Published on April 22, 2024
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Ottawa (April 22, 2024) Advance Care Planning (ACP) Canada an initiative spearheaded by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA), today announced ACP Canada Director, Karine Diedrich, and ACP Canada Project Officer, Merry Parkinson will be presenting at the Walk With Me 2024 conference to be held in Ottawa, Ontario, at the Ottawa Conference and Events Centre, May 1-3, 2024.

Presented by Marquise Hospitality and hosted by the Research Institute for Aging and Capital Care Edmonton Area, Walk with Me is a national conference aimed at changing the culture of aging in Canada. Older adults/residents, care partners, educators, policymakers, students and researchers from all over the country will come together to learn with and from each other about how to enhance the journey of aging across the continuum of care and community living.

Following are details for the Walk With Me event:

When: Thursday, May 2, 3:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern

Where: Room 214, Ottawa Conference and Events Centre

If your health suddenly changed and you were no longer able communicate your preferences for your healthcare, do you know who would communicate for you?  Do you know if that person knows what your preferences are? Are you even sure you do?

Join members of the Advance Care Planning in Canada team, from the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, in their interactive workshop to learn more about Advance Care Planning (ACP) including what it is, and why it’s important.

Workshop participants can expect reflection, meaningful discussion, and the opportunity to shape the development of engaging and accessible ACP resources.

Conference attendees can visit the Advance Care Planning Canada booth in the exhibition space to learn more about advance care planning, sign up for the quarterly newsletter, and pre-order the newly revamped national Guidebook.


About Advance Care Planning Canada: 

The Advance Care Planning (ACP) Canada initiative is led by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) with a financial contribution from Health Canada. The initiative aims to help people living in Canada prepare for their future and personal health care.

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About CHPCA: 

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) is the national voice for hospice palliative care in Canada. CHPCA is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in hospice palliative care and provides leadership on advocacy, education, research, and knowledge translation to ensure that everyone in Canada has access to high-quality hospice palliative care. CHPCA operates in close partnership with provincial hospice palliative care organizations and other national organizations to strengthen the accessibility and quality of palliative care provided across Canada. Visit to find out more.

For more information, please contact:

Tara Landry

Communications Officer

[email protected]