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 life-limiting 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.
Hospice Niagara acknowledges that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe. It is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties, within the lands protected by the Dish With One Spoon wampum agreement which was created to ensure that everyone and everything can access the necessary resources for a quality of life. This land is directly adjacent to Haldimand Treaty territory.
Today, it continues to be the home of many Indigenous people and we are reminded that the great standard of living that we enjoy in Niagara, is directly related to the resources and friendships of the Indigenous people who make up our community.
Hospice Niagara stands with all Indigenous people, past and present, in acknowledging the health care disparities between settlers and Indigenous people across Ontario. We will speak up about, call attention to, and continue to work to reduce these disparities.
We prioritize working towards anti-racism, anti-oppression, decolonization and cultural safety by recognizing that we must continue to learn about the history and current situation of Indigenous people. This will help us better understand our roles and take responsibility towards reconciliation as treaty people, residents, and caretakers.
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 life-limiting 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.
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.
Call for Nominations for Hospice Niagara Board of Directors and Standing Committee Members
Hospice Niagara’s Board of Directors have vacancies to fill at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM), scheduled for June 20, 2023.
The Board is accepting applications from candidates across the Niagara Region, who have demonstrated commitment to enhance not-for-profit and/or health care organizations.
The Board is interested in community and health care leaders who have experience in contributing to large campaigns to raise donations for operational needs, experience in large system and organizational growth, and experience in quality improvement initiatives. It is the intent that at least one of the elected Directors be French speaking, and that the Board shall reflect the cultural diversity of the Niagara Region within the membership.
If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please submit in writing an expression of your interest in being a member of the Hospice Niagara Board, and attach a resume reflecting your qualifications and experience. Submissions should be addressed to Bunny Alexander, Chair of the Nominations Committee, via e-mail to Christine Faucher - email@example.com, Executive Assistant, Hospice Niagara. Nominations will be accepted until March 31, 2023.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly accommodate your request.
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