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2021 #YODOContest: Winning Films

Watch the Winning #YODOContest FilmsHospice Waterloo Region (HWR) partnered with the Grand River Film Festival (GRFF) in 2020/2021 for the inaugural short-film competition — You Only Die Once: #YODOContest. This short film contest calls on filmmakers and storytellers...

Send Messages of Love and Hope

The community is invited to participate in Hands to HeartsWe all love to receive cards in the mail. And in this time of COVID, it feels even more important to reach out to residents of long-term care homes, the staff, and hospice patients, to brighten their day with a...

Supporting the LGBTQ2+ Community

Hospice Waterloo Region is proud to support Pride Month Hospice Waterloo Region (HWR) is proud to support members of the LGBTQ2+ community with programs delivered through specially trained staff and volunteers that ensure proper end of life supports for Rainbow...

Opening the Cook Family Residence

When I began working at Hospice Waterloo Region in September 2020, I walked in knowing that we were building — and opening — a 10-bed hospice in the middle of a pandemic. By Adrienne Barker, Residence Director of Care Opening a hospice under usual circumstances is a...

Announcing the #YODOContest Winners!

Announcing the Winners of Hospice Waterloo Region's Inaugural Short Film Contest, #YODOContestHospice Waterloo Region (HWR) is proud to announce the winners of the first-ever short film competition — You Only Die Once: #YODOContest. The films will be screened at the...

Meet the #YODOContest Participants

Meet the Filmmakers Participating in Hospice Waterloo Region's Inaugural Short Film Contest, #YODOContestYou Only Die Once: #YODOContest is about living well until you die. This short film contest, being hosted in partnership with the Grand River Film Festival, calls...

Conversation Cafés: Advance Care Planning

It's Never Too Late... Until It Is. What's Holding You Back? Let's Get This Conversation Started.Imagine you are lying in a hospital bed too ill or injured to make health care decisions for yourself. Who will make those decisions for you? What if your daughter doesn't...

Not Just a Building… It is a Home

Thank you for joining us at this very important moment in the history of Hospice Waterloo Region, at the opening of The Gies Family Centre ​When Hospice of Waterloo Region was first incorporated in 1993, our defining purpose was “to coordinate the provision of...

Don’t Forget to Register For Our Grand Opening!

We Can't Wait to Celebrate the Virtual Grand Opening of The Gies Family Centre!Presented by TIRECRAFTJoin Us!Building on our 26-year legacy of care, Hospice Waterloo Region is pleased to be hosting a virtual event to celebrate the grand opening of our new palliative...

Meet the #YODOContest Judges

Hospice Waterloo Region is pleased to announce the judges for our short film competition, You Only Die Once: #YODOContest.When Hospice Waterloo Region (HWR) launched its inaugural short-film contest – You Only Die Once: #YODOContest — this year in partnership with the...

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