"You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life.  We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die."

Dame Cicely Saunders

Resources

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO)

HPCO is provincial association of hospice and palliative care providers, professionals and volunteers throughout Ontario.

http://www.hpco.ca

Caregiver Support

The HPCO team has been working diligently to create a comprehensive set of caregiver modules with the goal of providing support through information and resources to caregivers.  These modules cover a wide range of topics from being abe to meet the physical, spiritual, and cultural needs of your loved one, learning how to deal with your own emotions and feelings, improving communication amongst your family, and learning to cope with the end of life process.

The modules are FREE to access and available in a variety of formats:  electronic webpage, PDFs and trancribed audio clips.  They are also available in English, French and First Nations.  Please share the following link with anyone you know that could benefit from these modules:

http://www.caregiversupport.hpco.ca

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)

CHPCA provides leadership and advocacy for quality hospice palliative care for all Canadians and increased awareness of end of life care issues in Canada.

http://www.chpca.net

Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program (CHPCP)

The Regional Hospice Palliative Care Program integrates and coordinates the delivery of end-of-life services and is funded by the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

http://www.champlainpalliative.ca

Home and Community Care Champlain LHIN

People get the care they need in their homes and communities across the province.

http://www.healthcareathome.ca

Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)

Champlain LHIN's mandate is to ensure health services are well organized, appropriately funded and meet the needs of all local residents.

http://www.champlainlhin.on.ca

Health Services for Champlain

Local health services, news, careers and events for Champlain, Ontario.

http://www.centralhealthline.ca

Canadian Virtual Hospice

Provides information and support on palliative and end-of-life care, loss and grief.  A team of experts can answer your questions about life-threatening illness and loss.

http://www.virtualhospice.ca

My Grief

Because losing someone is hard. MyGrief.ca helps you understand and work through your grief.

http://www.mygrief.ca

Advance Care Planning (ACP)

ACP is a process of thinking about and share your wishes for future health and personal care. It can help you tell others what would be important if you were ill and unable to communicate.

http://www.advancecareplanning.ca

GO WISH (Card Game for ACP)

The GO WISH card game is designed to help you find words to talk about what is important if you were to be living with a life that may be shortened by a serious illness.

http://www.gowish.org

E Hospice

Provides the latest palliative care news, views, and inspiration around the world

http://www.ehospice.com

Wellspring - A Lifeline to Cancer Support

If you or a loved one are facing financial hardship as a result of cancer, you're not alone.  Wellspring Money Mattters Online helps guide you through income replacement and drug reimbursement options to help manage the cost of cancer.

http://www.wellspring.ca/mmonline