HOSPICE EDUCATION DAYS 2022

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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

Dates
October 27 – 28, 2022

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

Hospice Education Days 2022

Working within the Complexities of Grief

The pandemic has precipitated a multitude of losses to individuals, not only by way of death of loved ones, but also through isolation, income insecurity, cancelled milestone celebrations, and a lessened ability to obtain support and resources that were utilized prior to COVID-19 restrictions. Society’s lack of comfort and ability in addressing and supporting those grieving or bereaved adds to the complexity.

Furthermore, in British Columbia, the advent of natural disasters, increased homelessness and the deaths associated with Illicit Drug Toxicity, has influenced the manner in which health providers support their communities.

This two day education event will focus on the complexities of grief supports as it relates to both staff and volunteers alike. There will be elements of workshops, training and discussions, that also examines, best practices.

Why Attend?
  1. Attend workshops and training that focus on grief, bereavement and mental health services, best practices and programs that can further support your communitites.
  2. Network with other grief, bereavement and mental health stakeholders from a variety of communities and capacities.
  3. Gain access to valuable grief and bereavement resources and tools.
  4. Learn more about how to support those with traumatic loss, pandemic grief, prolonged grief disorder, MAiD grief, and supports for the LGBTQ2IA+, underserviced communities and more.
  5. Learn more about grief, bereavement and consequent mental health impacts and how communities and organizations are supporting their communites.
Who Can Attend?

The Hospice Education Days 2022: Working with the Complexities of Grief is open to everyone with an interest inlearning, support and developing grief and bereavement supports in BC.

This event is geared to community hospices, palliative care practitioners (professional & volunteer), hospice coordinators, councillors, doulas, policy makers, and the public.

Where will it be held?

This in person and virtual event will be held at the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel – 7571 Westminster Highway Richmond, British Columbia V6X1A3

An event discount rate has been reserved for this event. Please book here for rooms.

We are also encouraging participants to wear masks at the event to ensure the comfort for all in attendance.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Carrying out an event of this magnitude is dependent on the generosity of partners like you.

Download our sponsorship package to learn more.

About Federation of Fraser Region Hospice Societies (FOFRHS)

FOFRHS being one of our newest registered regional groups since 2020. The Federation is a collaborative that focuses on learning, sharing best practices, supporting peers, creating a sense of belonging and building connection and capacity within the Fraser Hospice Societies. Our mission is to share and leverage our strengths to elevate our collective impact and ability to provide quality end of life care and grief support. We serve our missione by developing a common language, amplifying the brand identity to educate and influence and lastly, support best practice sharing. Our vision is to be recognized by our partners as essential to their success.

Event Partners

BC Hospice Palliative Care Association (BCHPCA)

BC Hospice Palliative Care Association is a not-for-profit, public membership organization, which has been representing individuals and organizations committed to promoting and delivering hospice/palliative care to British Columbians since 1986. We are focused on Advocacy, Education, Membership Support and Public Awareness.

Vancouver Island Federation of Hospices (VIFOH)

The Federation supports the development of best practices as part of an integrated approach to care through illness, death and grief. Our members collaborate by sharing resources and education to increase public and government understanding of the services associated with hospice palliative care across Vancouver Island. We are working together to create healthy and strong communities by offering accessible, and affordable practical and emotional supports for those living with life-limiting illness, their family and caregivers, and those grieving the loss of a loved one.

Have questions? Contact us at events@bchpca.org.

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Have Questions?

Have questions? Contact us at events@bchpca.org.

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