WHY JOIN BCHPCA

Membership Benefits

Organizational Membership Benefits

Organizations that provide hospice palliative care in British Columbia, and that are interested in advancing the purposes and supporting the activities of BCHPCA are eligible to apply for Organizational (Program) Membership.  Each organization accepted for Organizational (Program) membership will have one vote at the AGM.

Membership Services
  • Providing a conduit for grass-roots or emerging trends experienced by our members to be brought forward for discussion at the provincial level;
  • Providing members with current, accurate information on national and provincial issues related to hospice palliative care;
  • Advocating for our membership (including many volunteer-operated or one-employee-operated societies) to access comprehensive programs for liability insurance and employee benefits at reduced costs; 
  • Hosting annual awards acknowledging and honouring excellence in hospice palliative care by volunteers and leaders with the goal of supporting and encouraging dedication, compassion and innovation
  • Supporting hospice society staff and Board members through transitions such as Board recruitment, ED recruitment, senior staff evaluations, etc., and 
  • Supporting sixty-seven hospice societies across BC, providing countless volunteer hours of direct end-of-life care and bereavement support at the bedside of those BC citizens facing their end of life and their loved ones, managing their grief while continuing with life.
Provincial Influence
  • Advocating with the provincial government and other influential organizations for improved hospice palliative care for all BC citizens
  • Developing and distributing advocacy tools such as election kits, draft letters to government officials, public relations communiques, and
  • developing solid relationships and routinely meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Health for information-sharing and advocacy on issues related to quality end-of-life.
National Influence
  • Providing via a Memorandum of Understanding relationship with the national organization, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA): 
    • dual membership in both organizations for every BCHPCA Member, 
    • representation on the CHPCA Board of Directors from BCHPCA,
    • access to the CHPCA advocacy, education and communication programs and services, and
    • access to reduced rates at CHPCA’s biennial Conferences and Learning Institutes,
  • Working collaboratively with the CHPCA in advocating for legislative change (e.g. distributing ‘template’ messaging to BC’s Members of Parliament most recently regarding the 3-month wait time for access to healthcare for those moving between provinces).

Affiliate Membership Benefits

    Organizations that do not provide hospice palliative care in British Columbia but that are interested in advancing the purposes and supporting the activities of BCHPCA are eligible to apply for Affiliate Membership.  Each organization accepted for Affiliate membership will have no voting privileges.

    Current Benefits
    • The opportunity to be a part of the collective voice shaping the future and advancement of hospice palliative care in BC and Canada;
    • Notice of the BCHPCA Annual General Meeting;
    • Affiliate Status (non-voting) in the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA);
    • Regular communication from BCHPCA on issues of interest;
    • Discounts on registrations for staff and volunteers to attend BCHPCA Conferences/Forums;
    • Eligibility for the BCHPCA-Westland Group Insurance Program for affordable and customized insurance.  Read more about the program in the right column;
    • Eligibility for the BCHPCA-OASSIS Group for affordable, comprehensive employee benefits. For more information, please see the right hand column;
    • Access to CHPCA-sponsored interest groups;
    • CHPCA’s AVISO e-newsletter and monthly updates, and
    • Discounts on registration for CHPCA conferences and/or institutes and on merchandise offered on CHPCA online Marketplace.

    Individual Membership Benefits

      Individuals who subscribe to BCHPCA’s constitution and values may join BCHPCA as Individual Members.

      Current Benefits
      • The opportunity to be a part of the collective voice shaping the future and advancement of hospice palliative care in BC and Canada;
      • One vote at the BCHPCA Annual General Meeting;
      • Affiliate Status (non-voting) in the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA);
      • Regular communication from BCHPCA on issues of interest;
      • Discounts on registrations to attend BCHPCA Conferences/Forums;
      • Access to CHPCA-sponsored interest groups;
      • CHPCA’s AVISO e-newsletter and monthly updates, and
      • Discounts on registration for CHPCA conferences and/or institutes and on merchandise offered on CHPCA online Marketplace.

      BCHPCA – Group Insurance Program

      Members of BCHPCA have access to affordable and customized insurance through Westland Insurance Group.
      BCHPCA Program Members Questionnaire
      For more information contact: Brenda Erickson, CIP CAIB Senior Account Executive Commercial Division Westland Insurance Group Ltd. Ph: 604-543-7788 , Direct 778-545-2126 Toll Free: 1-800-899-3093, ext 138 Cell: 604-328-8344 berickson@westlandinsurance.ca vcard-icon-2Download vCard

      BCHPCA – OASSIS Group Employee Benefits Program

      Not for Profit BCHPCA Members have access to affordable, comprehensive employee benefits plans through a partnership agreement with OASSIS
      OASSIS Welcome BCHPCA Members Letter
      OASSIS Who What Why Letter
      OASSIS Wellness Services – Included in All Plans
      For more information contact: Flora de Mintich National Accounts Representative OASSIS Toll Free: 1 (888) 233-5580 Ext. 305 flora@oassisplan.com