Awareness

CHPCA hosts several national campaigns to raise awareness of hospice palliative care in Canada and advocate for quality palliative care. Increased awareness of palliative care improves knowledge of and access to services 

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Recent Campaign 

Advanced Care Planning Day – April 16th, 2024 

What would happen if you couldn’t make decisions for yourself? Who would you trust to make healthcare decisions for you? On Advance Care Planning Day ask yourself: If not you, who? 

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Recent Campaign

National Hospice Palliative Care Week May 5-11, 2024 

Support compassion, dignity, and care in yourcommunity this National Hospice Palliative Care Week. Do your part to ensure that across the country, there is Palliative Care Everywhere!  

CHPCA Awareness Campaigns

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Campaign

Hike for Hospice Palliative Care 

A unique national fundraising event that brings together organizations working in hospice palliative care to raise funds and awareness in their community! 

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Campaign

National Children’s Hospice Palliative Care Day 

A day to raise awareness of the importance of pediatric hospice palliative care and improve the quality of living and dying for infants, children and youth and their families.  

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Campaign

National Grief and Bereavement Day  

On this day we ask Canadians to engage in a national dialogue to identify and support access to necessary resources for grief and bereavement. 

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Your Donations Matter

As a registered charity, CHPCA continues to advocate for accessible, quality hospice palliative care across the country. We do this so that one day, everyone in Canada with a life-limiting illness can access care that reduces suffering when they need it most. Your support is essential to this work.

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    Updated CHPCA Position Statement on Medical Assistance in Dying to Improve Clarity and Reflect Current Legislation

    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.

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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.