Palliative Care Is For You

National Hospice Palliative Care Week 2024, May 5-11

This National Hospice Palliative Care Week, from May 5-11, 2024, join the celebration of the incredible care that helps countless people and their loved ones live their lives fully, at every stage of illness. Life-limiting illness touches us all in many ways. That’s why this week, we’re reminding everyone across Canada: Palliative care is for you.

Join us this National Hospice Palliative Care Week to raise awareness and foster communities that value the incredible support palliative care can offer. We all deserve to know how palliative care can help when life-limiting illness touches our lives. Learn more about what palliative care can do and spread the word! When it comes to navigating life’s most challenging times, palliative care is for you.

Show your support on social media with the hashtags #NHPCW and #PalliativeCareIsForYou

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.

Palliative care is for you, like the North Star guiding a weary traveler through the night. It supports caregivers and their loved one facing illness, so you can navigate this challenging journey together.

Palliative care is for you, like a peaceful garden in a busy city, offering comfort and connection when you are overwhelmed. It helps families facing illness find peace and moments of togetherness in difficult times.

Palliative care is for you, like the quiet presence of a beloved pet that adds companionship to your life. It connects you with people who understand how lonely it can be to face an illness or to care for someone who is sick.

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 each info sheet below!

FREE WEBINAR | The Palliative Effect: A Caregiving Discussion

Join CHPCA in celebrating National Hospice Palliative Care Week on Tuesday, May 7 at 1:00 PM EDT for 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.

In addition to being able to participate in the discussion via Zoom, folks across Canada will be able to view a live-stream of the event on both Facebook and YouTube!

New List of Resources on Caregiving and Palliative Care!

Life-limiting illnesses affect more than just the person who is sick. They also affect their caregivers and loved ones. That’s why in honour of National Hospice Palliative Care Week 2024, CHPCA compiled a list of resources about caregiving and palliative care. 

In this list, you will find guides, online learning, videos, and more from leading organizations in the field across Canada. These resources will help you find the answers you need to support your loved ones as you face the illness journey together.

Campaign Kit

The Full Campaign Kit for National Hospice Palliative Care Week 2024 is now available. As always, the campaign materials are available in both English and French.

The kit includes: plain language palliative care info sheets, standard and co-branded campaign posters, images for social media, customizable image templates on Canva, and more! 

How can you participate?

Join us in spreading the word by downloading a poster and sharing it in your community – it’s a simple way to make a big impact!

Support or participate in a local Hike for Hospice fundraiser in your community. Find one in our event listings here!

Donate to show your support for CHPCA’s work to make hospice palliative care accessible for all Canadians

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

Upcoming National Hospice Palliative Care Week dates:

2025: May 4 – 10
2026: May 3 – 9
2027: May 2 – 8