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

Thursday, December 16, 2021

How to Cope with the Holidays When You Are Grieving

Are you concerned about getting through the upcoming holiday season? Participate in Victoria Hospice’s free workshop to learn tips to help you to develop practical strategies for dealing with grief during the holidays.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Church of St. Mary’s Concerts for the Season of Advent

The Church of St. Mary's is proud to present "Notes of Joy!" a series of classical musical concerts for the season of Advent, raising funds for Victoria Hospice Bereavement Services.

Friday, December 24, 2021

All That Glitters IX December 2 – December 24

The Avenue Gallery's highly-anticipated 9th annual fundraising exhibition in support of Victoria Hospice showcases the stunning wearable art created by some of the finest boutique jewellers in Canada.

News and Updates

Elan, Susan and grandson Felix
Nov 2021 | Hospice

“With each gift, I am honouring my mom and making compassionate end-of-life care possible for families like ours.”

Elan’s mom Susan spent four days in hospice after having received a devastating cancer diagnosis just ten months earlier. Elan’s gratitude for the care her family experienced is what inspired her to join our Gifts of Gratitude Fall Giving Campaign.

Nov 2021 | Hospice

Resounding generosity: $1M legacy donation from Olga Yakimovich

Victoria Hospice is pleased to announce a $1M donation from the estate of Olga Yakimovich, a leader in the local construction industry and a beloved mother and grandmother.

  • “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