(September 2021) The CSPCP is a proud and active member of the Quality End of Life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC).
The QELCCC believes that equitable access to palliative care is a priority. We also believe that a palliative approach to care should be part of standards for Long-Term Care in Canada.
In addition, the QELCCC has written to party leaders asking them to commit to the three asks shown above, sent them a briefing note to deepen their knowledge, and participated in the federal pre-budget submission process. For more information and copies of all the materials, go to: https://www.chpca.ca/projects/the-quality-end-of-life-care-coalition-of-canada/
RESPONSES FROM THE PARTIES (as of Sept 16)
Ontario Bill 3,An Act providing for the development of a provincial framework on palliative care passed third reading in the Ontario legislature and will become law. The purpose of the Act is to develop a framework to ensure that every Ontarian has access to quality palliative care. The Act requires the Minister of Health to develop a provincial framework designed to support improved access to palliative care. The Minister must table a report setting out the provincial framework in the Legislative Assembly within one year after the Bill comes into force. Within three years after the report is tabled, the Minister must prepare and table a report on the state palliative care in Ontario. Each report must be published on a Government of Ontario website.
Passing of the law sets a positive precedent for other provinces and shows demonstrate provincial government support for palliative care. The Bill was supported by 40 stakeholders, including Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, ALS Canada, and health professionals from across the province.
(Nov 27, 2019) The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) and the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) released a joint statement and call to action regarding the ongoing confusion amongst the general public about Palliative Care and Medical Assistance in Dying.
This statement has been endorsed by international palliative care organizations, including the International Association of Hospice Palliative Care (IAHPC) and the World Hospice Palliative Care Association (WHPCA). It has also been endorsed by the founder of palliative care in Canada, Dr. Balfour Mount, and internationally well-respected palliative care physicians such as Dr. Eduardo Bruera. You can read Dr. Mount’s message here.
If you and/or your organization would like to endorse this statement, you may do so here: Endorsement submission form
This issue includes: A message from the CSPCP Board, an ALPM 2020 update, a volunteer opportunity, a funding opportunity, a research survey invitation, and more!