Hospice Education Days 2023

Promoting Wellness
Through Collaboration

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

Friday, Nov. 3 – Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023

Location – In Person or Virtual
Tigh-Na-Mara Resort
Vancouver Island, BC

Hospice Education Days 2023

Promoting Wellness through Collaboration

With great consideration for the evolving landscape of hospice care and the transformative power of partnerships, we have curated a program centred around the theme of “Promoting Wellness Through Collaboration.”

Our two-day hybrid event will provide an important touch point amongst hospice and palliative care stakeholders to learn, network, and gather resources. This year’s event will take place in the breathtaking setting of Vancouver Island, known for its rich diversity and natural beauty. We believe that by embracing the unique tapestry of voices and experiences found on the island, we can foster a truly inclusive approach to hospice care.

This theme underscores our belief that we can create a compassionate ecosystem where wellness flourishes by working together. Through diverse streams, including client care, self-care, governance, organizational development, fund development, and advocacy, our event aims to foster collaboration, share best practices, and empower individuals, organizations, and communities to enhance the well-being of those in need.

Program Schedule & Conference Centre Map

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Our Speakers

Additional Details

Who Can Attend?

Hospice Education Days 2023: ‘Promoting Wellness through Collaboration’ is open to everyone interested in learning, supporting and developing the care and support provided by hospice societies in BC.

This limited-capacity event is open to community hospice & palliative care practitioners (professional & volunteer), administrators and board members, allied professionals, policymakers, and the public.

Why Attend?
  1. Participate in an exciting opportunity for interdisciplinary education, idea sharing, and learning about best new practices in hospice care.
  2. Gain access to valuable resources and tools.
  3. Learn more about community-supported dying, respectful and safe care for 2SLGBTQIA+ people, youth leadership in grief care, addressing inequities in hospice palliative care and more.
  4. Engage to implementing care and programs that are inclusive, anti-racist and de-colonizing.
  5. In-person: Enjoy rich conversation, a delicious banquet and lunch at beautiful Tigh Na Mara!
Where will it be held?

This in-person and virtual event (via the Pheedloop platform) will be held at the Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre (1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC V9P 2E3).

An event discount rate has been reserved for this event.

Please call the Reservations Department at 800-663-7373 directly by Tuesday, October 3, 2023, and identify yourself as part of the Hospice Education Day group to receive the group rate.

When does registration start?

For the VIFoH members, early registration will be from Sept 5th, 2023 to Sept 26th, 2023 and the public can register from Sept 27th, 2023 to Oct 27th, 2023.

What is the Cost?

In-Person Ticket: $100

Virtual Ticket: $75

* All tickets have full two-day access to the event.

Task Group Members

Gretchen Hartley

Gretchen Hartley

Executive Director
Vancouver Federation of Hospices

Tina Schoen

Tina Schoen

Volunteer Programs Coordinator
Cowichan Hospice

Tarni Jacobsen

Tarni Jacobsen

Executive Director
Pacific Rim Hospice Society

Amanda McNally

Amanda McNally

Executive Director
Federation of Fraser Region Hospice Society & Peace Arch Hospice Society

Christine Colbert

Christine Colbert

Executive Director
Comox Valley Hospice Society

Pablita Thomas

Pablita Thomas

Executive Director
BC Hospice Palliative Care Association

Katie Yuen

Katie Yuen

Education & Program Coordinator
BC Hospice Palliative Care Association

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.

Additional Sponsor Options (Can be purchased individually)

Website Event Advertising and Post Event
Logo and link on BCHPCA webpage $500
At the Event
Acknowledgement in welcome speech $500
Acknowledgement at networking sessions (includes all sessions) $400
Acknowledgement in closing speech $300
One day in person Exhibitor rate $350
Two day in person Exhibitor rate $750

Partner Sponsors

Thank you to our partner sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Thank you to our gold sponsors!

Silver Sponsors

Thank you to our silver sponsors!

Community Sponsors

Thank you to our community sponsors!

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?

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

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