PCSBV History

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.