Other Hospice Links And Resources
Vancouver Island Federation of Hospices - Advance Care Planning Website
Vancouver Island Hospices
A list of hospices on Vancouver Island
VIHA (Vancouver Island Health Authority)
VIHA has provided an information and resources page on Hospice, Palliative and end of life care.
British Columbia Hospice Palliative Care Association
The British Columbia Hospice Palliative Care Association (BCHPCA) is an umbrella organization whose mission is to provide a leadership role for its member organizations and individuals to ensure quality of care for British Columbians faced with a life-threatening illness, death and bereavement
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is the national association which provides leadership in hospice palliative care in Canada.
CHPCA offers leadership in the pursuit of excellence in care for persons approaching death so that the burdens of suffering, loneliness and grief are lessened.
Hospice Association of Ontario
The Hospice Association of Ontario (HAO) is Canada's largest volunteer hospice organization that represents over 100 community-based volunteer organizations providing hospice care to clients of all ages with a multitude of life-threatening terminal illnesses.
Senator Carstairs Website for Palliative Care Updates
On March 14, 2001, Prime Minister Chrétien gave Senator Sharon Carstairs the Secretariat on Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care.
Quality of Life Publishing Co.
Quality of Life Publishing Co. specializes in books and newsletters that help ease the way for patients and families dealing with terminal illness and loss.
Health Canada - Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Health Canada continues its work towards the development of a national approach to palliative care through the Canadian Strategy on Palliative and End-of-Life Care.
This web page contains information on many palliative care issues in Canada including the Secretariat on Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care.
Public Outreach Department for the Mesothelioma Center
Mesothelioma is a terminal disease and hospice is an option for those with terminal
Canadian Virtual Hospice
The Canadian Virtual Hospice provides support and personalized information about palliative and end-of-life care to patients, family members, health care providers, researchers and educators.
The Story of the Canadian Virtual Hospice In 2001, a group of palliative care leaders gathered to consider whether a web-based platform could address some of the gaps in palliative care in Canada. They recognized that Canadians need a reputable source for finding information and support, whenever they need it, wherever they live.
They envisioned the creation of a “virtual hospice.” A place where:
The Canadian Virtual Hospice went online in February 2004, with evidence-based information and an e-health pioneering feature called
Ask a Professional. For the first time, Canadians had direct access to health specialists online. Since then, Canadians have found a safe place to sort through issues related to death and dying at the Virtual Hospice. The information and support they find here helps make sense in times of confusion, offers compassion in times of isolation, and reassurance in times of anxiety.