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BCCPC funds support to new hospice in Langley

Partially funded by BC Centre for Palliative Care through a government grant, a new 15-bed hospice for residents of Langley begins construction this month, a 50% increase in the number of beds available for people affected by life-limiting and terminal conditions, and includes comfortable and quiet spaces for families of residents. The project was announced

ECHO-BC Palliative Psychosocial Invitation

Looking for connection, mentorship, and quality education? From Jan-June 2020, the BC Centre for Palliative Care, Victoria Hospice and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice partnered to pilot a community of practice for social workers, counsellors, and spiritual health practitioners working in palliative care, using the Project ECHO Model™. The pilot showed outstanding results in sense of

Get Creative with The Summer 2020 Patio Ponderings Challenge

Show us your lighter side! Gather your individual or team creativity to create a lighthearted project that highlights your experience of life as a Health Care Assistant during the COVID-19 pandemic. It could be a story, short video (less than 60 seconds), poem, photo, song, or other creation…let your imagination loose! Submit your creation here

BCCPC is now accepting Seed Grant applications

Grants available to support BC communities in the time of COVID-19. COVID-19 has been a particularly sharp challenge for people with serious conditions and palliative care needs, as well as their families and friends. The pandemic has created an unprecedented need for compassion, support, and care in our communities. For the grant guidelines and application click

You’re invited to…

Summer 2020 Series: Patio Ponderings with Kath and Misha A series of online meet-ups offered by the BC Centre for Palliative Care for BC’s Health Care Assistants – a safe environment to share your stories, stresses and triumphs… and there’s a fun contest for prizes! Click for more information

Advance Care Planning Priorities of BC Non-Profit Organizations

About the project: The aim of this project is to identify and prioritize areas of need and of potential growth for non-profit community organizations, which  are crucial to the spread and support of Advance Care Planning (ACP) in BC. The results of the project will help to inform provincial ACP initiatives in the coming years,

BCCPC Releases Health-care Providers COVID-19 Resource Database

New searchable COVID-19 resource library for health care providers goes live: https://bc-cpc.github.io/covid/  

BCCPC Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Message from BC Centre for Palliative Care This is a challenging time for all of us, particularly for people with serious conditions and palliative care needs, as well as their families and friends. The hospice palliative care force across the province including palliative care doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and spiritual specialists as well as

BCCPC Survey: Advance Care Planning for Dementia

Survey is now closed. Thanks for those who participated. 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

BCCPC Launches ECHO Sessions for Palliative and Psychosocial Professionals

The BC Centre for Palliative Care partnered with Victoria Hospice and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice to host the first ever ECHO sessions for Palliative and Psychosocial professionals in 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 discuss

Palliative Care Matters Releases a Stakeholder Consultation Report

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 evaluation

BCCPC Releases Framework for Palliative Care Education and Training in BC

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