Who we are

BC Centre for Palliative Care is a provincial non-profit organization established by the Ministry of Health to accelerate the spread of innovations and best practices in palliative care in British Columbia.

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What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and correct assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual – World Health Organization definition.

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What we do

  • Provide palliative care education for health care professionals
  • Work with our health system partners to advance palliative care practices
  • Support community-based organizations to provide emotional, social, practical, and spiritual supports closer to home 
  • Develop user-friendly and culturally appropriate informational materials for British Columbians 
  • Adapt, evaluate, and spread innovations and evidence-based interventions 

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We do not do this alone

We work with partners in the health system and community along with researchers and policy makers. Together we strive to help British Columbians affected by a serious or life limiting illness to have the best possible quality of life and to get quality care aligned with their wishes.

  • Learn more here about our valued partners and how we work with them
  • Read about some of our projects with key partners across the province and beyond. 
  • Contact us at office@bc-cpc.ca, if you have an idea for a partnership project with us. We would love to discuss it with you.


BC Centre of Palliative Care is located within the governance structure of the Institute for Health System Transformation & Sustainability (IHSTS) and is supported by its Board of Directors.

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