The 2006 Leadership award was presented to the Pallium Project, with special recognition of the contribution of Mr. Michael Aherne.
The Pallium Project has truly made a difference in the quality of life of Canadians facing a life-threatening illness and to their loved ones. It has also strengthened the hospice palliative care movement in Canada.
The Pallium Project has done amazing work in every province and territory in Canada. Whether it be support and resources to assist with the creation of national training and educational resources, including the translation of the ‘A Caregiver’s Guide: A Handbook about End-of-Life Care’ in Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun; facilitation of provincial hospice palliative care capacity building meetings, or development of support tools for family and informal caregivers; the national leadership provided by the Pallium Project has been outstanding.
None of this work would have been possible without the astounding leadership of Michael Aherne. Many of the initiatives undertaken by the Pallium Project were done so due to Michael Aherne’s passion and dedication to increasing national capacity for the provision of quality hospice palliative care in Canada.