Business Number: 118878388RR0001

Our Mission

We are a dedicated, compassionate, client-centered team collaborating to offer accessible, high quality, end-of-life care that meets the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of our clients in a respectful and caring environment.

Our vision is: Compassionate, person-centered, end-of-life and bereavement care available to anyone, anywhere in the Cowichan region.

Our volunteers work with those living in the communities from Ladysmith to the Malahat, including the Lake Cowichan communities.


Hospice can help at a difficult time.


Compassion – Fostering kindness, empathy and understanding

Respect – Respecting each person’s vulnerability and needs

Integrity – Commitment to act in alignment with our organizational values

Collaboration – A collaborative team approach, providing excellence in end-of-life care

Honouring Life – Honouring and celebrating each person’s life

Hospice staff and volunteers provide:

  •  Emotional support and information for people living with advancing illness and for their caregivers
  • One to one emotional support and information for those grieving the death of someone they love
  • Group support for people in grief
  • Library and resources on end of life issues, care giving and grief, including picture books for children
  • Hospice volunteers available daily at Cowichan District Hospital and a family lounge with hot beverages.
  • Biweekly care clinics and outreach offering reiki, therapeutic touch and other relaxing treatments for caregivers and for those living with advancing illness or grieving a death
  • Community advocacy on end of life issues and grief issues

All services are offered free of charge and most are available across the Cowichan region for people at home, in hospital or living in a care facility.

What People Are Saying

"My sons and doctor insisted and it became my lifeline. I met wonderful people that also helped me. I would definitely recommend Hospice - I laughed, I cried, and it gave me hope."

— Grief Support Group Client

"I had no idea what to expect in the dying process. I knew there was nothing that could be done to change the outcome, and Hospice helped me to look at it in a way of acceptance - constantly moving through the anticipated grief with knowledge and understanding."

— Palliative Client's Family Member

"I first became aware of Hospice services after my husband passed following several years of illness. I believe all the Hospice workers I have met offered courteous support while trusting that I could find my own way along the journey of grieving my husband. "

— Grief Support Group Client

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