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Vision *  Mission * Values

At BCHPCA our Vision is quality end of life care for all people in BC and the Yukon.  Our Mission is to build capacity in communities to support the vision.  Both the Vision and the Mission are guided by our Values:

Excellence: Our professionalism, expertise and creativity ensure our best at what we do.

Collaboration: We work in partnership and teamwork in a spirit of cooperation and involvement.

Accountability: We are accountable, committed and responsive to our members and stakeholders.

Integrity: We are clear and respectful and uphold the highest ethical standards.

Diversity: We honour and respect diversity.


A Member of CHPCA – As a member of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, the work of BCHPCA and its members is guided by national principles and norms of practice. http://www.chpca.net/norms-standards.html

An Advocate for Hospice Palliative Care – Hospice palliative and end-of life care is most effectively delivered by an interdisciplinary team that includes medical professionals, administrators, and hospice staff and volunteers.  This care is addresses the needs of the dying, their caregivers and the bereaved in communities across the province and is delivered in patients’ homes, hospital acute and palliative care units, community care facilities, hospice residential facilities, and through programs offered by community-based hospice societies.

BCHPCA aims to …

     Encourage the study and promotion of Hospice Palliative and End of Life Care through advocacy, public awareness and support of new and developing programs;

     Provide education resources for establishment and maintenance of institutions and organizations devoted to providing Hospice Palliative and End of Life Care;

     Promote recognized standards of Hospice Palliative Care;

     Provide a network of communication and shared resources for all those involved in direct care and support to the dying, their caregivers, and the bereaved in communities across BC and the Yukon.

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