Canadian Compassionate Companies


Canadian Compassionate Companies (CCC) Application

The CCC designation is managed through the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA). CHPCA is the national voice for hospice palliative care in Canada.

Companies need to recognize that employees may occasionally require more time off from work than is strictly accommodated by their regular leave policies in order to provide care or support to specified family members who are gravely ill and terminally ill with a significant certainty of death within twenty-six (26) weeks.  Employers have an important role to play in supporting these caregivers.   In order to apply to be a CCC designated company please fill out the following application form on the corresponding tab.

For part two, any employer with its head office or principal place of business in Canada may apply for the CCC designation. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector. Organizations are evaluated based on the following criteria (see section two of the application form).

Please indicate which three of the five requirements best describes your organization, providing a description and proof (in the form of the relevant sections of your HR policy) of your policy.

The CCC designation once approved must be reviewed every three years. A CCC designation enables you to advertise yourself as a CCC including use of the Canadian Compassionate Company logo. Please see attached.

Please submit this application along with the relevant sections of your HR Policy to: The approval process takes 4-6 weeks. More details about the CCC program can be found in the news release and backgrounder.

Current Canadian Compassionate Companies (CCC):

GSK - CCC since November 2016
Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) - CCC since January 2017
Pfizer Canada - CCC since April 2017
Fidelity Canada - CCC since April 2017
Innovative Medicines Canada - CCC since September 2017
Canadian Diabetes Association - CCC since November 2017
Saint Elizabeth Health Care - CCC since December 2017
West Island Palliative Care Residence (WIPCR) - CCC since January 2018
Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN) - CCC since March 2018