Counselling, Groups, Workshops and Services

What else do we do? Individual Counselling and Client Advocacy Anticipatory grief counselling – dealing with the losses large and small along the way Bereavement Education Groups Loss & Grief Support Groups Healing Journeys Bereavement Walking Groups Wellness Workshops Community Education Referrals to other agencies in Burnaby Definition of Psychosocial Care Psychosocial care tends to […]

Volunteer Programs and Services

Volunteer Visits Burnaby Hospice Society volunteers provide emotional support and practical help to people who are facing a life-threatening illness, and informal respite support for those caring for them. Visiting volunteers are available mornings, afternoons and evenings at the Palliative and Hospice Care Unit at Burnaby Hospital and at St. Michael’s Hospice Centre. Volunteer support […]

Where We Work

Venues of Service Many services are available at our office with great transportation access. We also provide counselling over the telephone and have a companioning volunteer program that visits with clients on a weekly basis. Burnaby Hospice Society provides care through the Palliative Complex Care Unit at the Burnaby General Hospital and at St. Michael’s […]

Who We Are & What We Believe

Burnaby Hospice Society is long standing in this community and is dedicated to providing information, counselling and psycho-social support services to individuals with a life-limiting illness, along with their families and caregivers, and the bereaved. Through our services we endeavour to support and empower individuals to live with intention and experience meaning, dignity and quality […]

Palliative Care vs. Community Care

Public Palliative Care Program: Trained workers and volunteers visit patients and loved ones, offering support and helpful care Home Health: Nurses and personal support workers employed by Fraser Health Authority provide nursing care and personal care to meet your needs Private If you or your family wish to supplement the Home Health Care Program you […]

What is Palliative Care

It’s a special type of health care for individuals, patients, and families facing a life-limiting illness. Hospice Palliative Care helps patients to achieve the best possible quality of life right up until the end of life. Palliative Care is also called end-of-life or comfort care. Palliative Care does not necessarily end when someone has died. […]

Important Contacts

Family Physician _____________________ Community Care Professional ___________________ Social Worker ________________________ Burnaby Hospice Society Counsellor: 604-520-5024 Fraser Health Crisis Line: 604-951-8855 BC Bereavement Helpline: 604-738-9950 (M-F 9am-5pm) HealthLink BC: 811 or (24 hours) Home Health service line: 1-855-412-2121 (M-F: 8:30-4:30), to speak with trained staff who can provide on-the-spot service in multiple languages. For a […]