Hospice Orillia relies on community donations for operational support of our programs and services.  Government funding covers a portion of our operating costs, but we rely on donations from our community to continue to run our programs.

We are only able to maintain our level and quality of services because of the generosity of our supporters – through their gifts and their volunteer activities. Collectively our community’s support enables us to deliver programs and services to all our clients and their families without cost.

Please see below for several opportunities to financially support the work of Hospice Orillia!

Hike for Hospice 2020!!

Date: October 1st – October 31st

Time: Your Choice

Location: Your Choice

Registration: NOW OPEN!!!

The annual Hike for Hospice is a nation-wide event that helps raise awareness and much-needed funds for hospice palliative care throughout Canada!

As a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic we have experienced a shift in what our normal was, and how it will be going forward. Local businesses and charitable organizations that we value and respect have been affected in ways we never imagined possible.  Many were unable to proceed with face-to-face events and have been exploring new virtual opportunities. The 2020 Hike for Hospice, originally scheduled for May 3, was no exception. In the early days of the pandemic we made the difficult decision to put this annual event on hold. After much consideration, we are now choosing to move forward with a “virtual” hike, and we hope you will consider participating!

The Hike for Hospice is integral for us because it enhances our sense of community, increases awareness of Hospice Palliative Care, and raises much-needed funds.  100% of the proceeds stay in the Orillia area by directly supporting the services offered by Hospice Orillia and Mariposa House Hospice. These organizations work together to provide services across the continuum of hospice palliative care, from diagnosis through end-of-life, including bereavement support for surviving loved ones.

While we are saddened that we cannot gather as a group this year, we are excited to present a new option for those who wish to participate in this annual tradition. This year, rather than hosting the Hike for Hospice on a single day, we will be inviting individuals and organizations to participate throughout the month of October. Your Hike for Hospice can take you to Scout’s Valley, Grants Woods, the waterfront, your garden, or to your favourite hiking trail. The possibilities are endless. You can even hike on multiple days if you choose! Participants can register online at www.bit.ly/H4HOrillia and are invited to post photos on social media using the hashtag #H4HOrillia.

This year the funds raised will go to support both Mariposa House Hospice and Hospice Orillia; helping to ensure that more people in Orillia and our surrounding communities receive the care and support they wish for when experiencing illness, death and grief. 100% of the funds we raise will contribute directly to hospice palliative care services in our area.

Documents to assist with your fundraising efforts:

Registration NOW OPEN!!!!

Third Party Events are fundraisers held on behalf of Hospice Orillia, but organized and run independently. We are grateful to the businesses, service clubs, organizations and families that donate the proceeds of these events to us. Third party events help to not only generate revenue for Hospice Orillia but also to raise public awareness of the role the Hospice Orillia plays in providing practical, emotional and spiritual support to those in our community coping with advanced illness, death and bereavement.

Although Hospice Orillia encourages third-party fundraising events, we require that events submit a third-party event registration form.  Hospice Orillia maintains the right to decline events.  This is an important safeguard in preserving the integrity of our charitable status, name and reputation as well as our commitment to our donors.  When you are ready with your plan, please fill out our third party event registration form and return either via email or regular mail.

Thank you for your interest in fundraising in support of Hospice Orillia!

Some of these Events include:

  • Golf Tournaments
  • Fashion Shows
  • Game Nights
  • Concerts
  • Competitions & Recreational Activities where participants solicit pledges
  • Barbecues
  • Galas and Dances
  • Local Talent Nights
  • Spa Parties

If you are interested in becoming a Hospice Orillia fundraising volunteer or if you are hosting an event that you would like to donate the proceeds to Hospice Orillia, please contact us.