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Barry’s Funeral

November 15, 2020

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.…

Awesome Auction Surpasses Goal!

October 20, 2020

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…

Committed to Support In-Home Palliative Care

October 12, 2020

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,…

Building Community

September 12, 2020

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…

OutCare Awesome Auction for Palliative Care

September 1, 2020

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.…

Your Generosity In Action

August 12, 2020

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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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.

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