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There are many helps from a variety of sources for the palliative care client and family. These include organizations dealing specifically with different diseases, alternative therapies, pamphlets on a variety of topics and other support organizations. Also check out the many local recources.


  • Canadian Home Care Association

    17 York Street, Suite 401

    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1N 9J6

    Phone:  (613) 569-1585

    Fax:  (613) 569-1604
    E-mail: chca@cdnhomecare.ca

    A national not-for-profit membership association dedicated to ensuring the availability of accessible, responsive home care and community supports which enable people to stay in their homes with safety, dignity and quality of life.

  • Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
    Annex B, Saint-Vincent Hospital
    60 Cambridge Street North
    Ottawa, ON 
    K1R 7A5

    Phone: (613) 241-3663
    Toll free: 1-800-668-2785
    Hospice Palliative Care Info Line: 1-877-203-4636
    Fax: (613) 241-3986


    is the national association which provides leadership in hospice palliative care in Canada. CHPCA offers leadership in the pursuit of excellence in care for persons approaching death so that the burdens of suffering, loneliness and grief are lessened.

  • Canadian Virtual Hospice
    Room PE450, Administration Building
    One Morley Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2P4
    Phone: (204) 475-1494
    Toll free: 1-866-288-4803
    Fax: (204) 475-1497

    An interactive network designed to facilitate information exchange, communication, and mutual support between and among patients, their friends and family, health care providers, and palliative care volunteers.

  • Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba
    2109 Portage Avenue
    Winnipeg, MB
    R3J 0L3
    Phone: (204) 889-8525
    Toll-free: 1-800-539-0295
    Fax: (204) 888-8874
    E-mail: info@manitobahospice.mb.ca 

    Hospice & Palliative Care Manitoba is the volunteer-based charitable organization which assesses each person's situation and provides consulation, information and assistance to terminally ill individuals and their families.

  • Hospice Palliative Care Information Line through the Living Lessons campaign
    Toll free: 1-877-203-INFO

    Information line to provide end-of-life information and support to Canadians across the country and around the world.

  • Caring Connections
    HelpLine: 1-800-658-8898
    Multilingual Line: 1-877-658-8896
    Email caringinfo@nhpco.org

    The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and National Hospice Foundation have created a consumer-focused Web site that provides a wide range of free materials about end-of-life care. 

  • Living Lessons

    Living Lessons is a national initiative to increase awareness of hospice palliative care and services in Canada . The campaign is presented in partnership with the Canadian Palliative Care Association and The GlaxoSmithKline Foundation. By encouraging and enabling open dialogue, information exchange and service provision we hope to enhance quality of life for individuals facing the last stages of life.

  • Long Term Care Planning Network
    2 Oaklawn Gardens
    Unit C
    Toronto, ON
    M4V 2C6
    Phone: (416) 323-1090
    Fax: (416) 323-9422
    E-mail: karenh@caregiver.on.ca

    A national resource centre for aging and long term care planning and education resource centre created to help caregivers of the elderly and ill. Information for both caregivers and professional advisors.


  • Health Care Directives at Manitoba Government site

    As a Manitoba citizen you have the right to accept or refuse medical treatment at any time. The Manitoba Health Care Directives Act allows you to express your wishes about the amount and type of health care and treatment you want to receive should you become unable to speak or otherwise communicate this yourself. It also allows you to give another person the power to make medical decisions for you should you ever be unable to make them yourself.

  • Health Care Directive
    Seniors Information Line
    Phone: (204) 945-6565
    Toll free: 1-800-665-6565

  • 10 Legal Myths About Living Wills pdf from American Bar Association

  • Health Care Directive Example pdf provided at the Palliative.Info site by Dr. Mike Harlos, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba.


  • Compassionate Care Benefits
    Human Resources Development Canada

    Employment Insurance (EI) provides Compassionate Care Benefits to persons who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill with a significant risk of death. Current application processing time: 28 days. Delivered by: Service Canada on behalf of Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC).

  • Last Post Fund
    51 St. Anne's Road
    Winnipeg MB R2M 2Y4 

    Phone: (204) 233-3073
    Toll free: 1-888-233-3073

    The Last Post Fund is dedicated to ensure, in so far as possible, that no war veterans, military disability pensioners or civilians who meet wartime service eligibility criteria are denied a dignified funeral and burial for lack of sufficient funds.

  • Manitoba Palliative Care Drug Access Program
    Manitoba Government
    Phone: (204) 786-7141

    This program provides deductible-free coverage through Manitoba Health. Once the application has been processed, the costs of all eligible drugs prescribed by a physician will be covered.

  • Provincial Health Care Insurance
    Manitoba Health Client Services
    300 Carlton Street,
    Winnipeg, MB
    R3B 3M9
    Phone: (204) 786-7101
    Toll free: 1-800-392-1207
    T.D.D. (hearing impaired): (204) 774-8618

    Information about Manitoba Health Care coverage.

  • Social Assistance
    Manitoba Health, Human Resources
    Phone: (204) 948-4000
    Toll free: 1-800-563-8793

    The Health Benefits part of the Employment and Income Assistance program is for people in need who do not have health benefits from another program, or whose existing benefits do not cover benefits available to them through EIA.

  • Seniors & Healthy Aging Secretariat
    822-155 Carlton Street
    Winnipeg MB 
    R3C 3H8
    Phone: (204) 945-6565
    Fax: (204) 948-2514
    Toll-free: 1-800-665-6565
    E-mail:  seniors@gov.mb.ca

    This website is a central point of contact for seniors, their family members and organizations and provides copies of its publications, valuable links to other seniors' websites and contact information.

  • Supplementary Income Programs for Persons with Disabilities
    Employment and Income Assistance
    Manitoba Government
    Phone: (204) 945-4437

    All participants enrolled with Employment and Income Assistance (EIA), including participants enrolled in the Persons with Disabilities category, may receive assistance.



See our grief resource page for pamphlets on grieving and recommended books.



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The resource portion of this Westman Hospice Association website was compiled as a Brandon University Bachelor of Nursing Nursing Practice VII student project by Karen Wenham, SN4, in cooperation with Westman Hospice Association and Dr. Renee Will. November 2008. || References

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