Palliative Care Week

Moving Towards a Compassionate Canada, EH!

St. Joseph's Hospice celebrates National Hospice Palliative Care Week from May 6 - 12. 

Our communities form a huge part of our lived experiences and are a key component of living well. This extends to palliative and end of life care – when we are faced with a critical illness or must make decisions surrounding our wishes for the end of life, our communities are the ones who step in to support us and ensure that our wishes are honoured. The better connected we are, the more effective these communities can be.

This year, National Hospice Palliative Care Week runs from May 6-12. Our theme for 2018, “Towards a more compassionate Canada, Eh?” encourages Canadians to consider ways community involvement can support the dying and bereavement process.



The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association is calling on Canadians to answer these questions:

  • What makes a compassionate community?
  • How can compassionate communities support end of life care?

Share your stories on social media! 

How do you participate in your compassionate community? 


Tag St. Joseph's Hospice on Facebook (SJHospiceLondon) or Twitter (@SJHospiceLondon) and tell us your stories! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MyCompassionateCanada.

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