The CHPCA hosts annual national campaigns that aim to advance the profile of hospice palliative care in Canada and empower Canadians with resources and knowledge about HPC.

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Living Lessons

Living Lessons® Campaign and Resources Since 1998, the Living Lessons® program has created and distributed resources for caregivers and patients. The following resources are available for purchase by caregivers from the CHPCA Marketplace (direct ordering on-line) or by calling the toll-free information line (1-877-203-INFO [4636]) to request a copy: A Caregiver’s Guide (booklet) You Are Not Alone (pamphlet) Influencing […]

Compassionate Care Benefit

Compassionate care benefits (CCB) are Employment Insurance (EI) benefits paid to people who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill and who has a significant risk of death within 26 weeks (six months). A maximum of 26 weeks of compassionate care benefits […]

Let’s Talk About Hospice Palliative Care First

Let’s talk about dying in Canada… What will I want or need at the end of life? Will I suffer pain and need medication to manage my symptoms? How can I let my family & friends know my wishes and preferences for end of life care? What help is available to me? Will I suffer from […]

On Being a Caregiver: personal reflections

For 9 months I was the caregiver for my grandfather after he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.  I felt this role was placed upon me when no other family member would step forward to assist him. They had all the excuses to not participate with the care of their dad/grandpa. I felt responsible to […]

Bereavement Day 2018 Resources

CHPCA’s National Bereavement Day 2018 Report – English November 20, 2018 will mark the second National Bereavement Day in Canada. The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) invites all Canadians to reflect on the importance of relationships past and present, to think about those who have passed from our lives, and to help advocate for support […]