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Palliative Care Resources for Patients and Families

Canadian Virtual Hospice
A source of information and support for family and friends of individuals with life-limiting illnesses.
www.virtualhospice.ca  

Hospice Yukon Society
Hospice enhances quality of life through skilled and compassionate end-of-life care, education, advocacy and bereavement support to individuals and their families.
409 Jarvis St., Whitehorse, YT
(867) 667-7429
www.hospiceyukon.net

Compassionate Care Benefits
The Compassionate Care Benefit is available through Employmnet Insurance for family members of individuals who are terminally ill.
www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/ei/types/
compassionate_care.shtml

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
CHPCA is the national voice for hospice palliative care in Canada. Advancing and advocating for quality end-of-life/hospice palliative care in Canada, its work includes public policy, public education and awareness.
www.chpca.net  

Living Lessons 
A national initiative providing resources for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals involved with end-of-life care in Canada.
www.living-lessons.org

Palliative care info-sheet for seniors
(Public Health Agency of Canada)
www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/seniors-aines/publications/
public/caregiving-soins/pall/pall-eng.php

First Nations Resources
Caring for the Terminally Ill: Honouring the Choices of the People, is designed to support Aboriginal people and their caregivers in rural and remote communities living with life-threatening illness.
cerah.lakeheadu.ca/uploads/
Caring_for_the_Terminally_Ill.pdf

Victoria Hospice Society
Information for caregivers on end-of-life care, including pamphlets and educational opportunities.
http://www.victoriahospice.org/

Yukon Advance Directive
A legal tool designed to help you appoint a proxy and record your health care wishes should you become incapable expressing them.
www.hss.gov.yk.ca/advance_directives.php

Palliative Care Program

Phone: 867-456-6807
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 6807
Location: 109 Copper Road

Mailing Address:
Palliative Care Program
Government of Yukon
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6