National Hospice Palliative Care Week 

National Hospice Palliative Care Week is a time to celebrate and highlight the incredible work being done to provide quality palliative care across the country. Join us in recognizing the impact of palliative care on individuals and families, and to call for better access to this care for all. The first full week of May marks National Hospice Palliative Care Week in Canada.

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May 5-11, 2024 

Palliative Care is For You

National Hospice Palliative Care Week is the time to celebrate and highlight the incredible work to provide quality palliative care across the country. Join us to recognize the impact of palliative care on families, and call for better access to this care for all.

Next National Hospice Palliative Care Week | May 4 -10, 2025

2024 Campaign Theme: Palliative Care is For You 

About the Theme 

Palliative care is for you, like a lighthouse in a storm. It guides you through the uncertainties of life-limiting illness with warmth and stability. With personalized support tailored to your needs, it illuminates the path forward based on what is important to you.

The What, When, and Where of Palliative Care 

Talking about palliative care can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. These easy to read 1-page info sheets answer, in plain language, some common questions about hospice palliative care, when it can help, and where to find it. Learn more and download there info sheets.

What is Palliative Care

When Should I think about Palliative Care?

Where Can I find Palliative Care

Recorded on May 8, 2024 

Webinar Recording – The Palliative Effect: A Caregiving Conversation

CHPCA celebrated National Hospice Palliative Care Week on Tuesday, May 7 with The Palliative Effect: A Caregiving Conversation, a FREE webinar about the joys and challenges of being a family caregiver, the supports and services that exist to support them in their caregiving role, and how palliative care is for them too.

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Your Donations Matter

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

Learn More Ways to Donate >

Campaign Kit and Resources 

Download the Campaign Kit 

The campaign kit contains campaign materials, including customizable designs. Use these resources to celebrate and raise awareness of hospice palliative care in your community. 

Find Hospice Palliative Care Near You 

A Canada-wide directory of programs, services, their contact information and where they provide care across Canada. 

The Palliative Approach Blog 

Explore the world of hospice palliative care in Canada on CHPCA’s blog with thought-provoking articles for palliative care supporters, professionals, and volunteers. 

Sponsors

National Hospice Palliative Care Week 2024 is brought to you in partnership with:

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Support a Hike for Hospice Near You 

Get involved with a Hike for Hospice event to support organizations providing hospice palliative care in your community. 

Share Your Story 

Help us show policy-makers and health care leaders the impact of quality hospice palliative care, or lack thereof, on families in Canada through your lived experiences.  

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Contact

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

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    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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