Hospice Peterborough is committed to raising awareness about hospice palliative care in the community.
Contact us for a workshop or seminar that will suit your organization’s needs.
Talking About What We Don’t Get a Chance to Talk About:
The Hospice Peterborough DIEalogues
What if we lived in a culture that celebrated life by talking openly about death and dying?
Join us for an evening of interactive conversation about death, dying and our experiencing of this. In a safe comfortable environment, you will be guided through an evening of thoughtful dialogue that will help shape your thoughts, values and beliefs. You will have the chance to explore and clarify your ideas and thoughts while listening to others do the same. This is a place where the uniqueness of each person’s space will be honoured and the sharing of this together valued.
The Hospice Peterborough DIEalogues – 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: The Mount Community Centre, 1545 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, ON, K9J 5N3
Thursday February 15: The Journey of Dying with David Kennedy and friends
Thursday March 15: The Challenges of Communication with Paula Greenwood and friends
There is no charge to attend the DIEalogues.
For more information and to register, please email
or call 705-742-4042
Hospice palliative care. Caring for the whole person. Improved quality of life. Enhanced comfort. At Hospice Peterborough, individuals and families living with or affected by life-threatening illness and grief realize they are not alone. show less
The Hospice Peterborough library has books and other resources on topics related to life-threatening illness, end-of-life care, death & dying and grief. We also have information specifically for children and youth.
Library services are offered free of charge to residents of all ages living in the City and County of Peterborough. Books and other materials can be checked out in person at Hospice Peterborough. It just takes a few minutes to set up a membership account.
There is No Playbook on How to Be with Pain
and Live with a Loss…and It’s Ok.
A book review of Megan Divine’s ‘It’s OK That You’re Not OK:
Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand.’
By: Anne-Marie Peters, Grief and Wellness Coordinator,
Informational Booklets and Handouts
The following are credible non-profit organizations, mainly located within Canada that offer relevant web-based information for people living with life-threatening illness, caregivers and people who are grieving.
Canadian Cancer Society
Prevention and screening information and links to popular programs such as Wheels of Hope – a driving program supporting clients to get to cancer-related medical appointments. Peer support is also offered along with a discussion board where people with cancer can connect.
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)
The national voice for palliative care in Canada.
Cancer Care Ontario
Cancer Care Ontario has excellent resources for people living with cancer and evidence-based tools for health practitioners.
Free personal protected websites allow users to post about their health and create request lists which define what they need and allow family and friends to help without having to constantly ask what they can do.
Central East Healthline
Designed by the Central East Local Health Integrated Network (CE LHIN) for health care professionals and people living in the CE LHIN, This site offers accurate, up-to-date information about health services.
Hospice Palliative Care Ontario
The provincial association of hospices and palliative care providers that Hospice Peterborough belongs to.
Established by the Caregiver’s Network this Canadian social networking site is designed to support caregivers.
Living My Culture
Canadian website developed by Virtual Hospice where people from various cultures share their stories and wisdom about living with serious illness, end of life and grief.
Canadian resource developed by Virtual Hospice to help people understand and work through grief.
My Grief Now
Helping grief make sense…one story at a time.
Pallium is a Canadian organization with online education resources. Pallium also produces the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook and facilitates delivery of courses across the country such as LEAP (Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care).
Speak Up (Advance Care Planning)
Resources for developing an Advance Care Plan and for health professionals to promote advance care planning. Ensure you click on the Ontario-specific resources because some of the legislation for advance care plans is province-specific.
Toronto University Health Network
Helpful guidelines on using the Internet to find information
about your health.
Information for people living with a palliative diagnosis, family and professional caregivers; includes discussion forums, videos for family caregivers on how to provide care and evidence-based tools for health professionals.