Search for a Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) Consumer Member-at-Large

Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) has an upcoming vacancy for a Consumer Member-at-Large position to be ratified at the Annual Conference on Thursday October 31, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario.

In an effort to ensure a balanced perspective on the CHPCA Board of Directors, the CHPCA Organizational Development Committee is conducting a search for interested and qualified candidates for this position.  Preference will be given to informal or family caregivers who have:

  • Personal care giving experience in palliative and end-of-life care;
  • previous experience on a governance board;
  • been involved  in consumer advocacy, specifically related to hospice  palliative end-of-life care or specific disease groups.

General terms of reference for the Board of Directors and the job description for Board Members are available by contacting Cheryl Spencer at [email protected].

This position will have a two year term and be ratified during the CHPCA Annual Conference in Ottawa, Ontario on Thursday October 31, 2013.  Expenses related to the work of the Board of Directors are covered by the CHPCA.

After the deadline for letters of interest, all applications will be reviewed by the CHPCA  Nominations Committee. Qualified applicants will be offered a telephone interview and the decision of the committee will be taken to the Board of Directors for approval. 

If you are interested in putting your name forward as a candidate for this position, please send a letter of interest outlining your credentials and background attention to: Wendy Wainwright, by e-mail ([email protected]) or mail:

Wendy Wainwright, Chair
CHPCA Nominations Committee
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
Annex D, Saint-Vincent Hospital
60 Cambridge Street North,
Ottawa ON  K1R 7A5

Deadline: Letters of interest should be received at the CHPCA office no later than September 6, 2013