On October 6, 2023, the Hospice Care Alliance of British Columbia (HCABC) held its second Roundtable meeting at the Vancouver Marriott Airport Hotel. The event, facilitated by Pabilta Thomas, Executive Director of BCHPCA and Secretariat of the Alliance, was attended by key stakeholders and new partners in hospice care from across British Columbia. This report aims to provide a factual summary of the discussions and outcomes of this full-day meeting.

The agenda of the meeting included participant introductions, a presentation on the Alliance’s recent projects, and an in-depth discussion on the Terms of Reference, Vision, Mandate, and collective goals of the Alliance. The discussions focused on three of the ten steps from the “Path Forward” report: advocating for a provincial policy and strategy for hospice care, exploring partnership opportunities with underserved communities, and raising public awareness of hospice palliative care.

The report details the discussions held, the feedback received, and the decisions made during the meeting. It serves as a record of the event and provides information on the future priorities and planned contributions of the participants in relation to the Alliance’s activities.

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