Compassionate Communities

Compassionate Communities

We are collaborating with organizations and individuals across the province to:

  • Mobilize Compassionate Communities through seed grant funding;
  • Raise public awareness of the vulnerable people living among us the shared responsibility to support them;
  • Engage and empower local communities and citizens with the knowledge, skills and tools/resources that will help them provide palliative care and support.

A compassionate community is a group of people that provide compassion, care and practical supports to patients who are seriously ill or frail, and their families.

Living in a community that cares for each other makes us happier, keeps us connected and helps us find meaning in life. Loneliness and isolation are toxic yet they are part of living with a serious illness, caring for someone or grieving for someone. Together, we can change this experience by building a compassionate community.

What can you do?

  1. Bill’s Story: Facing it together.
  2. What does a compassionate community look like in the UK?
  3. What is a compassionate city?

Learn more:

View the BC-CPC White Paper – The Public Health Approach to Palliative Care: Principles, Models and International Perspectives.

Other resources: