Stratford Perth Hospice Foundation



The Stratford Perth Hospice Foundation is dedicated to raising the funds needed to support the compassionate, end-of-life hospice care offered at Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth.

On July 3, 2019 the first resident moved into Rotary Hospice. Since that time, more than 318 individuals have been cared for by a team of dedicated clinical care staff members and volunteers. This number does not reflect those in their circle of care; the family and friends, or the families supported by the Community Volunteer program.

Rotary Hospice was designed as a ‘home away from home’ for those who will call it their final home. Each resident suite includes a hospital grade bed, queen-size sofa-bed for overnight guests, reclining chair, electric fireplace, mini-fridge, large screen tv with wi-fi, and a two-piece washroom. There is ample storage room, and space to display favourite family photos and other items. Floor to ceiling windows provide a calming view of nature and two paved courtyards allow the resident to spend quality time outdoors, whether simply enjoying the sunshine and fresh air or visiting with loved ones.

Volunteers are integral to Rotary Hospice. Their dedication and commitment support the care team, and ensure all those who enter our doors are met with kindness and compassion. A dedicated volunteer Board of Directors governs the Foundation, and their main focus is to secure contributions to support the hospice, foster relationships with donors, act as ambassadors in the community to raise awareness and understanding, and manage the contributions in a responsible and transparent manner ensuring the sustainability of both the building itself and all those who will call it their final home.

Our Impact

We will all experience the loss of a loved one. Choosing to leave a charitable donation in your will is the perfect way to let your care and compassion continue for years to come.

Leaving a gift to the Stratford Perth Hospice Foundation ensures that hospice services are available in our community at no cost to our residents and their family. That means your family and friends will have access to hospice palliative care when they need it most.

The impact of Rotary Hospice can best be told in the words of a grateful family member:

“Thank you for looking after all of us, not just our mother. Thank you for understanding so beautifully that we were there as a family and doing this together. Thank you for the baked goods and the puzzles, and for embracing our sense of humour and never making us feel like we were too loud, too happy, or too sad. Thank you for letting us be her children and not her caregivers. And, thank you for knowing that it was about living while she could, and not just about her dying. “

Learn more about Rotary Hospice and the services provided here.

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Like all hospice residences in Ontario, Rotary Hospice receives only partial funding from the government and that funding is restricted for direct clinical care costs only. This means that to cover the other operating expenses such as utility bills, groceries, building maintenance, training and administrative expenses, we must rely on the generosity of our community – people like you – to help raise approximately $950,000 a year.

Donations are vital to our ability to serve our residents, community clients, families, and caregivers at one of the most difficult times in their lives.

All provided at no cost to the resident.

To hear more about the impact your giving has on local families, and the role Rotary Hospice plays in end-of-life care, please visit the stories page on the website.

By leaving a gift in your will, you will help ensure Rotary Hospice continues to play an invaluable role for those in our area with a life-limiting illness, and those in their circle of care.

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