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

Events and Fundraisers

Location: Virtual

Ticket Price: FREE

Welcome to the inaugural Palliative Care Winter Conference 2023! This year, we bring you a bigger and better conference, as a result of the collaboration between the Northern Ontario School of Medicine NOSM-SPC and the NNPCN-PCIEF Nipissing sub-region.

While this conference is virtual, we will be setting up hub sites (connected by OTN and WebEX), in communities where registrants indicate that they would like to gather in-person with other local community members participating in the conference. Please be sure to indicate your interest in this option during your registration.

This conference welcomes international and local northern Ontario speakers who will present on recognizing burnout and post-covid PTSD, the impact of the pandemic on palliative care, the global health framework for palliative care, and the primary care approach to palliative care in northern Ontario.

For full details and signup, please visit

Location: Online

Ticket Price:

The NNPCN is hosting its first-ever 50/50 raffle – Hospice Heroes!

Tickets are available at

This raffle will be ongoing – if it’s currently unavailable, that means we are in the process of starting up again!

Location: Kiwanis Band Shell North Bay Waterfront

Ticket Price: Donations: $35 for one butterfly, $100 for 4 butterflies

WHEN: Saturday, July 08th, 2023 – 11 AM TO 2 PM
WHERE: Kiwanis Band Shell, Waterfront, Memorial Drive, North Bay ON, P1A 1T6

Every year, the Near North Palliative Care Network organizes an open-air event to celebrate the life and memory of your loved ones. Participants have the opportunity to sponsor a butterfly and release it in honour and memory of a loved one who has passed away. The butterflies are delivered in especially tailored packages. These dark and cool conditions keep the butterflies in a comfortable resting state until the day of the release. Once the package is opened, the natural heat and light will awaken these sleeping beauties and inspire them to take flight. The event also includes musical performances, fabulous draw prizes, and a BBQ!

For a donation of $35, you get one butterfly For a donation of $100, you get four butterflies.

To reserve your butterflies:

Phone: 705-497-9239

E-mail: [email protected]

Visit: NNPCN Office at St. Joseph’s Motherhouse 2025 Main Street West. North Bay, ON, P1B2X6

To donate, click here to visit our event page:

To release your butterflies, please attend and find your envelope at our volunteer registration tables. The envelope has sticker in it which you place on your outfit; when we distribute the butterflies, your stickers will tell us how many butterflies to give you! 

Location: North Bay Museum

Ticket Price: FREE to register or walk!

The Monster March puts a fun twist on the standard walkathon, being North Bay’s only charity Trick-or-Treat! The Near North Palliative Care Network is proud to host this original event on October 21st at the North Bay Museum. Whether you form a team or walk alone, you can dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and join us for a 3km walk from the Museum to Lee Park. You can collect goodies while you walk and enjoy family-fun activities! We will have special prizes for fundraisers who gather lots of pledges, and a costume contest. All funds raised will go directly to helping the NNPCN in its mission to fight senior isolation and support palliative and bereavement needs in the community. Register today for free and help raise money for our cause! to register!

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