Palliative Care is the combination of active and compassionate therapies intended to comfort and support individuals who are living with a life-threatening illness. During periods of illness and bereavement, palliative care may be combined with therapies aimed at reducting or curing illness, or it may be the total focus of care.
Palliative Care strives to meet, through patient directed supportive interventions, the physical, social and spiritual needs of patients and families, with sensitivity to their personal, cultural and religious beliefs and practices.
The British Columbia Hospice Palliative Care Association strives to provide a leadership and coordinating role for its member organizations and individuals to ensure quality of care for British Columbians living with a life-threatening illness
One Regional Director for each of the ten BC regions, elected by regional delegates at the Annual General Meeting
Supporting - individuals who pay a set fee
Affiliate - organizations interested in supporting Palliative Care but not actively involved in delivery of care, pay a set fee.
Honorary - individuals or organizations ratified as such by an Annual General Meeting - no fees charged.
Registered as a Charitable Organization with Revenue Canada Taxation
Room 502, Comox Building 1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6
Wendy WainwrightAnn SymeJanet FurchtLois BrummetDonalda Carson
Irene EvansMaetel GrantSheryl Baugh-AllenKay Johnson Kirstin McDougallAnne LowerDoris PierpontJoelle McKiernanEdward Dubland
Réseau canadien de la santé
BCHPCA would like to acknowledge the generous support of the
We also gratefully acknowledge