How partners are stepping up during COVID-19

Pallium Canada provides free palliative care training to all healthcare workers

For the next three months, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers across Canada will have free access to online modules providing enhanced training in palliative care. Pallium Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association, has made ten online training modules from the Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) curriculum available to all healthcare providers ensuring people with diseases like cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, and their families, receive the care they need. Access the free training modules.

Partnership collaborates with Canadian Cancer Society in creating patient information webinar on cancer and COVID-19

In this webinar Dr. Craig Earle, Vice-president of Cancer Control at the Partnership, answers commonly asked questions about COVID-19 and cancer. For instance, are people with certain cancers at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19? What can they do to reduce their risk? What should people with cancer do if their treatment is delayed? Watch the full webinar.

YACC helps adolescents and young adults with cancer connect virtually during this time of self-isolation

Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) has created virtual peer-to-peer guided group chats for adolescents and young adults dealing with cancer. Multiple sessions are offered each week with specific themes. Learn more about these virtual chats and how you can participate.

Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health uses national database to assess impact of COVID-19

The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath) worked alongside national and global partners to develop a COVID-19 specific questionnaire that will be distributed to over 420,000 CanPath and partner participants across Canada. In the absence of widespread testing, this data collection initiative will help measure the spread, severity, and impact of COVID-19 in communities across the country. CanPath was formerly known as the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project and was led by the Partnership until 2018.