Learning That You Have A Life-Threatening Illness Can Be Scary.

We Can Help.

Our services are provided in home, hospital, or long-term care facility settings by our professional staff and specially trained volunteers. All Hospice Volunteers submit to a rigorous screening process and receive 35-hours of professional training before they can provide direct support to a client.

 The majority of our services are designed for those who are in their final 12 to 18 months of life. 

All of our programs and services are offered free of charge to our clients and their families. 


Volunteer Visiting

Our Visiting Volunteers are highly skilled and provide quality support to clients dealing with serious illness and their families. Volunteers make weekly visits to their client’s home to provide emotional, practical and psycho-social support.  Hospice Volunteers are an integral and valued member of your healthcare team.

Day Away Program

A weekly program that offers the opportunity to participate in discussions and group activities that promotes a sense of well-being. The Day Away program is offered in Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge.


Volunteer Drivers available for medical appointments and hospice programs, for palliative clients enrolled with Hospice Waterloo Region.

Professional Counselling Services

For individuals and their family members coping with the affects of a life threatening-illness.

Complementary Therapies

Massage, therapeutic touch, reflexology, and reiki for those who would like help managing stress and anxiety, and increase their sense of well-being.

Volunteer Vigiling

Specialized volunteer support in the last 24 – 48 hours of life.  Contact Hospice Waterloo Region for more information.

Hair Salon Services

Volunteer hairstylists provide a wash, cut and style for clients and their caregivers in the privacy of our hair salon at the Gies Family Centre. Call for an appointment.

Legacy Activities

Legacy activities are a way for families to share special moments together when someone in the family has an advanced illness. These activities can provide an opportunity to reflect on the events and people that have made an impact on you or your family member’s life, and can be a powerful coping tool for those who are ill as well as their family and friends. For more information on legacy activities click here.

Learn More About Hospice Programs

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

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