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Hope and Healing Through Connection

DHH is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life through the provision of non-medical support for those affected by or caring for an individual with a life-threatening illness, as well as bereavement support.

About Us


25 YEARS SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY!

Did You Know?

  • Doane House Hospice was originally called Hospice Newmarket and was founded, in 1989, by a local resident whose goal was to help others in the community.

  • In the beginning, there were 38 volunteers helping 48 clients.

  • In 2001, thanks to the support of the Town of Newmarket and the Region of York, a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and monies raised in fundraising endeavors, the Doane homestead moved one block north to its current Yonge and Eagle St. location.

  • For the next 18 months, the efforts of volunteer labour from both individuals and corporations transformed our well-built Quaker building back to its former glory and Doane House Hospice was ‘born.’

  • Doane House Hospice was the first hospice in York Region to receive the Hospice Association of Ontario (HAO), Level One (2006) and Level Two (2007) certified accreditation through the HAO’s Visiting Home Hospice Volunteer Accreditation Program. Accreditation is a provincial benchmark for Ontario hospices and ensures the delivery of consistent, high quality volunteer hospice palliative care throughout Ontario.

  • In 2008, Doane House Hospice’s exceptional community service and leadership was recognized by the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce as the year’s Business Excellence Award winner in the Not for Profit category.

  • In 2011, with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Doane House Hospice, in collaboration with Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, George Brown College and other partners, led a collaborative called Bridging the Gap aimed at developing an online volunteer training module.

  • In 2014, we celebrate 25 YEARS OF HOPE, now 153 volunteers strong, supporting more than 600 clients and families.

SO MUCH to CELEBRATE!!!

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Our History 

In 1989, Charles Beer (MPP for York North) wrote: ‘Hospice Newmarket [is] a pioneer in community-based rather than hospital-based home care service for people suffering terminal illness who have chosen to die at home.  The hospice philosophy emphasizes life and living for the dying person and the family.’ Read more...


History of the House

The Seneca Doane House, designated both for historical and architectural interest, was originally located south of its current location, on the west side of Yonge Street and just north of Clearmeadow Boulevard in Newmarket.   Read more...


Our Mission, Vision & Values

We are dedicated to enhancing quality of life through the provision of non-medical support for those affected by or caring for an individual with a life-threatening illness. Read more...


Board of Directors

A ten person volunteer board oversees the governance, sets policy and has fudiciary responsibility of Doane House Hospice. Read more...


Our Funding

Thank you to the  generousity of our Donors, Corporate Event Sponsors, Community Partners and Individuals  who help us to continue to offer support to individuals and their families in our community from diagnosis to bereavement and beyond.   Read more...


Job Opportunities

Doane House Hospice is a dynamic non-profit organization in Newmarket dedicated to enhancing quality of life through the provision of non-medical support for those affected by or caring for an individual with a lifethreatening illness.   Read more...

 

 



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Help sustain the Art Therapy program by purchasing prints of some of the art created by the clients.

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Art Therapy Program

Art Therapy is a different approach to traditional talk therapy, where participants can use the art process to express thoughts and feelings they may not know how to otherwise express.