Resources and News
Update (May 30, 2017)
This private members bill on palliative care has passed the House of Commons (much of the debate transcribed here) and is now being examined in the Senate.
Submission (16 March 2017)
The EFC made a submission about the bill to the Standing Committee on Health
An Interfaith Call for a Palliative Care Strategy for Canada (19 April 2017)
- Open letter published in The Hill Times
Faith Groups Renew Call for Improved Palliative Care (17 November 2016)
- Faith groups have renewed their call for high-quality palliative care in an interfaith letter of support for MP Marilyn Gladu's bill to develop a palliative care framework (aussi disponible en français). You can also write to your MP asking them to support Bill C-277 using our sample letter.
Developing a Palliative Care Framework (2016, Bill C-277)
The EFC supports private member’s Bill C-277 on developing a palliative care framework. MP Marilyn Gladu (Sarnia Lambton) introduced Bill C-277 on May 30, 2016. This bill would require the Health Minister, in consultation with provinces, to develop a palliative care framework that: (a) defines what palliative care is; (b) identifies the palliative care training and education needs of palliative health care providers; (c) identifies measures to support palliative caregivers; (d) collects research and data on palliative care; (e) identifies measures to facilitate a consistent access to palliative care across Canada; and (f) evaluates the advisability of amending the Canada Health Act to include palliative care services provided through home care, long term care facilities and residential hospices.
You can write to your MP asking them to support Bill C-277 using our sample letter.