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Palliative Care - Family offering Palliative Care for Relative Palliative Care alleviates suffering and offers care for those who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and those who are at the end of life. It manages pain and symptoms, and offers psychosocial, spiritual and physical support for those who are ill and their caregivers.

God calls us to care for the vulnerable, including those who are ill or near the end of life. The EFC supports palliative care as a compassionate response that supports and cares for those who are suffering or terminally ill.

All human life is precious. Life is a gift from God for us to respect and protect through all its stages. Each person’s life has worth, regardless of their age or ability, because they are made in the image of God and loved by Him.
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Media releases

Interfaith Representatives Call for Improved Palliative Care across Canada

OTTAWA – Today, representatives from various faith communities united to...

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Canadian religious leaders call on government to protect the vulnerable, improve palliative care and protect freedom of conscience

OTTAWA – At a news conference today on Parliament Hill [video now available...

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Articles

An interfaith call for a palliative care strategy for Canada

Faith leaders in Canada urge the government to make palliative care a bigger priority...

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Three Parliamentary Initiatives for Prayer

Please pray for three very positive initiatives in the House of Commons this fall.

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Outgoing letters

Interfaith Letter to Senators on Palliative Care Bill C-277

The EFC sent a letter, together with groups from the Jewish, Catholic and Muslim...

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Faith Groups Renew Call for Improved Palliative Care

Faith groups have renewed their call for high-quality palliative care. This week they...

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Video gallery

Webinar: How to help people who are suffering - Learning from chronic illness

(47 min 18 sec) In the light of Canada’s introduction of physician-assisted death...

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Government

Bill C-277 (2016-2017): Developing a palliative care framework

The Senate has just passed this EFC-supported bill (Dec. 7)! Get details.

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Documents

Declaration Against Euthanasia And Assisted Suicide

We affirm the sanctity of all human life, and the equal and inviolable dignity of every human being.

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Euthanasia and Palliative Care Guide

Booklet of articles and discussion questions can help you and your church better understand what is at stake with physician-assisted suicide. 

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