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CHPCA wants to build a future for Palliative Care Everywhere in Canada. To get there, we need policymakers and health care leaders to understand why investing in accessible and quality hospice palliative care must be a priority. 

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What You Can Do 

We need your help to tell the real story of hospice palliative care in Canada. Your stories will help us to better illustrate the impact that hospice palliative care could have on every family in Canada if every person with a serious illness could access this care. See our FAQs below for answers to common questions. 

Share your story with us!

As CHPCA advocates for better access to care across Canada, we want to illustrate the impact of quality hospice palliative care, or the lack thereof, on families through the lived experiences of every day Canadians.

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My story is about

What topics does your story include?
In 500 words or less, tell us about the experience with hospice palliative care that you want to share with people, policy-makers, supporters, and communities across Canada.
If you have a photo you want to share with your story, upload it here. By uploading the photo, you are giving consent for CHPCA to freely use this photo and your likeness publicly. You understand that it may be used in promotional and advocacy materials including, but not limited to, local and national publications, websites, and the news media.
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Once you submit your story, a copy of your submission will be sent to you by email.
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Frequently Asked Questions 

How will my story be used?

Our team will read every story submitted, but we can’t promise every story will be shared.

Your story could be selected to be featured in various advocacy or awareness-raising campaigns on hospice palliative care led by CHPCA. All our work, including advocacy and awareness campaigns, seeks to improve access to quality hospice palliative care in Canada.

We may use the story as a whole, or use a quote from what you share, to show the real impact of hospice palliative care on people’s lives, and/or why policymakers and health care leaders should support policies and projects that increase access to hospice palliative care in Canada.

If your story is chosen to be featured or shared in a campaign, you will have the opportunity to review materials where your story is used before publication.

Your submission might be edited for grammar, clarity, and/or translated to another language. In that case, you would have the opportunity to review any changes before publication.

What type of stories are you looking for?

Hospice palliative care is holistic care for people with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones to improve their quality of life and reduce health-related suffering. That includes:

  • Pain and symptom management
  • Social, psychological, emotional, and spiritual support
  • Caregiver support
  • Grief and bereavement support

So, if your story is related to any of these elements of hospice palliative care, we want to hear it!

What should I write?

If you’re not sure what to write, here are some questions that can help you get started:

  • Were you or your loved ones able to easily access quality palliative care?
  • Were support services for caregivers available, and did they meet your/their needs?
  • Were grief and bereavement support accessible if or when they were needed?

Most importantly:

  • What part of your experience with hospice palliative care are you grateful for?
  • What do you wish could have been different about your experience with hospice palliative care?
  • How did these things impact you and/or your loved one’s journey?
  • What is the most important thing you want others to understand about your story?
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