Circle of Care Campaign

Because our community deserves professional, compassionate care at end of life.

To help furnish and finish Hospice, please consider making a donation through our Donor Catalogue.

Give to the Circle of Care Campaign

For more than 33 years, the Hospice Society has been a vital health care partner in our community. Through your support, you have allowed us to be there for individuals and families at a time when they need us most. Because you give, so can we.


Now it is time for us to expand our reach, and we need your help to complete the circle of care. The establishment of a Hospice Residence in Cape Breton will provide a home-like setting for those who are unable to be at home at end of life. Here, a vital kind of healthcare is provided—encompassing the best end-of-life care models from around the globe.


Your donation will have a profound impact on so many in our community – today and into the future.

Make a difference. Give today.

There are many ways you can give to support the Circle of Care Campaign:

Join us for one of our events to raise awareness about the Hospice Society and support the Circle of Care Campaign.


Interested learning more and getting involved.

Contact Alicia MacIntosh, Campaign Assistant at 902-562-0662


Facts & Figures

  • The Hospice Palliative Care Society, thanks to generous community donations, has supported patients, families, staff and volunteers for 35 years.
  • In 2020, 993 patients were referred to the Palliative Care Service.
  • On average, there are 200 or more patients in the Palliative Care Service at any given time.
  • Of the 759 patients who died in the Service last year, 289 of them died on the An Cala Palliative Care Unit and almost 241 died at home. The remaining died in acute care beds. In the future, patients in this situation could spend their final days in the Hospice Residence.
  • The Society supports individuals and families with whatever is needed to ease the end of life journey. From 2008-2020, over $2 million was provided for things such as medical equipment, transportation or much-needed household items.
  • The Service and The Society work collaboratively to meet the unique needs of patients and families.
  • According to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, when asked, most people have indicated that they would prefer to die at home in the presence of loved ones, yet almost 70% of Canadian deaths occur in a hospital.
  • A Hospice offers a home-like, non-institutional, warm environment for patients and families facing end-of-life when remaining at home or medical intervention in hospital is no longer an option.
  • More than 80 volunteers in Sydney, North Sydney and Glace Bay provide comfort and care support to Palliative Care Patients and their families in the form of baking, flower arrangements, conversation and personal interaction.
  • The An Cala Palliative Care Unit was created for pain management and symptom control. That need continues to exist, however the Unit has more often than not been serving as an end of life hospice. The Hospice Residence will create a more appropriate environment for patients and families.

Palliative Care is currently provided in the home, in long term care and in hospital
… and soon in the Hospice Residence.

Media Release

Hospice Palliative Care Society launches its Circle of Care Campaign on June 24, 2019, raising funds for a new Hospice Residence.