Become a Member

Membership with the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is available to anyone who would like to join. Membership is categorized into two main groups: Canadian and International.

Residents of Canada

For residents of Canada, membership classifications and fee structure for the CHPCA are dependent upon your province or territory of residence. Membership with the CHPCA automatically includes membership with your corresponding Provincial Association, except where noted. For further information or to become a member of the CHPCA, please follow the instructions below.

Contact Information for Provincial Associations
Why Should I Become a Member?

Benefits of Joint Membership

Joint membership significantly enhances the overall legitimacy of the hospice palliative care movement in Canada.

Credibility in numbers:
The larger the membership base the more effective Associations are in many aspects of their mandates, i.e. awareness raising, fundraising, program development and national standards.

Joint membership allows for the pooling of resources to further the overall mandate and support the development and implementation of programs/services across the country. Pooling of resources also minimizes duplication.

Joint membership helps ensure that knowledge, programs, services and expertise are portable across the country.

Joint membership provides access to information, expertise and colleagues all across the country.

International Residents

Membership with the CHPCA is also open to persons living outside of Canada. This membership can be classified as a group/program or individual. To become an International Member of the CHPCA, please follow the instructions below.

  1. Print out the Membership Form.
  2. Choose a membership category where applicable.
  3. Fill in the appropriate information.
  4. Mail this form with your cheque in Canadian dollars only, to the CHPCA National Office at:

    Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
    Annex D, Saint-Vincent Hospital
    60 Cambridge Street North
    Ottawa, ON K1R 7A5

    A receipt will be mailed promptly after receipt of payment.

Membership Interest Groups

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association has encouraged the establishment of 11 Interest Groups for the use of its members. These Interest Groups have been created by the members, as a means of information sharing across Canada and abroad. The members of the Interest Groups typically meet face to face each year just before the Association's Annual General Meeting.

Vehicles for sharing information include:

  • Free space in the Association's newsletter AVISO
  • Space on our website devoted to each of the 11 Interest Groups

Those Interest Groups interested in using any of these services are encouraged to contact the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.

You can sign up for any of the interest groups when filling out our annual membership form.

Current CHPCA Interest Groups: