Our Mission

Our team focuses on creating a safe and accessible space to understand and navigate grief and provide opportunities for individuals and families to talk about end of life. We advise that everyone plan for end of life, consider their wishes, and pursue quality of life each and every day.

Hospice Is…

Hospice is a building, a belief and an approach. It focuses on improving the quality of living and quality of dying of people and their families when facing, serious illness, death and grief. In Colchester East Hants, Hospice-Palliative Care strives to provide physical, psychological, social, spiritual and practical support. Hospice is a registered charity and 100% of our fundraising activity supports programs throughout our community.

Hospice Will


  • partner with palliative care and other community resources
  • be client driven
  • focus on key activities
  • be accessible throughout Colchester & East Hants
  • be leaders in End of Life in Nova Scotia
  • be sustainable

Our Values

  • We value the needs and wants as identified by the people we serve.
  • We appreciate the value of life and the natural process of death.
  • We recognize the need to address people and their families’ suffering, expectations, needs, hopes and fears while facing serious illness, death and grief.
  • We believe that all services need to be inclusive of the community and not limited by spiritual beliefs, gender, race or age.
  • We believe care is provided when the person and/or family is willing to accept it.
  • We believe that quality of life is defined by each person with which we work.
  • We believe that all relationships with other people (people requiring service, partners, colleagues) need to be based on respect and dignity for each other.
  • We believe that all people with whom we work have the right to privacy and confidentiality.
  • We believe that in developing healthy skills and attitudes to support those people dying in our communities, our communities will become stronger.

Our Guiding Principals

  • Client/Family Focused: Responsive to the people we serve.
  • High Quality: Clearly defined standards of practice, integrity, respect and compassion.
  • Safe and Effective: Clear policies and procedures to maintain safety and confidentiality all people.
  • Accessible: Services not limited by geography, age, gender, race or spiritual beliefs.
  • Adequately Resourced: People, funding, information, space, equipment available to meet the needs of the community.
  • Collaborative: Working together as a group and with community resources/partners.
  • Knowledge Based: People with have the information they need (staff, volunteers, people we serve).
  • Advocacy Based: Ongoing advocacy for quality services locally and provincially.
  • Research based: Practice is based on evidence and responsive to new knowledge.


Thank you so much to everyone who came out to help us light our outdoor angel tree tonight! If you missed it tonight, feel free to stop by the office to add your angel. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our tree got knocked down, we put it up again, you can't keep an angel tree down! Our angel painting and tree lighting is still on for this evening and we are looking forward to seeing you soon! ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is Giving Tuesday in Canada and we ask that you consider the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society and our “In Memory” and “In Honour” cards as you decide which local organization you will be supporting today, if you’re able. Please phone us at 902-893-3265 if you would like to make a donation in memory of someone close to you, someone you love or in honour of one of your loved ones.We have cards that we can send that will let that person know that a donation was made on their behalf. All in support of our grief programs and services.There are so many wonderful organizations in our community. We would be honoured to be your charity of choice this holiday season.#hospice #givingtuesdayca ... See MoreSee Less
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We have several events coming up this holiday season. Check out this poster for our schedule of events to find one near you. ... See MoreSee Less
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CONGRATULATIONS to this week's winner of our 2022-2023 Bucket List Lotto $1,000 draw! Kathryn MacLeod (Ticket #0410)What's on your Bucket List? ... See MoreSee Less
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Colchester East Hants Hospice Society is excited and extremely proud to introduce The HUG Centre! Our newest initiative will highlight our focus on offering hope and understanding for the grieving.

Much more to come, so stay tuned!

The third Tuesday in November marks the annual National Grief and Bereavement Day in Canada.

We are often asked what we do at Colchester East Hants Hospice Society so tomorrow, November 15th, we are looking forward to sharing some VERY exciting news with you!


Presale of our bucket list lotto tickets for 2021-2022 has started! 💛

Just $50 each for a chance to win $1,000 every two weeks for a whole year (starting in July)!

Only 1,000 tickets available, so get in while you can: info@cehhospice.org (902) 893-3265.


Today is @GivingTuesdayCa and we ask that you consider #Hospice and our “In Memory” and “In Honour” cards. Phone us at 902-893-3265 to make a donation in memory or in honour of one of your loved ones. All in support of our grief programs and services.

#hospice #givingtuesdayca

Join us as we chat with #TruroFamous Stacey Harrison, Executive Director of the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society.

Thursday, August 20
3:00 pm ADT
Facebook LIVE

Get your reminder here: https://www.facebook.com/LocalLoveTruro/videos/615368549401725/

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