Compassionate Communities in BC

The work of creating, building and nourishing compassionate communities takes place all over BC and is as unique to each community and organization at their centre. Read on to find out more about what organizations near you are doing, and how you can get involved through our Seed Grants program.

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Read the profiles of real compassionate communities work being done in BC. Serving urban, rural or remote communities, these stories share the successes and challenges they face.

Revelstoke Hospice Society

Revelstoke Hospice is ‘thinking outside the phonebooth’ with creative solutions that continue to grow their compassionate community. From ‘Death Cafes’ to wind phones, the organization’s innovative approaches are seeing great success. READ THEIR STORY

CEED Centre Society

An appreciation for humour enables people to foster connections and camaraderie in the best – and worst – of times. The CEED Centre Society implements this approach in every aspect of his work, building pathways to peace and understanding through humour. READ THEIR STORY

Cherryville Community Food & Resources

Compassionate communities can take time to build, but the payoff can be immeasurable. Step by step, the team at Cherryville Food & Resources Society is making it happen … and they are finding creative ways to overcome the challenges of serving their rural community. READ THEIR STORY

Sea to Sky Hospice Society

Building compassionate communities often takes creative community engagement strategies. The Sea to Sky Hospice Society uses some unique ways to connect with community members… from book clubs and author talks to bereavement morning walks. The organization empowers citizens to take an active role in designing programs that work for them. READ THEIR STORY

West Kootenay Nav-CARE

Volunteers in Trail, BC are lighting the path for citizens managing new life realities, health challenges, and end-of-life conversations. They are a critical part of Nav-CARE, an organization that helps develop end-of-life care plans, opens healthy dialogues about quality of life, and hosts conversations about living with a chronic life-limiting disease, and preparing for an end-of-life journey. The resulting compassionate community brings together people from all walks of life. READ THEIR STORY

BC Bereavement HelpLine

Suffering the loss of a loved one after their suicide is a devasting experience, leading to grief that can be incredibly complicated and long-lasting. BC Bereavement Helpline (BCBH) is growing their compassionate community every day by helping people find hope in the wake of such devastation. Interest in the organization’s programs, from both individuals in need and professionals offering these critical services, has been overwhelming. READ THEIR STORY

Senior Connect Cafe

Compassionate Neighbourhood Health Partners Society, Chilliwack BC.
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CLICK – Intergenerational Collaboration

Kalein Centre, Nelson BC.
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From the Heart – Art Legacy Program

Peace Arch Hospice Society, White Rock BC.
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Tuck In Program

Desert Valley Hospice Society, Osoyoos BC.
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Music Therapy – A Healing Tool for Grief

Camp Kerry Society, New Westminster BC.
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Play Therapy – For Grieving Children and Teens

Nanaimo Community Hospice Society, Nanaimo BC.
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Walk for Compassionate Community

Kalein Centre, Nelson BC.
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Death Cafe

Boundary Community Hospice Association, Grand Forks BC.
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Check out our Seed Grants Program for more information on how this funding program might help you to create a compassionate community near you.

Seed Grants Program

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