(June 2021) The CSPCP’s Human Resources Working Group (HR WG) been formed and they are already hard at work! The HR WG consists of CSPCP members who work as palliative care consultants and who have significant experience with human resource planning and/or remuneration. A variety of provinces are represented. Other provinces will be engaged as the work evolves. Thank you to this fantastic group for stepping up to help!
- Leonie Herx and Ebru Kaya (Co-chairs, ON)
- Ed Dubland – BC
- David Henderson – NS
- Olivia Nguyen – QC
- Ayn Sinnarajah – AB/ON
- Kim Taylor – CSPCP Executive Director / Staff support
(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.
(April 2021). At the request of members of the CSPCP, the Board responded to an article in the CMAJ entitled “A unique milestone”. View the article and response here: https://www.cmaj.ca/content/193/10/E345