New look, same heart: Dorothy Ley Hospice celebrates 35 years of care with refreshed logo, website and space

Our refreshed logo and website honour our past while evolving for the future of hospice palliative care.

Dorothy Ley Hospice turns 35 this year and is marking the milestone with a refreshed visual identity, simplified and accessible website, and revitalized hospice residence. These changes reflect the organization’s commitment to honouring its legacy as one of Ontario’s oldest and most established hospices while innovating and adapting to meet community needs and shape the future of hospice palliative care.

“We’ve accomplished so much in 35 years thanks to the legacy started by our founders and carried on by so many incredible volunteers, donors, staff and physicians who make up our community of care,” explains Donna Cansfield, Chair of the Board. “Our refreshed look and revitalized space are markers of that progress—but as we evolve and grow, we remain rooted in the same commitment to care that’s always driven our work.” 

Dorothy Ley Hospice logo

The new logo is a modernized version of the familiar hand and alder leaf design. It represents nurture and vitality, embodying the promise of hospice palliative care to support individuals and families in living well through serious illness, end-of-life, and loss.

The refreshed website focuses on accessibility and simplified access. Features include:

  • Streamlined referral process available on every page to connect individuals seeking support to the hospice’s Community Care Navigator
  • Resource section to provide easy access to guidance and information on palliative care, end-of-life or grief
  • Events calendar to showcase upcoming programs for clients and fundraising events in the community or through the hospice
  • Simplified pages for those seeking to understand the services
  • Detailed history page documenting the evolution of the organization

“We’re always looking for ways to reduce challenges for individuals and families who are coping with serious illness, end of life and grief,” explains Dipti Purbhoo, Executive Director. “The healthcare and social service systems are not always easy to navigate—we want people to feel a sense of calm and support when they connect with us. We’re working to reflect that commitment across all our communication channels.”

The updated logo and website launch as hospice staff and volunteers prepare to welcome residents and clients to the revitalized hospice centre at 220 Sherway Drive. All services provided at the hospice residence were temporarily moved to McCall Centre for Continuing Care, 140 Sherway Drive, in January. The renovation is expected to be complete in mid-June. It will increase capacity, provide additional comforts, and improve the quality and safety of care. It includes:

  • Upgrades to the two temporary hospice rooms providing 12 fully functional hospice rooms
  • New air conditioning system, an infection control isolation room, and an improved residential call response system
  • Enhanced care team station and locked medication preparation room
  • New family care suite and family shower room

Notes Purbhoo, “We are grateful to the Ministry of Health’s support of our renovations to expand access and improve the quality of residential hospice care. The success of our temporary relocation is a testament to our incredible team—our staff, volunteers, physician partners and, of course, our partners at Trillium Health Partners, Extendicare and Mississauga Halton Home and Community Support Services. We look forward to moving home and exploring the new space. This is a big year for Dorothy Ley Hospice.”

About Dorothy Ley Hospice

Dorothy Ley Hospice started as an ambitious desire of a small group of committed community members to provide compassionate end-of-life care to members of the community. We’ve grown into an award-winning, not-for-profit community and residential palliative care and bereavement support organization. We support individuals and families to live well through serious illness, end of life and loss. Our services are provided at no cost to individuals through the support of the government, the generosity of community members and corporate donors, and community grants. The Dorothy Ley Hospice team of dedicated palliative care physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers provide support and care for over 2,000 members of our community each and every year. Learn more at

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