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

ABOUT US: Mission, Vision and Core Values


The Near North Palliative Care Network is a registered charity in Northeastern Ontario, Canada, serving the area since 1987, for the last 36 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), friendly visits to socially isolated seniors aging in the community, Training and Education for all aspects of ageing and end of life. 

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.


Human Dignity

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.

Social Responsibility

We value integrity and the promotion of the just use of resources entrusted to us for the enhancement of human life.

Community Service

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.

Contact Us: we can get you the help you need.


Connect with us

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