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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Did you know we've been spreading love through chocolate HUGs since Valentine's Day, 2012?Thanks to the folks at the Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop, who created these delicious chocolate HUGs for us ten years ago, we have a fundraising event — including milk, dark and white chocolates — that we look forward to sharing with our community every year!To order chocolate HUGs for you and your loved ones this year, here's what you need to know:• $2 per chocolate• Phone (902) 893-3265 or email info@cehhospice.org with your order• Deadline for large orders (delivered before Valentine's Day): Friday, February 4• Local delivery may be available by phoning (902) 893-3265 for more details!• Your donation will support the important child and youth grief programs at the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society#throwback #tbt ... See MoreSee Less
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CONGRATULATIONS to this week’s winner ofour 2021/22 Bucket List Lotto $1000 draw: Liz Johnson!Our next draw will be on Wednesday February 2nd, 2022 .What's on your Bucket List? ... See MoreSee Less
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On Blue Monday, we want to remind you that, especially during this particularly challenging time of year, it's okay to not be okay.Though our office is currently closed to the public, we have resources available on-site and online and we will point you in the right direction if you need support.If you would like to arrange to send someone a chocolate HUG to tell them you are thinking of them between now and Valentine's Day — while supporting our child and youth grief programs — please reach out.Contact us:(902) 893-3265 | info@cehhospice.org | www.cehhospice.org/grief-bereavementOutdoor photo: "Hank's Ball" Kiwanis Park, February 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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Give someone a reason to smile with a chocolate HUG and the benefits may be more than you realize:1. Let someone you love know you’re thinking of them during a time of collective grief2. Support the important child and youth grief programs — including our children's book resource library — at the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society3. Enjoy delicious chocolate lovingly made by Sweet Spot Chocolate ShopHere’s how you can get involved:• Place an order for our chocolate HUGs (available in dark, milk or white chocolate. Just $2 per chocolate) – (902) 893-3265 or info@cehhospice.org. Note: Deadline to receive large orders before Valentine's Day delivery is Friday, February 4. Local delivery is available by phoning (902) 893-3265.• Feel free to share our post on social media, encourage your friends and colleagues to place their own orders and support a great cause!• Stay tuned for a Facebook live reading of “Hank’s Ball: A Kids Book About Grief," followed by a Q&A with local authors Sam Madore and Joey Schurman…"Any time you're feeling down, you can try to think about all of the times that make you smile." ... See MoreSee Less
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Colchester East Hants Hospice Society
For the safety of our clients and team, our office will be closed to the general public as COVID 19 cases remain high in our area. We value our community and will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on the temporary closure.Please feel free to reach out to our team at (902) 893-3265 or info@cehhospice.org and we will help in any way that we can.For grief resources, please visit our website: cehhospice.org/grief-bereavement/. ... 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.

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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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