Palliative Care Health Professions Community

Collaborate and Advocate

Are you a palliative care health professional looking to make a difference? Get involved with an interprofessional community of health professionals to advocate and educate about palliative care. We are clinicians from many different professions practicing in community teaching sites and hospitals. Together, we are guided by the values of interprofessionalism, community, innovation and advocacy to advance palliative care in Canada.

Read below about opportunities to participate in the division through our online community and teaching in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM).


Join Us Online

Share expertise and resources with your fellow palliative care professionals through our vibrant online community space. Our virtual community of practice brings together all 14 of our clinical teaching sites to pool resources and share vital information. This interaction enables discussion, improves practices and fosters community from Mississauga to Newmarket. Our engaged membership leads the direction of discussion and the emergence of new topics, because together we are better. We look forward to your contributions!

If you would like to register and become a member of the DPC Community Space, please contact the Palliative Care Administrator to request access.

Community Space Walk Through

Learn more about our palliative care community space in this three minute video.


Become a Palliative Care Teacher

Impact the future of palliative care through teaching. The Division of Palliative Care needs dedicated professionals, such as yourself, to contribute your knowledge and passion to medical education so that every future health care professional can provide quality palliative and end-of-life care in their role.

DFCM runs a number of programs with palliative care components to develop versatility in our graduates. As a teaching faculty member in the Division of Palliative Care, you’ll have the opportunity to help us shape and deliver palliative care curriculum. You’ll experience a dynamic, collaborative and supportive teaching environment with a community of like-minded individuals advocating for palliative care.


The Route to Faculty Membership at DFCM

If teaching is in your future, join the DFCM as a faculty member to participate in the Division of Palliative Care. Along with participating in our division, faculty status offers a variety of other benefits and supports for University of Toronto family medicine academics. Our Promotions Department can provide information and assist you in the faculty application process.

Learn more about becoming a faculty member >