Waterloo Hospice leads by example to support employees who take on the role of ‘caregiver’ for their loved ones
May 7, 2019 (Ottawa, Ontario). The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)’s Champions Council is proud to announce that Waterloo Hospice has been designated a Canadian Compassionate Company (CCC). The City of Waterloo has earned this designation because of their commitment to support employees that are caring for ill or injured loved ones.
The CCC designation is awarded to Canadian employers who support their employees that have taken on the vital role of caring for seriously ill or injured loved ones. By supporting their employees who have taken on this difficult task, the employer plays a significant and positive role in the caregiving process. Accordingly, the CHPCA’s Champion’s Council is delighted that Waterloo Hospice meets the required criteria to become a part of the Canadian Compassionate Companies (CCC).
“It is essential for health organizations to lead by example, and when we see a hospice offering extended leave to employees whose job is to care for palliative patients, it really reaffirms the value of this model and promotes palliative care for everyone. This policy will have far-reaching benefits within the Waterloo community” said Russell Williams, longtime member and Chair of CHPCA’s Champion’s council.
“For over 3 years we have been engaging the Waterloo community with our Advance Care Planning (ACP) project. We found that this community engagement helps us to better understand our employees who are experiencing grief” says Executive Director Judy Narin. “We saw the Canadian Compassionate Company designation (CCC) as next step as we continue this commitment to support our employees and community at large. The CCC designation is a living legend of this commitment” said Judy Narin, Executive Director of Waterloo Hospice in Ontario.
Formed in 2010, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association’s (CHPCA) Champion’s Council is comprised of key Canadian leaders who have offered to advance the profile of hospice palliative care across the country. More information on the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association’s Champion’s Council and the Canadian Compassionate Company (CCC) designation is available on CHPCA’s website at www.chpca.net.
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