BC Budget Consultation
This year, the BCHPCA collaborated with VIFOH, CCS – BC, CMHA – BC on this year’s budget committee submission; focussing on the need for funding support for bereavement care.
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ADVOCACY & NEWS
BCHPCA continues its effort with the Ministry of Health to advocate for support and access to hospice palliative care services in the province …more
RESOURCES & LINKS
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News & Announcements
Children’s Grief Awareness Day 2020
November 19th is known internationally as Children's Grief Awareness Day. The blue butterfly represents hope and is used around the world to raise awareness for grieving children and youth who can be the 'forgotten mourners' when someone dies in their family. It is...
National Bereavement Day 2020
The third Tuesday in November marks the annual National Bereavement Day in Canada. Bereavement refers to the time when a person experiences sadness after losing a loved one. On this day, BCHPCA encourages British Columbians and Yukoners to engage the...
Saying Goodbye Campaign
BCHPCA supports CHPCA with its “Saying Goodbye” Concert that will take place on November 15, 2020. Due to the extreme restrictions on end-of-life visitations across Canada and British Columbia during the COVID-19 pandemic, families and the community were not able to...
National Children’s Hospice Palliative Care Day 2020
October 13th marks the first National Children’s Hospice Palliative Care Day in Canada. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of pediatric hospice palliative care and improve the quality of living and dying for infants, children and youth with...
Annual General Meeting for Members 2020
All members of BCHPCA are invited to RSVP to the BCHPCA upcoming AGM this fall. The invitation is to advise you of the date and proposed topics in regards to the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the members of BCHPCA. Click for details
First-of-its-kind Hospice Care Report Released Outlining a Bold Plan to Improve Hospice Care in BC
By 2036, one-quarter of BC’s residents will be over the age of 65. Older adults in BC want to age safely at home, and to have a say in their care and death—a desire that will burden the current health care and social systems in BC. Released today by The Provincial...
PRESS RELEASE: Volunteers, vital to the future of hospice care and part of the essential care team – Pandemic or not
Vancouver, BC, October 1, 2020 at 11:00 am Hospice palliative care volunteers play an important role in supporting the programs offered by hospice societies across British Columbia. These dedicated volunteers can be found at hospitals, inpatient units, client’s homes...
International Self-Care Day 2020
International Self-Care Day comes at a time when our community has all been impacted by the global pandemic in some way. British Columbia Hospice Palliative Care Association encourages frontline workers, caregivers and volunteers to acknowledge the importance of...
New resource developed by Indigenous Peoples encourages crucial conversations
BCHPCA would like to share the following resources developed by VirtualHospice.ca. "Quality palliative care helps you honour your culture, spirituality and traditions. At LivingMyCulture.ca, people from various cultures share their stories and wisdom about living with...