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Collaborators and Partners

CPCNA believes in strength in numbers. We are proud to collaborate with and support the work of our partners. These relationships support advocacy for equitable access for all persons living in Canada to quality palliative care  and education for nurses providing that care. 

Palliative Care Coalition of Canada

CPCNA is a member of the Palliative Care Coalition of Canada (PCCC).


The Palliative Care Coalition of Canada formerly the Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC) is made up of over 30 national organizations dedicated to improving palliative care for all Canadians..

CPCNA  is active in the planning of PCCC's Breakfast on the Hill. All CPCNA members in the Ottawa area are invited! Please save the date and stay tuned for RSVP details.

The Palliative Care and Nursing Ethics Hub (PCNE)

A Research Hub of the Center of Research on Health and Nursing, in partnership with the University of Ottawa and the Canadian Nurses Association. The Palliative Care and Nursing Ethics hub provides leadership, mentorship, and support for investigators, trainees, and clinicians pursuing research in palliative care and/or nursing ethics. Together, hub members form a community of practice, whose scholarly activities are organized around three specific themes

  • All members of CPCNA are welcome to join PCNE

  • Reseacrh studies in the HUB reflect a variety of nethodological designs 

  • HUB members recognize that palliative care is not a place of care but rather a philosphy so study projects have been done in a variety of care settings

  • Hub members are interested ethical issues inherent to situations of serious illness and chronic illness, social vulnerability, aging, frailty, as well as death, dying and bereavement.

Canadian Nurses Association
Canadian Network of Nursing Specialities (CNNS)

CPCNA is a member of the Canadian Network of Nursing Specialities under the umbrella of CNA

  • CPCNA is directly involved in collaboarting with CNA is supporting the devleopment and maintentance of competencies in practice for hospice and palliative care nursing. This in turn supports the development of the CNA certification exam.

  • CPCNA is positioned to connect with other specilaty nursing groups for shared collaboration in practice. 

Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC)

Members of CPCNA are working with NSWOCC and nurses from acorss Canada to contirbute their knowledge and expertise to developa Collabaortive NSWOCC document on the care of persons with Malignant Wounds.

  • The new practice guideline should be available in the Spring of 2024.

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