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Compassionate Caregiving

Promoting Mindful Self-Compassion Along the Caregiving Journey

For every person who is facing death, there are at least 5 other people intimately affected.

Unpaid (familial) caregivers represent a $4 billion per year cost savings to Canada's health care system.

Caregivers help with a multitude of tasks and take on various support roles, whether it’s helping in the home, dealing with the endless schedule of medical appointments, or trying to stay “tuned in”. Amidst all this, it’s understandable that people in caregiving roles often don’t find time to also take care of themselves. Home Hospice Association’s Compassionate Caregiving program is there to support, empower and educate those caring for people who are facing death.

About Compassionate Caregiving

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By identifying the common sources of caregiver stress, this program supports volunteer, familial and professional caregivers with culturally sensitive human connection. The goal is to reduce caregiver burnout and empathy fatigue as well as to mitigate stress-related work absenteeism.


The Compassionate Caregiving Program is offered free of charge to those who need it and to any organization interested in taking the lead of bringing Compassionate Caregiving to their community. 


Get involved

  • Become a Visiting Volunteer in your community and give energy-sustaining respite and invaluable support to primary caregivers.


  • Join our Compassionate Caregiving Program Team and help build the capacity of this program including volunteer engagement, community outreach, agency partnerships and financial sustainability.

  • Complete your Post Secondary Education as our Program Manager. Ideally suited for someone currently enrolled in a Social Worker, Social Service Worker or Community Worker Program.

Help us raise money for our Compassionate Caregiving program by joining our Moonlit Memory Walk, and celebrate the lives of parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and colleagues who have died. We also honour loved ones lost before, during, or after a pregnancy, the memory of pets that are no longer with us, and those who donated life-saving organs to others.

  • Have you identified a gap in how your community / agency / organization approaches support for those at the beginning of an illness journey? If the answer is yes, then we want to partner with you. Visit our Community Partnerships Page to learn more 


  • Support our fundraising efforts as a corporate or event sponsor and help us raise awareness of this important program.

How Compassionate Caregiving Helps

If you need support or would like to inquire about Compassionate Caregiving services in your area, please contact us at

Supporting caregivers is crucial for the well-being of those they care for. Your donation supports familial, volunteer, and dedicated professional caregivers giving comfort, companionship, and unwavering support, whether it's in the familiar surroundings of home, in a facility, or in the marginalized worlds of houseless and incarcerated populations.


Recognize the efforts of these invaluable individuals and help create a compassionate and sustainable caregiving ecosystem.


Our Partners

We are incredibly thankful for the meaningful collaboration and generous support of our partners:
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