A Journey of Comfort and Celebration for

Lives Well Lived

Patients and Families

Through compassionate care and support, we help our patients experience the best quality of life possible. We support families through the caring of a loved one facing a life-limiting illness.

Bereavement Services

We offer grief and bereavement support by counsellors and trained volunteers for families and individuals, including children and teens.

Support during COVID-19

Learn more about how Victoria Hospice can support you during these challenging times.

Quality End-of-Life Care for All

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing life-limiting illness, death and bereavement through patient and family-centred care, education, research and advocacy.

300+
Volunteers on staff
50%
Annual operating costs funded by donations
1,572
Average home visits per year
18
In-patient beds

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Living with Grief: Adjusting to Life after Loss (in person)

A one-time, interactive workshop covering the basics of grief and mourning, and ways to cope for those who are bereaved following the death of a loved one.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Yoga for Grief

This 2-hour workshop will be facilitated by Victoria Hospice volunteer Colleen Tiltman, a certified yoga teacher, with the support of one of our bereavement counsellors.

Friday, October 14, 2022

Palliative Care Pharmacy Course

Thiss course, specially designed for pharmacists who work with palliative care patients, their families, health and community care nurses, and general practitioners, is developed in partnership between Victoria Hospice and Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria.

News and Updates

Aug 2022 | Hospice

Annual Report 2021-22

This year's Annual Report highlights the work our donors make possible. Generous donors provided $4.97M for essential hospice and palliative care on our Inpatient unit and in the community, and enabled us to meet the increasing need for bereavement services. Read more!

Sep 2022 | Hospice

The heart of dedication: retired physicians return to serve

Caring for people who are dying wasn’t simply a career for three Victoria physicians. For Gail Saiger, Manny Fritsch, and Tommy Connolly, it’s a lifelong dedicated practice. The retired physicians returned to the Victoria Hospice Inpatient Unit this spring in new roles that speak to their commitment to compassionate end-of-life care and the people served […]

Sep 2022 | Hospice

Palliative Care Pharmacy Program: next session runs Oct. 14

Winnipeg-based pharmacist Kristine Petrasko says taking the course last year has made her job a lot easier. “You definitely get your money’s worth. I learned so much and it increased my confidence in making recommendations to other practitioners.”

  • “Victoria Hospice is a beacon of light for patients, families and the general public in what could otherwise be a dark and treacherous journey.”
    D. Hutchings, CNS, End of Life Care
  • “Our family cannot thank you enough for the care you gave to our father. His final days were spent pain-free. He was at peace. We also thank you for the counselling our family received and for all the volunteers who so kindly devoted their time and assistance to Dad and our family. Bless you all.”
    The Bray Family
  • “Although the time my mother spent under your care was brief, the difference you made is tremendous. Thank you for the care you provided her, and for the honest guidance you provided my family.”
    The Shier Family

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