The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) and the Canadian Network for Palliative Care for Children (CNPCC) are proud to mark October 13th as the first National Children’s Hospice Palliative Care Day in Canada. 

Many of us associate hospice palliative care with seniors and adults, but children with life-threatening illnesses need that comfort as well. Pediatric hospice palliative care is an active, holistic approach to care which focuses on relieving the physical, social, psychological and spiritual suffering experienced by children and families who face a progressive, life-threatening condition, and helping them fulfill their physical, psychological, social and spiritual goals.

Downloadable Resources for Children's Hospice Palliative Care Day 2020

In celebration of National Hospice Palliative Care day for Children 2020, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association is inviting you to a fireside chat “Children’s hospice palliative care: it takes a village”.

Directly or indirectly, we all have a role to play in the interconnected networks of care required to deliver children’s hospice palliative care (“the village”). Whether you are new to the field or have years of experience, come join us and bring your perspective to a discussion exploring the ways we can all work together to help short lives be amazing lives. 

This fireside chat is hosted by Chris Vadeboncoeur, Medical Director, Palliative Care Program at CHEO and Roger Neilson House and Co-chair, Canadian Network of Palliative Care For Children (CNPCC) and presented by Dave Lysecki, Head of Quality of Life & Advanced Care at McMaster Children’s Hospital and the Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University.

Get involved!

Social media users are invited to engage with CHPCA’s Facebook (CanadianHospicePalliativeCare) and Twitter (@CanadianHPCAssn) and to use the hashtag #HPCForChildren to draw the attention to the importance of quality hospice palliative care for all ages, including children and their families.

Follow our hospice palliative care for children themed edition on ehospice (Canada English and Canada French editions). ehospice is a globally run news and information resource committed to bringing you the latest news, commentary and analysis from the world of hospice, palliative and end of life care.