The Process

The Process

The Process

An authentic co-design process 

The BC Centre for Palliative Care’s work focuses on the following: 

  • Providing palliative care education for health care professionals 
  • Working collaboratively with our health system partners to spread best practices in palliative care across the province 
  • Supporting community-based organizations to create supportive, caring networks for patients and families 
  • Developing information materials and resources about palliative care and Advance Care Planning for British Columbians 


Co-design is participatory design actively involves partners in the design process to help ensure the result meets their needs and is usable.  The BC Centre for Palliative Care is committed to enabling enhanced access to a palliative approach in all care  by:    

  • Designing and implementing a coordinated provincial approach to increase access and uptake of palliative education and practice support for health care providers 
  • Create educational resources for health care providers to address current gaps 
  • Use innovative learning and mentorship models to expand inter-professional networks and enhance palliative care competency  
  • Lead and engage in initiatives that integrate the palliative approach to care throughout the patient and family journey.  
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Partner with Us to Create an ECHO

In partnership with Pallium Canada, BC Centre for Palliative Care (BCCPC) is the provincial hub in BC of the Palliative Care ECHO Project. The federally funded five-year initiative aims to cultivate communities of practice and establish continuous professional development among health care providers who care for patients with life-limiting illness.

BCCPC is looking to partner with BC organizations to support them in establishing ECHO programs. The aim being to equip BC health care providers with knowledge, skills, networking opportunities, tools and resources in order to provide earlier, more effective and more compassionate palliative care for BC patients and their families.