National Hospice Palliative Care Week 2018

May 6-12, 2018

Moving Towards a Compassionate Canada, EH! 

CHPCA's National Hospice Palliative Care Day 2018 Report
Appendix A. Posters (4) – EN & FR
Appendix B. National News Release – EN & FR
Appendix C. National Fact Sheet – EN & FR
Appendix D. List of Resources – EN & FR

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Our communities form a huge part of our lived experiences and are a key component of living well. This extends to palliative and end of life care – when we are faced with a critical illness or must make decisions surrounding our wishes for the end of life, our communities are the ones who step in to support us and ensure that our wishes are honoured. The better connected we are, the more effective these communities can be.

This year, National Hospice Palliative Care Week runs from May 6-12. Our theme for 2018, “Towards a more compassionate Canada, Eh?” encourages Canadians to consider ways community involvement can support the dying and bereavement process. The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association is calling on Canadians to answer these questions:

  • What makes a compassionate community?
  • How can compassionate communities support end of life care?

Share your stories on social media! How do you participate in your compassionate community? Tag CHPCA on Facebook (CanadianHospicePalliativeCare ) and Twitter (@CanadianHPCAssn) and Instagram (CdnHPCAssn) and tell us your stories! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MyCompassionateCanada.

Facebook: @CanadianHospicePalliativeCare
Twitter: @CanadianHPCAssn
Instagram: @cdnhpcassn

Other Activities

  • Submit articles online to ehospice
  • Get to know your community! Who are the people in your neighbourhood? What roles do they serve? How can you support them and how can they support you? What would you do if one of your neighbours were having a tough time due to age or illness?
  • Volunteer with a community organization such as a walking or gardening group, your local hospice or long-term care facility, schools, community centers and other groups that provide essential services in your neighbourhood.
  • Participate in your local 'Hike for Hospice Palliative Care'
  • Hospice Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning: get informed about what your options are so you can focus on what’s important in your life.

Resource Documents

Click on the images below to download print-ready pdf's of National Hospice Palliative Care Week 2018 posters! 

Poster 1 JPEG     Poster 2 JPEG

Poster 3 JPEG     Poster 4 JPEG

French Versions

National Hospice Palliative Care Week 2018
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