Annual Campaign

#griefcan'twait

Raised to date: $7,690.00

The Campbell River Hospice Society’s 1st Annual Campaign goal is to raise $75,000. These funds are critical so that we can meet the growing need for service in our community and allow us to respond quickly.

 

These funds will also help us implement a Sudden Loss Workshop which will provide the essential tools to help the families stay together and continue to support each other through their tragic loss.

There are times we may find ourselves thinking; What if something happened to my child, my partner or a loved one - what would I do? The answer is, you would reach out to the Campbell River Hospice Society so we can encircle you with caring and compassionate support.

The sudden loss of a loved one, whether it’s by suicide, overdose, a health issue or an accident can have a devastating effect on the family, quickly tearing them apart and becoming isolated from each other. An unexpected loss takes away the opportunity of time to adjust and to say good-bye to the one they love.  

When a family experiences a sudden loss, it can change the family for life. They often struggle with how to support each other since everyone grieves in a different way. Depending on the situation they can experience many complicated feelings such as anger, shame and guilt. They will often suffer a lack of self-esteem and shattered self-worth.

Individuals often withdraw from social contacts and become isolated. The anger the survivors feel can become directed towards each other in their family unit and with friends and caregivers. Genuine sorrow is pushed aside making it difficult for healthy expressions of loss and acknowledging the need for treatment. Unless the survivor reaches a state of acceptance and peace, this loss will continue to disrupt their lives in many ways.

All donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt. If you make your donation online you will receive your tax receipt immediately by email. Please be sure to check your spam folder. If you make your donation by mail, you will receive your tax receipt by mail. 

By Mail: Campbell River Hospice Society, 440 Evergreen Road Campbell River B.C. V9W 0C7

More About the Campaign

Our Team
Mayor Andy Adams
Hospice Build Team

The Board’s primary role is to determine the Vision for Hospice and then delegate responsibility to the Executive Director to submit plans


to implement the Vision. The Board’s primary role is to determine the Vision for Hospice and then delegate responsibility to the Executive Director to submit plans to implement the Vision. Over the past two and half years, I have been privileged to assist the Hospice Board to strengthen its role in this regard.

It is truly rewarding for me to witness the Board's growth in confidence and ability, especially in the past year, as these changes have come into practice. With this Board’s leadership, the Hospice Society has become a valued partner in the network of care providers in our community.

Garth Sheane, CRHS Board Advisor





The Board’s primary role is to determine the Vision for Hospice and then delegate responsibility to the Executive Director to submit plans


to implement the Vision. The Board’s primary role is to determine the Vision for Hospice and then delegate responsibility to the Executive Director to submit plans to implement the Vision. Over the past two and half years, I have been privileged to assist the Hospice Board to strengthen its role in this regard.

It is truly rewarding for me to witness the Board's growth in confidence and ability, especially in the past year, as these changes have come into practice. With this Board’s leadership, the Hospice Society has become a valued partner in the network of care providers in our community.

Garth Sheane, CRHS Board Advisor





When the Build Team planned and completed the construction of a new building for the Campbell River Hospice Society, it was done with the expectation...


that this new facility would help the Society to retain their services and be in a position to expand them.When the Build Team planned and completed the construction of a new building for the Campbell River Hospice Society, it was done with the expectation that this new facility would help the Society to retain their services and be in a position to expand them. The hopes and expectations of the Build Team, donors and community at-large have been fulfilled. It is very gratifying to witness the excellent services that are now being provided to the community of Campbell River and surrounding areas.

Brian Stamp, Hospice Build Team

Build Team: Brian Stamp, D'Arcy Frankland, Jim Dobinson, George Stuart, Garry Griffin, Brett Giese and Jill Hanson





Campbell River Hospice Board of Directors
Garth Sheane, Board Advisor
Geri Arkell, Board Chair

The Board’s primary role is to determine the Vision for Hospice and then delegate responsibility to the Executive Director to submit plans


to implement the Vision. The Board’s primary role is to determine the Vision for Hospice and then delegate responsibility to the Executive Director to submit plans to implement the Vision. Over the past two and half years, I have been privileged to assist the Hospice Board to strengthen its role in this regard.

It is truly rewarding for me to witness the Board's growth in confidence and ability, especially in the past year, as these changes have come into practice. With this Board’s leadership, the Hospice Society has become a valued partner in the network of care providers in our community.

Garth Sheane, CRHS Board Advisor





The Board’s primary role is to determine the Vision for Hospice and then delegate responsibility to the Executive Director to submit plans


to implement the Vision. The Board’s primary role is to determine the Vision for Hospice and then delegate responsibility to the Executive Director to submit plans to implement the Vision. Over the past two and half years, I have been privileged to assist the Hospice Board to strengthen its role in this regard.

It is truly rewarding for me to witness the Board's growth in confidence and ability, especially in the past year, as these changes have come into practice. With this Board’s leadership, the Hospice Society has become a valued partner in the network of care providers in our community.

Garth Sheane, CRHS Board Advisor





Art therapy is a form of therapy that values creativity as a path towards healing and a means towards gaining a deeper understanding of the self...


It goes beyond words and helps the individual express themselves in a different way. Artistic expression can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their artistic skill since the focus is on process and not product. Art Therapy at Hospice provides a safe space to process and express any feelings surrounding grief and loss. Making art can also produce feelings of control and accomplishment during a time when the person may feel overwhelmed or a lack of control. Making art in a therapeutic setting can help provide comfort, exploration and meaning surrounding death and dying.

Since the grieving process is unique to each individual, we provide a variety of services to help meet this need. Art therapy is one option for people to help express and work through their grief.

Kathryn Schmidt, MA, CCC

Hospice Art Therapist & Counsellor





Dr. Bruce Wood, Board Member
Dr. Helen Garson, Board Vice Chair
Kathryn Schmidt, MA, CCC
Art Therapist & Counsellor

Art therapy is a form of therapy that values creativity as a path towards healing and a means towards gaining a deeper understanding of the self...


It goes beyond words and helps the individual express themselves in a different way. Artistic expression can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their artistic skill since the focus is on process and not product. Art Therapy at Hospice provides a safe space to process and express any feelings surrounding grief and loss. Making art can also produce feelings of control and accomplishment during a time when the person may feel overwhelmed or a lack of control. Making art in a therapeutic setting can help provide comfort, exploration and meaning surrounding death and dying.

Since the grieving process is unique to each individual, we provide a variety of services to help meet this need. Art therapy is one option for people to help express and work through their grief.

Kathryn Schmidt, MA, CCC

Hospice Art Therapist & Counsellor





Art therapy is a form of therapy that values creativity as a path towards healing and a means towards gaining a deeper understanding of the self...


It goes beyond words and helps the individual express themselves in a different way. Artistic expression can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their artistic skill since the focus is on process and not product. Art Therapy at Hospice provides a safe space to process and express any feelings surrounding grief and loss. Making art can also produce feelings of control and accomplishment during a time when the person may feel overwhelmed or a lack of control. Making art in a therapeutic setting can help provide comfort, exploration and meaning surrounding death and dying.

Since the grieving process is unique to each individual, we provide a variety of services to help meet this need. Art therapy is one option for people to help express and work through their grief.

Kathryn Schmidt, MA, CCC

Hospice Art Therapist & Counsellor





The Board’s primary role is to determine the Vision for Hospice and then delegate responsibility to the Executive Director to submit plans


to implement the Vision. The Board’s primary role is to determine the Vision for Hospice and then delegate responsibility to the Executive Director to submit plans to implement the Vision. Over the past two and half years, I have been privileged to assist the Hospice Board to strengthen its role in this regard.

It is truly rewarding for me to witness the Board's growth in confidence and ability, especially in the past year, as these changes have come into practice. With this Board’s leadership, the Hospice Society has become a valued partner in the network of care providers in our community.

Garth Sheane, CRHS Board Advisor





Leslie Haynes-Hodgins  M.S.W., R.S.W.

Clinical Client Coordinator

Jo-Anne Lamoureux, M.A
Hospice Registered Clinical Counsellor
Netta Huffman – Hospice Client

When the Build Team planned and completed the construction of a new building for the Campbell River Hospice Society, it was done with the expectation...


that this new facility would help the Society to retain their services and be in a position to expand them.When the Build Team planned and completed the construction of a new building for the Campbell River Hospice Society, it was done with the expectation that this new facility would help the Society to retain their services and be in a position to expand them. The hopes and expectations of the Build Team, donors and community at-large have been fulfilled. It is very gratifying to witness the excellent services that are now being provided to the community of Campbell River and surrounding areas.

Brian Stamp, Hospice Build Team

Build Team: Brian Stamp, D'Arcy Frankland, Jim Dobinson, George Stuart, Garry Griffin, Brett Giese and Jill Hanson





Art therapy is a form of therapy that values creativity as a path towards healing and a means towards gaining a deeper understanding of the self...


It goes beyond words and helps the individual express themselves in a different way. Artistic expression can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their artistic skill since the focus is on process and not product. Art Therapy at Hospice provides a safe space to process and express any feelings surrounding grief and loss. Making art can also produce feelings of control and accomplishment during a time when the person may feel overwhelmed or a lack of control. Making art in a therapeutic setting can help provide comfort, exploration and meaning surrounding death and dying.

Since the grieving process is unique to each individual, we provide a variety of services to help meet this need. Art therapy is one option for people to help express and work through their grief.

Kathryn Schmidt, MA, CCC

Hospice Art Therapist & Counsellor





Art therapy is a form of therapy that values creativity as a path towards healing and a means towards gaining a deeper understanding of the self...


It goes beyond words and helps the individual express themselves in a different way. Artistic expression can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their artistic skill since the focus is on process and not product. Art Therapy at Hospice provides a safe space to process and express any feelings surrounding grief and loss. Making art can also produce feelings of control and accomplishment during a time when the person may feel overwhelmed or a lack of control. Making art in a therapeutic setting can help provide comfort, exploration and meaning surrounding death and dying.

Since the grieving process is unique to each individual, we provide a variety of services to help meet this need. Art therapy is one option for people to help express and work through their grief.

Kathryn Schmidt, MA, CCC

Hospice Art Therapist & Counsellor





Kelly Fisher, Hospice Volunteer
Frank Mayell,
Hospice Client
Tony Coon & Leslie Palmer-Coon, Legacy Donors

The Board’s primary role is to determine the Vision for Hospice and then delegate responsibility to the Executive Director to submit plans


to implement the Vision. The Board’s primary role is to determine the Vision for Hospice and then delegate responsibility to the Executive Director to submit plans to implement the Vision. Over the past two and half years, I have been privileged to assist the Hospice Board to strengthen its role in this regard.

It is truly rewarding for me to witness the Board's growth in confidence and ability, especially in the past year, as these changes have come into practice. With this Board’s leadership, the Hospice Society has become a valued partner in the network of care providers in our community.

Garth Sheane, CRHS Board Advisor





Art therapy is a form of therapy that values creativity as a path towards healing and a means towards gaining a deeper understanding of the self...


It goes beyond words and helps the individual express themselves in a different way. Artistic expression can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their artistic skill since the focus is on process and not product. Art Therapy at Hospice provides a safe space to process and express any feelings surrounding grief and loss. Making art can also produce feelings of control and accomplishment during a time when the person may feel overwhelmed or a lack of control. Making art in a therapeutic setting can help provide comfort, exploration and meaning surrounding death and dying.

Since the grieving process is unique to each individual, we provide a variety of services to help meet this need. Art therapy is one option for people to help express and work through their grief.

Kathryn Schmidt, MA, CCC

Hospice Art Therapist & Counsellor





Art therapy is a form of therapy that values creativity as a path towards healing and a means towards gaining a deeper understanding of the self...


It goes beyond words and helps the individual express themselves in a different way. Artistic expression can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their artistic skill since the focus is on process and not product. Art Therapy at Hospice provides a safe space to process and express any feelings surrounding grief and loss. Making art can also produce feelings of control and accomplishment during a time when the person may feel overwhelmed or a lack of control. Making art in a therapeutic setting can help provide comfort, exploration and meaning surrounding death and dying.

Since the grieving process is unique to each individual, we provide a variety of services to help meet this need. Art therapy is one option for people to help express and work through their grief.

Kathryn Schmidt, MA, CCC

Hospice Art Therapist & Counsellor