Lesley Chalklin, B.Com, MSc, PMP is the Program Manager for GIPPEC. In addition to her role with GIPPEC, Lesley acts as a Program Manager for the Princess Margaret Global Cancer Program. Lesley completed her Masters in Health Administration and worked as a Project Manager for the Corporate Senior Friendly Hospital Strategy at St. Michael's Hospital, where she managed projects across the organization. Lesley has worked in health care for 6+ years and recently obtained her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.
In February 2020, a ruling by Federal Constitutional Court abolished Section 217 ofRead more »
The Global CALM Program is an international initiative to train clinicians in CALM (Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully) therapy, gather evidence about the implementation of CALM in diverse settings, and to make CALM a standard of care for people facing metastatic and advanced cancer.
The Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and...Read more »
There is no area of medicine in which culture and religion is more important than in palliative and end-of-life care (PEOLC).
Although PEOLC has been recognized as a basic human right, the majority of those in need of such care, particularly in low and middle-income...Read more »
On December 6-7, Dr. Stein Kaasa, chair of the European Palliative Care Research Centre and Professor Jon Harvard Loge from Norway visited the Department of Supportive Care and...Read more »
After months of planning across two continents by the collaborative research teams in Canada and in Africa, mid-October 2016 was a flurry of activity as Richard Powell (local Principal Investigator) and Nancy Gikaara (Research Assistant) traversed Kenya to launch the quality of death and dying (QODD) study in three local...Read more »
The 2nd annual GIPPEC symposium, held on November 15 and 16 in Toronto, focused on improving access to palliative and end-of-life care for the First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) communities.
Following a traditional smudging ceremony, the symposium kicked off with the keynote speaker, Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Chair in Northern and...Read more »