CHPC Nurses Group

President: Patricia McQuinn

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The CHPCA is pleased to provide a virtual space for professional HPC nurses to share ideas, concerns, proposals, assessment tools, effective interventions, educational opportunities, etc. with other nurses across the country working in hospice palliative care.  This is not a real time chat line, but a place to post messages and receive replies.

Any registered nurse (RN) or nurse practitioner (NP) in Canada is welcome to join the CHPC Nurses Group as a regular member. Additionally, any licensed or registered practical nurse (LPN, RPN) in Canada is also invited to join the CHPC NG as an associate member, and thereby enjoy access to the benefits and professional networking opportunities available to all NG members.  

Membership with the CHPC Nurses Group includes full participation in the CHPC NG Message Board, access to the clinical and programming archives from HPC programs across Canada, and the benefits associated with networking and continuing professional development opportunities for all Canadian HPC nurses.

Membership with the CHPC Nurses Group includes access and participation in the Message Board and is available when you become a Provincial (Individual) Member / CHPCA Associate. A $40 additional fee is required for membership with the CHPC Nurses Group.

How to Become a CHPC NG Member

After consultation with Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Group (CHPC NG) members regarding their experience with the joint CHPC NG/provincial organization membership process, the decision has been taken to centralize that process using the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) website to manage the CHPC NG memberships.  In support of the change in our membership process, the NG executive would like you to know: 

  1. The NG membership will be processed through the CHPCA website rather than your provincial organization. Click on the text below to fill out the CHPCA Mebership form: CHPCA Associate or affiliate / provinical membership form online. 
  2. Membership in the NG is predicated on being a CHPCA Associate or Affiliate / Provinical Member.You must be a current CHPCA Associate or Affiliate / Provincial Member at the time of renewing your NG membership. If you are not a CHPCA Associate or Affiliate / Provincial Member at the time of signing up for a CHPC NG membership, your CHPC NG membership will not be processed. Sign up to become or renew your CHPC NG membership status by going here: CHPC NG Membership Form
  3. The membership fee for Provincial Association's varies from Province to Province. The membership fee for the CHPC NG is: $40.00

 Note to Members:

The membership year for 2015 will begin April 1st - March 31st.  This revised membership year creates some misalignment with provincial organizations working on a January - December fiscal year and on a year to year renewal basis.  To support the transition to our new process, 2015-2016 CHPC NG membership fees will not be collected by the provincial associations and must occur online by the CHPC NG member.  To ensure that continued CHPC NG membership occurs; members must renew by March 31st 2015, and this will be applied to the period April 1 -March 31.  Please visit the website above to sign up or renew your CHPC NG membership.  

CHPC NG memberships will not operate on a pro-rata basis, members signing up, or renewing after April 1st 2015 will be charged a full year membership, expiring on March 31st 2016.  CHPCA Associates and Affiliates / Provincial Members who have a membership expiring after April 1st 2015 will have their CHPC NG membership extended to coincide with the next CHPC NG membership year at which time they will be expected to renew their CHPC NG membership for the 2016-2017 membership year.  CHPCA Associate or Affiliate / Provincial Memberships must be renewed at their regular renewal date.