About the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (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.

The CHPCA has managed and contributed to many large initiatives. Some of their major accomplishments include: the "Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care: Based on National Principles and Norms of Practice" (2002), "Policy Brief on Hospice Palliative Care: Quality End-of-Life Care? It Depends on Where you Live … and Where You Die" (2010), the Advance Care Planning Project and "Speak Up: Start the Conversation about End-of-Life Care" (2010), and Social Work Competencies on Palliative Education (2010-11).

The CHPCA is the Secretariat for the Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada and manages The Way Forwardproject on behalf of the Coalition.

Learn more about the CHPCA and its initiatives