Community Allied Mobile Palliative Partnership

is uniquely positioned as an adaptive, interfacing and outreach-based service, to improve palliative & end of life experiences for persons with a life-limiting/threatening illness who are experiencing/at risk of homelessness.

CAMPP helps advocate for people experiencing homelessness and those vulnerably housed with terminal illness at end of life. We help those clients commonly experiencing structural vulnerabilities to navigate a complex healthcare system. In doing so we strive to enhance health equity in palliative care.

For referrals or general information call: (403) 400-7454


Health Equity for Everyone

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.“

- World Health Organization, constitution (WHO, 2022)

Health Equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to attain {his/her/their} full health potential and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances”; “ the absence of disparities in health (and healthcare) that is systemic and avoidable and unjust”.

- Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP,2022)


Persons experiencing/at-risk of homelessness will be able to access and receive equitable and quality palliative care including end of life care, that supports dying with dignity, comfort and in the setting of their choice.

Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life for patients and families facing the problems associated with a life-limiting and/or life-threatening illness through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, comprehensive interdisciplinary assessments and appropriate interventions.

End-of-life-care is care provided to patients and their families when they are approaching a period of time closer to death, which may be exemplified by an intensification of inter-disciplinary services and assessments such as anticipatory grief support, and pain and symptom management

PEOLC is both a philosophy and an approach to care that enables all individuals with a life-limiting and/or life-threatening illness to receive integrated and coordinated care across the continuum. This care incorporates patient and family values, preferences and goals of care, and spans the disease process from early diagnosis to end of life, including bereavement.”

-Alberta Health Services
(AHS, 2022)


To improve the palliative & end-of-life experience of persons with a life-limiting/threatening illness and who are homeless (or at-risk of) by inspiring collaborations and advancing an adaptive, interfacing and outreach-based service that focuses on building capacity to uphold the delivery of quality palliative & end of life care, that is compassionate, evidenced, equity orientated, culturally safer; and grounded in an approach that is trauma informed and relationship based.

Equity orientated services: “Equity and Equality are not the same thing. Equality aims to ensure that everyone gets the same things in order to enjoy full, healthy lives…. however, it can only work if everyone starts from the same place and needs the same things. Equity focuses on ensuring and treating those who require care in ways that are appropriate to what they need to enjoy full, healthy lives. It aims to remove unjust and unnecessary differences, requiring us to consider the possibility of making different arrangements for resource allocation, or social institutions or policies.”

- EQUIP Health Care. (2020). What is Health Equity: A Tool for Health & Social Service Organizations and Providers. Vancouver, BC

Compassion is ”a virtuous response that seeks to address the suffering and needs of a person through relational understanding and action”.

- Sinclair S, McClement S, Raffin-Bouchal S, et al. (2016)

A Trauma informed approach utilizes “a framework of thinking and interventions that are directed by a thorough understanding of the profound neurological, biological, psychological, and social effects trauma has on an individual—recognizing that person’s constant interdependent needs for safety, connections, and ways to manage emotions/impulses.”

- Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI).
(2020) Resource Guide: Trauma Informed Care

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How to Refer a Patient

CAMPP is a sister program of Connect to Care (C2C), both programs have an office at CUPS (

  • 1. Ensure the person meets referral criteria:
  • Patient is experiencing homelessness/vulnerably housed or low income 
  • Patient has significant pain or symptom burden.
  • Patient has a terminal illness or illness/es that significantly decrease life expectancy. 
    Difficulty assessing mainstream palliative services
  • 2. Ensure patient is aware of referral and has given verbal/written consent to have our team try to connect with them both in hospital and in community
  • 3. Contact the CAMPP Team:
  • Monday to Friday, call 403-400-7454
  • After hours or on weekends please call 403-400-7454 and leave a message or fax referral form to 403-221-8785


CAMPP 2022-2026 Strategic Sightline
National/Provincial/Municipal-Local Line of Sight

Journals & Other Resources

Palliative Medicine Journal - CAMPP Evaluation
Too Little Too Late
Challenges to access and provision of palliative care for people who are homeless
Homeless Hub website
Equity in Palliative care website
Death is a Social Justice Issue
Just too busy living in the moment
Perceptions and Experiences of Medical Assistance in Dying Among Illicit Substance Users and People Living in Poverty
Homelessness and end of life care resource pack UK
PEACH Toronto website
Barbi's Story

Our Beliefs and Values

Core ethics and principles underpinning our behaviours

We Believe In:

  • Equity
  • Justice
  • Humanity

We are C.A.R.I.N.G.

  • Compassionate
  • Adaptive
  • Relational
  • Inclusive
  • Novel
  • Genuine
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