Other Links

Although the Comox Valley Hospice Society does not endorse other websites or their content, the links provided here may have information that is valuable to you during this time.  Please remember to carefully review all information from sources you access on the internet provided here or elsewhere.

Alzheimer Society of BC
Provide support services and education programs locally and provincially and are connected nationally to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Advance Care Planning
What is Advance Care Planning?  It’s about conversations. It’s about decisions.  It’s how we care for each other.

BC Bereavement Helpline
A resource for people to find bereavement support within their own community.

BC Caregiving Guide - Senior Living Magazine
Senior Living is an inspirational magazine profiling the lives and achievements of active seniors and people over the age of 50 living in British Columbia, Canada.

BC Hospice Palliative Care Association
The website for hospice palliative care programs in British Columbia.

BC NurseLine
Offers health information from a registered nurse available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or to a pharmacist available 5 p.m. to 9 a.m., 7 days a week. Toll-free line, translation/hearing impaired.

Canadian Benefits
Information on Compassionate Care Benefits (benefits paid to persons who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill with a significant risk of death) and survivor benefits.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
Provides leadership in hospice palliative care in Canada.

Canadian Virtual Hospice
An interactive network of information and support for people dealing with life-threatening illness and loss - appropriate for patients, families and friends, health care providers and volunteers.

Dying Well
Resources for people facing life-threatening illness, their families, and their professional caregivers.

Family Caregiver Alliance
A public voice for caregivers looking after a disabled or seriously ill person.

Foundation for Health in Aging
Directory of Agencies and Organizations – End-of-Life Issues

Growth House
Provides a comprehensive collection of reviewed resources for end-of-life care.

Health Canada
The federal department responsible for helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health.

Health Insurance for Visitors to Canada
Information on health insurance for Visitor to Canada.

Living Lessons
A national initiative to increase awareness of hospice palliative care and end-of-life care services in Canada.

Service Canada
Following the Death
Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult. Here is a list that can help you identify what to do when someone passes away.

Seniors - New Horizons
Organizations that want to help seniors make a difference in the lives of others, and in their communities, are eligible to receive federal grants and contributions funding.

Vancouver Island Health Authority
Through a network of hospitals, clinics, centres, health units, and residential facilities, the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) provides health care to people on Vancouver Island, on the islands of the Georgia Strait, and in the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet.

Vacouver Island Health Authority - Advance Care Planning
None of us knows what tomorrow will bring. A health crisis may affect you or a family member at any time.

Funeral Home Services

Comox Valley Funeral Home and Crematorium

1101 Ryan Rd 
Courtenay, B.C. 

Funeral Service Association of BC

Piercy’s/Mt Washington Funeral Home
440 England Ave

Vancouver Island Memorial Society