Our Vision and Role
Our vision is that all British Columbians living with serious illness will have equitable access to compassionate, quality care and resources from the time of diagnosis.
The role of the BC Centre for Palliative Care is to collaborate, coordinate and catalyze effective conversations at all levels to create capacity and enable change in the way we live and die in British Columbia. The Centre was established in 2013, in support of the Ministry of Health’s Provincial End of Life Action Plan and is funded through the Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability (IHSTS).
As a provincial organization, we provide leadership to support innovative solutions to issues associated with serious illness. We know that more, better and earlier integration of a palliative approach to care will lead to improved outcomes and better quality of care. A palliative approach to care focuses on the person and their family, their needs and their goals of care from time of diagnosis. Our goal is to support early integration of this approach in every setting of care in BC.