Saying Goodbye Concert
How to watch the virtual concert Watch on our YouTube page Watch on Youtube Are you grieving? Do you know someone who is? Every Canadian deserves the chance to say goodbye to their loved ones, even in an unprecedented crisis such as COVID-19. There have been too many heartbreaking stories of families who are unable […]
Advance Care Planning in Canada
Advance Care Planning is a process of thinking about and sharing your wishes for future health and personal care. It can help you tell others what would be important if you were ill and unable to communicate. The CHPCA has run the Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Canada initiative since 2008, developing a National Framework for advance care planning in collaboration with a number of sectors and professional groups. In 2019, the national ‘Speak Up’ Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Canada initiative has received funding to further help Canadians prepare for their future health care needs. The project involves a series of public education and awareness campaigns, support of community-based ACP programs, and promotion of ACP resources and guides.
Quality End-of-life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC)
The Quality End-of-life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC) is a group of 35 national organizations dedicated to improving end-of-life care for all Canadians. The Coalition believes that all Canadians have the right to quality hospice palliative care. To achieve that there must be a well-funded and sustainable national strategy for hospice palliative and end-of-life care.
Canadian Compassionate Companies
Canadian Compassionate Company program encourages employers to provide more companionate care for their employees. The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association and its Champion’s Council award the designation of a CCC if a company meets at least three out of five criteria. It is a very stressful and difficult time when a loved one is dying and/or near death. The financial security of an employee’s family may be jeopardized while caring for a gravely ill family member. Employers who are taking up the challenge are rightfully recognized for taking this important step that supports their employees, their families and their communities.
Canadian Network Of Palliative Care For Children
The CNPCC aims to improve the quality of living and dying for infants, children and youth with life-threatening conditions and their families. The CNPCC provides leadership for pediatric hospice palliative care across Canada, driving, empowering and supporting high quality care throughout the trajectory of the illness and through bereavement.
The Way Forward
The Way Forward is a road map to an integrated palliative approach that supports earlier and more frequent conversations about the goals of care when patients and families are faced with a life-threatening illness. The Way Forward initiative resulted from the Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada's Blueprint for Action 2010-2020.
The Life Blanket Project
Live well. Die well. Despite impressive medical advances, 100% of Canadians die. In fact, more than 259,000 Canadians die each year, and most die in old age. Of those, only a small proportion currently receives high quality hospice palliative end-of-life care. With the aging of our population, by 2026, the number of Canadians dying each […]