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.

With a family member who is gravely and terminally ill with a few months to live, what employee could stay focused on their job? Supporting caregivers is important for the employee, their loved one, family, friends, community, and for Canada in general...and it is the most tangible way to demonstrate that you, as an employer, care.

Here’s the good news: organizations that do an exemplary job of providing that support can now become designated as a Canadian Compassionate Company.

Why should your organization be interested in becoming a Canadian Compassionate Company? Besides being the right thing to do, a proven compassionate company has an edge in attracting and retaining talent and instilling a sense of loyalty to the employer. Engaging your employees is very important to a company from a financial perspective. According to a 2015 Gallup article, companies that double the rate of engaged employees achieve, on average, 147% higher earnings per share than their competition.

Companies need to recognize that employees may occasionally require more time off from work than is strictly accommodated by their regular leave policies. The CHPCA’s Champion’s Council created the Canadian Compassionate Company program to recognize those corporations that have formal human resource policies in place to accommodate employees who may need to take time off work to care for a loved one.

We invite your organization to apply for this prestigious designation.

If you are interested in applying, send the relevant portions of your Human Resources policy to CHPCA for evaluation and compleate our online application. Qualified companies are then able to proudly display the logo as well as receive valuable awareness and educational programs and information from CHPCA that you may distribute to your employees at no cost to your organization. There is an annual administration fee of $100 that helps defray the cost of application and the ongoing running the program. In turn we will also give you an Organizational Membership in CHPCA which gives you access to even more resources such as our biannual newsletter, AVISO.

The approval process takes 4-6 weeks and will be reviewed every three years. 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
At Home Hospice - CCC Since June 2018
Alberta Health Services - CCC Since November 2018
Cambridge Memorial Hospital - CCC Since December 2018
Waterloo Hospice - CCC since May 2019
City of Waterloo - CCC since May 2019
The Lighthouse Children and Families - CCC since June 2019