Canadian Palliative Care Nursing Association 

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2022 CPCNA Leadership Award

The CPCNA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Cheri Purpur RN, CHPCN(C) from Alberta is the recipient of the CPCNA 2022 Leadership Award! Cheri is a distinguished registered nurse and nurse manager who has made a significant impact in her region as a reputable leader and advocate in hospice and palliative care. Her gentle guidance and a love of teaching, promotion of higher education and subsequent empowerment of her colleagues has helped nurses and primary care providers to deliver high-quality care to patients and families in hospice and palliative care. 

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CPCNA 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

The CPCNA Board of Directors is pleased to announce Julia Johnston RN-EC, BScN, MN, NP CHPCN(C) from Ontario as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award! Julia has been a nurse, educator, researcher, advocate, leader, consultant and nurse practitioner who has contributed to the growth and development of Hospice and Palliative care capacity building and who was a pioneer for the development of hospice palliative care nursing and palliative nurse practitioners in Ontario and across Canada.

What's Happening

June 7th  September Webinar Posted and open for registration and June webinar recording is posted for members only access!

May 30th:  Members sent discount code for CHPCA Learning Institute, please check your inbox. 

May 5th: Our JUNE TOWN HALL has been announced. Town Halls give anyone, non-members and members, a chance to meet with their like-minded peers, be heard, share stories, discuss current events, and learn something new. This is an initiative we are truly grateful for and usually leave the participants laughing and smiling.

May 4th: Our May 3rd webinar with Betty Davies was truly a night to remember. Betty has been an inspiration to us all and this was reflected in the large attendance and mutual feeling of appreciation for all the work that Betty has contributed to HPC throughout her long career! Members will, of course, will have full access to the recording of this webinar for 90 days. 

April 12, 2022- CPCNA is pleased to share, that following our AGM, we now have an updated Board of Directors! We will be posting bios of each Director shortly. To see who is in these roles, visit our Board of Directors page.

Submit an Announcement

Click here to submit an announcement that you would like to be considered to be posted. Content should be specific to palliative care with a national lens of benefit and interest. We would be happy to hear from you!

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CPCNA Town Halls

CPCNA offers a series of Town Hall events which provide a safe space to share our stories, stresses and successes. CPCNA members and non-members reap the benefits of meeting with their peers in hospice and palliative care and feeling a sense of mutual understanding, community and togetherness that results in shared meaning for the work we do and the outcomes of current events that in-turn effect the work. To learn more and register for a Town Hall, click here.

Canadian Nurses Association

The Canadian Nurses Association offers webinars which are supportive of professional development in nursing practice and supports CNA Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing. To learn more, click here.

Benefits of Membership

  • keep current on what is happening in palliative care in Canada

  • access members only privileges

  • attend CPCNA conferences at a discount rate

  • access to select past webinars on your schedule ( up to 90 days after the event)

  • enjoy the rewards of professional growth and development as you network with palliative care nurses from across Canada

  • help ensure equitable, quality access to palliative care

  • strengthen the competence and confidence of all nurses to integrate a palliative approach and/or provide specialized palliative care through education and advocacy

  • serve on committees to develop national palliative care standards and competencies;

  • help with certification and specialization

  • contribute to research in the field of palliative care and palliative care nursing

Join CPCNA and find your professional home and a place to grow and contribute.


If you  have questions about Membership, email us at cpcnamembers@gmail.com


The CPCNA gratefully accepts donations from individuals and organizations.

Our growth fuels hospice and palliative care nursing practice, resilience and quality care and your support will be felt by the families we serve. Thank you.


We are a federal Not For Profit Corporation but we are not considered “charitable” by CRA standards. We are not able to issue to tax receipts, but we greatly appreciate your support!

If you are interested in providing a donation to CPCNA, email the President at cpcnapresident@gmail.com