Education

CHPCA provides educational and informative tools for those looking to increase their knowledge on various hospice palliative care topics. 

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What is Hospice Palliative Care? 

Learn more about this specialized form of health care that aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for those living with a life limiting illness, and their families. Includes benefits, FAQs, a historical timeline, and links to provincial and territorial associations.  

Last Aid 

Serious illness, dying, and grief can make us feel helpless. The Last Aid course is about building understanding and confidence so we can better support those who are dying and grieving and have less fear about our own mortality. 

PACE for PSWs 

Palliative Care Education for Personal Support Workers  is a flexible 10-course online program created to provide much-requested support and education for Personal Support Workers – the hearts and hands of the health care team. 

Resources

Explore our curated collections of useful information including articles, videos, and websites.

Resources Directory 

Browse a curated list of useful resources, articles, and websites for care workers and caregivers, healthcare providers, and volunteers.  

Grief and Bereavement Resource Repository

Explore a curated collection of resources designed to support you and your loved ones in navigating grief. This includes specialized resources for children and youth, along with links to regional grief and bereavement support services. 

Children’s Hospice Palliative Care Resource Repository

This repository touches on topics such as pediatric palliative care, anticipatory grief, and supporting siblings of children with a life-threatening illness, among other materials and resources.  

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The Palliative Approach Blog 

The Palliative Approach, a blog hosted and edited by CHPCA, provides relevant and thought-provoking palliative care content for hospice palliative care professionals, volunteers, and supporters, as well as health care workers, and caregivers across Canada. 

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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.