Palliative Care

Compassionate Care Benefits Employment insurance benefits paid to people who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill and who has a significant risk of death within 26 weeks (six months). A maximum of six weeks of compassionate care benefits may be paid to eligible people.

The Canadian Virtual Hospice Provides support and personalized information about palliative and end-of-life care to patients, family members, health care providers, researchers and educators.

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association A national association which provides leadership in hospice palliative care in Canada. Advancing and advocating for quality end-of-life/hospice palliative care in Canada, its work includes public policy, public education and awareness.

Canadian Palliative Care Services


The Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association The Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association (AHPCA) engages in actions and strategies that result in comprehensive, equitable and quality end of life care for Albertans.
Contact information
1245-70 Avenue SE
Calgary AB
T2H 2X8
Tel: 403.206.9938

Intercare Hospice Programs Comprehensive care, focused on easing the physical, emotional and spiritual pain that often accompanies terminal illness, is offered by the hospice’s dedicated and specialized team of professionals.
Contact Information
Chinook Hospice
1261 Glenmore Trail SW
Calgary, Alberta T2V 4Y8
Tel: 403.258.0040
Fax: 403.255.7323

Southwood Hospice
211 Heritage Drive SE
Calgary, Alberta T2H 1M9
Tel: 403.252.0620
Fax: 403.252.9291

University of Alberta Hospital The Division of Palliative Care Medicine focuses on the assessment and management of physical and psychosocial-spiritual issues experienced by patients with advanced cancer and other palliative care patient populations.
Contact information
Palliative Care Program
8440 112 Street Outpatient Residence Room 4T1.11
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2B7
Tel: 780-407-2840
Fax: 780-407-1394


CancerCare Manitoba General information on palliative care for patients in the province of Manitoba.
Contact information
Tel: 204.787.2197
Toll-free: 1.866.561.1026

Grace Hospital The Grace Hospice is a free-standing palliative care facility on the grounds of Grace Hospital. It provides an environment where people living with progressing illness can live in an atmosphere of peace and comfort.
Contact information
300 Booth Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3M7
Tel: 204.837.0111
Emergency Inquiry line: 204.837.0157

Palliative Manitoba Palliative Manitoba is a registered charity that is keenly focused on improving living until the end of life. Serving as a vital resource for individuals, families, and caregivers, Palliative Manitoba provides services, programs, and information in an effort to lessen the stress that is inevitable during life’s final journey.
Contact information
2109 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3J0L3
Tel: 204.889.8525
Toll-free in Manitoba: 1.800.539.0295
Fax: 204.888.8874

Riverview Health Centre The unit is designated for the care of patients with life-limiting illnesses who have been registered with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Palliative Care Program and require the knowledge and expertise of an interdisciplinary Palliative Care Team.
Contact information
One Morley Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2P4
Tel: 204.478.6203

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Hospice Palliative Care Association The New Brunswick Hospice Palliative Care Association provides leadership to enhance quality end-of-life-care for individuals and families living with life-threatening illnesses in New Brunswick.
Contact information
135 MacBeath Ave
Moncton, New Brunswick
E1C 6Z8
Tel: 506.857.5001
Fax: 506.857.5133

Hospice Greater Saint John The focus of Hospice care is on comfort, not cure – and on life, not death. Our goal is to make each person’s last months of life as comfortable as possible while also providing support to family members and friends. Hospice is about dignity, respect, comfort, peace and hope. It is about celebrating life and enhancing your quality of living.
Contact information
385 Dufferin Row
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2M 2J9
Main Line: 506.632.5593
Bobby’s Hospice: 506.653.2995
Main Fax: 506.632.5592


WHCC Palliative Care Service (Western Newfoundland) WHCC offers palliative patient beds in the hospital, health centres, and within the community.
Contact information
1 Brookfield Avenue Box 2005
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
A2H 6J7
Tel: 709.637.5000 Ext. 5203


Hospice Palliative Care Ontario An information network for residents of Ontario on hospice palliative care, treatment, education and support.
Contact information
2 Carlton Street, Suite 707
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1J3
Tel: 416.304.1477
Toll Free: 1.800.349.3111
Fax: 416.304.1479

LRCP Palliative Care Services Information and support services for patients in the Southwest region of Ontario.
Contact information
Tel: 519.685.8500 ext. 57930 & ext. 57918

Prince Edward Island

Provincial Office
Hospice PEI (Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI) Information and support services for patients in the Southwest region of Ontario.
Contact information
93 Murchison Lane
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 0G3
Tel: 902.368.4498

West Prince
Hospice & Grief Support Services
Tel: 902.859.2870

East Prince
Hospice & Grief Support Services
Tel: 902.438.4231

Hospice Services
Tel: 902.368.4095

Grief Support Services
Tel: 902.368-4064


West Island Palliative Care With its two facilities (André-Brunet and Stillview Pavilions), the West Island Palliative Care Residence provides compassionate care allowing terminally ill patients to die in comfort and with dignity in a warm, home-like environment, close to their family, and in their community.
Contact information
265 Rue André-Brunet
Kirkland, QC
Tel: 514.693.1718

Jeffery Hale Saint Brigid’s Saint Brigid’s Home, founded in 1856, is a publicly-funded long-term care residence for senior citizens who can no longer live at home. We recognize each person as a holistic being with biological, physiological, social and spiritual needs.
Contact information
1250 Chemin Sainte-Foy
Québec, QC
Tel: 418.684.5333


Greystone Bereavement Centre The Greystone Bereavement Centre provides grief and bereavement services in a safe environment for people to share in the experience of journeying through their grief.
Contact information
1802 McAra St
Regina, SK S4N 6C4
Tel: 306.523.2780
Fax: 306.523.2787

Saskatchewan Hospice Palliative Care Association Their mission is to strive towards achieving comfort and peace for persons across Saskatchewan living and dying with a terminal illness.
Contact Information
Box 37053
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
S4S 7K3
Tel: 306.522.3232
Toll-free: 1.888.614.8016


Palliative Care Program Palliative care information and services for patients within the Yukon community.
Contact Information
Government of Yukon
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6
Tel: 867.456.6807
Toll-free (in Yukon): 1.800.661.0408 ext. 6807

Nunavut does not have a hospice palliative care association in place. For information on hospice palliative care services available in Nunavut, visit the government website at: or a government listing of all health centres in Nunavut at:
For information re hospice palliative care in Canada visit

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Health and Social Services The Home Care Program helps people remain in their homes when they are sick or in need of medical help or support with daily living activities.
Contact Information
8th Floor – Centre Square Tower 5022-49 street BOX 1320
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
X1A 2L9
Tel: 867.873.7500