CHPCA commits to its mission by leading initiatives that aim to improve quality hospice palliative care in Canada through public policy, education, knowledge translation, awareness, and collaboration. 

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Advanced Care Planning Canada

The Advance Care Planning Canada initiative, led by CHPCA, focuses on advancing the Pan-Canadian Framework for Advance Care Planning.


Canadian Network of Palliative Care for Children (CNPCC) 

The CNPCC aims to improve the quality of living and dying for infants, children, and youth with life threatening conditions, and their families.  

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The Palliative Approach Blog

The Palliative Approach blog provides relevant and thought-provoking palliative care content for professionals, volunteers, and advocates across Canada.

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Canadian Compassionate Companies (CCC)

The CCC program encourages employers to provide more compassionate care for employees. Certification requires meeting at least five of eight criteria.

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CHPCA Awards

CHPCA honours individuals who make outstanding contributions to the field of hospice palliative care biennially, in conjunction with our national conference.

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Your Donations Matter

CHCPA relies on support from people who believe that no one should be left to suffer needlessly because palliative care isn’t available or is too hard to find.  

Give today to make hospice palliative care more accessible for everyone. 

Past Initiatives

Though no longer actively supported, CHPCA has led many important projects that are still impacting people today.

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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.