The Near North Palliative Care Network is a registered charity in Northeastern Ontario, Canada, serving the area since 1987, for the last 35 years.
As the Volunteer Visiting Hospice of Nipissing/Parry Sound Districts, the organization provides one-stop services free of charge, face-to-face and online. Main Services: Palliative Care Visiting Hospice, Caregiver’s Respite and Support, Bereavement and Grief Support Sessions (individual and group), Training and Education for all aspects of ageing and end of life. During the COVID pandemic, also offering workshops, events, phone and teleconference visits to combat social isolation of seniors, especially those from vulnerable sectors.
Additionally, NNPCN runs the PCIEF Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Education Funding, providing the expenses with palliative care training and education to frontline healthcare staff in the Nipissing subregion. NNPCN is also the organizer of the local PCIEF Winter Conference for Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Education of frontline healthcare and professionals of the palliative care continuum.
NNPCN Main Office is in North Bay, ON, and Satellite Teams are in Sturgeon Falls (West Nipissing region), Mattawa Region, and Sundridge (Almaguin region). NNPCN is Accredited by HPCO Hospice Palliative Care Ontario.
Charitable Organization. B.N.: 892020884RR0001. Registration Date: 1995 April 01. $350K+/year, partially funded by Ontario Health Ministry, Canada. 10+ working Board Directors, 4+ staff, 4+ contracted outsources, 10+ Key Volunteer Leads, 30+ placements/year, 48+ key team players/year, 100+ trainees/volunteers in several locations, average of 3,500 clients/year. Population served and geographic area of operation: Nipissing District – 144,000 residents, 15,313 km2. Parry Sound District – 42,162 residents, 9,322.80 km2. Total of 24.6 Km2, 186,000 residents.
The Near North Palliative Care Network would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe of Nipissing First Nation on lands covered by the Robinson-Huron Treaty territory
To enhance the comfort, dignity, and quality of life of individuals with a terminal illness, and to offer bereavement support throughout the community.
Our Vision is that every resident of Northeastern Ontario can experience their end-of-life with dignity and comfort, pain-free, and with physical, psychological, social, and spiritual support provided to them wherever they may be living: in the hospital, in hospices, in long-term care facilities or at home.
We support a decentralized model of palliative caregiving, going to the client where the client is.
OUR CORE VALUES
We value each person as a unique individual with a right to respect and acceptance.
We value a quality of presence and caring that accepts people as they are and fosters healing and acceptance.
We value integrity and the promotion of the just use of resources entrusted to us for the enhancement of human life.
We value a work climate of mutual trust and harmony that enables healing, collaboration, and the fulfillment of human potential.
We value the quality of care, work-life balance, and ongoing education and training.
Individuals with a life-limiting illness, family, and caregivers are at the centre of care, compassionate listening, companioning, non-judgmental support, confidentiality, and professionalism.
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