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About Hospice

The Hospice provides care at no cost in our two Hospice Residences (Windsor and Erie Shores/Leamington), through the Community Palliative Medicine Program and through our Wellness Programs and Services.

With only partial government funding, it has been through the generous support of our community that Hospice has become the first palliative hospice village in North America. Over time, our Hospice has adapted to meet the needs of the community, and continues to address the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families, now and into the future.

We respectfully acknowledge that the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Erie Shores Campus occupies the traditional, ancestral and contemporary lands of the Caldwell First Nation in Leamington. These are the original People of Pelee Island, Point Pelee, and what is now known as Southern Ontario.

Additionally, the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Windsor Campus occupies the traditional, ancestral and contemporary lands of Three Fires Confederacy (Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi). We acknowledge the land and the surrounding waters for sustaining us and we are committed to protecting and restoring these lands and waters from environmental degradation.

Mission, Vision,
& Values


Putting your needs at the centre of every interaction.


A specialized and recognized team delivering memorable care.


  • Compassion – We believe in the palliative experience and we wrap our arms around clients, families and caregivers
  • Support – We are there for our clients, meeting them wherever they are
  • Respect – We have respect for our clients, our volunteers, our donors, our partners and each other
  • Inclusiveness – We honour diversity and believe in equity for all
  • Accountability – We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of quality, transparency, stewardship and governance
  • Trust – We build and maintain trust through our expertise and integrity with our partners, clients, and families

Strategic Priorities

  1. To be widely recognized as experts in palliative care.
  2. Improve our community’s understanding of Hospice Palliative Care, including how to access Hospice services.
  3. Ensure our team builds on current palliative care expertise through educational opportunities.
  4. To receive increased, sustainable funding for our core programs and services.
  5. Work closely with our partners to reduce gaps and redundancies in service offerings.
  6. Enhance our technology to support our own team, as well as our partners, clients and families.
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Our Team

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Career Opportunities

Strategic Plan

The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County Inc. is committed to ongoing strategic planning and quality improvement. Currently, the Board of Directors has established a strategic plan spanning years 2016 – 2021.

For more information about our strategic plan, please download a copy of the PDF guide below.

Our Hospice History

“If These Walls Could Talk”
Take a look at this virtual tour showcasing the basement of our Windsor Residence, and highlighting more than 40 years of Hospice history!

For a verbal description or walk through of the “If These Walls Could Talk” video, please contact our Hospice at 519.974.7100 or reception@thehospice.ca and our team would be happy to provide support.

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Hospice Style Guide

Click on the link below to view the official Hospice Style Guide.

The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County Inc. – 2022 Style Guide

Click on the links below to download the official Hospice Logos.

The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County Inc. – White Logo

The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County Inc. – Black Logo

The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County Inc. – Blue Logo