(April 20, 2021) If passed as presented, the proposed 2021 federal budget includes:
Better Palliative Care
To provide Canadians, including those who live in long-term care and their families, with better palliative and end-of-life care, including culturally sensitive care:
- Budget 2021 proposes to provide $29.8 million over six years, starting in 2021-22, to Health Canada to advance the government’s palliative care strategy and lay a better foundation for coordinated action on long-term and supportive care needs, improving access to quality palliative care. Initiatives could include: raising awareness of the importance of palliative care; providing public education on grief; improving palliative care skills and supports for health care providers, families, caregivers, and communities; enhancing data collection and research; and improving access to culturally sensitive palliative and end-of-life care.