Author: Jen Cooper

Feb 2021 | Hospice

Hospice provides compassion in a time of COVID

"Victoria Hospice should be celebrating 40 years of providing end-of-life care for south Island residents. It can’t, which means another year of flying under the radar for the staff and volunteers who have made Victoria Hospice a North American leader in the area of palliative care since it started in 1980." - Travis Paterson, Oak Bay News

Dec 2020 | Hospice

Victoria Hospice’s Flagship Program Successfully Shifts to Online Format

By June 2020, we recognized that the public health restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic meant we had to adjust the delivery of our Fall PCMI program to an online format. “It was such a short time frame in which to pivot. But we were eager to embrace the flexibility of an online format and, of course, ensure everyone’s safety. That was priority number one.”

Nov 2020 | Hospice

Oak Bay proclaims Hospice Day Nov. 21

Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch has proclaimed Nov. 21, 2020 Hospice Day in Oak Bay.

Nov 2020 | Hospice

Meet pandemic of grief with kindness and connection – CEO Kevin Harter

In Victoria Times Colonist op-ed honouring National Bereavement Day on Nov. 17, CEO Kevin Harter says we can meet this current pandemic of grief with kindness and connection.

Nov 2020 | Hospice

Take time to celebrate a life and grieve together

Victoria Hospice invites everyone to join together to celebrate the lives of people we have lost. Celebrate a Life launches on National Bereavement Day.

Nov 2020 | Hospice

Fostering compassion on National Bereavement Day

Victoria Hospice joins with the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) to observe National Bereavement Day in Canada Nov. 17, 2020.

Nov 2020 | Hospice

Sovereign Order of St. John 8 Years of Support for Victoria Hospice

The Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller has contributed $430,000 over the past eight years to support hospice counselling services in our community.

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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.

Oct 2020 | Hospice

New report on Hospice care in BC envisions the path forward

A new report from the Provincial Hospice Working Group (PHWG), proposes a series of actions to prepare hospice organizations to work together to address the needs of British Columbians affected by aging and serious illnesses in local communities.