About Us

BC Centre for Palliative Care

The BC Centre for Palliative Care is comprised of health care experts providing leadership for best practice, research and education in Palliative Care, Advance Care Planning and building Compassionate Communities.

The Centre is committed to enabling an integration of a palliative approach to care for all British Columbians affected by serious illness. We collaborate with members of the public, policy makers, regional health authorities, professional bodies and community organizations from across BC to:

  • Improve access to Advance Care Planning, Serious Illness Conversations and palliative care supports for patients and families
  • Increase access to quality education, practice support, and resources for health care providers to integrate a palliative approach to care
  • Engage citizens and mobilize partnerships across BC to create Compassionate Communities that provide practical support, compassion and care to patients and their families.

Established in 2013, the Centre’s focus is to convene and establish provincial networks and community partnerships by drawing together patients, families, care givers, clinicians, health administrators, researchers and community organizations. The Centre serves as a catalyst to stimulate conversations and support efforts that foster excellence in compassionate care.

Our Vision and Role