Palliative care is aimed at relieving suffering and improving the quality of life for persons who are living with, or dying from, advanced illness or are bereaved. CHPCA offers resources to assist individuals and family members to navigate the vast amount of palliative care information and services available in Canada.

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Children’s Hospice Palliative Care Resource Repository

In honour of National Children’s Hospice Palliative Care Day 2022, and thanks to the support of GSK Inc. and Purdue Pharma (Canada), CHPCA and the CNPCC compiled a repository of resources on pediatric hospice palliative care for families and for health care workers. The resources touch on topics like what pediatric palliative care entails, anticipatory […]

CHPCA-CSPCP joint submission to Special Joint parliamentary committee on expanding MAiD

Submitted to the Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying on May 24, 2022 By Laurel Gillespie, CEO of Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association and Leah Salvage, Executive Director, Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians Introduction Palliative care provides medical assistance in living every day to patients and their families, to help them live […]

Position Statement on Hospice Palliative Care and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

In June 2016, the Federal Government enacted Bill C-14 legalizing assisted death under certain circumstances and adopted the term ‘medical assistance in dying’. As implemented in Bill C-14 (2018) medical assistance in dying includes both euthanasia (“the administering by a physician or nurse practitioner of a substance to a person, at their request, that causes […]

Love Your Life to Death

Love Your Life to Death has partnered with Canadian Hospice Palliative Care and Advanced Care Planning to provide resources, support and education to everyone across Canada. With every purchase Love Your Life to Death is making a donation to support CHPCA. Yvonne Heath brings heart and humour to grief, death and dying, so professionals in […]