Compassionate Communities

Compassionate Communities

We are working closely with the BC Hospice Palliative Care Association (BCHPCA) and other key community organizations to create compassionate communities across BC. 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.

The Centre is collaborating with organizations and individuals across the province to:

  • Mobilize community partnerships 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

View the 2016 White Paper – The Public Health Approach to Palliative Care: Principles, Models and International Perspectives commissioned by the BC CPC.

Learn more: During the BCHPCA’s annual 2015 conference, Dr. Doris Barwich, Dr. Allen Kellehear and other experts spoke about developing communities of care. Their BCHPCA presentations provide an overview of BC’s palliative care priorities and the creation of Compassionate Communities.