This Consensus Statement was prepared by an independent 12 member Lay Panel of Canadians from diverse walks of life and regions of the country. This statement reflects their analysis of the views of Canadians and scientific evidence. It is supported by their expertise and lived experience to bring forward the collective wisdom of all Canadians regarding palliative care. Palliative Care Matters will work to ensure that their insights and recommendations are heard across Canada and lead to better palliative care for all.