A new, 5-year national initiative to cultivate communities of practice and establish continuous professional development among health care providers across Canada who care for patients with life-limiting illness. The Project’s national programming is free for all health care professionals.

In collaboration with partners and subject matter experts from across Canada, Pallium has created and launched a collection of helpful online resources, including webinars and modules, to support health care professionals in providing a palliative care approach.

Pallium is happy to announce the early release of LEAP Personal Support Worker, an online, self-learning course. This is Pallium’s first profession-specific course targeted to personal support workers, health care aides/assistants, and others who provide a similar role in palliative care.

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.