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.  

  • “I’m somebody that nobody thought I could be.”

    By Barry Ashpole The concept of what is commonly termed “prison hospice” is being adopted by a relatively small number of institutions in several countries. These initiatives are consistent with the philosophy and practice of hospice and palliative care (PC): improving the quality of end-of-life care (EoLC) for the incarcerated [...]

  • Laurel Gillespie, CEO of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.

    CHPCA Appoints Laurel Gillespie as Chief Executive Officer

    Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPC) are pleased to announce the new position of Chief Executive Officer commencing 29th January 2021.

  • A woman in a yellow tshirt walking with an older woman wearing a shawl over her head and shoulders.

    Declaration of Family Caregiver Rights and Responsibilities Affirms Role of Family Caregivers as Essential Component of Care

    In response to inconsistent and in some cases extreme restrictions on end-of-life visitations across Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic, Caregivers4Change in collaboration with Plan Well Guide and numerous provincial and national organizations, to release a Declaration of Family Caregiver Rights and Responsibilities affirming that family caregivers are more than just visitors.

  • Two African American couple hugging. The woman is wearing glasses and a medical mask.

    Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association calls for more compassionate visitation protocols during COVID-19 pandemic

    The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is publishing its updated position statement on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) to reflect new legislation impacting MAiD enacted after June 2019, to improve the clarity of its position, and to update the definition of palliative care adopted by CHPCA.

  • A female nurse in a blue uniform is fixing the sheet on an elderly woman who is lying in a hospital bed.

    The Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC) Releases Blueprint for Action 2020-2025

    The Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC) is proud to announce the release of the Blueprint for Action 2020-2025

  • The exterior of the Supreme Court of Canada building.

    CHPCA Cheers Unanimous Senate Approval of Bill C-277

    The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association is celebrating the Senate of Canada’s unanimous approval of bill C-277. “This is a big first step in our effort to create a national, sustainable framework for hospice and palliative care”, said Sharon Baxter, Executive Director of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.

  • A couple hugging, the woman is holding a tissue in her hand and is looking down with her eyes closed.

    November 21, 2017, Marks First annual National Bereavement Day in Canada

    November 21, 2017, will mark the first annual National Bereavement Day in Canada. On this day, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) invites all Canadians to reflect on the importance of relationships past and present, to think about those who have passed away from our lives, and to help advocate for supports at the provincial and national levels for grieving Canadians.