CHPCA Congratulates the Hon. Sharon Carstairs on becoming a Member of the Order of Canada

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) offers its heartfelt congratulations to the Honourable Sharon Carstairs on her investiture as a Member of the Order of Canada, at Rideau Hall this morning.

The former Senator from Manitoba and current member of CHPCA’s Champion’s Council  has championed the cause of hospice palliative care for over three decades, and continues to invest considerable time and resources into advocating for greater quality and access to hospice palliative care services for all Canadians.

About The Honourable Sharon Carstairs, P.C., C.M.:

Sharon Carstairs is a catalyst for change. She served as the first woman to lead an official opposition in a Canadian legislative assembly. Later, as a senator, she was among the first to initiate public discussion about palliative care. Her advocacy of this issue includes the first national strategy on end-of-life care and a compassionate care benefit program. Also committed to improving the lives of women and children, she was instrumental in creating the Prairieaction Foundation, which is dedicated to the elimination of family violence. (source:

About the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association:

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is the national voice for hospice palliative care in Canada. It is a bilingual, national charitable non-profit association whose mission is the pursuit of excellence in care for persons approaching death so that the burdens of suffering, loneliness and grief are lessened.

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Sarah Levesque
Communications and Policy Advisor
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
613-241-3663 ext. 229
[email protected]