About the QELCCC

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The Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC) was established in 2000 with the belief that achieving quality end-of-life care for all Canadians requires a collaborative well-funded and sustainable national strategy for hospice palliative and end-of-life care, and works together in partnership to achieve this goal.

The mandate of the QELCCC is to act as an advocate for quality end-of-life care for all Canadians. The QELCCC is a network of 37 national organizations. Member organizations represent all Canadians including: professional and family caregivers; volunteers; health care professionals (nurses, pharmacists, social workers, spiritual advisors, etc.); disease groups; those with terminal illnesses, their families and others with an interest in quality end-of-life care.

Some of the QELCCC's accomplishments include: preparing and submitting a brief for the Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (2002), producing Dying for Care - a status report on end-of-life care in Canada (2004), and advocating for changes to the Compassionate Care Benefits, resulting in expanded eligibility (2006). More recently, in January 2010, the QELCCC released the Blueprint for Action 2010 to 2020, with which identified new priority areas and recommendations for the next 10 years, and provided a summary of progress made to date, current knowledge, issues and gaps.

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