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CSPCP urges provinces to invest in palliative care

As provinces and territories work on their budgets, it is timely to remind them to invest in palliative care. This is particularly important as they tell the federal government how they propose to spend federal transfer funds that have been earmarked for home care, palliative care and mental health.

The following message was sent to provincial and territorial health ministers, finance ministers, and key staff. Please take a moment to write your provincial minister to reinforce this message. You can download the PDF by clicking below. The PDF version has “live links” to all the documents.

Link to English PDF
Link to French PDF

Congratulations to CSPCP Award Winners

The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians is pleased to announce the CSPCP Award Winners for 2017. Please join us in congratulating:

Dr. Bernard Lapointe (Montreal): CSPCP Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Alan Taniguchi (Hamilton): Eduardo Bruera Award in Palliative Medicine
Dr. Susan Burgess (Vancouver): CSPCP Humanitarian Award

Profiles of the Award Winners are posted on the Awards page of the our website.

The winners will be honoured at the Awards & Social evening during the 13th Annual Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Conference in Edmonton on Friday, June 2nd, 2017.

Congratulations and thanks to Dr. Lapointe, Dr. Taniguchi and Dr. Burgess for their outstanding contributions to our field.

CSPCP Advocates to accept Bill C-277 (March 7, 2017)

CSPCP President David Henderson and Standing Committee on Health Chair Bill Casey.

CSPCP President Dr. David Henderson was invited by the federal government’s Standing Committee on Health to give input on Bill C-277: An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada.

Dr. Henderson recommended acceptance of the draft Bill and he provided strong supporting rationale.

View his presentation here:

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The CSPCP also submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on Health. View the brief here:

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