In April, 2014, the first meeting of the emerging Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley (PCSBV) was held. It was attended by those who were passionate about bringing a comprehensive program of palliative care services, including hospice care, to the Bow Valley. Since then, many organizational activities have been undertaken, including the development of a Mission, Vision, Values, Objects and Bylaws.
In December 2015, the PCSBV made application to Canada Revenue Agency – Charities Directorate to register as a charity under the Income Tax Act. In February 2016, the PCSBV applied to Service Alberta – Corporate Registry to form a society. On April 20, 2016, the PCSBV was incorporated as a society in Alberta. On May 30, 2016 the PCSBV was registered as a charitable organization.
A Special General Meeting of members was held September 12, 2016 to elect a formal Board of Directors. Its first Board meeting was held September 30, 2016. Seven working committees were established, including three standing committees.