Addressing Caregiver Burnout: Finding and Accessing Supports

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is hosting a new 3-part webinar series, entitled Addressing Caregiver Burnout: Finding and Accessing Supports. The series begins on August 5, 2020 from 12:00p.m. – 1:30 pm EST and is intended for Healthcare Providers and Professional Caregivers. The series will address the following topics: Webinar One Supporting Caregivers: Why and How August 5, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST   Webinar Two  Utilizing the Art of Therapeutic Communication to Support Caregivers in Meaning Making August 12, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. – Continue reading →

Compassionate Communities, Community Care & Connection during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is hosting a new 3-part webinar series, entitled Compassionate Communities, Community Care & Connection during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The series begins on August 4, 2020, from 12:30p.m. – 1:30 pm EST and is intended for Health care/service providers and frontline workers, Volunteers, Individuals and Families. The series will address the following topics: Webinar One Compassionate Communities and Rapid Implementation, Compassionate Action August 4, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Presented by Julie Darnay, MEd & Deborah Sattler, Advisor, HPCO CC CoP   Continue reading →

HPCO Statement and Actions on Anti-Racism

At the core of hospice palliative care is a steadfast belief in the intrinsic value of each individual and their right to quality of life and quality of care. Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) acknowledges the long-term and historical trauma that has been a reality for racialized minorities and Indigenous peoples who have had their rights denied and infringed for generations. The sad and deplorable events of late May triggered a renewed and evermore stringent effort by the team at HPCO to reflect and review Continue reading →

Share and Learn, Join a Community of Practice

What is a Community of Practice (CoP)? Communities of Practice (CoP) are groups of people who share an interest or a passion for something they do, and a desire to share knowledge and learn as they interact regularly. The domain: A Community of Practice has an identity defined by a shared domain of interest. The community: In pursuing their interest in the domain, members engage in joint activities and discussions, help each other, and share information. They build relationships that enable each member to learn Continue reading →

Having Difficult Conversations: Communication Tips & Strategies in the Context of COVID-19 (Four Part Webinar Series)

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association invites you to attend a four part webinar series on Having Difficult Conversations: Communication Tips & Strategies in the Context of COVID-19.   Session One Introduction to Health Care Consent, Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Conversations July 23, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST Presented by Dr. Leah Steinberg, MD, MA, CFCP Session Two Embrace the Cage – Connecting and Having Meaningful Interactions with Patients while wearing Personal Protective Equipment July 30, Continue reading →

Caregiver Support Modules

You might be new to caregiving, or you might be well along your journey. Regardless of the unique circumstances of your situation, we do know that all caregiving can be incredibly rewarding, and it can be incredibly isolating and stressful too. The HPCO Caregiver Support Modules are meant to assist caregivers in finding the support they need, exactly when they need it. If you are looking for support, you can browse the topics in any order you would like to. Each topic is available on Continue reading →

Compassionate Communities

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our communities’ compassion is coming into full relief. Everywhere, citizens are banding together to create support groups for the vulnerable and socially isolated in their communities. Whether it’s checking in by phone, delivering pre-cooked meals and groceries, or creating postcards to distribute in hospitals for patients who cannot see their loved ones, our compassion is mobilized. Here are some practical tips from Compassionate Communities on how to identify and support the socially isolated in your community: If you are a hospice, community or Continue reading →

HPCO launches a free and confidential stress, grief, and bereavement support line for front line health care workers in Ontario.

As of Saturday, June 13, 2020, HPCO is pleased to launch a Support Service Line for front line care workers to help cope with stress and build resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Individuals trained and credentialled in providing support  in grief, bereavement, spiritual support, and emotional support are available to listen and help you. The Helpline team have extensive experience and understand the unique needs of health care workers. They can lend an ear to simply listen, or offer information, assessment, and referral to Continue reading →

HPCO & CHPCA Present a Webinar on: Approaches to Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Conversations

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association invites you to attend a webinar on Approaches to Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Conversations Monday, June 15th, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST Click Here To Register: https://hpco.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hEdWKmgcTsSm8gcfofXQgQ Facilitated by: Dr. Leah Steinberg MD, MA, FCFP, Family Physician Mount Sinai Hospital, Division of Palliative Care, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto Dr. Nadia Incardona MD MHSc (Bioethics) C.C.F.P. Hospitalist and Emergency Physician, Michael Garron Hospital Toronto East Health Network Dr. Continue reading →

Virtual Grief and Bereavement Supports for Health Care Workers on Emotional, Spiritual & Compassionate Care

HPCO partnered with Eugene Dufour to provide health care workers/health service providers, with the opportunity to participate in a virtual 10-part series focusing on emotional, spiritual and compassionate care regarding COVID-19. Eugene is a clinically trained Individual, Marital and Family Therapist, Bereavement Specialist, Compassion Fatigue Educator and Therapist and a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Facilitator. Eugene has been working in the area of bereavement and trauma work, hospice palliative care, and the HIV/AIDS movement for the past 30 years.  He is a past president of Continue reading →