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HOSPICE HUNTSVILLE

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IMPACT REPORT 2022
 
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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.

Rebecca Ellerson

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,

 

Gordon Schakelaar

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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.

Financial Wellness

Give a Simple Way to Donate

Give Options for Donating

Give Results

Give Thanks

Give Financial Oversight

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Connect our Team

Connect with our Community

Connect our Families

Connect Virtually 

Programs and services

We Lead

We Partner

We Respond

We Include

Team Culture

High Quality People

High Quality Performance

High Quality Work Environment

integration

Integrated in our Community

Integrated in our Health Care System

Integrated in our Geography

TESTIMONIALS

'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

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Hospice huntsville provides high quality, person-centred care at the end of life

Hospice Residence

Visiting

Hospice

Services

Grief +

Bereavement Services

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ALGONQUIN GRACE

  • Five in-patient beds for end of life care 

  • 24/7 care provided by skilled physicians, nurses and personal support workers

  • High quality symptom management and supportive care in a home-like environment

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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

Comforting Hands
Comforting

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

TESTIMONIALS

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

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Way Lem
-registered nurse-

Completed the Grief Training for Healthcare Professionals through the Canadian Virtual Hospice

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John Brenciaglia 
-Visiting Volunteer-

Recipient of June Callwood Award 2022

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Sarah Stevenson-Hicks
-Personal Support Worker-

Completed Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education (CAPCE) course

40%

of operating costs are funded by

The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

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The remaining

60%

must be secured through donations and fundraising efforts

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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

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Hospice Harvest Fest
2022

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!

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THIRD PARTY EVENTS

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Third party events are a core element of our fundraising.  Individuals, families and organizations have continued to create unique ways to raise necessary funds and awareness in support of Hospice Huntsville in 2022. Thank you!

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Thank you to Hunter's Bay Radio for hosting our Radiothon in 2022
 

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SANDHILL NURSERY
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! 

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VOLUNTEERING AT HOSPICE

VOLUNTEERING AT HOSPICE

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-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

  • Excellent organization

  • 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.

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Provided in-patient care for 98 residents at Algonquin Grace

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 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

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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

TESTIMONIALS

'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

event sponsors

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Signature Sponsor

GOld sponsors
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silver sponsors
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Bronze sponsors
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LD Business Management and Consulting Services

Our mission

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.

Our vision

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.

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