2-1-1 is the telephone number of a call center that offers information and provides referrals to health and human services for everyday needs and in times of crisis. Services vary from community to community.
Examples of service referrals include:
- Health services and support
- Financial and social assistance
- Housing and utility help
- Food assistance and meal programs
- Senior services and home care
- Government program assistance
- Parenting and family programs
- Disability support services
- Volunteer organizations
- Newcomer services
- Mental health support
Population served: Patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals
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. Information provided includes resources and a national directory of hospice palliative care services.
Population served: All population served. Verify with them.
A place where:
- People without ready access to palliative care specialists could ask questions of a clinical team specialized in palliative care.
- Families could read articles about managing symptoms, accessing financial benefits, and other topics to help them navigate the health care system and communicate with their local health care providers.
- Health care professionals could easily access tools to better care for and communicate with patients and families.
- Researchers could share their latest findings, allowing front-line health care providers to stay on top of important developments.
Population served: Canadians affected by cancer
Cancer View Canada connects Canadians to online services, information and resources for cancer control. It is an ever-evolving portal that brings together resources for cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and supportive, palliative and end-of-life care.
Through its collaborative tools, Cancer View Canada also links people in the Canadian cancer community to each other.
Population served: Children with life-threatening conditions and their families
To create public awareness of the needs of children with life-threatening conditions and their families, and of what children's hospice care can do to meet those needs; to include hospice perspectives in all areas of pediatric care and education; to include children with life-threatening conditions and their families in existing and developing hospice, palliative, end-of-life, and home care programs; to create and maintain a sustaining resource base.
- Community-based palliative (comfort-based) care is available concurrent with disease treatments aimed at cure
- A continuum of medical, psychological, social, and spiritual support services, respite care, education and advocacy, and bereavement support for families if cure is not attained
- Services are provided in the most appropriate setting based on family choice, rather than the funding stream
- Publications devoted to home care, palliative pain and symptom management, the development of hospice care services and related subjects.
Population served: End-of-life care resources for professionals, patients and families
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Hospice Foundation of America provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care with the goal of enhancing the U.S. health care system and the role of hospice within it.
Population served: Palliative care and hospice workers
To collaborate and work to improve the quality of life of patients with advanced life-threatening conditions and their families, by advancing hospice and palliative care programs, education, research, and favorable policies around the world.
- Works with individuals and organizations in developing multiple strategies targeted to raise awareness among the affiliates of the civil society and decision makers so that palliative care is provided and available to those individuals in need, to increase access and availability to analgesics and other medications, to increase the provision of services by adequately trained professionals and caregivers.
Population served: Patients and caregivers
Search for: Life events
- Being a caregiver gives information on EI benefits and taking care of yourself.
- Personal loss directs you to information on some steps you need to follow when someone dies.
Population served: Patients and caregivers in Canada
Service Canada was created in 2005 to improve the delivery of government programs and services to Canadians, by making access to them faster, easier, and more convenient.
Service Canada offers single-window access to a wide range of Government of Canada programs and services for citizens through more than 600 points of service located across the country, call centres, and the Internet.