About the Palliative Care Consultants Network (PCCN)

All MOHLTC-funded Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultants (PPSMC) are members of the PCCN.


The purpose of the PCCN is:

  • Provide opportunities for collaboration and support for PCCN members across Ontario;
  • Develop, support and strengthen the PPSMC role and the PCCN;
  • Advocate for a united voice on quality hospice palliative care;
  • Support excellence in hospice palliative care education, based on the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association’s (CHPCA) Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care;
  • Work collaboratively with regional, provincial, national organizations and associations;
  • Represent a collective voice to advocate for best practice in hospice palliative care.


Collaborative Structure


Each PPSMC contributes to the PCCN through:

  • Collaboration concerning common areas of program / service development related to issues of the PPSMC services individually and within the network;
  • Contributing to provincial planning of hospice palliative care activities which may include providing information and recommendations to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), the Regional Palliative Care Network, Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN), and other related planning groups, i.e. Ontario Palliative Care Network (OPCN), Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) , Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA);
  • Promoting the CHPCA Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care based on the national principles and norms of practice;
  • Developing strategies to respond to common issues related to hospice palliative care;
  • Representation on various Ad Hoc Committees and working groups;
  • Sharing information about education programs and explore opportunities to offer innovative strategies for promoting transfer of knowledge to practice;
  • Sharing evidence-informed best practices with other PCCN members to promote personal development among the membership.