Near North Palliative Care Network

A Special Thanks to:


Caisse Populaire North Bay limitée

North Bay & Area Community Foundation

IBM Canada Ltd

North Bay Cruisers

Dr. Ken Runciman

United Way Toronto

Knights of Columbus 1007

Rebuilt Resources Skills Development Inc.

Northern Business Solutions

Mac's Office Supplies

Moose FM North Bay 106.5

Ohana Wellness Centre

Aha Communications

Boyd Print and Design

Chevaliers De Colomb #12101

Chevaliers De Colomb #8163

Hillside Funeral Homes

KFM North Bay

IODE Dr. Herbert A. Bruce Chapter

Widdifield Lions Club

Bonfield and District Lions Club

Northern Business Solutions

Widdifield Lions Club

Northern Business Solutions

A&A Entertainment

Aggies Flowers

Bell Canada Employee Giving Program

BEAM Blue Sky Net

Sofa Communications

Saint Peter's Church

Chip Kean and 22 Wing Band

The McCubbin family

Richard Smith, NBRHC Pastoral Care Team, and Palliative Care Committee

Miranda Weingartner

Gen McRae

Cheryl Gates, Respiratory Technician

Darren Renaud

Carol Owens

Marilyn Weingartner

Heather McGuinty, Case Coordinator for the CCAC

Bev Charron

Oriana Webster, NBRHC Volunteer Coordinator

Steve Lamb, Aids Committee

The Rheaume Rochefort Family

Jeff Johnson at Cambrian Technical Services

Healing And Compassion In The Face Of Terminal Illness





Advance Care Planning is a process of reflection and communication. It is a time for you to reflect on your values and wishes, and to let people know what kind of health and personal care you would want in the future if you were unable to speak for yourself.

It means having discussions with family and friends, especially your Substitute Decision Maker – the person who will speak for you if you cannot speak for yourself. It may also include writing down your wishes, and talking with healthcare providers and financial or legal professionals (All credits to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, – Speaking Up Campaign).



The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association has a five-year plan with a primary goal to raise the awareness of Canadians about the importance of advance care planning and to equip them with the tools they need to effectively engage in the process.



Now here is where you and your families can become Champions for the Cause!

Challenge #1

Click on the following link (Ontario Version):  Advance Care Planning Quick Guide and Workbook

Speak Up! Start the conversation with your partner/spouse/parent or adult children about end-of-life care and Substitute Decision Making. Once the conversation happens, start on the workbook and make sure you put it in a safe place and your Substitute Decision Maker knows where to locate it. Know that there is a lot of additional information to assist you along the way.

Take a look at the following links:

What is Advance Care Planning?

Speaking Up! Resource Library

Challenge #2

Share this information with your friends, email contacts, friends and Facebook friends. Since you have completed your challenge, why not help others around you to “Start the Conversation”.

Challenge #3

Write to us at [email protected] and tell us how you “Started the Conversation” and how it went by April 30, 2016. We want to share your stories on social media to show others how it can be done.

Go out there and Speak Up!

Best Regards,

Your Near North Palliative Care Team


For more information about our services, call us: (705) 497-9239 – 1-800-287-9441
You can also fill our online Client Services Referral Form.

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Main Office:
St. Joseph Motherhouse
2025 Main Street West
North Bay, ON  P1B 2X6
Phone: (705) 497-9239
Fax: (705) 497-1039
08:30-16:30 Monday-Friday
(closed for lunch between 12:00-13:00)

Mattawa Office:
(705) 744-3771 Fax: (705) 744-2787
West Nipissing Office:
(705) 753-5771  |  Fax: (705) 753-6130