HPCO Launches Advance Care Planning Telephone Based Program

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) in partnership with the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) with funding provided by the Government of Ontario, is excited to announce the launch of a new Advance Care Planning Telephone Based Program. This is a pilot program that we are testing to offer a virtual platform for education and support.   The sessions will take place on Wednesday from 1:00 – 1:40 PM starting on January 27th, 2020 and ending on March 31st, 2020. Please note that these sessions will be a Continue reading →

HPCO Launches Caregiving for Serious Illness/End-of-Life Telephone Based Program

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) in partnership with the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) with funding provided by the Government of Ontario, is excited to announce the launch of a new Caregiving for Serious Illness/End-of-Life Telephone Based Program. This is a pilot program that we are testing to offer a virtual platform for education and support.   These sessions will take place on Tuesdays from 2:00 – 2:40 PM starting January 26th, 2020 and ending on March 30th, 2020. Each week we will cover different topics. Please Continue reading →

New Webinar: Intersection of Faith and Culture in Approaches to Equitable Palliative Care

When: January 27, 2021, from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. EST Target Audience: Healthcare professionals, frontline staff Speakers: Nadine Persaud (Kensington Health), Anwar Parbtani (BCFHT & Royal Victorial Regional Health Centre), Michelle Van Walraven (BCFHT & Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre) Introduction: Understanding patients’ religious and cultural beliefs as a group/ethnic entity is important in provision of palliative care. However, understanding how a patient interprets these beliefs and value systems would afford more relevant guidance for setting goals of care that would be equitable and Continue reading →

HPCO Continues Compassionate Communities Virtual Wellness Hub Programming

HPCO is excited to be continuing the Virtual Activity Wellness Hub beginning Tuesday, January 12th due to high interest from participants. We are piloting virtual activities via Zoom meetings for seniors, people isolated at home, caregivers, and hospice volunteers. Activities will be run by facilitators in a fun and interactive group setting to increase social connection. We invite you to join our Wellness Hub on the following dates: January 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27.  Click here to see the activity flyer for details of Continue reading →

Hospice Palliative Care Gets A Legislative Boost

Bill 3 – The Compassionate Care Act has received royal assent and is now passed into law in Ontario. Improving Access to Palliative Care in all care settings for all ages now has Legislative momentum! The Bill puts a focus on hospice palliative care and ensures that a framework is developed by the MInister of Health and that the Legislature receives a report on progress. Bill 3 was a Private Member’s bill and as such cannot direct funding or spending, however the Bill puts a Continue reading →

HPCO Launches Compassionate Communities Virtual Wellness Hub

HPCO is excited to be launching the new Virtual Activity Wellness Hub. We are piloting virtual activities via Zoom meetings for seniors, people isolated at home, caregivers, and hospice volunteers. Activities will be run by facilitators in a fun and interactive group setting to increase social connection. We invite you to join our Wellness Hub on the following dates: December 7 and 8. Click here, to see the activity flyer for details of programs that will be offered, and information on how to connect. Based on your Continue reading →

HPCO and ProResp are hosting a new suite of webinars!

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and ProResp are hosting a suite of webinars on End of Life with various conditions. The three webinars will be hosted by Kim Johnstone (H.BSc., RRT, Regional Manager, ProResp Inc.) and Wendy Marks (RRT, CRE, Regional Manager, ProResp Inc.) and are intended for frontline health care/service providers. Below are the session dates and links that you can use to register and read the full session descriptions: •            End of life with ALS and assisted non-invasive ventilation (Bilevel/BiPAP Therapy) – December 1, 2020 from Continue reading →

HPCO and CHPCA are hosting a new suite of Communication webinars!

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association are hosting a new suite of Communication webinars that will be led by former journalist and news anchor, Jennifer Mossop. Each session will be offered separately and will cover the topics of media relations, social media and crisis communications. They are intended for Healthcare Administration and Organizational Leadership. Below are the session dates. Click on any of the titles to register. •            Get Social! – November 19, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST •            Be Prepared! Crisis Communications Continue reading →

Communities of Practice (CoP): Success and Advancement

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario hosts a variety of Communities of Practices (CoP) that are intended to bring together individuals who are interested in a common issue or share a passion for something they do. These CoPs meet frequently to share knowledge and learn from one another. CoP members are among the first to hear about our educational opportunities and gain access to multiple resources. We are proud to announce the launch of 3 new CoP groups: Pediatric Interest Group Lead Trainers Clinical Advisory Team To learn more about the CoP Continue reading →

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