Advance Care Planning

NOHS offers community workshops and sessions open to health care professionals, volunteers, caregivers and all residents of the North Okanagan. Medical, emotional, legal and practical aspects of Advance Care Planning are addressed at these presentations.

See our upcoming workshops on Advance Care Planning scheduled for May 3-4, 2017 below or contact Lorrianne at 250-503-1800 ext. 104 or email:


May 3-4, 2017

Featuring Dr. Carole Robinson, PhD, RN, Professor School of Nursing, UBC Okanagan

The North Okanagan Hospice Society is pleased to present a series of workshops on active decision making on May 3 and 4, 2017.

This workshop called “What are your most important wishes” will be facilitated by Dr. Carole Robinson who has extensive knowledge and experience assisting families to live well with serious life-limiting illness and advance care planning. Funding for this workshop is provided by the BC Centre for Palliative Care’s Seed Grant Program.

If your loved one becomes seriously ill or is aging, do you know what is important to them to make this valuable time more rewarding and less stressful? 

Bring your partner, relative or best friend for a free two hour workshop to learn ways to start this conversation:

  • WHAT matters most to you if life were short?
  • WHY is it important to discuss your wishes with someone you are close to and how do you do it?
  • WHO would speak up for you if you are unable?

This two hour workshop is offered in 3 locations:

May 3: 10 AM - 12 PM
Pleasant Valley Health Centre
3800 Patten Drive

May 3: 2 - 4 PM
Schubert Centre
3505 - 30 Avenue

May 4: 1 - 3 PM
White Valley Community Centre (Hall)
2250 Shields

The sessions are free however space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

To register, contact Tanya at 250-503-1800 ext. 101 or email by April 26

Past Workshops:

  • Caregiving at Home: A Family Caregiver Decision Guide | Dr. Carole Robinson
  • Café Scientifique: What makes for quality of life when you have an advanced life-limiting illness | Dr. Carole Robinson, Dr. Barb Pesut, Dr. Richard Swatzky, Debra Pool
  • Advance Care Planning: The importance of having the difficult conversations that can make life (and death) easier | Elizabeth Causton, MSW