Making Moments Matter

Sixteen years ago our home opened in the heart of Burlington offering residential-based care to people in the last stages of their lives. Today Carpenter Hospice remains a place where residents and their loved ones can spend their final days as they wish, in a comfortable and peaceful environment surrounded by nature.  It is staffed by an incredibly dedicated team of healthcare professionals and community volunteers whose sole focus is to provide compassionate, quality care to meet residents’ needs.


Since opening, Carpenter Hospice’s services have expanded into our community with specialized programs for people dealing with grief or a life-limited illness.

At Carpenter Hospice, our philosophy is to Make Moments Matter – with an emphasis on living one’s final days, not dying.  Since opening our doors in 2002, Carpenter Hospice has become an important community palliative care resource for Burlington’s almost 200,000 residents. 

Our 10 bedroom hospice has welcomed more than 2,500 people who have given our staff and volunteers the privilege of being a part of their end-of-life journey. We also support people dealing with grief or a life-limiting illness by offering community-based services such as bereavement and supportive care, and a wellness program offering music therapy, yoga, massage and more.

All of our programs and services are offered at no cost. Carpenter Hospice is supported by more than 200 in-house volunteers, who dedicate more than 23,000 hours of time each year, and by the tremendous financial generosity of the Burlington community.

Carpenter Hospice was recently featured on TV Cogeco on “Burlington Matters” hosted by Mayor Rick Goldring. A copy of the episode can be viewed below: