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Funding Announcement for Pan-Canadian Palliative Care Research Collaborative

(Nov 17, 2021) Today the Pan-Canadian Palliative Care Research Collaborative announced the receipt of $2.5 million from Health Canada to support a network of researchers, clinicians, and community in advancing palliative care for patients and caregivers. View press release here.

The CSPCP is proud to work with the PCPCRC as a part of the network and are excited to be a part of cross-collaborative and impactful research that supports the needs of Canadians.

The funding will support 14 projects across the country that focus on impacting patient and caregiver experiences through new models and tools, new medications and therapies for symptom management, and the impacts of COVID-19 on care, grief, and bereavement.

Winner of the 2021 Palliative Medicine Resident Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jalal Ebrahim, from the University of Toronto, for winning the 2021 Palliative Medicine Resident Research Award. He was selected by audience vote, via webinar, for his presentation Improving Advance Care Planning for Patients Admitted to Cardiology with Congestive Heart Failure Exacerbations.

Congratulations to the other finalists too, for their excellent presentations about their scholarly projects: Dr. Samantha Lam from the University of Alberta, and Dr. Elizabeth Wu from the University of British Columbia.

A great deal of work took place to make this possible. Thank you to all residents who submitted abstracts; to Amit Arya, Aynharan Sinnarajah, and Caitlin Lees for reviewing the blinded abstracts; to the CSPCP members who attended the webinar; to the CSPCP admin team for organizing the virtual event; and to James Downar for leading everyone!

Palliative Care as an election issue

(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.

We are conducting a public campaign on Twitter and Facebook – please join in!

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/





Health Canada Report on Home and Community-based Palliative Care – Lessons Learned during the COVID-19 Pandemic

(June 2021) We are pleased to share this report from the End-of-Life Care Unit at Health Canada.

English: Read more

French:  Read more

The report features many new practices and innovative tools that can improve the future of home and community-based palliative care – for example, making virtual care more accessible, increasing the availability of palliative symptom management kits, and giving family caregivers adequate support to provide palliative care for loved ones at home. It is hoped that sharing some of these new practices and tools may inspire readers to use and adapt them as required, or develop and share their own innovations. By sharing knowledge and experience, together we can come out of the pandemic stronger than before.

Thank you to Dr. Stephen Singh for participating in the discussions on behalf of the CSPCP.

Proposed $29.8 million for palliative care

(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.

Source: https://www.budget.gc.ca/2021/report-rapport/p3-en.html