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Annual report provides snapshot of local hospice network

'We are excited to build on the successes of this past year to meet the needs of the future,' official says
Amanda Tevelde, left, communications, fundraising and community relations specialist, and Ashley MacGregor, volunteer and program co-ordinator, attended the 2023 All Ontario AAC Regionals hosted by Northern Derby to help change the stigma surrounding death, dying, and the palliative approach to care.

The North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice Palliative Care Network (NSMHPCN) recently published its 2022-2023 Annual Report.

NSMHPCN provides a dedicated, compassionate, holistic palliative approach to care for all through a wide variety of programs offered throughout the north Simcoe-Muskoka region.

“As you read the report, you will take in some of the important work that was completed across the region by the NSMHPCN team. Everything from the continued delivery of hospice palliative care education, Hospice Orillia program, and the expansion of our grief and bereavement program are all highlighted,” says executive director Whitney Vowels.

“Whether you are a service provider, volunteer or client of NSMHPCN, thank you for being a part of our community. On behalf of our board of directors and dedicated team, we are excited to build on the successes of this past year to meet the needs of the future.”

While it is difficult to capture an entire year within one document, this report offers an overview of NSMHPCN’s activities for the 2022-2023 fiscal year, covering departmental highlights, service offerings, accolades and recognitions, and financial statements.

“This past year was a big year for our community as we returned to pre-COVID-19 activities and routines. We are excited to share that we welcomed four new directors to the NSMHPCN board of directors: Nicole Johnstone, Rosemary Petersen, Ryan Walsh and Quentin Evans, all of whom join the already established board going into the year ahead,” says Whitney Vowels.

“In addition, the team has set out a new set of strategic priorities and direction for the organization. While we continued to focus on delivering services and providing mentorship and hospice palliative care education, we also faced challenges that address current needs as a result of coming out of the global pandemic. Huge strides were made in 2022-2023 and will continue to be made as we journey through 2023-2024.”

The NSMHPCN board of directors reviewed and approved the 2022-2023 Annual Report at the June 26 annual general meeting. To view the 2022-2023 Annual Report, please visit Printed copies of the report may be requested by contacting Amanda Tevelde via email at [email protected] or by calling 705-325-0505, ext. 207.

For more information on the North Simcoe Muskoka Hospice Palliative Care Network, please visit; for information on the Hospice Orillia program of the NSMHPCN, please visit



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