A message from our Executive Director
It was my distinct pleasure to lead our Hospice team through 2022.
Despite the many challenges of the global pandemic- our staff team, dedicated volunteers and remarkable community have all continued to rise to the occasion. They provided care and resources to ensure we were able to operate our five residential beds. They connected through their PPE, using technology and virtual platforms so we could be together, even apart. Demand for grief and bereavement support continued to be high- our skilled volunteers were present and compassionate. The community supported our in-person fundraising events. Third party events were created and executed to promote our organization and raise much-needed funds.
Taking action in the service of others has been the remedy to help us through these difficult times. This report summarizes and celebrates the accomplishments of Hospice Huntsville in 2022. We look towards 2023 with optimism and gratitude.
A message from our Board President
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support of Hospice Huntsville.
2022 was a great year of renewal from the constraints of Covid and its effects on Algonquin Grace and our community programs. In-person fundraising events and running our in-person programs in the community started to unfold and we had a great year.
I am amazed at the continued support of all of our community for Hospice Huntsville! We would not have been able to accomplish this without the dedication of so many people committed to helping us provide the best quality end of life care while supporting the needs of their caregivers and family members.
Thank you Rebecca, Administrative team, Vanessa and Clinical team who continue to work tirelessly to maintain a safe environment for residents and their families.
Year two of our Strategic Plan continues to guide the Board of Directors and leadership team as we plan for sustainability of funding and future growth of Hospice Huntsville.
Thank you for partnering with us and supporting Hospice Huntsville,
STRATEGIC PLAN 2021-2024
The Board of Directors has reimagined these five pillars to support all the work of the organization for the coming three year term. Hospice Huntsville strives to provide leadership in the provision of palliative and end-of-life care. Everything we do is high-quality, person-centred and imbued with compassion.
Give a Simple Way to Donate
Give Options for Donating
Give Financial Oversight
Connect our Team
Connect with our Community
Connect our Families
Programs and services
High Quality People
High Quality Performance
High Quality Work Environment
Integrated in our Community
Integrated in our Health Care System
Integrated in our Geography
'Thank you so much for taking such good care of my mom. Your love, support and compassion was wonderful throughout her 8 weeks here. You are all so special and make a beautiful difference in the lives of those you touch. Also thanks for the great opportunity to stay at the hospice. It was the most full week I had with my mom 24/7. I have treasured memories of that week.'
'Algonquin Grace Hospice was a warm home as our Aunt spent her last days. The staff was so attentive and caring to her needs allowing her peace to the very end.'
Caring for our Community
Hospice huntsville provides high quality, person-centred care at the end of life
Visiting Hospice Services
Trained volunteers offer support to individuals and their support networks in the setting of their choice
Supports can be provided in-person with phone or virtual supports also available
In-person volunteers support residents at Algonquin Grace and their families
Grief+ bereavement programs
Trained volunteers offer grief and bereavement peer supports in group and one-to-one settings
Available to everyone in the community as well as those who access the hospice residence
Support provided for any type of loss
Programs tailored to children, youth and adults
I am beyond thankful for this experience. It has helped me more than words can describe.
I would highly recommend this program to anyone who has lost a loved one.
I feel stronger, validated and able to continue my grief journey.
-Participants in the Grief and Bereavement Group Service
Celebrating our Team
Completed the Grief Training for Healthcare Professionals through the Canadian Virtual Hospice
Recipient of June Callwood Award 2022
-Personal Support Worker-
Completed Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE) course
of operating costs are funded by
The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
must be secured through donations and fundraising efforts
Revenue Breakdown 2022
LHIN FUNDING- HOSPICE RECEIVED SOME ONE-TIME FUNDING IN SUPPORT OF COVID-19 RELATED FUNDRASING CHALLENGES
Sustainable giving - Monthly or Annual gifts
Planned Giving - bequests or other death benefits
Signature events - events hosted and run by Hospice Huntsville
Partner Events - Events Hosted by an external organization and supported by Hospice
Fundraising - Includes events hosted by third party individuals or groups to benefit hospice huntsville
$0.83 of each dollar raised goes toward direct care costs- your donations allow our programs and services to operate at no cost to recipents
Hospice Harvest Fest
A new event for Hospice Huntsville in 2022, the community gathered at Canvas Brewery for a night of music, a silent auction and live art challenge. Four incredible artists from the Muskoka community painted live and auctioned off their unique pieces to raise funds for Hospice.
Catering was provided by Spencer' Catering and music provided by the Griffin Pub Band. Attendees enjoyed a cork pull wine draw and bidding on several live auction packages. The event was a great success raising more than $27,000 in support of Hospice Huntsville. We look forward to this event returning in 2023!
THIRD PARTY EVENTS
Thank you to Hunter's Bay Radio for hosting our Radiothon in 2022
FALL FESTIVAL 2022
The team at Sandhill Nursery put together an incredible fall event with the help of Hospice volunteers over 8 weeks last fall. Donations were collected from event attendees totalling more than $60,000! The efforts of the community were able to support a full month of care at Algonquin Grace hospice. Thank you to all who participated and Sandhill for hosting this incredible community event!
VOLUNTEERING AT HOSPICE
VOLUNTEERING AT HOSPICE
-Volunteers are the Heart of Hospice-
Volunteers support every program and service that is offered at Hospice Huntsville- these caring individuals provide grief support, manage the reception desk, provide support as visiting volunteers, bake treats for the residential hospice and everything in between!
Thank you for all you do for Hospice.
“What is the best thing about volunteering at Hospice Huntsville?”
Finding that you helped someone through the grief process
The sense that what we do makes a difference in someone’s life at a challenging time
The satisfaction from helping my community
Wonderful like -minded people
The ability to serve my community in a meaningful way
The feeling of value
The joy of being a volunteer visitor
Personal satisfaction of adding value to people’s lives
That a caregiver gets a well-earned break
Hospice Huntsville is a place that matters
It is rewarding and positive space
Feeling welcomed, comfortable, and appreciated
The reward of knowing our efforts make a difference
The appreciation expressed by all for volunteering at HH
By supporting this valuable community organization, I feel my life has purpose and I am able to contribute to others in some small way.
Provided in-patient care for 98 residents at Algonquin Grace
hearts for hospice program
raised $1,290 and supported local artists
residential volunteers provided 2293 hours of support and greeted 3817 visitors
grief and bereavement program service volumes increased significantly- one to one and group supports provided
over 200 hours of training provided to volunteers in 2022
21 third party events were held and raised a total of $48,092 in support of ongoing operations
'Now that (resident) journey is over, I am finding it difficult to find the right words to express my gratitude to each and every person involved with your marvelous facility. Your combined talents and dedication to the tasks at hand are something I have never experienced before and will not likely see again soon. The quality of life you provided (resident) during her stay with you was amazing and something I could not even have imagined in our days at home prior to joining your family. You are a wonderful family and I will never forget.'
'Your knowledgeable, compassionate & loving care of Mom, myself and my sister will never be forgotten.'
Thank you to our
LD Business Management and Consulting Services
To guide and provide consistent, comprehensive and compassionate end of life care that is readily accessible to individuals, families and caregivers in the setting of their choice throughout the greater Huntsville area.
Everyone is entitled to live and die with dignity and comfort surrounded by loved ones, and assisted by compassionate and caring persons of their choice.
THANK YOU TO THE ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION FOR AWARDING HOSPICE HUNTSVILLE A RESILIENT COMMUNITIES GRANT IN 2021 THAT PROVIDED CRITICAL FUNDS TO HELP US ADAPT OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TO VIRTUAL PLATFORMS- SO WE COULD BE TOGETHER WHILE STAYING APART.