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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.

Welcome to Doane House Hospice

a division of Better Living Health and Community Services
serving the communities of
north Aurora, Bradford, East Gwillimbury and Newmarket.

Doane House Hospice promotes living every moment, and offers individuals diagnosed with a life threatening illness, compassion, support and hope.

Our programs and services are designed to support the individual by meeting their emotional, spiritual and physical needs. This gives the individual the ability to make the right decisions for their care, through being able to navigate the system, access the right care at the right time, and help support their family and friends through caregiver relief and bereavement.

Doane House Hospice is a volunteer based organisation and part of an interdisciplinary team that works towards helping our clients live life to the fullest with dignity, hope and comfort. 

Doane House Hospice Virtual Tour

Update about Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Hospice Programs

Better Living, Margaret Bahen Hospice and Doane House Hospice have established an emergency management committee and is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation.  We are following the advice of  health authorities in order to ensure the safety of our clients, staff, volunteers and visitors.

As a result, Doane House Hospice has been offering a variety of programs and services virtually to our existing clients. This includes 1:1 telephone counseling and wellness checks, as well as  on-line programs including yoga, mindfulness, caregiver support groups.  Please note, our services are available to all in our community. For more information on how we can support you during these challenging times call 905-967-0259


To learn more about our  current VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

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For up-to-date information and resources regarding COVID-19 click this York Region link.



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Join us for our Virtual Hike For Hospice

May 21st-31st, 2021
Presented By Bazil Developments INC.

Participate in our Virtual Hike for Hospice 2021 to honour a loved one by hiking in their honour, while involving your friends and family, and show your support for the important programs and services offered through your local hospice.

Create or join a team and get active for a minimum of 30 minutes from May 21st – May 31st, 2021.

For more information and to register - CLICK HERE!

Our TEE OFF for HOSPICE golf event is back in 2021!

Grab your golf clubs and get ready to #GolfYourWay in support of Doane House Hospice!

For more information on HOW to REGISTER, purchase your VOUCHER or review our #GolfYourWay SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE - click HERE 

or visit our EVENTS and/or EVENT SPONSORSHIP pages.

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Philosophy of Hospice

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

Featured Art From the

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.