Seed Grants

Seed Grants

Cycle 3 seed grant recipients announced

The BC Centre for Palliative Care has announced the grant recipients in the third funding Cycle of Seed Grants. The Centre is giving $119,858 to 25 hospice societies and other non-profit organizations from across B.C.  These grants will help the award recipients to improve access to compassionate palliative care closer to home and empower people to have a voice in their own care through advance care planning.

The seed grants program is designed to strengthen the role and develop the capacity of communities to become more compassionate and supportive for people facing serious illness, frailty or loss. In addition to funding, the program offers training and coaching, access to implementation and evaluation tools, and resources for eligible organizations.

The 25 award recipients were selected through a rigorous review process by a committee comprised of thoughtful individuals who come from BC communities and are free from conflict of interest with potential applicants.

Congratulations to the successful seed planters! We are excited at the BC Centre for Palliative Care to partner with the BC Hospice Palliative Care Association and each of the award recipients as their amazing projects unfold.

Full list of Seed Grant Recipients and Projects in Cycle 3 

Grant Recipient Project
ACTS Seminaries of TWU End of Life Conversation Game
Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC
dba Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

Peer-facilitated Advance Care Planning Public Sessions &

End of Life Conversation Game

BC Bereavement Helpline Anticipatory Grief Circles of Support Facilitator Training
Beacon Community Services Peer-facilitated Advance Care Planning at SHOAL Centre for Seniors
Boundary Community Hospice Association

Peer-facilitated Advance Care Planning Public Sessions &

End of Life Conversation Game

Callanish Society Strengthening our Circles of Support: How to become more culturally-responsive
Camp Kerry Society Beyond One Voice: building compassionate community through dialogue and song
Campbell River Hospice Society Embracing Caregiving, Grief and Loss through Companioning
Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House Creating Compassionate Care in our Community
Comox Valley Hospice Society Facing a New Reality: education and support needs of bereaved families after Bill C-14
Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society Facilitating Advance Care Planning Discussions in Neighbourhood Settings
Desert Valley Hospice Society (two) Hearts and Hands – Compassion Training for Caregivers
Hospice Society of the Columbia Valley HSCV Advance Care Planning Information Program 2017-2018
Huntington Society of Canada Huntington Disease Palliative Care Education
Merritt & District Hospice Society Peer-facilitated Advance Care Planning Sessions
New Denver Hospice Society Peer-facilitated Advance Care Planning Sessions
New West Hospice Society Compassionate Communities: Training Compassionate Citizens for the Good Neighbour Partnership
Pacific Rim Hospice Society West Coast Compassionate Care
Powell River Hospice Society

Peer-facilitated Advance Care Planning Public Sessions &

End of Life Conversation Game

Salmo & District Hospice Society

Peer-facilitated Advance Care Planning Public Sessions &

End of Life Conversation Game

Salt Spring Hospice Society

Peer-facilitated Advance Care Planning Public Sessions &

End of Life Conversation Game

Shuswap Hospice Society

Peer-facilitated Advance Care Planning Public Sessions &

End of Life Conversation Game

Sunshine Coast Hospice Society Children & Youth Grief Support
Surrey Hospice Society Peer-facilitated Advance Care Planning sessions for the South Asian community
Terrace Hospice Society

Peer-facilitated Advance Care Planning Public Sessions &

End of Life Conversation Game

Advance Care Planning peer facilitator resources (password required)

Seed Grants – Cycle 1 and 2 Recipients

In 2016, the first two cycles of funding were awarded to 34 hospice societies across the province.  Read more about the recipients and their projects.

The Seed Grant Program is funded using a grant from the B.C. Ministry of Health and presented in partnership with BC Hospice and Palliative Care Association.