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Palliative and End-of-Life Care Network

The new PEOLC Network is interdisciplinary and includes family physicians, Royal College specialists, nurse practitioners and pharmacists. The Network provides an online Community of Practice for clinicians from across the province and we are pleased to announce the first regions where mentorship is now rolling out.

Mentorship Launch!

Building on the successful work of the OCFP’s existing and well-established mentoring networks in mental health as well as addictions and pain, a mentoring program for Palliative and End-of-Life Care is getting underway in the North East, North West (Group 1); South West; Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant, (Group 2); Central East and South East LHINs (Group 3).

For each of these groups, at least two experienced clinicians are available to provide mentorship for this important clinical area. The program is open to physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists and mentorship will occur over the phone, by video conference and/or in person where geography allows.

PEOLC Mentoring Network

The Palliative and End-of-Life Care Network is now open to Ontario family physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists in the North East, North West; South West; Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant; and Central East and South East LHINs. Complete the intake survey or email us for more information.

Complete the PEOLC Network Intake Survey

Palliative and End-of-Life-Care and Medical Assistance in Dying Steering Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Dr. Declan Rowan, Pembroke
  • Dr. Susan Woolhouse, Toronto 

The PEOLC Network's Mission, Vision and Goals

The PEOLC and MAiD Networks function as two separate programs, but are overseen by a combined steering committee. These networks share the following Mission, Vision and Goals.


To provide mentoring support and education that enhances the capacity of primary care clinicians to deliver comprehensive, accessible and high-quality palliative care, and provide patients with the full spectrum of end-of-life care.


Primary care clinicians supporting and providing outstanding palliative and end of life care for the people of Ontario.


Improve access to high quality palliative and end of life care for patients throughout Ontario.

  • Build primary care capacity (confidence, competence, safety).
  • Provide support to practitioners in the community.

The OCFP’s Collaborative Mentoring Networks receive financial support from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The views expressed are those of the OCFP and do not necessarily reflect those of the funder.