The journey faced by those suffering from a life-limiting illness can be the most difficult one they will ever have to cope with. We at Hazel Burns Hospice offer support to the terminally ill and their families on this most difficult journey by:
Providing emotional and physical support by Professional Staff
Counseling the individual, family, or Caregiver in coping with the challenges of ongoing changes and losses in daily living, dealing with the grieving process both the physical & emotional, as well as the mental impact before and after the death
The development of the skills needed for dealing with grief and loss
Offering Caregiver Support Groups, which provide compassionate peer support with an educational component given by Professionals in the Community
Collaboration with other service providers to ensure continuity of care
Advocacy for needed services offered by the Community
Respecting personal, cultural, religious beliefs, practices and values
We are committed to giving clients directed care, so they can maintain as much control as possible, keep their dignity and have a quality of life until death.
Hazel Burns Hospice does not require a fee for any of its services, which are provided to all terminally ill people regardless of age, status or Community.
Hazel Burns Hospice strives to empower those suffering from a life-limiting illness, and their families, to live better until they die.
The late Hazel Burns, RN, was a dedicated health care professional who exemplified compassion and caring throughout her lifetime. In 1991, to commemorate these deeds, her friends founded the Hazel Burns Hospice. We strive to embrace the standards of care set by her example.
The Founding Members of HBH: Fred Jennings, Jean Jennings, Tom Masdin, Irene Masdin, Ruth Sootheran, Jean Balfour, Joan Jackew, Dorothy Watts, Doreen Pettigrew and Kay Barkley.
Tom Masdin was our first Volunteer to visit a Client.
Hazel Burns Hospice can be found at:
2562 Eglinton Avenue West Suite #203 Toronto, ON M6M 1T4
Staff & Board of Directors
Karen Emsig, Executive Director. To contact Karen, click Here. Jo-Ann Leake, MSW, RSW, Case Manager Aaron Yukich, Coordinator of Volunteer Services
Board of Directors Officers: Frank White – President Julie Campbell – Vice President, Acting Secretary Jordan Levy - Treasurer Kathleen Reid - Secretary
Directors: Sandra Beattie Heather Hughes Sean Molloy Andrea Swinton Mark Gronsfelt