Monthly Giving Contest

May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Have you heard about OutCare’s monthly giving contest? Sign up to become a monthly donor & you will be entered to win a $100 gift card for Indigo! When you make a monthly donation, you provide stable funding for year-round projects and allow OutCare to continually support the needs of palliative care in Eastern…

24 Bursaries awarded to Palliative Care Volunteers

May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thanks to OutCare donors, 24 bursaries were awarded to palliative care volunteers to attend the 27th Annual Palliative Education Day on May 10th, 2017. The day was filled with informative talks ranging from clinical treatment to alternative therapies to pain management and much more. To date, the OutCare Foundation has recognized and celebrated the important contribution…

OutCare Golf Classic Celebrates its 10th Edition!

May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

(Le message en français suit.) On Friday, August 18, golfers will once again gather for a great day on the golf course in support of a great cause. The OutCare Golf Classic, proudly presented by Grandmaitre Virgo Evans Lawyers/Avocats and Heritage Funeral Complex, will raise funds to support palliative care in Eastern Ontario. This year marks…

Compassionate Ottawa & OutCare join forces

March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The OutCare Foundation is pleased to announce our new partnership with Compassionate Ottawa – an emerging grass-roots initiative with the objective of establishing Ottawa as a Compassionate City in accordance with the International Compassionate City Charter. A Compassionate City is a community that recognizes that care for one another at times of crises and loss is not…

Over $7,000 raised at Comedy Night – Laugh Your Way to Spring!

March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

A great time was had by all who joined us on Thursday, March 23 for the 2nd edition of Comedy Night in support of the OutCare Foundation. Co-chaired by Paul Mussell and Michael Hughes, this event featured comedians Todd Reid, Michael Lifshitz, Paul Mussell, and Denis Grignon, who all generously donated the talent for this event. Over…

2016 OutCare Foundation Report

February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the support of our incredible donors, OutCare has accomplished a lot this past year. From equipment to education, knowledge sharing projects to launching new programs, donations to OutCare made a real and meaningful difference in the lives of those in our community in 2016. Read more about the difference we have made in…

Tickets on sale for Comedy Night!

February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Join us at Comedy Night – Laugh Your Way to Spring! presented by Scotiabank on March 23rd at Anderson Links Golf & Country Club. Take a night off and recharge by experience the gut-busting, family-friendly comedy of four high-powered comics, all while helping a worthy cause. We are pleased to introduce this years comedians: Todd…

OutCare Foundation Bursaries

February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

OutCare will once again provide 24 palliative care volunteers across our region with OutCare Foundation Bursaries to attend the 27th Annual Hospice Palliative Care Education Day. With expert advice from the Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program, OutCare selects high-priority projects, such as these bursaries, and works closely with generous donors to raise the funds to make them possible. Since the…

Seniors’ Expo raises $7,000 for OutCare

November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The second edition of the Seniors’ Expo was a huge success! This popular event took place on Saturday, November 19 at the Nepean Sportsplex. The event is a fun and informative day which offered visitors a wide selection of the best and latest services in seniors’ health, travel, lifestyle, retirement and so much more. Visitors enjoyed…

3rd edition of Black Tie Bingo a huge success!

November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over 330 elegant bingo players gathered for the annual Black Tie Bingo! Fundraiser last Saturday. The third edition of this event was a huge success raising an impressive $63,000 for the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa and the OutCare Foundation. Funds will be used to purchase important equipment to improve the quality of life of seniors…

Black Tie Bingo will be in Ottawa this weekend!

November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ottawa’s only Black Tie Bingo fundraiser will take place this Saturday. Tickets are only $150 and they are selling fast. Don’t miss this opportunity to join us for the chance to play bingo in a gala setting. Presented by Family Tree Wealth Management, the Roby Wealth Group, this unique fundraising event, the only of its…

Black Tie Bingo! is Fast Approaching

October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tickets are now on sale for the third Annual Black Tie Bingo! Fundraiser presented by Family Tree Wealth Management, the Roby Wealth Group. This ritzy, fun-filled event takes place on Saturday, November 12th at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre (Coventry Road). “It brings a posh feel to a decades’ old favourite, while supporting seniors…

2016 OutCare Golf Classic largest and most successful event yet!

August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last Friday, over 160 golfers gathered for the most successful edition of the OutCare Classic in the event’s nine year history. The J.T.  Bradley’s OutCare Golf Classic presented by Dust Evans Grandmaitre Lawyers/Avocats and Heritage Funeral Complex raised an impressive $54,000 in support of palliative care across Eastern Ontario. View photos from the event. This sold-out event…

Black Tie Bingo Returns to the Nation’s Capital

July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

This fall, the game of bingo is once again moving from the bingo halls to the gala setting in what promises to be a fun-filled evening. On Saturday, November 12, 2016, the third edition of the Black Tie Bingo! Annual Fundraiser will take place at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre. This very popular event,…

OutCare Chair, Sharon Carstairs, named a member of the Order of Canada!

June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The OutCare Foundation is delighted with the announcement that its Chair, the Honourable Sharon Carstairs P.C., C.M. has been made a member of the Order of Canada. Honoured for her work promoting better care for the dying, including while she was in the Senate of Canada, Sharon is also being recognized as a founding member…

Hospice Care Ottawa Recognition Ceremony

May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Orleans, Ontario – Hospice Care Ottawa hosted an open house and donor recognition ceremony at their newest hospice site, La Maison de l’Est. It was a special opportunity to celebrate the generous donation of $26,000 from Progressive Waste Solutions / Friends of the Mer Bleue Community Fund and the OutCare Foundation to furnish this new hospice. Over 50 guests…

Council on Aging of Ottawa Luncheon

April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ottawa, Ontario – The Council on Aging of Ottawa Luncheon featured Sharon Carstairs as the keynote speaker at their Annual Spring Luncheon. The crowd of over 300 enjoyed her engaging and informative presentation on “Advance Care Planning: Choices About Your Future Personal Care”.

Talbots Fashion Fundraiser

April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

May 25, 2016 (Orleans, Ontario) – Hospice Care Ottawa hosted an open house and donor recognition ceremony at their newest hospice site, La Maison de l’Est. It was a special opportunity to thank Progressive Waste Solutions / Friends of the Mer Bleue Community Fund and the OutCare Foundation for their generous support to furnish this new hospice.…

Lead Sponsors for OutCare Golf Classic Announced

March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The OutCare Foundation is pleased to announce that Dust Evans Grandmaitre Lawyers/Avocats, Heritage Funeral Complex and J.T. Bradley’s Store will once again sponsor its popular annual golf tournament. As lead sponsors, these three businesses are playing a key role in creating awareness for the importance of palliative care. “Each year, the local community comes together…

Laugh Your Way to Spring

March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ottawa, Ontario – Laugh Your Way to Spring presented by Scotiabank was a huge success raising over $7,500 for palliative care! Thank you to the comedians Todd Reid, Michael Lifshitz, Mark Hatfield and Paul Mussell for an evening of contagious laughter and to the event co-chairs, Michael Hughes and Paul Mussell, for all their hard work…

OutCare Foundation Bursaries

January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ottawa, Ontario – OutCare will once again provide 24 palliative care volunteers across our region with OutCare Foundation Bursaries to attend the 26th Annual Hospice Palliative Care Education Day. Since 2012, OutCare has provided 100 palliative care volunteers the opportunity to attend this informative event.

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An estimated 90% of us will need palliative care.

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

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