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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 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.

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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 life-limiting 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


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

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

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

Our Vision

Exceptional and

compassionate care




Our Mission

We help people

and families

live well

from diagnosis

to bereavement

We Value






Land Acknowledgement

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.

Equity Statement

Discrimination has no place in health care or Hospice Niagara. Staff, volunteers and board members are dedicated to creating an environment in which practices, identities, and beliefs from all people are welcomed, honoured and respected. 

The Hospice Niagara team is committed to actively learning and endeavoring to apply anti-racism, anti-oppression and decolonization approaches to foster impactful and sustainable change. Our goals are to eliminate barriers, empower people to share their voices, and seek to understand their unique needs and preferences.


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.

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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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Shauna Arnott
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Debbie Beaudoin
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Linda Boich
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Lisa Burland
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Daniel Cohen
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Harry Korosis
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Chris McQueen
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Archie Reynolds (Chair)
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John Trivieri (Past Chair)
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Greg Reiser
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Guy Rizzo

Annual Reports

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


2022-2023  2021-2022  2020-2021 

2019-2020  2018-2019  2017-2018 


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2023- 2025

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.

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 and we will gladly accommodate your request.

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