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Helpful Resources



It can be daunting to find information and education about Hospice Palliative Care. What is the most current information? What is 'fake' and was is 'real'? What do I even type into a search engine to start looking?

That's why we are trying to take some of work out of finding resources for you. This list is ongoing and continuously updated as new information becomes available. If you find websites, blogs, webinars, videos, or courses that you would like to share with us, please contact us so we can add them to the list.

Click on the red links below to check out some of the resources we have found.

Educational Websites

Study free online Palliative care courses and MOOCs from top universities and colleges. Read reviews to decide if a class is right for you.

Coursera offers free courses and certificates in Hospice Palliative Care


Free Indigenous Cultural Safety Training in advanced illness, palliative care and grief

MOOC List is an aggregator (directory) of Free Online Courses and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by the world's best universities.

Pallium Canada

A national, non-profit organization focused on building professional and community capacity to help improve the quality and accessibility of palliative care in Canada



Local Websites


Clayton's Funeral Directors

Locally owned and operated, Claytons's Funeral Directors provide open, honest, and complete information on all aspects of funeral services in Quesnel.

Quesnel Seniors Centre

The Centre is the location for many celebrations and events throughout the year in Quesnel. Private citizens, clubs, and groups are able to rent the whole building or only just a room. 

Regional Websites


Cariboo Community Deathcaring Network

Offers resources and education on community deathcaring in the Cariboo area

Cariboo Natural Burial Sanctuary

The Cariboo Natural Burial Association is working towards establishing a natural burial sanctuary in the Caribbo

Northern Health Palliative Care Services

Northern Health has many services that you as a Northern resident who is dealing with a terminal illness, such as home nursing, hospice care and equipment. 

Northern Health Palliative Care for Healthcare Professionals

Northern Health a wealth of services, educational tools, webinars, and articles for healthcare professionals so they can better assist their clients and patients when facing an end-of-life diagnosis. 

Provincial Websites

ALS Society of BC

Provides direct support to patients, families, and caregivers, to ensure the best quality of life possible while living with ALS

Alzheimer Society  of BC

Provides supportive assistance, information, comfort and hope for those living with with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

BC Cancer

Covers the full spectrum of cancer care from prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment, to research and education, to supportive and palliative care in BC

BC Centre for Disease Control

Provides health promotion, prevention services, analytical and policy support to government and health authorities, as well as diagnostic and treatment services to reduce communicable & chronic disease, preventable injury and environmental health risks

BC Centre for Palliative Care

Established by the Ministry of Health to develop best practices in palliative care in British Columbia. 

BC Funeral Association

A membership-based organization representing cemetery, crematorium and funeral service professionals. 

BC Government - Life Events

A BC Government link to help you and your loved ones prepare for the loss of a loved one

BC Government - End of Life Care

A BC Government link to how to access end-of-life care in British Columbia

BC Hospice Palliative Care Association

A not-for-profit membership organization that represents individuals and organizations committed to promoting and delivering hospice/palliative care to British Columbians


BC Lung Association

A non-profit charity that fund raises, donates, and partners with healthcare to help those suffering from COPD, tuberculosis, and other respiratory related illnesses in Canada.

BC Palliative Care Benefits Program

Financial aid provided by the British Columbia provincial government to cover palliative care expenditures related to medications and equipment.

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Canuck Place

BC’s pediatric palliative care provider for children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. 

Family Caregivers of British Columbia

A non-profit organization striving to improve the quality of life for family caregivers through support, information, and education. 

First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)

Reforming the way health care is delivered to BC First Nations through direct services and collaboration with provincial partners. The FNHA serves and is governed by BC First Nations individuals and communities.​

Health Link BC

Provides reliable non-emergency health information and advice in British Columbia via telephone, their website, a mobile app and a collection of print resources. 

Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon

For over 60 years, Heart & Stroke has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.

Begin your journey to mental health recovery in BC

A BC resource for your journey to living with chronic pain

Are living with chronic pain? offers courses, support groups, and information on how to deal with chronic pain in your life

Seniors BC

Developed by the BC government to help people as they age live a full, healthy life

Seniors First BC

Works to prevent elder abuse in BC, as well as provide information, assistance and support on issues impacting the health and well being of an older adult. 

Victoria Hospice

Victoria Hospice's mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing life-limiting illness, death and bereavement through patient and family-centered care, education, research and advocacy. Check out their Resources Page

Federal Websites


Government of Canada - Bereavement Leave

Bereavement Leave can be applied for when a family member passes away

Government of Canada - Compassionate Care Leave

Compassionate Care Leave is an unpaid leave allowing an employee to take time off to provide care and support to a family member who has a serious medical condition with a significant risk of death.

Government of Canada - EI Compassionate Care Benefits

Canadians can receive financial assistance through Canada's Employment Insurance when you must take time away from work to provide care or support to a critically ill or injured person or someone needing end-of-life care.

Government of Canada - Palliative Care

A guide to help you learn more about Palliative Care in Canada

Government of Canada - What to do Following a Death

A step-by-step guide filled with Canada Revenue Agency forms to help you do someone's taxes when they pass away

Advanced Care Planning



Advance Care Planning in BC

In British Columbia, advance directives are a legal option for all capable adults who want to do advance care planning. This site is filled with information on starting you Advance Care Planning journey in BC

Advance Care Planning in Northern BC

This site is filled with information to start your Advance Care Planning journey in Northern BC

BC Cancer - Advance Care Planning

Covers the full spectrum of cancer care from prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment, to research and education, support and palliative care

The Conversation Project

This is an American website but is filled with information on how to start the conversation about end-of-life care

Executor Protection

Offer free courses and information province wide regarding choosing and being an executor. Checkout their resources page for free, downloadable resources to help your executor(s) with your estate after death

Speak Up

Advance Care Planning is a process of thinking about and sharing your wishes for future health and personal care. This resource helps you to tell others what would be important if you were ill and unable to communicate

Grief & Bereavement



BC Bereavement Helpline

A non-profit, free, and confidential service that connects the public to the most appropriate grief support services within the province of BC. 


Center for Loss & Life Transition

 Developed by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, a grief counselor and educator, this resource offers support and understanding during times of grief and bereavement.

A free online resource to help parents support their children when someone in their life is dying or has died.


Developed by families and grief experts, is filled with stories from people who have "been there".

Misc Websites


Bridge C-14

Providing compassionate support to families throughout their journey with medical assistance in dying (MAID).

Canadian Cancer Agency

Promotes and supports the need for improved development and delivery of early intervention in life-threatening illnesses as well as active, competent and compassionate palliative care

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

Launched in 1985, provides Canadians with resources, guidance and education

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

The national voice and advocate for quality end-of-life and hospice palliative care in Canada through public policy, education and awareness.

Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians

A federal not-for-profit corporation committed to improving quality and access to palliative care for all Canadians through advocacy, partnerships, research and physician education. 

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 

Chronic Pain Association of Canada

The Chronic Pain Association of Canada (CPAC) grew out of a need for change and support for people suffering from chronic pain. In the mid 1980’s, a small group of individuals met in a physician’s office, and after discovering that they were all there for the same reason, decided to meet together and support each other in their struggle to survive the nightmare of constant pain.

Circle Space

Offers emotional, physical, spiritual and practical support and comfort for you and your loved ones before, during and after death. Check out her shop about her book, My Personal Comfort Plan, that helps guide you to to define your personal comfort wishes for your final months and moments


A global news and information resource committed to bringing you the latest news, commentary and analysis from the world of hospice, palliative and end of life care

End of Life Doula Association of Canada

End-of-life doulas empower, educate and encourage people and their families to be involved in making decisions.

Pallium Canada

A national, non-profit organization focused on building professional and community capacity to help improve the quality and accessibility of palliative care in Canada

Volunteer BC

The voice of volunteerism with the goal of promoting the value of volunteerism and building healthy BC Communities. Their programs help British Columbians mobilize their talents as volunteers, offer education opportunities, provide useful tools and ways to address critical community needs

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