the OutCare Foundation 2011 News

December 12, 2011 (Ottawa Citizen) – Sending a strong message of support. It’s a busy time of year at the Ottawa Mission and other downtown shelters … read more.

December 2, 2011 (Ottawa Citizen) – Warming heart and hearth. The granddaddy of Christmas tours does its part for a special place that helps the dying. Read more.

November 18, 2011 (CBC Radio) – White Coat, Black Art’s show Unpaid Caregivers aired on November 18. To listen click here.

November 17, 2011 – The Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care released their report Not to Be Forgotten: Care of Vulnerable Canadians.  To learn more about this committee visit their website. For a copy of the full report click here.

November 12, 2011 (Ottawa Citizen) – Hugh Adami: For Harold, palliative care meant he was ‘coming back home’. Harold Nightingale was only given weeks to live in early 2010, but, incredibly, he hung on for another 18 months… read more.

November 5, 2011 (Ottawa Citizen) – One of the curious contradictions of Ontario health care is that government can afford the highest cost services but it doesn’t have the money for services that are better suited to the public’s needs and more cost effective… read more.

November 5, 2011 – Roger’s House Telethon raises more than $116,425… read more.

October 12, 2011 (Edmonton and Ottawa) – As part of World Hospice & Palliative Care Day the Canadian Pallium Project has launched no-cost, social media applications globally on Apple iTunes® and YouTube® under the Conversations on Caring banner… read more

September 17, 2011 – JT Bradley’s Navan Curling Club Golf Classic raises $8,000 for palliative care in Eastern Ontario… read more

August, 2011 – The Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Council is recruiting new members. The deadline to present your candidacy is September 14. For more information

August 26, 2011 (Windsor Star) – Province hikes hospice funding, cuts taxes.  A provincial funding increase and an exemption from paying property taxes will  mean Hospice of Windsor will have almost $300,000 in additional funds to spend  on nursing and personal support care workers each year… read more

July 14, 2011 (EMC) – Beth Donovan Hospice forms partnership to bring additional hospice care to area. Hospice and palliative care in the South Ottawa and North Grenville region is taking its next step forward… read more…

July 13, 2011 (CBC News) – Emotional night for NHL stars at Roger’s House – Former Ottawa Senator Mike Fisher passed the torch as honourary chair of Roger’s House to his old teammate, Chris Neil, during an emotional ceremony Wednesday night… read more…

July 12, 2011 (National Post) – The Tragic Reality of Euthanasia – Over the past few months, a Quebec government commission has been studying euthanasia and assisted suicide…read more…

June 10, 2011 (EMC) – Friends of Hospice Marks a Year of Successes. The non-profit organization, Friends of Hospice Ottawa, is facing some very exciting times ahead which was made clear at its 2010 annual general meeting on Thursday, June 2 at Bells Corners United Church… read more…

June 8, 2011 (CBC Radio) – The Hospice at the Ottawa Mission celebrates 10 years. The Hospice at the Ottawa Mission celebrates 10 years this week, 10 years of creating a space where the homeless and underprivileged come, at the end of their lives…read more…

May 19, 2011 ( – Patchy palliative care system puts pressure on emergency rooms. A comparison of end-of-life care services for elderly lung cancer patients in Ontario and the United States found that more than 40 per cent of Ontario patients died in hospital compared to a little more than 20 per cent of American patients between 1999 and 2003…read more…

May 17, 2011 (CBC News) – The Black Art of Delivering Bad News to Patients. This week, a CBC News series explores what it means to have “A Good Death” in Canada…read more…

May 4, 2011 (CBC News) – Choosing Where to Die…Ask people where they want to die and 90 per cent will respond at home…read more…

April 21, 2011 – New hotline and website launched to help Ottawa families find palliative care. A new hotline and website launched Wednesday aims to help Ottawa residents find information and services about palliative care in the region.

April 12, 2011 – Advanced Care Planning Day was launched by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association…read more… 

March 23, 2011 (Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association) – Hospice Palliative Care Finds a Place in the Federal Budget…read more…

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