Welcome to Canadian Burn Survivors Community
In memory of Martiens Vandeberg and Trudy Vanbuskirk.
Canadian Burn Survivors Community
The Canadian Burn Survivors Community (CBSC) is a community comprised of burn survivors, fire-fighters, burn unit staff, and advisors who have come together to offer support and education to any person or people that have been affected by burns.
Our main objectives is to help support the development of the psychological well being of burn survivors in Canada, support the sharing of materials and programs to educate our citizens in the prevention of burns in Canada, and encourage professional development of firefighters, health care providers and anyone affected by the trauma of burns in Canada.
The BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund is proud to host and welcome you to Vancouver, BC for the 9th bi-annual Canadian Burn Survivors Conference.
Our goal is to see you benefit from the content offered in the conference program and, while you are here, take in the sights and sounds that Vancouver has to offer during your stay with us.
We will be providing information on speakers, registration, sponsors, faqs, accommodations soon!
May 20th to 23rd, 2020
Heather Lynn Beveridge
Heather Lynn Beveridge is a medical Social Worker. She has worked with burn survivors and their families for the past 20 years in both a pediatric hospital, and pediatric burn camps. She began her career on the burn unit at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In 2009, she relocated to British Columbia to pursue a PhD at the University of British Columbia. She works full time as the patient services coordinator for the BC Professional Firefighters’ (BCPFF) burn fund. She continues to be the camp social worker at Camp BUCKO in Ontario as well as burn camp in BC. She is part of the organizing committee for the Canadian Burn Survivors Conference being hosted by the BCPFF Burn Fund in May 2020.