In 2009, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funded the Quality Palliative Care in Long Term Care Alliance (QPC-LTC) for five years to address the need to develop formal palliative care programs in LTC homes. The Quality Palliative Care in Long-Term Care Alliance was comprised of 30 researchers and 50 organizational partners who actively contribute their expertise to the research project entitled, Improving Quality of Life for People Dying in Long-Term Care Homes. The Alliance’s primary goal was to develop sustainable, person-focused palliative care programs consistent with the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association's Square of Care using a capacity development process. For further information please see the project website palliativealliance.ca The major finding of this research was the creation of a palliative care program that considers the unique setting and context of care delivery in long term care and consists of a program framework and toolkit for implementation of the framework. The Quality Palliative Care in Long Term Care Framework includes three core components: a philosophy of palliative care, a program description and organizational policy, and a process for organizational change. These core components are supported by 40 tools, modules, in-services, and innovations for direct care, education, and community partnerships which were also created by the Alliance.