Fostering Resilient Compassionate Communities

Through Connection & Inspiration

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Be part of something amazing.

Passionate, grass-roots, entrepreneurial on-the-ground work led by champions and organizations – like yours – to connect people together in caring ways makes our communities more compassionate and resilient.

All Together is a hybrid symposium that will bring together community organizations, volunteers, and leaders as well as clinicians, health care administrators, researchers, and students from across BC.  Participants will dialogue about the global compassionate communities concept and its proven benefits in helping people in various settings and countries to live well. 

Participants will be celebrating, networking and exchanging ideas and experiences.


Get inspired … Whether it’s an interactive session or networking over lunch, you’ll make meaningful dialogues and connections with our speakers and delegates. 
The BC Centre for Palliative Care is offering this event at NO COST to you.
The symposium is part of the BC Centre for Palliative Care’s efforts to inspire and support the amazing work by BC community-based organizations and volunteers who strive to help British Columbians live well.

You’ll find the list our impressive speakers and the day’s agenda here

Reserve your in-person or online seat NOW… space is limited!

Inportant information for attendees

The Symposium will begin promptly at 8:45 am (Pacific time).

This interactive, hybrid event is hosted through our event platform WHOVA, and you will need the WHOVA app to participate in this interactive event — view the agenda and plan your personal schedule, access handouts, video recording, or streaming directly within sessions; set-up in-person/virtual meetups with other attendees; and receive updates. We strongly recommend that you download the WHOVA app.

Here’s how:

  1. Click HERE
  2. Choose to sign up on the Whova web portal or the mobile app.
  3. Use the email address you registered for the Symposium with.
  4. Create a password.
  5. Once you have signed up you will be taken directly to our event. Go to Whova User Guides for assistance.

In person

Registration and continental breakfast opens at 8:00AM

Symposium location: 
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
President Ballroom – 2nd floor
8181 Cambie Road, Richmond BC

The hotel has on-site parking for a fee.
The Canada Line SkyTrain ‘Aberdeen’ stop is located across the street from the hotel and is a direct connection from YVR airport and downtown Vancouver.


WHOVA online platform opens at 8:30AM

The event will be streamed through the WHOVA app for online attendees. (Confirmation emails were sent via WHOVA, so if you have not seen yours, please check your Spam or Junk inbox for our event communication.)

The agenda

8 – 8:45 am

8:45 – 9:30 am

9:30 – 10 am

10 – 10:15 am

10:15 – 10:30 am

10:30 – 11:45 am


11:45 – 12 noon

12 – 1 pm

1 – 1:30 pm


1:30 – 2 pm

2 – 2:15 pm

2:15 – 2:30 pm

2:30 – 3:30 pm


3:30 – 4 pm

Registration and breakfast

Opening remarks and territorial welcome

Morning keynote: Compassion Matters with Dr. Julian Abel

Facilitated table talks based on morning keynote


Morning plenary: It begins with us – Becoming informed & re-visioning support for underserved and Indigenous communities with Dr. Sue Burgess,  Elder Bruce Robinson and Connie Paul RN  

Facilitated Q&A based on morning plenary

Lunch & networking

Afternoon keynote: Building Diverse & Intentional Multicultural Communities of Practice with Queenie Choo

Social prescribing: A pathway for health professionals to provide community-centred referrals to support health and well-being with Sandi Temple and Dr. Grace Park

Facilitated table talks based on Social Prescribing


Moderated panel presentation: Compassionate Communities in Action with Connie Stam, Brock Nicholson and Dr. Heather Mohan

Tying it all together & What’s next

BC Centre for Palliative Care is a provincial non-profit organization established and funded by the BC Ministry of Health to accelerate the spread of innovations and best practices in palliative care in British Columbia.

We do not do this alone — We work with partners in the health system and community along with researchers and policy makers.

Since 2016, the BC Centre for Palliative Care has been adopting the compassionate communities concept to guide its efforts in mobilizing BC communities to provide practical, spiritual, and emotional supports for persons and families affected by life limiting illnesses and grief. Visit to learn more.

Join us for an inspiring day of compassion, learning, celebration and networking.

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