Connection: You are connected to a larger group banded together to produce positive results for Hospice Palliative Care in BC.
Conference & Workshops: The annual Conference provides quality education and networking for hospice providers, public health professionals, and the public and you receive a SIGNIFICANT discount by being a member. You can contribute to the content, help plan the Conference and Workshops or attend to enhance your professional development.
Public Policy / Advocacy: You can contribute to the strong advocacy program centered on assuring that Hospice Palliative Care voices are being heard. The Advocacy and Government Relations Committee keeps track of public issues under consideration by the Ministry and Health Authorities and works on programs that lobby the government to advocate for priority on Hospice Palliative Care issues.
Free Informational Services: The association keeps members in touch with each other and current issues through the association’s web site, app and email updates of emerging issues relevant to Hospice Palliative Care.
Networking: You have many opportunities to network with hospice professionals and public health professionals in our region, building your contacts, sharing ideas, best practices and solutions to enhance Hospice Palliative Care, find opportunities for career enhancement, etc. Networking events range from Conferences, workshops and seminars to regional meetings.
Affiliation: You will have affiliation with YOUR Hospice Palliative Care professional association and over 300 public health professionals in our region.
Discounts on Educational Offerings: You receive reduced registration fees at all Hospice Palliative Care sponsored continuing education events.
Leadership Opportunities: You are provided opportunities to learn and practice leadership and meeting management skills that you may need for self development, professional growth or self-promotion. Opportunities are available on the Board, committees and special projects.
Recognition: You can be recognized or can recognize your colleagues for their achievements in public health. Some of our heroes work right next to us every day! Through our awards ceremony that happens during the conference and monthly newsletter communications to the membership and community, there are many opportunities to highlight volunteer and member achievements.
Empowerment: You are part of a larger community. You are empowered to get involved in issues that affect Hospice Palliative Care in your communities and your quality of life.