NSHPCA is Recruiting for Board Members

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Our Mission is to achieve comfort and peace for persons living and dying with a life threatening illness throughout Nova Scotia. The Association exists to promote the philosophy and principles of palliative care through networking, public and professional education, advocacy and research.


While the NSHPCA welcomes applications from all those with a passion for hospice palliative care, we are also looking for members with expertise in the following areas:

o   Fundraising /Event Planning

o   Public Relations/Communications

o   Accounting

Bilingual an asset


Consider becoming a member of the NSHPCA Board of Directors

NSHPCA has been in existence for thirty (30) years and, despite no core funding, with the dedication and commitment of a corps of volunteers, has had many accomplishments including:


o   Successfully advocating for the development of the province’s first Provincial Integrated Palliative Care Strategy and the allocation of $1,000,000 to increase access to quality end of life care services.


o   Creating the Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition Nova Scotia (QELCCNS), made up of twenty-two (22) health and community organizations who have joined together to create a collaborative voice on end of life care. NSHPCA is the Secretariat, Chair and a Founding member of the group.


o   Hiring the organization’s first Executive Director with initial funding support of the Pope Foundation.


o   Developing and delivering an Advance Care Planning Initiative for health professionals and the general public to support people to have conversations about their wishes at end of life.


o   Providing an annual multi-media campaign to increase awareness about hospice palliative care services.


o   Hosting annual provincial conferences for the past 30 years that are highly recognized for the provision of evidence-based inter-professional content.


Becoming a Board Member provides you an opportunity to:


o   Develop a deeper understanding of hospice palliative care – providing comfort and support at end of life.


o   Help ensure all Nova Scotians have access to quality end of life care services to enable them to die with dignity, in comfort, in a setting of their choice, surrounded by those important to them.


o   Demonstrate your willingness to give back to your community.


o   Enhance your personal and professional growth.


o   Share your skill sets and talents and enhance the work of a not-for-profit organization.


o   Develop skills that you may not have the opportunity to develop at your job.


o   Build your professional network.


o   Strengthen your resume.


NSHPCA encourages you to consider letting your name stand for nomination for the 2016-2018 Term and hopes you will join our dedicated team and help us make a difference for all Nova Scotians.

A more detailed information package about the Association, its strategic direction and Board of Director information is attached. A member of the recruitment team would be pleased to meet with you personally if you have questions or require further information.


To indicate your interest in being nominated for one of the above positions or to request a personal meeting please contact Dawn Ross @ dawnmartell@ns.sympatico.ca   by May 13, 2016.  Clinicians may consider applying to be a member of our Clinical Advisory Committee.









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