Welcome to the Squamish Hospice Society Website
Squamish Hospice Society offers support and programs for anyone dealing with a life limiting illness, for thier loved ones or for those who are grieving. If you would like more information on our programs and services please call 604-567-2009 or email email@example.com
An AMAZING start to 2017! 4 Hospice Beds for the Sea to Sky Corridor
10 years in the making the dream of Squamish Hospice Society to have Hospice Palliative Care Beds in Squamish to service Sea to Sky residents is coming true! Today MLA Jordon Sturdy announced on behalf of the Ministry of Health and with Vancouver Coastal Health a $400,000.00 grant to kick start the 1.74 million dollar fundraising campaign which will see 4 end of life care beds in Squamish. Squamish Hospice Society is charged with raising the capital costs of the new facility and we are ready to take on this challenge. Motivated by the fact that Vancouver Coastal Health has agreed to fund the ongoing operational costs of the new hospice unit and by the wave of community support over the past 10 years we know we can make this dream a reality for the planned 2018 opening. Please stay tuned here to find out more about our progress and ways you can help make this dream a reality. Chief Newspaper article here
Hospice Volunteer Training 2017 - REGISTER NOW
Please note we will be accepting 20 applicants for this training session. Please submit your application by the January 20th deadline to be considered. Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page for more details on applying for the Hospice Volunteer Training program.
Memory Tree Event - Nov 25th
Its time to renew your Squamish Hospice Society Membership. Your support as a member and advocate of Hospice supportive services for Sea to Sky Families is so important. With you we are ensuring those people facing a life limiting illness or livine through their grief are supported. You membership supports our efforts for financial contribution via grants as well as show a strong voice to our governments as we continue to work towards having Community Beds for End of life Care in the Corridor.
Please Renew your $15 SHS Membership Today and continue to make a difference.
Memberships can be renewed online through our Canada Helps Site - please note "Membership" in the message section.
OR Mail to: Squamish Hospice Society 38140 Behrner Drive V8B 0J3 - please make cheques payable to Squamish Hospice Society and note membership fee.
Thanking our Donors
We are so grateful to every person and organization who has supported Squamish Hospice Programs through your generosity via donations, volunteering and advocating on our behalf. Every person that has moved a table, sold tickets and made financial gifts is so important. With you we have supported MORE people this year seeing a 70% increase in program intake. Together we are making a difference for people at a very difficult time in their lives. Thank you!
Fall Bereavement Group
If you or someone you care about is journeying through grief and would like to be supported please consider the Fall Bereavement Group. Email us for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Hospice Raffle
A BIG Thank you to all those who supported our Annual Hospice Raffle with donations and purchasing tickets! And a congratulations to our prize winners!! Final raffle tally posted soon.
BEFORE I DIE
Thanks to those who contributed thoughts and words to our Before I Die art installation downtown. Look for us again next year! And thank you to amazing volunteer Mel and Chris and others who supported this piece being created and installed.
Thank you for a great event! So grateful for all those who came out to join us and helped us raise over $20,000.00 for Hospice programs in the Sea to Sky!!
There is still time to get prepared and support Squamish Hospice Society! Are-You-Prepared is donating $25 from every emergency kit purchased to the Squamish Hospice Society! Family, Pet, Car and Individual kits available. Very easy to order online at http://www.are-you-prepared.ca/shop
The Squamish Volunteer Drivers for Cancer Program is a go and the Squamish Hospice Society is very pleased to have been a part of keeping this much needed service in our community. If you are interested in supporting the Squamish Volunteer Drivers for Cancer Program you can make a donation via our website with the note "for driver program".
Please note these donations will directly to the Volunteer Driver Program. It is our hope that while you support this important volunteer program and much needed service you continue to donate to the Squamish Hospice Society to ensure support for those in our community facing life limiting illness and grief.
Advance Care Planning
Life is full of thrills and spills. Make your medical wishes known with an advance care plan. Talk to you family so they know your wishes and can speak on your behalf. Let 2016 be the year you experience the best and plan for the rest.
Be sure to visit us regularly as we work to help make Advance Care Planning easy for you. Find more resouces and supportive tools at My Voice BC's guide to Advance Care Planning.
LIKE us on Facebook
Please take a moment to LIKE our Facebook page and help us keep you informed about our FREE end of life care and bereavement programs, new resources, training and opportunities for support. Thank you for taking a minute and showing that end of life care and grief services are important to you.