Conferences and Events 

CHPCA hosts two flagship events that take place in alternate years, as well as smaller events that coincide with our national campaigns, initiatives, and advocacy efforts.  

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Virtual

CHPCA 2024 Learning Institute

CHPCA is currently planning our biennial, accredited event filled with learning and sharing with colleagues.

More information will be available soon.

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Recorded May 7, 2024

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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Ongoing, 2024

Hike for Hospice

Every year, thousands of ‘hikers’ participate in events put on by their local hospice palliative care organizations. All funds raised during the Hike for Hospice Palliative Care stay in the community where they were raised

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Conference

CHPCA National Conference 2025 

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Conference (CHPCA Conference) is the country’s premier hospice palliative care conference. The 2025 conference will be in Nanaimo, British Columbia, on October 22nd -26th, 2025. 

More details to follow in the coming months. 

Hospice Palliative Care Events Across Canada 

Event

HPCO’s Annual Conference 

June 9-11, 2024
Richmond Hill, Ontario 

Event

Manitoba 2024 Palliative Care Conference

September-19-20, 2024
 Winnipeg, Manitoba 

Event

BC Centre for Palliative Care Symposium 2024 

October 4, 2024
Vancouver, BC 

Event

McGill International Palliative Care Congress 

Oct 15-18, 2024
Montreal, Quebec 

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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.