Hospice Waterloo Region

Providing Comfort, Care, & Support

Do You Have

An Illness?

Learning that you have a life-threatening illness can be scary. We offer help for you and your family.

Are you

A Caregiver?

Caring for a someone who is coping with a life-threatening illness can be hard. You don’t need to do it alone.

Have You Lost

A Loved One?

If you are grieving a loss, we offer a variety of supports. We are here to help.

Enhancing services for people in our community

Recently, the Boards of Directors of Hospice Waterloo Region and Lisaard & Innisfree Hospice voted to explore the possibility of becoming one hospice organization that would serve the whole region. The goal of exploration is to determine whether together we would be able to further enhance services for people in our communities.

Get In Touch With Hospice

Do you have questions about Hospice Waterloo Region, our programs and services, or the hospice experience? Please contact us.  We’d be happy to speak with you.

Call Us Today At 519.743.4114

The Cook Family Residence

To Contact the Residence
Please Call 226-666-3547

The Cook Family Residence

To Contact the Residence
Please Call 226-666-3547

Events at Hospice Waterloo Region

Hospice Waterloo Region holds many activities throughout the year for those who are looking for support for themselves or their loved one (blue), community information and education (green) and fundraising events (yellow).

To view the full calendar of these activities, click the below link.

Current Month


24jul1:00 pm3:00 pmDeath CaféCandid Conversations About Death and Dying


01aug1:00 pm3:00 pmPainting for the Caregiver HeartFree Event for Caregivers

28aug1:00 pm3:00 pmDeath CaféCandid Conversations About Death and Dying

Launching the 2nd Annual #YODOContest

Hospice Waterloo Region would like to thank our Sponsors, volunteers, staff, and all attendees for making the 6th annual Handbags for Hospice a resounding success!

We are very pleased to share that, with your generous support, the event raised over $182K.

Looking forward to seeing you next year.

The Hospice Of Waterloo Region Experience

Hospice Waterloo Region holds as a core value that death is a natural conclusion of life and that hospice palliative care neither prolongs nor hastens a natural death. The model of care that is delivered by Hospice Waterloo Region is based on recognition that hospice palliative care is “Whole Person” care focused on supporting and improving the quality of life for persons who are living with or dying from advanced illness, and for those who are bereaved by the loss of a loved one.

“You matter because you are you – and you matter right to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.”

Dame Cicely Saunders

Nurse, Physician, Writer, and Founder of Hospice Movement

A New Hospice Palliative Care Centre And Residence In North Waterloo

The Gies Family Centre

Hospice Waterloo Region is located in North Waterloo, just off of University Avenue. The Gies Family Centre is a state-of-the-art facility that delivers integrated hospice palliative care services for the community and in the 11-bed Cook Family Residence.

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HWR Land Acknowledgement

We would like to acknowledge that Hospice of Waterloo Region is based on the ancestral and traditional territories of the Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-nah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho -deh-no-show-nee) and Attawandaron (At-ta-won-da-ron)/Neutral people.

Today, this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our important connection to this land where we live, learn and work.

As citizens, we have a responsibility for the stewardship of this land. We invite you to join in consideration of our collective role in the stewardship of Mother Earth and in the important process of reconciliation.

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Image: The medicine wheel given to Hospice Waterloo Region by the Indigenous community for our ground breaking ceremony, placed in the foundation of the new building.

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