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Project 13: Canada’s Compassionate Companies Evolution and Sustainability

The objective of this project is to examine carer-friendly organizational dynamics and support services for care-employees in Canada. This project aims to increase the number of care-friendly organizations and services in Canada. Through a partnership with the Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHPCA), this research investigates the motivations, challenges and benefits of holding the CHPCA’s Compassionate Care Company Designation (CCC) and examines the ways CCC organizations have responded in the context of COVID-19. This project draws on a series of semi-structured interviews with care-employers and care-employees, webinars, and evaluative surveys.

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Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care

Knowledge Mobilization

Webinar: Motivations & Realities of Compassionate Care Companies in Changing Times Learn More

This webinar explores the experiences of three Compassionate Care Companies. This webinar presents findings from ongoing research addressing motivations for and experience of being a CCC, and provides the opportunity to learn from a panel of three CCC representatives about how they have been able to pivot to best meet the needs of their carer-employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The panellists also answer questions related to ways in which care-workers have been supported in the workplace.

Research Brief Learn More

This research brief provides an overview of research on the Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association’s (CHPCA) Canadian Compassionate Company (CCC) program.

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Rishworth, A. (2022). Who is responsible for wellbeing? Shifting care responsibilities in the Canadian landscape: The case of state-employer interactions. Wellbeing, Space and Society, 3. Click here to access full article.