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Information for Patients and Families

Compassionate Care Benefit

The “Compassionate Care Benefit” is available through Employment Insurance for family members of individuals who are terminally ill. Visit Employment Insurance Benefits for more information.

Health Care Directives

Patients and families often have questions regarding health care directives for useful information and a health care directive form that can be completed.

Canadian Virtual Hospice

The Canadian Virtual Hospice website was created by a team of doctors and nurses who specialize in palliative care, to offer support and information on end of life care to patients, family members and health care providers. One of the Canadian Virtual Hospice's most helpful articles for patients, families and healthcare providers entitled, “When Death is Near.”

Palliative Manitoba

Palliative Manitoba is a not-for-profit agency that provides information and volunteer visiting services for palliative patients and their families.

The Canadian Virtual Hospice’s Grief Information and Support is available at