Palliative and End-of-Life Care Network

One of the Collaborative Mentoring Networks new initiatives is the Palliative and End-of-Life Care (PEOLC) Network. The Network currently includes an online Community of Practice and additional mentoring programs are being developed. To join the Community of Practice, or for more information, email

The PEOLC Network is interdisciplinary and includes family physicians, Royal College specialists, nurse practitioners and pharmacists.

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

  • Dr. James Downar, Ottawa – Palliative and End-of-Life Care 
  • Dr. George Kim, London – Medical Assistance in Dying

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.