A journey of comfort and celebration for

lives well lived

Patients and families

Through compassionate care and support, we help our patients experience the best quality of life possible. We support families through the caring of a loved one facing a life-limiting illness.

Bereavement services

We offer grief and bereavement support by counsellors and trained volunteers for families and individuals, including children and teens.

Support during COVID-19

Learn more about how Victoria Hospice can support you during these challenging times.

Quality end-of-life care for all

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing life-limiting illness, death and bereavement through patient and family-centred care, education, research and advocacy.

300+
Volunteers on staff
50%
Annual operating costs funded by donations
1,572
Average home visits per year
17
In-patient beds

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 30, 2020

Fall Journal Group

Did you know that the writing process, specifically journaling, can be a very effective tool for working through grief? This Fall Journal Group is a 6-week support group focused on bereavement following the death of a loved one, facilitated by a Victoria Hospice Bereavement Counsellor.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Introduction to Advance Care Planning Workshop

We plan for birthdays, weddings, and even dinner - so why don't we plan our health care? Learn how to make your advance care plan by attending the two-part online Advance Care Planning Workshop created in partnership by Victoria Hospice Society and Island Health.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Child and Youth Bereavement Day

In recognition of International Children's Bereavement Day, join hospice counsellors in an online community dialogue exploring resilience.

News and Updates

Credit: shixart1985
Oct 2020 | Hospice

Journal group writes their way through grief

When grief and loss leave you empty handed, picking up a pen can help. That’s what Diane Scott found after losing her partner, Shelley, to cancer in June 2019. She joined Victoria Hospice’s journal writing group, which offered one way to express and explore the grief she was experiencing.

Oct 2020 | Hospice

Hospice volunteers vital to future of hospice care – BCHPCA statement

The British Columbia Hospice Palliative Care Association calls for hospice volunteers to be deemed essential for the future of quality hospice palliative care and be recognized as essential positions during and post COVID19.

  • “Victoria Hospice is a beacon of light for patients, families and the general public in what could otherwise be a dark and treacherous journey.”
    D. Hutchings, CNS, End of Life Care
  • “Our family cannot thank you enough for the care you gave to our father. His final days were spent pain-free. He was at peace. We also thank you for the counselling our family received and for all the volunteers who so kindly devoted their time and assistance to Dad and our family. Bless you all.”
    The Bray Family
  • “Although the time my mother spent under your care was brief, the difference you made is tremendous. Thank you for the care you provided her, and for the honest guidance you provided my family.”
    The Shier Family

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