The Canadian Cancer Society awards the 2015 CCS Grant for palliative care outreach to Serge Dumont

22 May 2015

Montreal -

On the occasion of the 25th annual Réseau de soins palliatifs du Québec (RSPQ) conference, which was held in Rivière-du-Loup on May 14 and 15, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), in partnership with the RSPQ, proudly presented the 2015 CCS Grant for palliative care outreach to Serge Dumont and his collaborators for their Living the End of Life at Home project. The aim of this joint France-Quebec project is to strengthen the capacity of the community to offer more palliative care, reduce hospitalization and respond to the needs of the ailing until their death. 

The contribution of Serge Dumont, who is a member of the Équipe de recherche Michel-Sarrazin en oncologie psychosociale et soins palliatifs (ERMOS), is substantial and well-known. His project impressed the committee by its very timely concerns about home-based palliative care challenges, its interdisciplinary approach and the attention paid to the outreach approach. The 2015 CCS Grant for palliative care outreach will be used to compile a report of best practices to increase home-based palliative care. 

The CCS has been associated with RSPQ’s grant program for the second consecutive year by offering a sum of $5,000 to promote the spread of promising practices in palliative care. Through this, it intends to support the dissemination of information and knowledge about palliative care in a very concrete way.

From left to right: Georges-Émile Bourgault, pharmacist, member of the Grant Committee and the RSPQ Board; Mélanie Champagne, Director, Public Issues, CCS; Serge Dumont, professor-researcher and ERMOS member; and Dr Michel L’Heureux, co-author of the project and Executive Director, Maison Michel-Sarrazin

For more information, please contact:

André Beaulieu

Spokesperson and Senior Advisor, Public Relations

Canadian Cancer Society

Quebec Division

Phone: (514) 393-3444