Hours of Learning

Welcome to Hospice Palliative Care Ontario's Online Learning Portal

If you are a registered volunteer with an Ontario based hospice, and you have been registered by your hospice for online training, you should have received an email with a user name and password. If you have not received this information, check your email spam/junk folder and if it is not there, contact your hospice’s volunteer coordinator.


What We Do

  • Encourage, develop, support, and provide leadership and guidance in the field of, hospice palliative care in Ontario
  • Promote the development and/or expansion of hospice palliative care services in Ontario
  • Promote research in the field of hospice palliative care
  • Promote education pertaining to hospice palliative care services for health professionals, volunteers and the general public

Patient Care & Network

Our partners and supporters that enable us to deliver high quality services.

Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in the creation of the online learning environment for hospice volunteers.
Speak Up Ontario

Speak Up Ontario, a partnership between Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA), provides education and Ontario-based tools and resources that comply with Ontario laws.

How We Work

HPCO is a provincial association of hospices and palliative care providers, professionals, and volunteers.

We strive for a future where every person in Ontario has access to quality hospice palliative care. This area contains information for the general public

Our Mission is to provide leadership on behalf of our members. This area of the site contains information for our members and healthcare professionals.

What is Hospice Palliative Care? This section has information describing hospice palliative care, where you can find services and other general information.

Latest News & Events

Learn of HPCO's latest updates on our organization, events, opportunities and webinars for you to explore.

The Crossroads of Grief: Reflecting on our work with Marginalized Grieving Youth

Feb 6, 2020

In the Fall of 2019, The Children and Youth Grief Network (CYGN) completed the project; The Crossroa...

Compassionate Communities

Sep 18, 2019

Society is changing and current health care models are not fully meeting the needs of many Ontarians...

Conducting a Reasonable Next of Kin/Claimant Search for an Unclaimed Body

Jun 27, 2019

This document provides a process for managing unclaimed bodies that were not investigated by a coron...

HPCO Conference

Apr 26, 2020 - Apr 28, 2020

Attend HPCO's Annual Conference - This year's theme is Leading by Example in a Team-Based World. Eac...

Webinar - Primary Care Electronic Medical Record Tools for Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care

Mar 12, 2020 - Mar 12, 2020

A demonstration and discussion of electronic medical record tools that you can use now to help you s...

Webinar - Navigating the World of Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Conversations

Feb 18, 2020 - Feb 18, 2020

When it comes to navigating the world of Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care conversations, how ...