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

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  • 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.

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We are grateful to be working with Truro Parks Recreation Culture Town of TruroColchester East Hants Community Health Boards to choose one of the featured movies for the 2022 Summer Movies in Victoria Park!Hope to see you on Friday, August 19th!If you or anyone you know has any questions or is looking for grief support, please reach out to us at (902) 893-3265 or questions@cehhospice.org 🌻🎬 The Truro Parks Recreation and Culture Department has been working with local organizations to choose the featured movies for the 2022 Summer Movies in Victoria Park.For our 2nd movie night (August 19th) we have the movie 𝐔𝐩.This movie feature was chosen by the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society. The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society chose the movie 'Up' for a number of reasons. It reminds us of the relationships we have with each other and that sometimes we can lose sight of the things we have and the people around us until they are gone. The story is about our emotions and grief but also about love, compassion and making sure every day counts!The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society provides grief programs and services using a family centered model to their communities of Colchester and East Hants.Town of Truro Colchester East Hants Community Health Boards ... See MoreSee Less
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Our team was grateful to be part of these events the past two weekends!Thank you so much for the support! ... See MoreSee Less
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Here are some photos from last weekend's Rock the Hub!Thank you so much for your support of our grief programs and services and see you this weekend at Country Rocks the Hub 💛 ... See MoreSee Less
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We are excited for this weekend!Watch for our team during the night or stop by our tent and we will see you soon 💛Colchester East Hants Hospice Society is our charitable partner again this year. Look for them each night with their 50/50 tickets and help support this important community support system. ... See MoreSee Less
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CONGRATULATIONS to our third winner of our 2022-2023 Bucket List Lotto $1,000 draw! James Faulkner (Ticket #0525)What's on your Bucket List? ... See MoreSee Less
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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.

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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
@cehhospice

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

"With no government funding, the hospice society relies heavily on fundraisers and donations... Harrison says this change has already allowed the team to put their focus back on developing programs and services."

https://hubnow.ca/colchester-east-hants-hospice-society-changes-bucket-list-fundraiser-due-to-pandemic-need-for-support-services/?fbclid=IwAR0fWiMoWyHDVdSoCiEipre27fv2s89GAa5l_dKvs35Z0IzzqfQ1HyG1zzg

As we head into the weekend, don’t forget to visit our website for access to our grief and bereavement resources.

Included, you'll find information on:

• Coping with Grief for Adults
• Coping with Grief for Kids
• Rituals from Home
• And more...

https://cehhospice.org/grief-bereavement/

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