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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

A Compassionate Community

A residential hospice will offer an essential choice to individuals for whom dying at home is not an option and alleviate the pressures on acute-care resources.

Hospice Kingston’s THE TIME IS NOW Campaign has benefited greatly from the generosity of our community. Their commitment will support the living and the dying in our community and their families and friends have dignity, quality and meaning in their final days.

Please join those who have given so generously and help us take the next step in building Kingston’s first residential hospice.

Hospice Kingston’s Board of Directors Presents Cheque to Campaign Cabinet

On Wednesday June 22nd, at Hospice Kingston’s Annual General meeting, Hospice Kingston’s Board of Directors presented THE TIME IS NOW Campaign Cabinet with a cheque for $66,250 to help build Kingston’s first residential hospice.

“Hospice Kingston’s Board of Directors is dedicated to enhancing the services Hospice Kingston has provided since 1985 to include a residential hospice. We are very pleased to present our commitment to THE TIME IS NOW Capital Campaign and enthusiastic about creating a culture of strength, acceptance and support for the living and the dying in our community.”

Catherine Irwin-Gibson, Vice-Chair, Hospice Kingston’s Board of Directors

Saint Elizabeth Donates Proceeds From Golf Tournament

On Friday April 22nd, 2016, Saint Elizabeth presented the proceeds of its annual golf tournament to Hospice Kingston’s Campaign Cabinet. In 2015, the tournament raised $11,000 to help build Kingston’s first residential hospice.

“Our staff provides amazing end-of-life care and, through events like the golf tournament, also find special ways to make a difference in their community. We are very proud to support the vision and work of Hospice Kingston and we look forward to being a presenting sponsor of this year’s Larry Gibson Golf Classic.”

Nancy Lefebre, Chief Clinical Executive & Senior Vice President, Saint Elizabeth

THE TIME IS NOW Campaign Cabinet Donates $100,000

On Tuesday December 8th, 2015, Hospice Kingston’s THE TIME IS NOW Campaign Cabinet presented Hospice Kingston’s Board of Directors with a cheque for $100,000 to help build Kingston’s first residential hospice.

“It is an honour and a privilege to Chair Hospice Kingston’s THE TIME IS NOW Capital Campaign to build a residential hospice. I am very proud to be joined by a team of dedicated community leaders who share their compassion and commitment and have come together to leverage their support both through time and financially. As Chair of the Capital Campaign I can say, without hesitation, that the time is now to build a residential hospice for the people of Kingston and I am confident our community will join our Cabinet and give generously to build a new home with a human touch for the dying in our community.”

Peter Kingston, Campaign Chair, THE TIME IS NOW Campaign Cabinet

THE TIME IS NOW, Learn More

This is a remarkable time for Hospice Kingston. For over 30 years we have provided comfort, support and companionship to individuals and families living with a life-limiting illness or coping with grief and loss. We are proud of our past and determined about our future. We are realizing our long-term goal to establish Kingston’s first residential hospice.