Ottawa, ON, November 28, 2020 – The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is pleased to announce the addition of John Laframboise as a member of its Champion’s Council. As the hospice palliative field has grown, it has also evolved to include more people from diversified backgrounds offering to lend their voice and be champions for hospice palliative care. In continuing to show leadership CHPCA launched its Champion’s Council in the fall of 2010. The Champion’s Council is comprised of a group of key leaders in Canada who have offered to advance the profile of hospice palliative care across the country. The Champion’s Council provides further opportunity to interface with an even wider range of expertise, to harness new energies and to reflect the diversity that is Canada.
Russell Williams, Chair of the Champion’s Council is pleased to announce the appointment of John Laframboise to the council. “We are excited to welcome John Laframboise to our Champion’s Council. John brings decades of leadership and dedication towards the betterment of life for all Canadians and their loved ones who are enduring end-of-life grief and bereavement” said Russell Williams, Chair of the Champion’s Council “John Laframboise’s expertise brings energy to our council and strengthens our commitment to advance the profile of hospice palliative care across Canada”.
John is a Funeral Director and recently retired as the General Manager of Kelly Funeral Homes by Arbor Memorial. John currently holds the position of Director of Community Relations with Kelly Funeral Homes by Arbor Memorial. He has served on numerous boards in Ottawa and Ontario and is a past chair of Hospice Care Ottawa. John proudly participates in the Hike for Hospice and has organized the Holes for Hospice Golf Tournament in Ottawa since 2016.
The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA), is the national voice for hospice palliative care in Canada. Advancing and advocating for quality end-of-life/hospice palliative care in Canada, its work includes public policy, public education and awareness. Established in 1991, its volunteer Board of Directors is composed of hospice palliative care workers and volunteers from Canadian provinces and territories as well as members-at-large.
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