Oct 11- Nov 29, 2019
11:00 - 12:00am at the Sea to Sky Community Hospice
Coffee Get Together: Drop-in Grief Group: Open to anyone, this group offers an opportunity to listen and to share grief experiences. Find the time for yourself and be supported as you continue to make the many difficult adjustments to life following  the loss of a loved one. 

You can access the new Sea to Sky Community Hospice program space through the main hospital entrance. There will be signs in place to direct you where to go.

Sept 24- Oct 29, 2019
10:00-11:00am at the 55 Activity Centre
Drop In Grief Support Walking Group: In times of grieving it is important to know you are not alone. Open to anyone, this group combines informal support with fresh air and excercise. It is a time to walk and talk, at a relaxed pace, with others to share ideas and support.


November 29th
Memory Tree: A community event to remember your loved ones



Click links above for more details



Welcome to the Squamish Hospice Society Website

Squamish Hospice Society offers support and programs for anyone dealing with a life limiting illness, for their 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 hospice.seatosky@vch.ca

Hospice Society AGM 6pm October 28. NEW LOCATION

We welcome all community members to join us at our Annual General Meeting on October 28 starting at 6pm. The event will be held at teh SQAUMISH FUNERAL CHAPEL on Tantalus Rd. Please join us to find out what's been happening with the Society this year.

New Fall Bereavement Group. NEW HOSPICE UNIT Location

An opportunity to make time and space for your grief. Join us for one or for all. FREE Support. No registration required. NEW LOCATION: Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Sea to Sky Community Hospice located at Hilltop House. Parking and entrance via Squamish General Hospital. Email Carlee.Baker@vch.ca for more details.

October 11 to November 29

Coffee Get Together: Bereavement Drop In - Fridays 11:00-12:000 noon.


Job Opportunity! Fundraising & Communications Coordinator

The demand for our services is growing and we are eagerly seeking a part time Fundraising and Communications Coordinator to join our team. The ideal candidate will have:


  • Proven leadership in a public sector or non-profit environment including the ability to guide, support, motivate and delegate
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills and be able to maintain successful working relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, donors, our committees, community leaders and other charitable organizations
  • Planning, organizational and management skills
  • Education or experience in communications, fundraising and event planning
  •  Demonstrated competency with a wide range of computer and social media platforms


Please have a look at our job description here.

If you are an enthusiastic individual interested in working for a growing non-profit please submit expressions of interest to hospice.seatosky@vch.ca by 5pm September 15, 2019


The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Sea to Sky Community Hospice Grand Opening! A dream realized!


Yesterday marked the realization of a dream long in the making! The culmination of years of work, fundraising, advocating, networking and speaking the need for a dedicated space for Sea to Sky community members to live out their final days if home is not an option for them. We thank all those people over all these many years for helping make this dream a reality! The Squamish Hospice Society looks forward to expanding our programs to offer an extra layer of support to this beautiful new facility.‚Äč

For more images visit the Squamish Chief article.


Thank you Sea to Sky for making the 13th Annual Hike for Hospice a HUGE success! 




Together we raise $40,000.00 for hospice programs!! 


Thank you Squamish General Hospital Auxiliary Society!


A huge thank you to Julie Erb Chair of the Squamish General Hospital Auxiliary Society and all the volunteers for their generous donation of $10,000.00 to help furnish the Family Room at the New Hospice Unit! We could not be more grateful to receive this support on behalf of our community members who will use the space. Thank you, Squamish General Hospital Auxiliary Society for your dedication and support of the Squamish community!

 (Squamish General Hospital Auxiliary Society Volunteers & Chair Julie Erb, Judith Fothergil, Hospice Program Director, Nicole Carothers & Palliative Lead and Hospice Director, Dr. Kristen Siemens)


Sea to Sky Rotary Clubs support the Whistler Blackcomb Sea to Sky Community Hospice!



For the first time ever the Rotary Clubs of the Sea to Sky have joined forces in support of the new hospice unit! Thank you all for your generous donation of $100,000.00 and sponsorship of one of the four patient rooms - The Rotary Room!

(L to R):- Shannon Kirkwood (Whistler Millenium), Janice Lloyd (Whistler), Darcy Long (Rotary District Governor), Judy McQuinn and Kathleen van der Ree (Squamish), Phill Read (Pemberton), Dr Judith Fothergill and Mark MacKenzie (Hospice Society).

Make a difference in the lives of others and join us at the 13th Annual


Hike for Hospice & Happy Hour!


Support our biggest fundraiser of the year! All funds go to ensure FREE hospice programs for Sea to Sky residents. Register today and start collecting donations! Its as easy as an email!

Now accepting Volunteer Applications for Training in April

If your are interested in applying your skills of compassionate care, listening, humour, and support in a volunteer role please consider becoming a part of the Hospice Volunteer Team. Download a volunteer application Here and submit by March 15, to be considered for our upcoming training.


Coffee Break - Grief Drop in

An opportunity to make time and space for your grief. Join us for one or for all. FREE Support. No registration required. Activity 55 Centre Tuesdays 10:00-11:000am.


31 in 31! Fundraising Campaign for the new hospice unit

Consider giving to this fundraising campaign in the last days of December and receive a charitable tax donation for 2018! There's still time! Click here and make your donation today!!

Memory Tree 2018 a beautiful event

Thank you to those who joined the 6th Annual Memory Tree event. What a special night to remember and be supported by community and friends. Please mark your calendars for 2019, this event will always be held the last Friday of November.

It's so EASY to Become a MEMBER today!

Submit your $15.00 Membership fee today and make a difference!

Please click here and support community members in need of end of life care, as well as caregiver and grief support. Choose your Membership Type in the drop down menu under "FUND"


Coffee Break - Grief Drop in

An opportunity to make time and space for your grief. Join us for one or for all. FREE Support. No registration required. Activity 55 Centre Tuesdays 11:30-12:30pm

Duck in a Truck Rotary Fundrasier Benefiting the Sea to Sky Community Hospice Unit

The Rotary Club of Squamish is at it again supporting our community through their time and generousity. This time the Sea to Sky Community Hospice Unit will be the benefactor! To find out more about how and where you can purchase tickets for this awesome lottery check out their website: https://www.squamishrotary.com/Stories/duck-in-a-truck-lottery-in-support-of-sea-to-sky-community-hospice

Hospice Palliative Care Week Events - May 6-12

Please join us during Hospice Palliative Care Week in our goal to increase funding, awareness of hospice programming in the Sea to Sky Corridor. Mark your calendars so you don't miss the opportunity to participate:

May 6th  The 12th Annual Hike for Hospice. 

Our largest fundraising event will include a Hike around Nexen Beach, silent auctions, lLIVE music and entertainment. Join us as we celebrate all we have accomplished together!

Time: Registration at 12:30 - Event Start 1-4pm Location: Downtown Squamish O'Syiam Pavilion Park

Create a profile and start collecting donations today!Copy and paste this link into your browser http://chpca.convio.net/SquamishHospiceSociety

Join our Facebook Event and share your support of Hospice Programs with your community: https://www.facebook.com/events/625662401116371/

May 11th - A Caregiver's Learning Circle - Caregiver Education & Support for Rural & First Nation Communities in the Sea to Sky.

We are inviting all those involved in Caregiving to participate as co-creators in this program development.

Time: 10-2pm Location: Totem Hall 

This is a FREE event but seating is limited so please RSVP to: lyciarodrigues@familycaregiversbc.ca to ensure your participation in this important collaboration.

May 12th - Bucket List Festival with Dr. Pippa Hawley

Our goal is to offer an uplifting experience for those with life limiting illness, their caregivers and those facing end of life. In this Bucket List Festival event we want to offer support, resources, light heartedness, and connection for those attending; and  acknowledge their experience with all of its difficulites and grace, to support people to "live well" even at this time in their lives.  

Time: 9:30-4pm Location: Sea to Sky Hotel.

For Tickets & to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/squamish-bucket-list-festival-tickets-44615923428

Join our Facebooke Event & Share with others: https://www.facebook.com/events/1779993945395619/


Membership Drive! You make a difference

Please join us in these first two weeks of November and become a member of the Squamish Hospice Society to help ensure FREE programs & support to people living with life limiting illness, their caregivers and those living through grief. Your membership increases our ability to get program sustaining grants, adds voices to advocate for increased supports for people at end of life and those who are grieving and brings awareness to the need for our Sea to Sky Community Hospice. 

Please become a member online or in person next week at the Squamish General Hospice Tuesday through Friday 9am to 1pm. For a small fee of $15 dollars/year your membership will make a BIG difference.

November a Month to Remember

Be sure to join us for the 5th Annual Memory Tree event on November 24th 6pm at Squamish Town Hub. Join our event and share this opportunity with others.

Seniors Wellness Fair - Bucket List Save the Date

Thanks all for stopping by our table and to those who completed our survey for speakers and ideas for our upcoming Bucket List Festival. Be sure to SAVE the DATE for this informative and interactive event and to check back here as details unfold.

Raffle Prize Winners

Congratulations to Jessie Miller - Cannon Rebel, Ray Wilburn - Crystal Lodge, Whistler, and Paul Rascher - Hand Made Quilt and thank you for your support of the Squamish Hospice Society Raffle.

Thank you AGM a Success!

Thanks to all those who came out and supported our Annual General Meeting. Your presence is appreciated and so important to ensuring the sustainability of hospice support in our communities.


Sea to Sky Charity Golf Tournament a HUGE success!

The 10th annual Sea to Sky Charity Golf tournament occurred on August 28th, 2017 and raised $18,000 for the Sea to Sky Community Hospice. BlueShore Financial, Pemberton Valley Supermarket, Nicklaus North Golf Course, and Whistler Real Estate sponsored and hosted the tournament at Nicklaus North Golf Course.


Have a look at our Fall Bereavement Programs

Squamish Hospital Foundation Supports Sea to Sky Community Hospice


Sea to Sky Charity Golf Tournament


So grateful to have been supported by the Sea to Sky Charity Golf Tournament this past Monday! What a beautiful course and amazing hosts. We are so grateful to the community players and to the sponsors for generously supporting the Sea to Sky Community Hospice Capital Campaign!



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 or download a printable order form HERE

 Sea to Sky Community Hospice A Dream in Motion


Preliminary Design from feasibility study


A dream in motion! Since the announcement of Provinicial funding back in January Squamish Hospice Society has reached out to our Sea to Sky communities to create a Capital Campaign Team that has been working hard to lead this project and gain momentum around supporing the Sea to Sky Community Hospice.

To find out more about what has been happening and how you can get involved please click here. To make a donation to this important project today click here


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



Membership Renewal


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.



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.





Great News 

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.



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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.