CHPCA News 

Below you will find CHPCA press releases, news pieces, and other articles of interest on hospice palliative care in Canada. Please contact us if you have news you would like us to share.  

  • Respite Night: Hospice Care Ottawa’s Caregiver Evening Out

    By Nick Walling, Digital Marketing Officer, CHPCA The act of caregiving is selfless, loving, and compassionate. It can also be stressful, isolating, and emotionally draining. With so much focus on ensuring their loved one is safe and comfortable, caregivers often don’t have the energy to take care of themselves. That’s [...]

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    Ross Video Becomes First Certified Canadian Compassionate Company

    Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) today announced Ross Video, which already had a “designation” as a Canadian Compassionate Company (CCC), is being elevated to the new certificate program.

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    New Funding to Pan-Canadian Research Network Supports Quality Palliative Care

    Today the Pan-Canadian Palliative Care Research Collaborative announced the receipt of $2.5 million from Health Canada to support a network of researchers, clinicians, and community in advancing palliative care for patients and caregivers.

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    CHPCA Releases Updated National Framework for Advance Care Planning Canada

    Advance Care Planning (ACP) Canada initiative, led by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) has released an  This new Framework includes an updated plan for implementation of ACP in Canada.

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    Award winning Artists Come Together for Saying Goodbye Concert in Honour of National Grief and Bereavement Day

    Hosted by Tara Shannon, talent performing includes Johnny Reid, Gregory Charles, John McDermott, Michelle Wright, Fred Penner, Jenn Grant, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Ray Legere and many more.

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    CHPCA Recognizes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a Statutory Holiday

    In the spirit of reconciliation, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) announces that it will recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th as an annual statutory holiday. Our offices are closed for the day to provide our staff with the time and opportunity to reflect on and to engage with Truth and Reconciliation in their personal lives.

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    Bill C-220 Reaches Royal Assent, Extending the Canada Labour Code by Five Unpaid Days

    Last year, MP Matt Jeneroux introduced Bill-C220 as a private member’s bill—only 2% of these types of bills usually become law. This enactment amends the Canada Labour Code by five unpaid days, which entitles Canadians to extend their bereavement leave—including employees who, at the time a family member dies, are on compassionate care leave or leave related to critical illness in respect of the deceased person.