Links

Alzheimer Society of BC
Provide support services and education programs locally and provincially and are connected nationally to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

BC Bereavement Helpline
A resource for people to find bereavement support within their own community.

BC Hospice Palliative Care Association
The website for hospice palliative care programs in British Columbia.

BC NurseLine
Offers health information from a registered nurse available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or to a pharmacist available 5 p.m. to 9 a.m., 7 days a week. Toll-free line, translation/hearing impaired.

Canadian Benefits
Information on Compassionate Care Benefits (benefits paid to persons who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill with a significant risk of death) and survivor benefits.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

Provides leadership in hospice palliative care in Canada.

Canadian Virtual Hospice
An interactive network of information and support for people dealing with life-threatening illness and loss – appropriate for patients, families and friends, health care providers and volunteers.

Dying Well
Resources for people facing life-threatening illness, their families, and their professional caregivers.

Family Caregiver Alliance
A public voice for caregivers looking after a disabled or seriously ill person.

Foundation for Health in Aging
Directory of Agencies and Organizations – End-of-Life Issues

GriefWorks
Information and resources for children, teens and adults dealing with bereavement.

Growth House
Provides a comprehensive collection of reviewed resources for end-of-life care.

Health Canada
The federal department responsible for helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health.

Health Insurance for Visitors to Canada
Information on health insurance for Visitor to Canada.

Hospice Association of America
A national organization representing hospices and thousands of caregivers and volunteers who serve terminally ill patients and their families.

Innovations in End-of-Life Care

An international journal and on-line forum of leaders in end-of-life care.

Living Lessons
A national initiative to increase awareness of hospice palliative care and end-of-life care services in Canada.

Mesothelioma Cancer

A comprehensive information resource offering assistance to anyone affected by Mesothelioma and asbestos exposure.

The Vancouver Island Crisis Line
1-888-494-3888

VIHA Hospice Palliative Care

Compassionate Friends