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"I firmly believe that the funds that OutCare provides make a real difference to the lives of patients, their families, and palliative care workers. I have made a long-term commitment to OutCare." Ken - committed OutCare donor

Why Support Palliative Care

An overwhelming 90% of us will need palliative care one day.

What will it be like for you when your loved one dies?  Will palliative care be there when you need it?

Tragically, only an estimated 30% of Canadians who need palliative care can access it. Too many among us face end of life without the appropriate support and care to allow quality of life. The impact of this lack of care is felt by family members as they struggle to locate appropriate help during this time of intense emotion. This added stress is often worsened by the fact that many are trying to maintain a balance in their life obligations such as work and daily family needs. Too often, family members are left with feelings of guilt and profound sadness when their loved one’s last moments are filled with pain and stress.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Palliative care helps to reduce pain and offer comfort. It provides support to the surviving family members.

 

A Smart Investment

Investing in community-based palliative care is not only responsive to the needs and wishes of individuals and their families, it makes good business sense. This chart illustrates the daily costs of palliative care in different settings.

Our vision is for everyone to have access to quality palliative care and supports at the time they need them most. Just us in making a difference!

Only an estimated 10% of us will die suddently.

Ways to Give

Thank you for supporting palliative care across Eastern Ontario. Your support really matters! There are many different ways you can give which are outlined below. If you have any questions or would like further information about any of the options below please contact our office.

Donations can be made online donations through our secure site.

Monthly giving is an easy and convenient way to give. Monthly giving allows you to spread your donation over the entire year. By joining our monthly giving program you help to provide dependable income for the OutCare Foundation while reducing costs. Learn more about this great program.

A gift in your Will - Have you thought about what you would like your legacy to be or how you like to be remembered? A gift in your Will will help us to address the most pressing palliative care needs - it will help to improve quality of life. Please contact Lisa Davey at lisa.davey@outcarefoundation or 613-232-7169 if you would like to discuss this giving option.

Tribute Giving – Tribute giving is a great way to honour someone while making an impact in our region.

Workplace Giving – It’s easy to support palliative care through the United Way Campaign and the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign. You can designate your campaign gift by listing the OutCare Foundation’s charitable business number 88074 5286 RR0001.

Gifts of Securities – In recent years, tax changes have made it even more attractive to donate publicly traded securities. This method of donating allows you to make a significant donation while greatly reducing your out of pocket cost. Each donor’s financial situation is unique and donors are encouraged to explore the impact on their portfolios directly with their financial advisor. You will receive a charitable receipt for the value of the securities at the close of the market on the date that ownership is transferred to the Foundation. Download a gift of securities form.

Gifts of Life Insurance – These gifts have benefits for both the donor and the charity. As a donor you can choose to make a much larger future contribution while enjoying the benefit of a charitable receipt today or delaying the benefit of a receipt until the funds are transferred to the Foundation. Please keep in mind that each donor’s situation is unique and the options available to you will vary based on your personal circumstances and the policy you choose.

Thank you for your confidence in and support of the OutCare Foundation. We adhere to the Association of Fundraising Professional's Donor Bill of Rights.

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Why Donate?

Donate to support palliative care across Eastern Ontario.

Donate to ensure palliative care is there you when need it.

Donate because it matters!

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Did You Know?

An estimated 90% of us will need palliative care.

Only an estimated 30% of those who need palliative care can access it.

Most of us wish to die in home yet at least 50% of deaths still occur in hospitals.