About The Dorothy Ley Hospice
Founded in 1990, The Dorothy Ley Hospice is a volunteer-based community service organization offering compassionate care to people living with the challenges of a life-limiting illness or loss. Our programs meet their physical, emotional, spiritual and psychosocial needs, helping them to live life to the fullest. Our services are provided at no cost to the individual thanks to the generosity of our donors and community partners.
With our Residential Program, we offer 24-hour care in a home-like environment. The Palliative Care Centre has 12 private care suites and serves between 190 and 240 individuals a year. The Residential Program offers individual-centered end-of-life care that focuses on quality of life through holistic pain and symptom management and support. Care plans are developed for each individual based on his/her needs,
hopes and goals.
The Dorothy Ley Hospice and the communities we serve are located on the traditional lands of several Indigenous nations: the Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Métis, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
The territory is governed by Treaty 13 and the Dish With One Spoon Covenant, which is an ongoing peace agreement between many Indigenous nations to share the land, taking no more than is needed, leaving enough for others, and taking care of the land for generations to come.
We acknowledge all who have been displaced by generations of international colonialism and are grateful for the Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are with us today, those who have gone before us and the youth that inspire us for tomorrow.