Support Advancements in Palliative Care

As a Centre of Excellence, an essential part of our mission will be improving the delivery of palliative care through research and educational initiatives that benefit current and future generations in Burlington and other communities.

We will accomplish this by providing or supporting educational programs for the public, caregivers, primary care physicians, palliative care nurses, personal support workers, private nursing service agencies and families. And by mentoring other emerging hospices as well as undertaking research in such areas as developing best practices and outcome measures.

Recognizing the limitations in our funding, we will seek partnerships and special funding to leverage our educational and research efforts. While making a difference, these efforts will not compromise our primary goal of providing exemplary care and support to our residents, outreach program participants and their families.


  • Each year, invest between 1% and 3% of our total donations received from individuals and businesses in the community into palliative care education and research projects with defined outcomes and benefits for people in Burlington and beyond
  • Leverage our palliative care education and research efforts and resources through partnerships or collaborations with other service providers, educational institutions and experts, such as the LHIN, McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences
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