Business Number: 118871011RR0001

Our Mission

Hospice Northwest is a community volunteer organization that complements, enhances and delivers end of life care, including grief and bereavement services. The mission of Hospice Northwest is to foster a compassionate community response to the needs of anyone living with, dying from, or affected by illness and disease. 


At Hospice Northwest, we strive to help our clients make every moment matter by offering comfort, support and a sense of connection to families and clients who are dealing with a life limiting illness or struggling with grief.

Hospice Northwest is a non-profit community hospice organization that began in 1986 as the Thunder Bay Community Palliative Care Volunteers. We are honoured to serve approximately 350 end-of-life clients and their families each year.

Hospice Northwest is a hospice without walls. We define hospice as a philosophy of care, rather than a place. Our specially trained palliative care volunteers provide emotional and spiritual support for clients and their families in their homes, hospitals or long-term-care facilities.

What People Are Saying

"Hospice Northwest's grief support is like massage therapy for the heart"

— Margaret Palmer, Grief Client

"Having access to the wonderful volunteers of Hospice Northwest allows us to work through our day with the knowledge that caring people are at our resident’s side, and families can be assured their loved one is in the company of a caring individual when they can’t be there."

— Chris England, PSW, Bethammi Nursing Home

"I have shared many afternoons with clients in long term care; sometimes we sit in quiet reflection and other times we share a joke or two over a cup of coffee and chat with other residents who drop by our table. I have formed many treasured relationships and I look forward to visiting with them. "

— Katherine Poulin, Hospice Northwest volunteer

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