Adding Life to Days…

Started 29 years ago, Hospice Toronto is Toronto’s first volunteer and community-based, not for profit, in-home hospice palliative care program.

Since 1988, Hospice Toronto has served 11,811 clients. By providing and advancing compassionate care and leadership in the volunteer-based, home hospice community, Hospice Toronto has become a recognized leader in providing high-quality, hospice care and support for people through all phases of their life-threatening illness, and their loved ones, at no charge.

We support Adding Life to Days through our In Home, Bereavement and Children’s Support Programs; Expressive Arts Therapy; Young Carers Program; and Advocacy & Consultation.

Looking for volunteer opportunities?

Find out when our next information session is taking place here

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Hospice Toronto gratefully receives funding from the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). The views expressed on this website are the views of Hospice Toronto and do not necessarily reflect those of the Toronto Central LHIN or the Government of Ontario.

Ways To Give

Adding life to days.

In 1988 at the Church of Holy Trinity in Toronto, a small and passionate group of people came together to care for Margaret Fraser, a friend and member of their community, by supporting her wish to die at home. These exemplary efforts were documented by June Callwood in her book Twelve Weeks in Spring. Margaret’s story is both the inspiration and seed of Hospice Toronto, as members of this initial Care Team went on to form Trinity Home Hospice: Toronto’s first not for profit, community and volunteer-based, in-home hospice palliative care program.

Different Ways To Give

What is the value of in-home hospice care?

In dedicating time and resources to determine the value of hospice care, we calculated that the cost of providing in-home hospice palliative care and support was $25 an hour.

Donor Bill of Rights

Hospice Toronto strictly adheres to The Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life.

Donate Your Old Vehicle

Are you thinking of selling or trading in your old vehicle? Why not DONATE it instead and have the proceeds support Hospice Toronto’s programs.

Other Ways to Give

Remember or Honor Someone You Love
Remembering and celebrating the life of a loved one is important to bereaved families. Make a donation to Hospice Toronto in memory of your loved one.

Leadership Giving

Share your values and become an engaged philanthropist for hospice and palliative care in Toronto by making a leadership gift of $1,000 or more to Hospice Toronto.

Legacy and Planned Giving

Since 1988, Hospice Toronto has trained volunteers to care for individuals who have chosen to die in their home. Help us continue our work by finding out how you can leave a bequest to Hospice Toronto.

Join Our Volunteer Team

Joining the Hospice Toronto team is an incredible and rewarding experience. Currently we have over 200 volunteers who support the organization in many capacities.

Welcome to the Talking Care radio show webpage!

Talking Care is a show about caregiving and some of the issues and decisions a caregiver may face while supporting a loved one or friend.

The show airs 10:30 am Sunday mornings on Murray Segal’s Sunday Showcase on Zoomer Radio AM740 in Toronto. The ten-minute segment is sponsored by Saint Elizabeth and Hospice Toronto.

Hospice Toronto works on a care team model, with the belief that teams of caregivers from different walks of life can best meet the needs of someone who chooses to die at home.