The Quality Hospice Palliative Care Coalition of Ontario was formed in 2010 to bring together organizations, universities and research institutions working at a provincial level in the hospice palliative care field.

Current Coalition Members

Alzheimer's Society Ontario
Cancer Care Ontario
Hospice Palliative Care Ontario
McMaster University
Ontario Caregiver Coalition
Ontario Long Term Care Association
Ovarian Cancer of Canada
Provincial Palliative Care Consultants Network
Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care
University of Toronto

Canadian Working Group on HIV & Rehabilitation
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario
Lakehead University
Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres
Ontario College of Family Physicians
Ontario Medical Association
Provincial End of Life Care Network
Queen's University Medical
University of Ottawa

A Declaration of Partnership to Advance High Quality, High Value Hospice Palliative Care
Joint Priorities agreed to by MOHTLC, LHINs and Coalition Partners

Since 2011 the Coalition has been working collaboratively with Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Local Health Integration Networks to review how hospice palliative care is provided in Ontario and identify priorities to achieve quality hospice palliative care for all Ontarians. This work resulted in a Declaration of Partnership that identified six priorities:

Within each priority area Coalition partners, LHINs, and MOHLTC agreed to dozens of action commitments deemed necessary to improve hospice palliative care. MOHLTC, LHINs, and Coalition partners are now working to carry out the action commitments from policy, planning, and service delivery perspectives.

Integrating a system of hospice palliative care that meets the needs of all Ontarians is a significant job but working as a Coalition in collaboration with government we can achieve our goal of quality hospice palliative care for all Ontarians.

Why is transformation of hospice palliative care needed?

The Old Approach

Individuals with advanced chronic disease(s) or complex care needs receive care that is reactive, targeted, disease-focused, centering on curative treatment, and delivered by multiple, siloed, individual providers in distinct, acute episodes.

The New Approach

Adults and children with advanced or EOL chronic disease(s) and their informal support network will receive care and support that is proactive, holistic, person and family-focused, centering on quality of life and symptom management issues, and delivered by a virtually integrated inter-professional team in a coordinated, continually-updated care plan, that encompasses all care settings in which the client receives care.

Structure of the Coalition

Hospice Palliative Care Facts

Provincial Hospice Palliative Care Review Documents

Coalition Documents