Our Events

Art Therapy: Art Making for Individuals Living with a Life-Limiting Illness and Caregivers

July 10, 2018 to August 28, 2018

Art therapy is intended to support healing and self-expression using various media including pastels, paint, markers and collage.

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To book your complimentary one hour session, please contact Nancy Umphrey, Coordinator of Health & Wellness at 905-712-8119 x 237

Spa Day and Wellness Programs

August 23, 2018

Join us for In-Office Spa Days.  Appointments available each month.  A trained wellness volunteer will be delighted to personally treat you to a complementary therapy of your choice (reiki, therapeutic touch™, or aromatherapy hand and foot massage), at no cost.  To book your appointment, please call us at 905-712-8119.   For more details and dates, visit this link.

There are many opportunities to explore our wellness programs.  Upcoming events include: 

Individual Art Therapy Sessions – Fridays – 1 pm – 7 pm – 1 hour sessions

Contact Nancy Umphrey, Coordinator of Health and Wellness, for more information or to register for any of these wellness programs at 905-712-8119 x 237.

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Volunteer Training Sessions

September 12, 2018

Check out our upcoming Hospice Volunteer Training – Fall 2018 for anyone interested in volunteering at hospice in Mississauga, Etobicoke or Oakville.

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Social Walking Group for People in Grief

September 12, 2018 to October 3, 2018

Grief can highlight a need to connect with others who have grieved and practice self-care of body, mind and spirit. Current research indicates that “exposure to green space significantly correlates to a positive effect on well-being.” (Psychology Today, “Nature Therapy”, August 2016).

Heart House Hospice is launching a 4-week social walking group for people in grief. 

Information and Registration Evening: September 12, 2018 from 6 pm to 7 pm
This event will be held in-person at Heart House Hospice (1-855 Matheson Blvd. E., Mississauga) for registration, logistics, and to gather ideas in how to make this project helpful for people in grief. 

Walking Nights:  September 19, 26 and October 3 from 6 pm to 7 pm
Participants will meet at a local park to do a one-hour walk in nature with trained volunteer facilitators followed by an opportunity to socialize over coffee.

If you have questions about this program, please contact Alexandra Horsky at 905-712-8119 x 247 or ahorsky@hearthousehospice.com.

Click here to register for this free Social Walking Group for People in Grief

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100% Certainty Project Book Club

September 20, 2018

In a death-denying society, how do we prepare for the end of life? Get more comfortable with death and dying by discussing four carefully selected non-fiction books over four months. This is a partnership with 100% Certainty Project, The Mississauga Library, and Heart House Hospice.

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20
Mississauga Central Library
Ground Floor, Program Room B

Sept. 20: They Left Us Everything: A Memoir, by Plum Johnson
Oct. 18: Wave, by Sonali Deraniyagala
Nov. 15: Grief Works, by Julia Samuel
Dec. 20: Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande

Come for one book discussion or come for them all. Visit or call the Ground Floor Information Desk (905-615-3500 x 3544) to register and to get your book.

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About the 100% Certainty Project
The 100% Certainty Project is an initiative of the Division of Palliative Care at McMaster University. The project uses books to spark dialogue and thinking about a more compassionate approach to end-of-life. The Library is pleased to partner with Heart House Hospice to offer this program in Mississauga.

Heart House Hospice Memorial Picnic

September 22, 2018

Join us for a Memorial Picnic on September 22, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m at Port Credit Memorial Park.

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There is no cost to this event. We are grateful to the Kiwanis Club of Mississauga South who sponsored this event.


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Ride with the Heart House Hospice Team in this year's Healing Cycle

September 23, 2018

Every year, Heart House Hospice joins other hospices and palliative care organizations in the Healing Cycle Ride.  Each rider raises funds to help support the work we do every day with people living with a life-limiting illness and their loved ones.  You can choose from 10 km, 25 km, 50 km, or 100 km. It is a great event for riders of any skill level. Families are welcome. Heart House Hospice also pays for your registration!

Contact Shelley Maynard to register: 905-712-8119 x 233

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Grief 101 Education Workshop

September 25, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you currently grieving the death of a loved one? In your personal or professional life do you know someone who is grieving? Does the experience of grief feel confusing and chaotic?

This two hour education workshop will explore common themes in grief and mourning that can serve as a road map for the grief journey. Participants will come away with an increased understanding that grief is normal, natural and necessary part of life, and that professional support is available in a variety of ways if and when a person is ready to access it.

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Have Questions about this workshop? Please contact Alexandra Horsky at 905-712-8119 x 247.

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Where There is Tea There is Heart (Tea Event in support of Heart House Hospice)

September 29, 2018

Only ONE ticket left for this event!

Join us for afternoon tea plus sweet and savoury goodies in support of Heart House Hospice. 

$60 per ticket

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Contact Kelly McLaughlin at 905-712-8119 x 223

The Etiquette of Illness and Grief Workshop

October 9, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Do you know someone who is living with a life threatening illness or grieving the death of a loved one? Have you ever felt tongue-tied about what to say, how to behave, or what to do to support them? This workshop will explore practical ways to support and communicate with people during the most challenging life circumstances. Participants will come away empowered with strategies that are authentic, supportive and compassionate for all.

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Have Questions about this workshop? Please contact Peggy Moore at 905-712-8119 x 232.

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