Absence of legislation around end of life care in Canada requires thoughtful contributions by people of diverse perspectives. Cardus proposes to gather thought leaders and develop options for consideration. This grant attracted a grant from Stronger Together grantmakers due to the innovative nature and unique role Cardus could have in influencing this conversation.
|Project Name:||End of Life Care: Changing the Public Conversation|
|Purpose of Investment:||To develop a coherent and compelling policy to advance alternatives to end of life care in Canada.|
|Participating Grantmakers:||Acts of Grace Foundation, Bridgeway Foundation, John & Rebecca Horwood, Mitchell Family Foundation|
Provide positive alternatives to end of life care through:
- An event in Ottawa in Q2 2015, co-sponsored by the original NDP, Liberal, and Conservative MPs who co-published Not to be Forgotten. The event will be targeted at policy makers and leading palliative care thinkers and practitioners.
- Two expert roundtables in the fall of 2015 representing 10-15 individuals/organizations. Roundtable topics will be rooted in research findings and may include loneliness and community response, religious and ethnic community hospice care best practices, or cutting edge practices of palliative care.
- Pre-budget submissions to at least four provincial ministries of finance in 2016, making specific and incremental recommendations for ways to incorporate Cardus recommendations in their budgets.
- Research, publish, and promoting a paper looking at income support mechanisms, proposed EI changes, and tax credits in depth, proposing specific, actionable recommendations.