the OutCare Foundation 2014 News

November 26, 2014 (Omaha, Nebraska) – The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation released a video about the impact of their gift to our Campaign for Comfort. Click here to watch the video.

November 25, 2014 (Ottawa, Ontario) – First Ottawa Black Tie Bingo Wows the City! Ottawa’s first Black Tie Bingo! Annual Fundraiser was a huge success raising an impressive $50,000 for the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa and the OutCare Foundation. To read the full story click here. Le premier Black Tie Bingo chic a eu un immense succès en réussissant à amasser le montant impressionnant de 50 000 $ pour la Fondation Eldercare d’Ottawa et pour la Fondation OutCare. Cliquez ici pour plus amples renseignements.

November 18, 2014 (Ottawa, Ontario) – Ottawa’s first ever Black Tie Bingo! Annual Fundraiser is fast approaching so don’t miss out and buy your tickets today. To read the full release click here. Le premier événement Black Tie Bingo Chic se déroulera très bientôt. Ne le manquez surtout pas et achetez vos billets dès aujourd’hui. Cliquez ici pour plus amples renseignements.

November 2014 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program has an opening for the position of executive director. Click here for more details. Cliquez ici pour plus amples renseignements.

October 7, 2014 (Ottawa, Ontario) – This fall, Bingo is moving from the bingo halls to the gala setting and it’s all for a good cause. Actually, it’s for two good causes. On Saturday, November 22, a new fundraising event is coming to our city: the Black Tie Bingo! Annual Fundraiser, presented by MediSystem Pharmacy  in support of the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa and the OutCare Foundation. To read the full article click here. Cet automne, le Bingo délaisse les salles habituelles pour se retrouver dans un décor de gala et c’est pour une bonne cause. En fait, c’est pour 2 bonnes causes. Le samedi 22 novembre, un nouvel événement de collecte de fonds se produira dans notre ville, le Black Tie Bingo Chic, présenté par Pharmacie MediSystem, en appui à la Fondation Eldercare d’Ottawa et à la Fondation OutCare. Cliquez ici pour plus amples renseignements.

August 15, 2014 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The OutCare Golf Classic presented by JT Bradley’s raises over $33,000 for the OutCare Foundation. To see photos click here.

June 25, 2014 (Ottawa, Ontario) – Home Instead Senior Care owners, Mark and Lesley Sullivan, were pleased to be able to present a grant cheque to the OutCare Foundation Board of Directors. The grant, in the amount of $16,821.95 was provided by the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. To read the full article click here. Les propriétaires de la Home Instead Senior Care, Lesley et Mark Sullivan, étaient heureux de pouvoir présenter une subvention au conseil d’administration de la Fondation OutCare. La subvention, au montant de 16 821,95 $, a été accordée par la Home Instead Senior Care Foundation. Pour de plus amples renseignements cliquez ici.

June 21, 2014 (Ottawa, Ontario) – Great Gatsby Party raises over $5,000 for the OutCare Foundation! On Saturday, June 21, Kornelia and Gary Lacey hosted 50 guests for a unique Great Gatsby fundraising event. Guests enjoyed a wonderful evening with live music, drinks and sumptuous appetizers, all in support of a good cause: palliative care. Read the full story.

June 12, 2014 (Ottawa Valley) – Beth Donovan Hospice growing to meet the needs of large catchment area. To read the full article click here.

June 2014 (Ottawa, Ontario) – Four students from Algonquin College’s Practical Nursing and Personal Care Workers Program were awarded OutCare Foundation Bursaries. These bursaries are funded through an endowment fund held at Algonquin College. Quatre étudiants du Programme des travailleurs en soins de santé et en soins à la personne du Collège Algonquin ont reçu des bourses de la Fondation Outcare. Ces bourses sont financées grâce à un fonds de dotation du Collège Algonquin.

May 2014 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The OutCare Foundation is pleased to announce that 24 OutCare Foundation Bursaries for Palliative Care Volunteers were awarded to deserving recipients this year. Learn more by clicking here. La Fondation OutCare est heureuse d’annoncer que 24 Bourses de la Fondation OutCare ont été remises cette année à des bénévoles méritants. Pour de plus amples renseignements cliquez ici.

April 2014 (Ottawa, Ontario) –  The Harold E. Ballard Foundation donates $10,000 to the Campaign for Comfort. La Fondation Harold E. Ballard fait un don de 10 000 $ à la Campagne pour le confort de la Fondation OutCare. To read the full announcement click here/cliquez ici.

March 2, 2014 (Orleans Online) – Pub night raises over $2,000 for the OutCare Foundation. An offer to help raise money for a local foundation that supports palliative care agencies in Eastern Ontario, turned into a music filled evening at the Tartan Pub Saturday night and … read full article

February 23, 2014 (Globe and Mail) – “I know I am going to have a good death”: Why palliative care matters. Read the full article.

February 19, 2014 (Macleans) – Canada’s end-of-life debate is coming to a head. As baby boomers age, a growing chorus demands the choice to end suffering. Read the article.

February 18, 2014 (CBC News) – Earlier palliative care helps patients with advanced cancer cope. Misconceptions of palliative care may make people reluctant to avail themselves of help earlier. Read the full article.

January 2014 (Ottawa, Ontario) – The OutCare Foundation is pleased to announce that it will continue its tradition of supporting palliative care volunteers through its bursary program. Now in its third year, the program will award 24 bursaries to volunteers enabling them to join delegates at the French and English Hospice Palliative Care Education days in April and May 2014. Click here to learn more. Pour de plus amples renseignements cliquez ici.

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