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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.

Nov 2021 | Hospice

Researchers invite patient priorities for psilocybin-assisted therapy studies

A research coalition including Victoria Hospice, TheraPsil, other clinicians, and end-of-life specialists is interested in generating evidence that explores the use of psilocybin in the compassionate treatment of end-of-life emotional distress. In this PRE-research study, we want to ensure future research activities reflect patient priorities and interests.

Nov 2021 | Hospice

No matter how old: Grief support for children and youth

If you are old enough to love, you are old enough to grieve. But no one, including children and youth, should have to grieve alone. Victoria Hospice recognizes the unique ways young people experience grief and loss on National Children’s Grief Awareness Day on November 18. “We want the community to know although the experience […]

Oct 2021 | Hospice

Potential New Site for Victoria Hospice

The Greater Victoria School District has entered into an agreement to potentially sell 1.9 acres of land south of Lansdowne Middle School to the Victoria Hospice Society for $2.5 million. The triangular-shaped property is adjacent to the south campus of Lansdowne Middle School, formerly Richmond Elementary School.