Paediatric Palliative Care

Formed in 2010 as a partnership between PCMCH and the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO), the Provincial Paediatric Palliative Care Steering Committee (PPPC-SC) supports the development and implementation of a provincial approach to the delivery of paediatric palliative care (PPC). The PPPC-SC includes representation from clinicians, administrators, family advisors, professional associations and community organizations across Ontario.

Over the last 12+ years, the PPPC-SC has advanced a number of priorities related to paediatric palliative care in Ontario, including: supporting the development of a hub-and-spoke model for PPC delivery to enable timely and appropriate care; establishing data elements to help track care provided to children who receive specialized paediatric palliative care services and to support ongoing policy development efforts; and collaborating with the Ontario Palliative Care Network (OPCN) to develop the Ontario Provincial Framework for Palliative Care, which was released in 2021 in response to the passing of the Compassionate Care Act. The PPPC-SC has also been a strong advocate and champion for patient- and family-centred care.