Feb 12, 2020

The BC Centre for Palliative Care invites organizations who provide health-care or community support services to persons living with dementia and their family caregivers and/or deliver Advance Care Planning education for the public to complete this short survey. The survey is part of a project funded by Public Health Canada and led by the BC Centre for

Feb 10, 2020

The BC Centre for Palliative Care partnered with Victoria Hospice and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice to host the first ever ECHO session for Palliative and Psychosocial professionals from across BC! On February 7, thirty-one participants, including social workers, counsellors and spiritual health practitioners working with people affected by life-limiting illness “met” each other online to

Feb 7, 2020

Released: Engaging Stakeholders to Improve Policy and Access to Quality Palliative Care in Canada The BC Centre for Palliative is pleased to be a stakeholder in the national palliative care policy conversations between the public, researchers, and health system leaders. The newly released Palliative Care Matters study is positioned to inform the development, implementation, and

Jan 15, 2020

BC Centre for Palliative Care is pleased to release The Framework for Palliative Care Education and Training in British Columbia. It is the result of a collaboration of health authorities, health care agencies, universities, BC Ministry of Health, palliative care and hospice organizations throughout B.C. The framework’s purpose is to provide a foundational structure for palliative education planning

Dec 20, 2019

On behalf of all of us at BC Centre for Palliative Care, thank you for your partnership this past year. We wish you the very best of the season and look forward to ongoing opportunities in 2020.

Dec 16, 2019

The BC Centre for Palliative Care was pleased to host Dr. Tomoyuki Dobata and Dr. Satoko Hotta from Japan for two days of shared learning about how BC is adopting and adapting the concept of the global Compassionate Communities movement. Dr. Eman Hassan, our executive director,  invited several Compassionate Community Champions in BC to share their

New Resources to Support the Legal Processes of Advance Care Planning in Canada.

The “Living Well, Planning Well” toolkits are two complementary resources about the legal processes and requirements of Advance Care Planning in Canada. Public Toolkit The “Living Well, Planning Well” public resource is designed to support public understanding and navigation of the legal processes of Advance Care Planning in Canada. The toolkit was co- developed by Speak

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Releases An Updated National Framework for Advance Care Planning in Canada

The 2019 Pan-Canadian Framework for Advance Care Planning was developed by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association with input from over 300 stakeholders from across Canada. The BC Centre for Palliative Care participated in the process of creating and reviewing the Framework through the Centre’s membership in the National ACP Advisory Committee and Capacity Building Task

Healthy Aging Summit

The BC Centre for Palliative Care was a participate at the Healthy Aging Summit on November 7-8, 2019. Dr. Eman Hassan, executive director, and the team were pleased to explore, along with other provincial organizations, healthy aging initiatives in B.C.

Serious Illness Conversation Training in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA) hosted Train the Trainer for Serious Illness Care: More, Earlier, Better Conversations on November 6, 2019 in Regina Saskatchewan. Bryan Jorgensen, Director of Supportive Care and Sandra Goodman-Chartier, Project Lead for Early Palliative Integrated Care (EPIC) were instrumental in bringing the vision into reality.  “We took our first formal steps as an Agency towards