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2020 OutCare Hospice Grants

It is a privilege to invest your donations in much-needed palliative care programs throughout the Champlain region and exciting to hear how these funds help deliver innovative and compassionate care to patients and their loved ones. Your donations helped: · Beth Donovan Hospice to buy walkers for their busy equipment loan cupboard; · Carefor Cornwall to launch a pilot…

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Take a Break Concert a Resounding Success!

Thanks to our donors and the generosity of TELUS and the Zed Family, the concert raised $23,700! We also extend our thanks to Dave Kalil for selecting the OutCare Foundation as the charity for his Feb. 20 Take A Break concert.  Over 225 of Dave Kalil’s fanbase and OutCare supporters logged on to enjoy music…

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OutCare OutDoors

January 8, 2020 Cooped up by COVID-19? It’s time to get up, get out and get active – turn your favourite winter activity into an opportunity to help those in need of palliative care in our community by participating in OutCare OutDoors – in Support of Palliative Care – February 12 -15 You, family, friends…

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Barry’s Funeral

By Linda McCallum Like so many of us, experiencing the far reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have a story to share about the passing of a loved one and the impact of the healthcare restrictions. This is my friend Barry’s final journey during COVID-19. Barry was a close friend and colleague for decades.…

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Awesome Auction Surpasses Goal!

Awesome Auction Exceeds Its Goal Over $20,000 raised for Palliative Care We are thrilled to announce that our inaugural online auction raised more than our goal. This is the result of the continued support of our community. There are many people to thank, starting with our Presenting Sponsors – Timothy Orr and Christopher Dubois, from CIBC. Tim has…

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Committed to Support In-Home Palliative Care

Earlier this year the OutCare Foundation announced its new commitment to support the delivery of palliative care to patients who have chosen to spend their last days at home with families and loved ones. Since that announcement, OutCare reached out to our hospice network in the Champlain Health Region to understand more about their programs,…

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Building Community

On September 9th, OutCare was invited to tell our story alongside the Ottawa Food Bank and the Youville Centre with the membership of 100 Men Who Care Ottawa. Linda McCallum and Dr. Ian Warrack attended on behalf of OutCare. It was inspiring to connect with so many people who make Ottawa such a caring community. Thank…

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OutCare Awesome Auction for Palliative Care

The Awesome Auction – September 8 to October 13, 2020 – is a curated assortment of original artwork, delicious dining options and a collection of unique experiences to tempt you. There is something for everyone!!! Please bid generously and bid often – and you’ll feel good knowing that you are making a difference in your community.…

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Your Generosity In Action

As an independent foundation, OutCare can respond quickly to the needs of palliative care providers in Eastern Ontario. We meet regularly with the hospice community to assess and provide support where and when it’s needed most. In our last newsletter, we shared why medical equipment lending cupboards are critical in supporting palliative patients who wish…

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Hospital, Hospice or Home?

Choosing Where to Spend Your Final Days. By Dr. Ian Warrack Caring for someone at home during their final days of life is not for all of us. It can be emotionally (and financially) draining, difficult work. So why do so many of us prefer to spend our last days at home, surrounded by the…

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