundraising goals.

This FREE virtual conference for members and donation fee for non-members blends both practical and thought leadership. You will leave this expo having engaged with fundraising peers, gaining an understanding of how to lead from where you stand, tactics to ensure new year giving meets your expectations, and improving your ability to secure larger gifts from your donors virtually and beyond.

We hope you can attend this upcoming café, happening April 29 – from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Kalein’s Death Café Series are limited to 20 participants per session, so we encourage you to use the link below to pre-register and hold your spot.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the session.

Workshops 2019

Two sets of workshops were held in 2019.

Interior BC 2 Day Workshops 2019

Northern BC 2 Day Workshops 2019