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What is a Compassionate Community?

By Lisa Hoekstra,

A compassionate city is a community that recognizes that all natural cycles of sickness and health, birth and death, and love and loss occur every day within the orbits of its institutions and regular activities.  Its residents recognize that care for one another at times of crisis and loss is not simply a task solely  … Read more

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Handbags for Hospice with an “Artistic Twist” to support Heart House Hospice Programs

By Lisa Hoekstra,

When one receives a life-limiting diagnosis, it can send an individual and their families into a tailspin of emotions including shock, pain, stress, fear, anger, confusion, isolation, denial and grief.  It is critical that those who are facing death as well as their loved ones have somewhere to turn for help.  The unfortunate truth, right  … Read more

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A Night in Mumbai Gala

By Lisa Hoekstra,

Heart House Hospice was proud to present “A Night in Mumbai” Gala on March 5, 2016.  The delightful Anne-Marie Mediwake, CoHost of CBC Toronto News, was our very talented Emcee again this year.  Together with over 250 guests, we explored the happening city of Mumbai, home to the largest film industry in the world, Bollywood!  The  … Read more

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Welcome to our New Website!

By Lisa Hoekstra,

It’s an exciting time at Heart House Hospice.  We are absolutely thrilled to have a new website thanks to the support we have received from Enersource.   We hope you will enjoy the new resources we provide through the website including a blog, online referral form and volunteer applications to name a few. Hospice is all  … Read more

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