To make a meaningful difference to someone’s end-of-life experience.
To fulfill our vision, our mission is to provide:
- The highest quality end-of-life support to our terminally ill clients and their families
- Individual and family focused, responsive, flexible personalized support
- Professional, and compassionate staff and trained volunteers
- A “home-like” environment and service
- End-of-life services that are cost-effective and valued by our community and the health care system
History of Heart House Hospice
The idea of creating a hospice in Mississauga and Brampton began in 1985. Ms. Laurie Bennett, a palliative care professional at a local hospital, realized the need for a community service to help her clients to be at home at the end of their lives. She organized the hospice from her dining room table that year with one client volunteer training program and 18 individuals with a terminal illness who were supported in their homes. Laurie retired in 2000 and left a legacy that promoted future growth of the organization.
In 2006, Heart House Hospice achieved the Hospice Association of Ontario Level 2 Accreditation which has been achieved every 2 years since. In 2011, Heart House Hospice was the first Ontario hospice to achieve the CARF Accreditation. This is an outstanding achievement for our hospice which signals our commitment to continually improving our services, encouraging feedback and serving the community.
Today we serve 1,000 individuals living with a life limiting illness and thousands of family members and loved ones in Mississauga and Brampton on an annual basis. We have supported over 10,000 people since our humble beginnings.