Upper Grand Family Health Team achieves Canadian Compassionate Company (CCC) designation

For Immediate Release


July 30th, 2020 – (Ottawa, Ontario) Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)’s Champion’s Council is pleased to announce Upper Grand Family Health Team has been designated a Canadian Compassionate Company (CCC). Upper Grand Family Health Team’s commitment to supporting their employees through caring for seriously ill and injured loved ones has led to Upper Grand Family Health Team achieving this laudable designation.

Canadian Compassionate Companies (CCC) is a designation for Canadian employers who support their employees who have taken on the vital role of caring for a seriously ill loved one. Employers have an important role to play in supporting their employees who have taken on this role, and the Champion’s Council is delighted that Upper Grand Family Health Team meets the criteria.

Kristin Kathiravelu, Executive Director Upper Grand Family Health Team expressed her pleasure upon receiving the designation as a CCC “At the Upper Grand FHT, we value our talented employees and recognize the importance of supporting them during difficult times. By providing this job protected leave we provide the security our staff members need to focus on their caregiver responsibilities. Obtaining the Canadian Compassionate Companies designation demonstrates our acknowledgment of the role we play as an employer in supporting the well-being of our team, their families and our community.”

“I am pleased to see an increasing number of companies joining the Canadian Compassionate Companies program and receiving the designation. It is a very stressful and difficult time when a loved one is dying or near death. We are proud to see employers supporting their caregiving employees when they need it most” said Russell Williams, Chair of CHPCA’s Champion’s Council.

Upper Grand Family Health Team joins several other companies who have recently achieved this important designation, showing their leadership in human resources policy among their corporate Canada peers.  Information about Upper Grand Family Health Team is available at their website www.uppergrandfht.org

The 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.


For Media enquiries:

Aia Raafat, Communications Officer

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)

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