To contribute toward health care professional preparedness during this pandemic, Pallium, in collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., is hosting webinars focused on topics that are relevant to our health care teams who are actively leading the response to COVID-19.

In collaboration with partners and subject matter experts from across Canada, Pallium has created and launched a collection of resources to contribute toward health care professional preparedness during the COVID-19 pandemic. New resources will continue to be added as they become available.

This pandemic demonstrates that it is more important than ever to have a strong and compassionate workplace culture. With this in mind, Pallium has launched the Compassionate Workplace Campaign ahead of schedule to help support employers and employees during this difficult time.

Welcome to Pallium Canada

We are a national, non-profit organization focused on building professional and community capacity to help improve the quality and accessibility of palliative care in Canada.

Who We Help

Our Vision

Palliative care is everyone’s business.

Improving palliative care in Canada is everyone’s business, not just the responsibility of a small number of palliative care specialist physicians and nurses. Every community has the potential to transform our society into a skilled, informed, and compassionate one with respect to palliative care. Whether you are a health care organization, health care professional, community leader, or influencer, you can help make this happen.

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Our Stories

Learn how the Nova Scotia Health Authority used LEAP to bring a coordinated approach to better palliative care services across the province.

Read Cheryl's Story

Learn how one nurse’s personal experience at a Calgary hospital sparked big change for a small Saskatchewan town.

Read Sharon's Story

Why Does Palliative Care Matter?

Here are 5 good reasons:

Improves the quality of life for patients and families.

Increases alignment between care delivered and patient preferences.

Reduces emergency room visits and hospital stays.

Reduces unnecessary or overly aggressive treatments and procedures.

Lowers costs to the health care system.

Quick Facts

0 %
of Canadian doctors, on average, feel less prepared to manage care for palliative patients than their peers from other countries.
1 in 0
people who died in 2016-17 received publicly funded palliative home care.
0 %
of palliative home care patients had family or friends helping to care for them.