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 →

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 →

Free Webinar: Advance Care Planning for Caregivers

The Ontario Caregiver Organization and Hospice Palliative Care Ontario are pleased to partner to bring you this live webinar. Click here to register! When: Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. In this webinar, we will cover two main topics. The first is a discussion of the fundamental aspects of advance care planning (ACP) as it applies to you and to the people you care for. We will discuss what ACP is, why it is important and how to begin advance Continue reading →

Receive Support from Regional Champions

Are you looking for support or expert advice regarding Advance Care Planning, Goals of Care, Health Care Consent, or Substitute Decision Making? Contact your Regional Champion. The Regional Champions demonstrate interest and capacity to engage with organizations, stakeholders, and partners in an effort to educate, support, mentor and influence Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning initiatives within their local area or region. For More Information or for the Closest Regional Champion to you, Click Here.

Upcoming Virtual Workshop: Importance of Being Connected Workshop

Did you know that feeling isolated and consistently lonely can be as bad for our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day? We are all at risk as we live through various life circumstances. Now more than ever as we learn to live through a global pandemic, it is vital to be connected. Connection is important for you, those you care about, and for the well being of our community. There is always hope and there are ways to overcome. Make connection a priority! You 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 →