Russell Williams Take a Bow!

Russell Williams
Award of Excellence in Advocacy - Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada
Ottawa
January 24, 2014

The Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC) has given their second annual Award of Excellence in Advocacy to Russell Williams, President of Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D).

Russell has worked tirelessly as an advocate for hospice palliative care, from his involvement in establishing the West Island Palliative Care Residence to his advocacy efforts as a member of the Champions Council of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA).

“Russell has contributed a great deal to the national and provincial discussions around palliative care, and for that we are truly grateful. We are very proud to have such a champion advocating for our cause,” stated Sharon Baxter, secretariat of the QELCCC and Executive Director of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.

Before joining Rx&D, Mr. Williams had a successful career in provincial politics and community service. For fifteen years, he represented the Montreal riding of Nelligan in the National Assembly of Quebec. He is well known for his dedication and perseverance as an advocate for individual rights and government services focused on the needs of its citizens. He continues active volunteer involvement in palliative care.

“I am so honoured to have been considered for this award. The QELCCC is an impressive group and I am proud to have worked closely with both them and the Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care to advance this issue at the national level. Together I believe we can improve access to palliative care while encouraging Canadians to plan for the end of life,” stated Mr. Williams.

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