Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is proud to be leading the Ontario provincial compassionate communities strategy. HPCO believes that every senior and their family should be able to access the health, emotional, social and spiritual support that is right for them in order to live well to their natural end of life. We have been inspired by the work underway in Windsor and Essex County, and consider it a model for the rest of the province. We are excited to be coming on board as a provincial champion in order to help grow and spread these efforts across Ontario to support the greatest number of people. We look forward to working with Home Instead Foundation as we come together to build some of Canada's most compassionate communities, and ensure communities are there for seniors when they need support.
Hospice Palliative Care Ontario is a provincial association of hospices and palliative care providers, professionals, and volunteers throughout Ontario established in 2011. We envision a future where every person and family in the province of Ontario can quickly and easily access the finest standard of hospice palliative care when required.
What We Do:
Encourage, develop, support, and provide leadership and guidance in the field of, hospice palliative care in Ontario
Promote the development and/or expansion of hospice palliative care services in Ontario
Promote research in the field of hospice palliative care
Promote education pertaining to hospice palliative care services for health professionals, volunteers and the general public
o The project will enable us to engage more isolated older adults and seniors, and particularly those impacted by the isolation of COVID-19 in the numerous activities of the Compassionate Communities..
o The project will increase the ability to connect with the vast network of partners across the province, from both urban and rural communities, which will enable us to target both geographic regions and underserved seniors' groups that are traditionally underserved.
o The project will expand access to new and increased participation of older adults and seniors in targeted programing based on the engagement of new hospice and compassionate communities partners across the province.
o The project will expand the ability to identify community resources and supports available to them which can also be used by Age Friendly projects and others.
o The project will create a greater number of online methods and options where services can be delivered to an even broader audience thereby breaking barriers of geographic location.
Our Mission is to provide leadership on behalf of our members by informing policy and promoting awareness, education, knowledge transfer and best practices in the pursuit of quality hospice palliative care in Ontario.