Annual Report May 2012-April 2013 Ann Nickerson B.Sc.Pharm FCSHP President NBHPCA -ASPNB The New Brunswick Hospice Palliative Care Association provides leadership to enhance quality end-of-lifecare for individuals and families living with life threatening illnesses in New Brunswick, and works in collaboration with the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association and other provincial and national stakeholders to advance hospice palliative care in New Brunswick and in Canada. L’Association des soins palliatifs du NouveauBrunswick assure un leadership afin d’améliorer la qualité des soins de fin de vie pour les personnes atteintes d’une maladie qui met leur vie en danger et pour leur famille. Elle travaille en collaboration avec l’Association canadienne de soins palliatifs et d’autres intervenants provinciaux et nationaux afin de faire avancer les soins palliatifs au Nouveau-Brunswick et au Canada. On behalf of the NBHPCA Board, we offer congratulations to the following Board members on their achievements this year: Rinette Côté for receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contribution to palliative care Sharon O’Brien for being awarded the George Wakeling Award from the Third Age Centre of St. Thomas University for her contribution to improving the quality of life for New Brunswick seniors Dr. Pam Mansfield for being the media spokesperson for the new Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) policy – CBC Radio; Maritime Noon; National Post. Ann Nickerson for receiving a Fellowship to the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists for her practicebased research and leadership in affecting pharmacists’ practice across Canada The CHPCA is the national voice for Hospice Palliative Care in Canada. Advancing and advocating for quality end-of-life/hospice palliative care in Canada, its work includes public policy, public education, and awareness. Established in 1991, its volunteer Board of Directors is composed of hospice palliative care workers and volunteers from Canadian provinces and territories as well as members-at-large. Hospice Palliative Care: Strength in Numbers, Strength in Quality! Get Involved – Stay Informed! TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE Get Involved – Stay Informed! Membership lends a collective voice to reinforce that all Canadians have the right of access to comprehensive and coordinated hospice palliative care services regardless of where they live. This belief is entrenched in both the New Brunswick Hospice Palliative Care Association (NBHPCA) and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA). Joint membership with the CHPCA and the NBHPCA occurs with just one membership fee. Your membership will support both organizations in their quest to work together in achieving their individual and collective missions. Registration in this education conference ensures you have a one year membership to both NBHPCA ($15) CHPCA ($20) =$35/yr Expiry Date of Membership: In order to comply with CHPCA policy, and to be more fair to new members, the expiry date of memberships will be one year from the date of application rather than March 31st each year This change was approved by the Board of Directors to ensure that members enjoy association privileges for a full year in their first year of membership THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS!! Name Position/Representation Mansfield, Dr. Pam Past President - Moncton Nickerson, Ann President - Moncton Gowan, Dr. Debra Vice-President - McGill, Claudette Treasurer - Edmundston Currie, Susan Secretary - Fredericton Dr. Julie Langlois Member At Large - Vacancy Member At Large - MacLeod, Marlene Member At Large - Rojas, Dr. Fernando Zone 1A - Moncton Turcotte, Dr. Renée Zone 1A - Moncton McKenna, Amanda Zone 1B - Moncton Hebert, Lana Zone 1B - Moncton Wildish, Dr. Julia Zone 2 - Saint John Mayberry, Melody Zone 2 - Saint John Vacancy Zone 3 - Fredericton Vacancy Zone 4 - Edmundston Guitard, Sylvette Zone 4 - Edmundston MacMillan, Dr. Vona Zone 5 - Campbellton Vacancy Zone 5 - Campbellton Vacancy Zone 6A - Bathurst Vienneau, Shirley Zone 6A - Bathurst Rebecca Sonier Zone 6B – Tracadie et al Josianne Comeau Zone 6B – Tracadie et al Grace, Donna Zone 7 - Miramichi LeBlanc, Francine Zone 7 - Miramichi Thank you! Merci! for your volunteer work and contribution to the NBHPCA- ASPNB over the years. The Board sincerely hopes you will continue your membership though not in a board capacity Bashala, Dr. Roger Chiasson, Patsie Yacoub, Dr. Inas O’Brien, Sharon Frenette, Fr.Maurice Sastaunik, Helen Côté, Rinette Chapman,Kim Lise Nolet “Group” Category: The establishment of a Group membership category at an annual fee of $70.00 was approved by the Board at its December 4, 2012 meeting This Group category will include associations who wish to be members of NBHPCA,e.g., NB Cancer Society. Other provincial associations have increased revenue this way and found substantial benefit to advancing hospice and palliative care through partnerships with other associations Group participation will give more power to our causes when presenting position statements. Proposed By-Law Amendments To Be Considered at the Annual General Meeting April 26, 2013 Current: Constitution and By-Laws New Brunswick Hospice Palliative Care Association Approved by the Executive Committee on Feb 9, 2011 Ratified by the Membership on April 28, 2011 New Deleted 6. Membership Note: At a meeting of the Board of Directors on December 4, 2012, the establishment of a Group membership category was approved. The purpose of this category is to allow health-related or other groups interested in the delivery of palliative care in the Province and to furthering of the Association’s objectives to become full members. 6.4 c) Group: Groups or organizations – members of the group or organization shall be entitled to attend any meeting of the Association, with one member designated to carry the vote of the organization at any general or annual meeting. A member of the group may hold any office in the Association. Note: It was recommended to the Board of Directors that because of geographical location, Zone 6 be divided into Zone 6A – Bathurst and 6B – Tracadie, Caraquet, and Lameque. This was approved by the Board on February 21, 2013, and it is recommended that Article 6.10 of the Constitution and Bylaws be amended as follows: 6.10 The Association shall be divided into zones as the Department of Health has designated with the exception of Zone 6 which shall be divided into Zone 6A (Bathurst and surrounding areas) and Zone 6B (Tracadie, Caraquet, and Lameque and surrounding areas). 9. Directors Note: There has been discussion at the Board level whether or not there is a need to delineate between primary and alternate zone representatives. At its meeting on February 21, 2013, the Board of Directors agreed that this was not necessary and to recommend that Article 9.1 b) of the Constitution and Bylaws be amended as follows: 9.1 Unless otherwise determined by general meeting, the Board of Directors shall be composed of: a) The Executive Committee, which includes the President, Past President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The offices of treasurer and secretary may be combined; b) There will be 2 representatives for each zone. the primary and the alternate. c) There will be 2 members at large. Display Stands/Order of St. Lazarus Funding: At an official presentation in Moncton on November 22, 2012, a cheque for $777.34 was presented to the Association to cover the cost of producing eight display stands. This funding covered the cost of the stands, NBHPCA letterhead, and thank-you cards. Seven of the eight stands have been distributed to the zones Asked for suggestions on how to get material to the one remaining zone – Campbellton. Canada Revenue Agency letter dated November 30, 2012, informing us that our charitable status application has not been approved based on the information provided. We decided to go with option (a). Responded within 60 days and provided more information. CHPCA drafted a letter to endorse the New Brunswick Hospice Palliative Care Association (NBHPCA) in their endeavour to obtain Charitable Status. April 2013. Dragon Fly Brooch/Pendant: Designed by Aitkens Pewter for NBHPCA Projected Profit of: $5,000 (500 pins ordered) Total Sold to Date: 425. Zone 1B sold 205! Major fund-raising project for this year, Encourage everyone to be as proactive as they can in thinking of venues to sell our fund-raising item to assist with the cost of our annual educational conference in Moncton next year. Sumac is the easiest, most complete and costeffective software for managing non-profits’ data $20/month Initial database entry $750, however . . . Marlene MacLeod (volunteer secretary to the board) offered to do this for free! Thanks! Accessible to any member of the board through password and access controls Electronic membership renewal process Compatible with national CHPCA database Will be up and running soon ’ NATIONAL HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE WEEK MAY 5-11, 2013! GET INVOLVED www. c h p c a.n e t /we e k CANADIANS ARE AGING. WE’VE DONE THE MATH. HAVE YOU? SENIORS MAKE UP CANADA’S FASTEST GROWING AGE GROUP IT IS ESTIMATED THAT SENIORS AGED 65+ COULD ACCOUNT FOR UP TO 25% OF THE TOTAL POPULATION BY 2036 Provincial Palliative Advisory Committee: The New Brunswick Government requested that a member of the NBHPCA sit on the committee Dr. Pam Mansfield was appointed the NBHPCA’s representative The purpose of the committee is to identify priorities for the provision of palliative care in the province The Medical Advisory Committee has decided to focus on two issues to develop position statements for the Provincial Committee: Home Care Personal Care Aides certification and continuity. Dr Renée Turcotte (Zone 1A) has volunteered to take the lead on this Nursing home palliative care protocol – help needed Development of these position statements enhances the involvement of physicians and other interested groups in the work of the NBHPCA. The MAC needs volunteers - MDs, nursing home RNs, Personal Care Aides - see Dr. Pam Mansfield. To ensure growth and to make real change in Hospice and Palliative Care in New Brunswick, the NBHPCA needs: 1. Active members with innovative ideas 2. Membership recruitment of colleagues, volunteers, friends 3. High level communication among zones 4. Zone level meetings every three months (Have supper, coffee break meetings) GET THE MESSAGE OUT THERE! THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS! NBHPCA Zone 1B Moncton Supper meeting March 2013 Surprise Mugs Discussion.