Help Us Make Every Day Count for Seriously Ill Children on National Children’s Hospice Palliative Care Day by Giving this October 13, 2022

(Ottawa, ON) – If a child is seriously ill, the ripple effects are felt across their entire family. That is why the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) and the Canadian Network of Palliative Care for Children (CNPCC) are honouring National Children’s Hospice Palliative Care Day this October 13th, 2022 and celebrating the amazing care provided to children and families across the country – helping them Make Every Day Count. This year’s campaign theme, “Make Every Day Count”, highlights how quality pediatric palliative care helps families enjoy each day to its fullest through supportive care that focuses on the quality of life of the child and each family’s unique needs. You can do your part to support children who need palliative care and their families by donating to CHPCA at

On October 13th, CHPCA and CNPCC are offering a FREE webinar, presented by Children’s Healthcare Canada, that will feature a panel of families of children who benefitted from pediatric palliative care. While the webinar will focus on providing key information for families of children with serious illnesses, we invite everyone to attend, including health care workers and volunteers, to learn more about the lived experiences of families with seriously ill children.

Thanks to support from GSK Inc. and Purdue Pharma (Canada), CHPCA and CNPCC collaborated to create a repository of resources on pediatric palliative care for families and health care workers. This repository will give families of children with serious illnesses and those who provide them care the opportunity to learn more about palliative care for children and to enhance their ability to make informed decisions for their child or patient’s care.

Pediatric palliative care is an active, holistic approach to care which focuses on relieving the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual suffering experienced by children and families who face a life-threatening condition. This approach to care can benefit any child with a serious illness regardless of their prognosis. Through the care and resources that they provide, pediatric palliative care teams enhance a family’s ability to focus on the little joys and precious moments together.

Show your support for National Children’s Hospice Palliative Care Day on social media using the hashtags #MakeEveryDayCount and #HPCForChildren! Find out more about the campaign at Help CHPCA make palliative care more accessible to the children and families who need it most by donating at

CHPCA invites health care workers, administrators, volunteers, and students to deepen their knowledge and skills in hospice palliative care by attending the upcoming virtual Learning Institute on November 16-17, 2022. Learn more about the 2022 virtual Learning Institute at



About Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association — the national voice for hospice palliative care in Canada – is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in care for persons approaching death so that the burdens of suffering, loneliness and grief are lessened. The CHPCA operates in close partnership with other national organizations and continues to work to ensure that all Canadians, regardless of where they may live, have equal access to quality hospice palliative care services for themselves and their family.

About Canadian Network of Palliative Care for Children

The Canadian Network of Palliative Care for Children works to improve the quality of living and dying for infants, children and youth with life threatening conditions and their families. They provide leadership and a common voice for pediatric hospice palliative care across Canada, driving, empowering, and supporting high quality care throughout the trajectory of the illness and through bereavement. Members include clinicians, researchers, educators, and administrators with a role primarily related to pediatric hospice palliative care, including grief and bereavement support.


For media inquiries:

Katrielle Ethier

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

Phone: (343) 804-4414

Email: [email protected]