Thank you Ontario Trillium Foundation!

In 2021, Chatham-Kent Hospice received a one year $135,400 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for use in understanding the impact of COVID-19 on Hospice staff and volunteers, and to provide resources to support resiliency as they continue to provide quality end-of-life care through a global pandemic. Thanks to the Ontario Trillium “Resilient Communities grant”, it has allowed the Chatham-Kent …

Hike for Hospice results are in!

Our community has stepped up once again to support Chatham-Kent Hospice families and residents through Hike for Hospice held last week. Throughout the spring hikers collected pledges and raised over $128,700 to ensure these families continue to receive compassionate, end-of-life care at no cost. “We are always impressed with the dedication of our hikers to supporting Hospice residents and their …

5 Truths We’ve Learned About Grief

Loss is something we all have to go through at some time in our life, whether it’s our family pet, a parent, a spouse, a friend or our child. While we have no control over it we have to find a way to get through it. One of the difficult things about grief is that it’s like a fingerprint and …

Become a volunteer Board or Committee member!

Learn more about becoming a Board or Committee member by clicking the links below! Chatham-Kent Hospice Board of Directors (Volunteer) Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation Board of Directors (Volunteer)

CK Hospice Foundation receives Imagine Canada accreditation

On the heels of Hospice’s accreditation announcement in December, the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation has now received their own accreditation through Imagine Canada. The Imagine Canada Standards Program is designed to strengthen the practices of Canadian charities and nonprofits and increase public confidence in the sector’s work through demonstrated transparency and accountability. “It is important to us to illustrate our commitment …

CK Charity 50/50 Raffle

CHATHAM, ON – Tickets are now on sale for the CK Charity 50/50 Raffle!  One lucky winner will walk away with 50% of the proceeds with a guaranteed prize of at least $5,000! Last year the winner took home the grand prize of $52,735! Tickets will be available to purchase online at www.ckcharity5050.com between January 4, 2022 and March 2, …

Chatham-Kent Hospice receives accreditation from provincial organization

Chatham-Kent Hospice is proud to announce we have received accreditation through Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) for a Hospice Residence 2021-2024. HPCO Accreditation signifies to health professionals, the public, and funders that an organization, institution or program complies with industry standards and serves as an indicator of commitment to continuous learning and improvement. – https://www.hpco.ca/accreditation/. “Working through the accreditation process …

Self-Care, Self-Compassion & Self-Talk Through Grief

While listening to an excellent podcast recently by Jodi Vlasman, who hosts Healing and Hope Through Grief, I was reminded of several themes we talk about often in grief therapy. Our Supportive Care team would like to share these concepts in the hope they will be helpful in coping with any losses you may have experienced. Self-Care means caring for …

Hearts around Chatham–Kent shine for Hospice

Hearts from across Chatham-Kent came together last night in support of families with loved ones facing end of life during a live stream event hosted by the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation. The broadcast recognized the contributions of our community from a fundraising campaign that ran throughout the summer with a goal to raise raising $110,000 – one month of Hospice care. …

Put your Hearts Together for CK Hospice

Throughout the summer we asked our community to donate a day (or more) of hospice care for a resident and their family. Chatham-Kent has been generous in their response and to date has helped raise 83% of our $110,000 goal – one month of Hospice care. On Thursday, September 23rd at 7 pm we will host our second Hearts Together …