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Leaside Rotary Pledges Support
The Rotary Club of Toronto-Leaside has agreed to adopt The Toronto Commandery Hospice as a long-term focus - July 30. 2018

Leaside Corn Roast raises money for new hospice
The 25th annual Rotary Club event featured food, family activities, and a dog show - September 19. 2018

Leaside Rotary for The Toronto Commandery Hospice
"Toronto needs more hospice care, and The Rotary Club of Leaside wants everyone to know about it. The Toronto Commandery Hospice, to be located close to West Park Health Centre, is being developed to serve the whole of north Toronto..."

Rotary Toronto-Leaside Addresses Growing GTA Hospice Need
"Torontonians may soon begin to find relief from a chronic shortage of residential hospice beds, thanks to a new focus and commitment from the Rotary Club of Toronto-Leaside..."
August 17, 2018

Remarks for AGM 2016
Excerpts from St Lazarus AGM "For those of you who could not attend this year: The weather was cloudy and cold. It rained the night before so that polo was cancelled and the Governor Generals Horse Guard Cavalry could not perform their military ride..." - February 3. 2016

Key Messages from the Feb 2016 Announcement
Hospice Palliative Care Ontario "Hospice Palliative Care Ontario wants to thank the Government for recognizing the need and the benefits, and providing additional support for community hospice palliative care..." - February 2016

$75M New Investment in Community Hospice Palliative Care
Ontario Budget 2016 "Through Budget Talks and pre-Budget consultations, the government heard that it was important to increase funding for hospice care I communities to support those in need and their families..." - February 2016

Providing More Coordinated Care in the Community
Ontario Budget 2016 "Ontario has extended its commitment to increase funding by $250 million to expand capacity to deliver high-quality home and community care..." - February 2016

Why we volunteer in hospice care... 
Hospice Volunteering "Yesterday, I had a meeting with one of my coaching clients shortly after my afternoon hospice shift. Though I’d taken a little time to debrief with the wonderful volunteer who was..." - August 19, 2015

Ministry Report on Palliative Care: Recommendations and Ministry Responses
Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care "Palliative care focuses on the relief of pain and other symptoms for patients with advanced illnesses, and on maximizing the quality of their remaining life..." - December 23, 3014

Ontario's piecemeal palliative care gets a road map to Recovery
The Globe & Mail "Every patient nearing end-of-life should have access to quality palliative care in the location of their choice, according to an expert Ontario panel..." - December 15, 2014

Charitable Giving
Beard Winter Lawyers LLP "A gift to a qualifying charity entitles you to a federal tax credit on your personal income tax return. This credit can only be used to reduce income tax otherwise payable..." - December 9, 2014

Rona Ambrose says Canada needs better palliative care
CBC News "Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose says Canada has to do better when caring for people who are dying — and she wants to make that a priority..." - September 15, 2014

Congratulations to Beth Ellis - Our New Executive Director!
"It is with great excitement we have the pleasure of welcoming Beth Ellis as our new Executive Director of The Toronto Commandery Hospice..." - March 24, 2014

'I know I'm going to have a good death': Why palliative care matters
The Globe & Mail "A month ago, Francis Young was lying on a gurney in the corridor outside an overflowing ER, dying, slowly and mercilessly..." - February 23, 2014

Tony Fisher died a good death
The Toronto Star "Tony Fisher died a good death. The 65-year-old photographer died of liver cancer in his Toronto home. He spent his final days in a hospital bed in his living room, next to his wife and his dogs..." - December 26, 2013

Where will we call home?
"Kincort is a short street running north of Castlefield, west of Caledonia and east of Keele. Just to the south-west is the Harold and Grace Baker Centre..." - November 28, 2013

Zoning not seen as issue for hospice
The Sun Times - May 19, 2012

A Toronto hospice's biggest hurdle isn't finding land or staff. It's the city itself
The Globe & Mail "Jackie Wood has a plan. Behind a chain-link fence, in an industrial part of town, sits a vacant three-quarter-acre gravel plot of land that will one day, with any kind of luck..." - April 27, 2012

Letters to the editor
The Globe & Mail "Our mother was privileged to die at Perram House, in Toronto. Here's what it looks like: At 91, Mother is terrified by hallucinations. A nurse suggests we all say Hail Marys..." - March 19, 2012

From the photographer: A delicate balance of respect and boundaries
The Globe & Mail "Why hospices? End of life care is an important health issue, one that given the aging population, will grow in importance. About 70 per cent of people die in hospital..." - March 17, 2012



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