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We help people live well, no matter what life presents. Hospice palliative care aims to relieve suffering, provide comfort and improve quality of life for people living with a terminal illness as well as their caregivers, family and friends. We provide care, compassion and dignity throughout a person’s illness and at end of life. We also support people in grief, after a death. No one needs to do this alone. Hospice Niagara is here to help.

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It was a difficult time in everyone’s life, but we had such a comforting experience at hospice."

No, absolutely not. Hospice care can benefit people from the time of diagnosis with a terminal illness. It can help caregivers and family. And it can support people in grief, after a death. Hospice palliative care means:

  • Living Well at Home
    People can live well throughout their illness for as long as possible at home.
  • Living Well at Hospice
    People near end of life and their families are cared for with dignity and compassion.
  • Living Well with Grief
    Children, youth and adults can explore feelings of grief and loss, in a safe and supportive space.
  • Living Well as a Caregiver
    Family caregivers can better cope and care for themselves as they care for others.

No one needs to do this alone. Hospice Niagara is here to help.

All our programs and services are offered at no cost for people and families across Niagara. The need for our services is growing. Hospice Niagara is only partly funded by the provincial Ministry of Health. We rely on donations, fundraising events and grants in order to offer our programs and services at no cost and address the continued pressure to provide services across Niagara.

Hospice palliative care can be provided wherever you live. Hospice Niagara provides this specialized care with compassion and dignity for people, caregivers and family members at home and in our hospice residence, free of cost.

Our care is provided by a team of palliative care specialists for people and families across Niagara Region.

Hospice palliative care centres around the person and family — their needs and what is most important and meaningful in their lives. Our team of palliative care specialists and trained volunteers can help with:

  • Physical pain and other symptoms;
  • Emotional pain, stress and anxiety;
  • Social connections, isolation;
  • Life review and legacy work;
  • Grief and loss.

As a first step, contact Hospice Niagara at 905-984-8766 or email us at info@hospiceniagara.ca.

YOU MATTER MOST TO US

Living well — you might wonder what that means. Simply put, it
means to us, whatever it means to you. We are here to provide
compassion and dignity in ways that are meaningful
and important in your life.

If you’re not sure how we can help, or have questions, call us at
905-984-8766 or email us at info@hospiceniagara.ca.

You do not have to do this alone. We are here to help.

You matter to us
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Hospice...it’s like having family take care of you. You feel like you matter."

Our Vision

Exceptional and

compassionate care

Everyone.

Everywhere.

Everytime.

Our Mission

We help people

and families

live well

from diagnosis

to bereavement

We Value

Compassion

Dignity

Respect

Integrity

Acceptance

OUR HISTORY

Our story begins some 30 years ago with the vision of three local nurses who imagined and advocated for a better quality of life for people living with terminal illness in Niagara.

In 1993, Hospice Niagara was established with support from a team of volunteers who have grown in numbers and remain a cornerstone of hospice care to this day.

Specialized care was offered for people and families in their homes and throughout the community as programs and services expanded to meet the growing needs of Niagara.

Another milestone was reached in 2007, when the hospice residence in St. Catharines opened with 10 private rooms, providing end-of-life care for people and families.

Hospice palliative care is needed now, more than ever. With Niagara’s aging population, more people are living longer with more complex conditions such as COPD, ALS, complex heart disease and multiple cancers. The need for hospice palliative care is greater than ever and continues to rise.

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Board Of Directors

Hospice Niagara is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of people from all parts of our community. They establish strategic vision, set policy and monitor the performance of our organization.

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Bunny Alexander
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Susan Passero
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Fran Geikie
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Roger Heise
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Brenda Hookings
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Johanna McNulty
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Chris McQueen
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Archie Reynolds
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John Trivieri (Chair)
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Debbie Beaudoin
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Greg Reiser
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Guy Rizzo

Donor Report

Spring '21

Annual Reports

Hospice Niagara is accountable to our community. Please find below, our annual reports and strategic plan.

2020/2021

2019/2020

2018/2019

2017/2018

2016/2017

STRATEGIC PLAN

2019 - 2023

Financial Statement
Hospice Niagara’s audited financial statements, issued by Hilborn LLP, are available on request.

Accessible Customer Service Policy
Hospice Niagara is committed to serving all customers in ways that support diversity and inclusivity.

Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement
Hospice Niagara acknowledges, with thanks, the financial support from the Legacy LHIN, Ontario Health West Region and the Ministry of Health for providing funding toward our community programs.

Hospice Niagara respects your privacy. We protect your personal information and adhere to all legislative requirements with respect to protecting privacy. We do not rent, sell or trade our mailing lists. The information you provide will be used to deliver services and to keep you informed and up to date on the activities of Hospice Niagara, including programs, services, special events, funding needs, opportunities to volunteer or to give and more through periodic contact. If at any time you wish to be removed from any of these contact lists simply contact us by phone at 905 984-8766 or via email at info@hospiceniagara.ca and we will gladly accommodate your request.

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