The Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program (CHPCP) helps to lead the development and support of a person and family-centered, integrated, hospice palliative care system in the region.

Our priorities are guided by the work of the Ontario Palliative Care Network (OPCN) and the provincial Action Plan (

Over the next three years, CHPCP will continue working to strengthen earlier and more equitable access to end-of-life and palliative care services; enhance connections across care settings and between providers; and to improve the patient and caregiver experience.

In order to confirm and address our regional priorities, we would like your input on eight key questions. Most of the questions are open-ended so that you can share your experiences and observations. The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes depending on how much you write.  Thank you for contributing. 

* 1. Where do you live?

* 2. Do you work in:

* 3. Are you responding primarily as:

* 4. What is needed in your community to ensure that palliative care is routinely and easily available to people who need it? Please share you top 3 ideas.

* 5. What do you think are the biggest barriers to providing hospice palliative care in your community/organization?   

Here are some examples of issues that have been identified:
  • lack of support to help people stay at home
  • people aren't  identified as needing palliative care early enough
  • people (including healthcare providers) don’t want to talk about death and dying…
What barriers have you observed or experienced?

* 6. What is working well in hospice palliative care in your community? Are there some innovative practices/projects that you are aware of that we should consider?

* 7. Over the past few years, what was the most positive palliative care experience you’ve witnessed?

* 8. Over the past few years, what was the most difficult/negative palliative care experience that you’ve witnessed?

* 9. How can CHPCP help individuals, communities and health providers in the regions to provide and support hospice palliative care? (Please check all that apply and add your own ideas under “other”. )