Huron Shores Hospice receives additional one-time funding


Huron Shores Hospice is receiving an additional $70,100 from the Ontario government. This additional one-time funding represents a 66% increase from the previous year bringing the 2023-24 and 2024-25 funding total to $175,100.

(L) Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson and Hospice Chair Carol Rencheck

“Family members in this community can take comfort in knowing that the province of Ontario recognizes the exemplary service Huron Shores Hospice offers. Huron Shores Hospice continues to provide the very best when it comes to end-of-life care for loved ones,” said Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce.

“To address growing pressures and increase access to high-quality palliative care, the Ontario government is providing one-time, multi-year funding to support existing and sustain residential hospice capacity through increased operational funding for existing Ministry-approved beds.

Our government values Huron Shores Hospice’s efforts and we want to ensure certainty so the hospice can look forward, with confidence, and continue to provide important palliative services to the community,” added Thompson.

Cathy Herbert, Executive Director of Huron Shores Hospice, said “We are very grateful to the Ontario government for their unwavering investment in hospice care. We appreciate the government’s recognition of the mounting inflation pressures and cost increases for clinical services that are impacting our budget. This increase

demonstrates the government’s understanding of the importance of hospice services in our community. We would like to thank Minister Thompson for tirelessly advocating on our behalf, and assure the government that their additional support will enable us to continue providing exceptional hospice care to those needing our services.”

Huron Shores Hospice is a charitable not-for-profit, volunteer-driven, community-funded residential hospice, providing free quality end-of-life care, at no cost, to residents of Saugeen Shores, Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss and surrounding areas. Huron Shores Hospice also provides free programs for Grief Recovery, End-of-Life Doula services, Death Cafes and End-of-Life Planning workshops.