Pallium is a community — a community of clinicians, educators, researchers, carers, administrators, volunteers, Aboriginal leaders and citizen advocates working together to accelerate the integration of palliative care in Canadian communities and health care systems.
It is our firm belief that improving palliative care in Canada is everyone’s business. There are many ways to become involved with Pallium to help ensure Canadians have the palliative care they deserve.
Train Your Team in Palliative Care
Pallium equips Canadian healthcare professionals across different settings with the skills and tools to provide a palliative care approach.
Pallium’s LEAP courseware is nationally standardized, evidence-based, peer-reviewed and undergoes continuous evaluation and improvement. Most courses receive accreditation from the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians.
With over 15,000 learners trained on LEAP and over 600 facilitators in communities across Canada, Pallium is ready to work with your organization to host a LEAP course and begin empowering your team to deliver better patient-centered palliative care.
Start a Compassionate Community
To guide its efforts in mobilizing communities around palliative care as a public health issue, Pallium Canada has adopted the Compassionate Communities theory of practice. At the core of this model lies a Compassionate City Charter, a tool that is used to build compassionate communities and drive social change.
To help individuals and communities get started, Pallium has created a Compassionate Community Start-Up toolkit. This toolkit was designed to provide interested parties with information and resources on the topic, the types of resources and commitments that will be required, and practical tips and tools to help position the team for success.
Contribute to Course Development
LEAP courses are developed and peer-reviewed by volunteer pan-Canadian teams of subject matter experts who are committed to promoting the palliative care approach. Pallium is always looking for new contributors who are interested in being part of a lead development team, or as a peer-reviewer.
Benefits of contributing to Pallium’s LEAP course development include:
- National and international recognition
- Acknowledged contribution in LEAP material
- Strong networking opportunities with leaders in palliative care
- Great addition to your academic curriculum vitae
- Publication opportunities
- Competitive honorarium
Ask about opportunities to join one of our development teams.
Become a Pallium Champion
It is our firm belief that improving palliative care in Canada is everyone’s business, not just the responsibility of a small number of palliative care specialist physicians and nurses. And it is this community that has the potential to transform our society into a skilled, informed and compassionate one with respect to palliative care.
There are many different ways you can get involved to drive change in palliative care in Canada.
The first and easiest way is to stay informed by signing up for our newsletter.
You may also be interested in supporting the research of Pallium Canada which includes preparing scientific manuscripts for publication the curriculum design and impact of LEAP courses. Pallium also works with Compassionate Communities to publish conference posters that communicate results from these partnerships. Learn more about Pallium Canada’s research.
Contact us if you interested in supporting research or if you want to share your ideas of ways to be a Pallium Champion.