National Hospice Palliative Care Week 2017

May 7-13, 2017

More information coming soon!

Places to go:

Participate in your local 'Hike for Hospice Palliative Care': 

Visit the official Advance Care Planning website at for resources to share and distribute.

Learn about the integrated palliative approach to care developed by the Way Forward project at

Use the “Power of 10” materials developed by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association to spread the word about hospice palliative care in your communities. These materials can be found here:

Things to do:

Think of yourselves as Hospice Palliative Care Champions with a vision that all Canadians of all ages should have access to good pain and symptom management and access to hospice palliative care.

Consider speaking out to the media (op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, etc.) and public about the benefits of Hospice Palliative Care including the fact that Canadians of all ages deserve access to the best health care possible as they near the end of their lives.

Meet with your provincial and/or federal government representatives to promote universal access to hospice palliative care. Promote and spread the resources from the Speak Up: Advance Care Planning campaign at your local level:   

To order materials from the CHPCA Marketplace, please contact Laureen Mignault at

Digital Resources from past National Hospice Palliative Care Weeks (Click for a printable version):

2016 Posters: 

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National Hospice Palliative Care Week is brought to you in partnership with:

Purdue     Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies The GlaxosmithKline Foundation