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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This week's Bucket List Lotto winner are Matthew and Meggi Rutherford!CONGRATULATIONS!Stay tuned for our next winner on March 10th!What's on your Bucket List? ... See MoreSee Less
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This week's Bucket List Lotto winners are Matthew and Meggie Rutherford!CONGRATULATIONS!Stay tuned for our next winner on March 10th!What's on your Bucket List? ... See MoreSee Less
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Here are just a few of the boxes of chocolate HUGs being picked up at Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop on Friday.We are forever grateful to the support of our community on initiatives like this one. THANK YOU!You can still order individual HUGs (in small quantities) at our office or at Totally Local in downtown Truro between now and Valentine's Day! ... See MoreSee Less
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The chocolates are coming, the chocolates are coming! Today (February 5) is the LAST DAY to order large quantities of chocolate HUGs for Valentine’s Day delivery!* Reach out to place an order. $2 each; available in dark, milk or white chocolate and lovingly made by Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop — (902) 893-3265 or info@cehhospice.org. *Some delivery restrictions may apply ... See MoreSee Less
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Colchester East Hants Hospice Society
The deadline to order your chocolate HUGs is fast approaching. Reach out by Friday, February 5 to order for Valentine's Day delivery.*Here’s how you can help the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society show some love throughout our community, while raising funds for our grief programs and services:1. Reach out to place an order for our chocolate HUGs – $2 each; available in dark, milk or white chocolate and lovingly made by Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop – (902) 893-3265 or info@cehhospice.org.*Some delivery restrictions may apply2. Share our post on social media, encourage your friends and colleagues to place their own orders and support our cause.We could all use a hug this Valentine's Day and we are making it easy to share a HUG with someone you love...📸: @lolaaugustine ... See MoreSee Less
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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/

If there was ever a time for a HUG, this is it. With our friend, @sherfitch, we are asking you to share a photo of you with your painted Hospice HUG to send a virtual HUG to those who need it in our community.

Tag us @cehhospice + use the hashtag #hugforhospice

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