Giving is good for those in need

A special thank you to the Sovereign Order of St. John’s Victoria Commandery for their welcome gift to the UVic School of Nursing. This donation will go toward an equity program on palliative approaches to care research, called ePAC for short. Comfort kits will be created with these funds for people who are dying while also experiencing poverty, homelessness and other inequities.

The people working with ePAC collaborative are deeply grateful to have been one of eight grant recipients selected by the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Victoria Commandery.  This group supports projects that directly benefit people who experience inequities and that are living with chronic life-limiting illness.

Through their support, our research team and Victoria’s Palliative Outreach Resource Team (PORT) will work together to purchase contents for comfort kit items to enhance the quality of life for those in need.

About the Victoria Commandery  

The Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller is a non-political, ecumenical, international Christian organization directly descended from the Order of St. John founded in the late 11th century. Before the Crusades, a hostel had been established to provide respite for pilgrims visiting the Holy Land. During the first Crusade this hostel was converted to a hospital to serve both pilgrims and crusaders. The Order was founded upon the premise of aiding “the sick and the poor”. The historical traditions of the Order continue throughout the world to this day. The International Office of the Order is located in Vancouver, BC, with three Grand Priories of the Order: The Americas, Australia and Europe.

 If you wish to donate, contact Tricia Roche, Development Officer:

P – 250-472-5031
Or write to Tricia at –
Tricia Roche, Development Office
University of Victoria
Faculty of Human and Social Development
PO Box 1700, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2