What is Hospice Palliative Care?

The terms hospice and palliative care are used interchangeably in most parts of Canada. Hospice palliative care - or comfort care - is an integrated program in which expert physical, social, emotional and spiritual support is provided to patients and family members coping with advanced illness, death and bereavement.  Find out more about the history of hospice palliative care.

Quality end-of-life care for all: Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing advancing illness, death and bereavement through skilled and compassionate care, education, research and advocacy.