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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.

Volunteer Training

Client Service Volunteers are required to complete Core Concepts in Hospice Palliative Care offered by PalCare. Core 1 is a 33 hour program that provides a basic introduction to hospice and palliative care for professionals, volunteers and caregivers. Participants will learn about, discuss and participate in modules which include: personal perspectives, communication skills, infection control and delegated acts, spirituality, grief and bereavement, pain and symptom management, family dynamics, culture and ethics, caregiver support and advanced care planning. All sessions must be completed in order to receive your certificate.  There is also a self-learn online option offered by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO). Please contact the coordinator of volunteer services for registration details for both PalCare and HPCO. 

Core Concepts Level One Training Topics

PalCare offers the training four times a year (spring, summer, fall & winter).
For upcoming training dates, visit PalCare’s website:

Event & Awareness Volunteers and Administrative Volunteers  will receive training specific to their positions, however it is strongly recommended that all volunteers participate in PalCare Core Concepts in Hospice Palliative Care training  to better understand some of the challenges our client population come face to face with.

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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.