Palliative Care (end-of-life care)

Only a third of Canadians have access to quality palliative (end-of-life) care.

We know that if those who are sick and dying are surrounded by loving care and pain management, fewer would seek euthanasia/assisted suicide as a solution to their pain or loneliness.

We need access to palliative care for every person facing their final days.


  • Palliative care:

    • Can be offered in the home or in a hospice setting.

    • Offers a supportive environment for loved ones caring for a sick relative.

    • Affirms life and views dying as a normal process. It neither hastens nor prolongs death.

  • Studies have shown that those close to death often fear pain and loneliness. Palliative care helps control pain and provides patients with a loving and caring environment.

  • There is great concern that euthanasia proponents are now advocating that palliative care facilities should offer euthanasia/assisted suicide on their premises.

Take Action

In advance of the June 2018 provincial election in Ontario, please go to to write to all candidates in your riding, asking them where they stand on improved access to quality palliative care.