Adding Life to Days…

Started 30 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.

What’s New & Upcoming Events

Hospice Toronto – Hidden Photo Exhibition

Photography by Max Alexander

Saturday, 14th September 2019 – Monday, 30th September

Location: Daniels Spectrum Artscape Hallway
Galleries – 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto

The exhibition will be available to the public during Daniel Spectrum operating hours

If you need more information or have questions about the exhibition, please contact Jenna Nelson at or 416 364 1666.

Hidden is a photographic portrait exhibition that brings viewers into the ‘hidden’ lives of Young Carers. A Young Carer is identified as an individual between the ages of five and 18 who is a caregiver for a family member with a chronic or life-threatening illness, disability, mental illness or addiction, or a language barrier.

Led by the Young Carers Program at Hospice Toronto and photographed by photographer, Max Alexander, this exhibition tells the story of Young Carers from across Ontario. Beside the portraits, you will read stories that will captivate your thoughts and shed light on the challenges and triumphs of these incredible young folks.

Hospice Toronto – There’s No Place Like Home Gala Event

“There’s No Place Like Home” Gala Event – Celebrating 30 Years of Caring – AGA Khan Museum.

Thursday, 12th September 2019

Thank you so much to our all of our Sponsors for their incredibly generous support in sponsoring our 30th Anniversary Gala.

Looking for rewarding volunteer opportunities?

Are you interested in a rewarding and meaningful volunteer experience? Learn more about our various volunteer opportunities!

Find out when our next information session is taking place here

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Our 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament

We had a wonderful day out at National Pines Golf Club, Innisfil, Ontario on 12th August, 2019 for our first Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Thank you to everyone who came out to play and to all the volunteers, sponsors and donors for helping to make this great event possible and for their continued support for Hospice Toronto.

Our Annual Hike for Hospice


Hospice for Homeless Opens in Toronto

Hospice Toronto is proud to be partnering with Saint Elizabeth Health Care and the Inner City Health Associates to create Journey Home Hospice, a new 10-bed hospice for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

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Ways To Give

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hospice Toronto gratefully receives funding from the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and Government of Ontario. 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. For a rough outline of our catchment area boundaries, please click here.