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July 2023

Welcome Home Hospice Association Community to our new newsletter format!! We hope you like it, and will feel inspired by all the amazing things that are happening at HHA thanks to all of you!

Keep reading for this month's exciting news, highlights, updates, and more!

Note from Tracey
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Earn a $25 fundraising credit for your Moonlit Memory Walk by clicking this link and answering the following question:

Out of the five reasons provided, which best describes your reason for joining the walk?

Book Review


“This is the perfect book to begin gentle conversations with children about loss, death and grief. As Bernadette processes the death of her pet tortoise the emotive illustrations and subtle lessons about how grief never goes away but lessens with time, is easier experienced with others than alone, and is a universal part of the human experience, present themselves in a perfect tone. As much as we sometimes wish we never had to explore these themes with our children, we inevitably will and this book will soothe the parent’s aching heart while it comforts the child.”

This Month's Events

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Virtual Monthly Drop-in Group

Aug. 3, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Via Google Meet

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Pawcasso's Studio

Aug. 12, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. EDT

Confederation Park, 

680 Waterfront Trail,

Hamilton, Ont.

From our Blog

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Self Care


Do you know that July 24 was International Self-Care Day?

Canadians spend 5.7 billion unpaid hours each year on caregiving, with many of them struggling to balance the demands of care and paid work, according to The Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence

It is the practice of individuals looking after their own health based on the knowledge and information available to them. It is a decision-making process that empowers individuals to look after their own health efficiently and conveniently, in collaboration with health and social care professionals as needed. – Global Self-Care Federation

A note from our CEO Tracey Robertson

Ahh, the lazy, hazy days of summer! June certainly was a hazy month with all of the wildfires raging throughout the country. I hope that all of our HHA family and followers are safe after a challenging month. 


And now here we are in July, and almost at the end of our 2022 – 2023 fiscal year. This is a month of reflection as we start to look at what we have accomplished, and where we want to go. Come September, we'll be especially focused on our community outreach and re-establishing our HHA Chapters.


Home Hospice Association was created to address the alarming reality that 84% of people living in Canada do not have equitable access to end-of-life care. Our Chapters and the relationships they help us form with community organizations and care agencies is our most promising way of making a dent in such a large number.  

2023 Moonlit Memory Walk

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After 3 years of Covid shutdown, the Moonlit Memory Walk is properly back - and WE NEED YOU!

This is our major annual fundraising event, bringing people and communities together to commemorate their loved ones who have died. All proceeds raised from this walk help to ensure that people across Canada have access to compassionate end-of-life care and support.

Please join us this year by participating in a walk, becoming a host in your area, or volunteering!

Event Highlight

Pawcasso's Studio
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Muddy Paws Wine Trail

It was great to meet all our budding canine artists and their people at this year's Muddy Paws Wine Trail  on June 24-25! We were very honored to have The Bello Project designated as the supported charity for this fun event that was enjoyed by wine lovers and their furry companions.

PAWcasso’s Studio is an important fundraising event for The Bello Project that also raises awareness for all our HHA programs - plus it’s a whole lot of fun! Check out the photos here.

If you love four-legged friends and want to become a part of PAWcasso’s Studio, consider volunteering to paint paws, canvases, or both!!

Project Update

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Community Partnerships

Community Partnerships are such an essential part of what we do at HHA, since it's by growing our relationships with partnering agencies that we’re able to mobilize the delivery of end-of-life care into multiple communities so efficiently.


That's why we're excited for you to check out our new Community Partnerships Page, and hope you'll also share it with any organizations or agencies in your community that you think we should be collaborating with. Thanks for helping us spread the word!

Team News

Join our Board!

This is a great opportunity to become a leader in your community and to deeply engage in finding solutions for the gaps in end-of-life care across Canada. If you are a big-picture thinker who is passionate about our mission and values, please consider joining HHA’s leadership by becoming a member of our Board of Directors.  To apply, you can reach out to our Board Member, Gail Malcolm (email: - she would love to hear from you! 

Meet our Changemaker: Carole Brule
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"Carole's unwavering dedication and passion make her an invaluable asset to HHA. We are incredibly fortunate to have her as part of our team."  - Tracey Robertson

Carole's favorite quote:

What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?

- George Eliot, Middlemarch 

Event Highligts
Project Updates
Team News
Month Events
SelfCare Tip
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