What is an Interest Group?
An Interest Group is a forum provided by HPCO to foster networking, knowledge exchange, sharing of expertise, and prioritizing common issues amongst hospices across the province. A Chair and Vice Chair from the group collaborate with HPCO staff to determine the agenda for each meeting.
An online collaboration site is provided for each Interest Group. This allows for members of the Interest Group to collaborate, share, and network between meetings as well.
Who can participate?
Key individuals from organizational member hospices or associates of HPCO are welcome to participate. For more information about membership, visit http://www.hpco.ca/join-us/
Interest Groups are related to specific roles within a hospice. Usually, one representative from each member hospice attends the Interest Group that is most relevant to their role.
Which Interest Groups are currently active or in development?
- Visiting Hospice Interest Group (VHIG)
For Executive Director of a Visiting Hospice, or most senior staff person responsible. Meets 3x per year (twice via tele/web conference, once in-person at the HPCO annual conference)
- Residential Hospice Interest Group (RHIG)
For Executive Director of a Hospice Residence, or most senior staff person responsible. Focus on operational issues. Meets 3x per year in person, locations vary
- Grief and Bereavement Interest Group (GBIG)
For staff person primarily responsible for Grief and Bereavement Support services. Meets 2x per year via tele/web conference.
- Board Chair Interest Group (BCIG)
For the Chair or Vice Chair of a hospice / Focus on governance issue. Meets 1x per year in person, at HPCO annual conference.
- Design and Build Interest Group (DBIG)
For individuals representing an approved hospice build project. Meets 3x per year via tele/web conference.
- Coordinator of Volunteers Interest Group (CVIG)
For staff person primarily responsible for volunteer management in a hospice. Meets 2x per year via tele/web conference.
- Clinical Lead Interest Group (CLIG)
For staff person designated as Director of Care or Clinical Lead within a Hospice Residence setting. Meets 4x per year via tele/web conference.
How do I find out more?
For more information about any of HPCO’s Interest Groups, please contact James Wilkie, Member Service Coordinator, at 416-304-1477 x34