The Montreal Institute for Palliative Care team is responsible for providing leadership in palliative care education, knowledge exchange and research. The Institute works hand in hand with the highly specialized staff of the West Island Palliative Care Residence to promote the highest level of compassionate care.

Leadership team

Dale MacCandlish Weil

Managing Director, Montreal Institute for Palliative Care

Advisory Committee

Bernard J. Lapointe, MD


Eric M. Flanders Chair in Palliative Medicine, McGill University

Director of Palliative Care McGill Program

Associate Professor, Department of Oncology & Family Medicine, McGill University

Chief of the Division of Supportive Care and Palliative Care, CIUSSS West Central Montreal

Christopher MacKinnon, PhD

Psychologist and Director of Training, Psychology Mont Royal, Department of Oncology, McGill University

Ian Bos

Board Member, Aberdeen Palliative Care Society

Lynne McVey, RN, MSc

President and CEO, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal

Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Maryse Bouvette, RN, BSc,Med, CSIO(C), CSIP(C)

Coordinator of the Regional Palliative Consultation Team

PC APN Nurse Consultant, Bruyere Continuing Care

Jean Pelletier, MO, FCMF

Professeur agréé de clinique

Chef de Département médecine générale du CIUSSS, Hôpital de Verdun

Teresa Dellar, M.S.C., MSW, PSW, FT

Executive Director and Co-Founder of the West Island Palliative Care Residence

Rosemary O’Grady, RN, MN

Executive Director, NOVA Montréal

Justine Farley, MD

Family physician specialized in palliative care

David Kenneth Wright, RN, PhD, CHPCN(C)

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

Vratislav Hadrava, MD, PhD

Vice-President and Medical Director, Pfizer Canada

Doris Barwich, MD, CCFP(PC)

Executive Director, BC Centre for Palliative Care

Honorary Members

Sharon Baxter

Executive Director, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

James Downar, MDCM, MHSc,

Head of the Division of Palliative Care

Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Balfour Mount, MD