AVIVA awards the hospice with $5000

The AVIVA grants have been awarded and the Nipissing Serenity Hospice is appreciative and pleased to accept a $5000 grant to go towards the construction of our new hospice, beginning in March next year. Final results are chosen by a committee but getting in front of that group is a team effort. Our hearts are filled with $1,000,000 worth of pride and appreciation for our volunteers, our supporters, and our wonderful community. Thank you for rallying to the call and supporting us in this effort.

Provincial Funding Announcement, December 13, 2017

Vic Fedelli, Matilde Bazinet, and John Fraser

MPP John Fraser visited North Bay to announce funding of $1.2 million for capital costs and $630 thousand annually for operating expenses for our new hospice from the Province. His touching speech reminded us that all of us will experience loss in our lives and that hospices are a wonderful way to make these last moments together into cherished memories.


Aviva Community Fund contest

Help Nipissing Serenity Hospice win $100,000.

We need YOUR support in reaching as many people as possible in a very short amount of time. We have an opportunity to win $100,000 for Nipissing Serenity Hospice in the national Aviva Community Fund contest.

Voting begins at 12:00PM today and runs from October 10-19, 2017.

Register to get your 18 votes per person. Cast all 18 votes at once or any time during the voting round!

Every vote counts, vote here.

Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors

Call for Nominations

Board of Directors – Nipissing Serenity Hospice

Nipissing Serenity Hospice has two director seats available for election.

If you are an individual who has an interest in Hospice Palliative Care and in furthering the Corporation’s purposes, applications are being accepted.

Directors serve a fixed term of three years. The director positions are renewable once by election at the AGM for a second and final three-year term.

If you are interested in joining the board, please email an Expression of Interest along with a current resume to chair@nipissingserenityhospice.ca attention Nominating Committee, no later than Monday, September 25th, 2017.

Donation from Local Author, Peggy Smith

We were honoured yesterday to receive a $2,500 donation from local author, Peggy Smith, from the sale of her first book.

Here is what Peggy had to say.  “I wrote my book “Three Score and Ten, What Then?” to help others. I wanted to provide information and promote awareness about long-term care. I feel we need to do a better job of caring for our ill and frail elders. When I had finished writing my book and was in the publishing process, I decided that I wanted to donate a large portion of the proceeds from my book to a good cause in honour of my parents, John and Mary Schmidt, who died in long-term care. When I heard about the Nipissing Serenity Hospice, I knew that it was the perfect choice; the money will stay local and will help people within the North Bay area. I feel honoured to be able to contribute to a facility that will provide love, compassion and care to so many.”

Accepting the donation are, left to right, Mathilde Bazinet, Chair of the Board; Author, Peggy Smith, and Volunteer Coordinator, Norma Brousseau.

Knox Callander United Church Donation

Thank you to Knox Callander United Church for the total donation of $8,656.48 toward Nipissing Serenity Hospice.

Don Clysdale and Karen Brophey made the donation to Mathilde Bazinet, Chair of the Board of Directors and to Jim Marmino, Vice-Chair of the Board.

… “the whole of Knox Callander United Church are very happy to be able to support this much-needed and worthy community project. The Nipissing Serenity Hospice will provide a valuable service in the years to come.”