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Free: "A Guide to Advance Care Planning"

Request your free copy of "A Guide to Advance Care Planning" by contacting Matt Blair at mblair@hpco.ca.

Free: "A Caregiver's Guide"

You can also request your free copy of "A Caregiver's Guide: A Handbook About End-of-Life Care" by contacting Matt Blair at mblair@hpco.ca.

Awards and Recognition

June Callwood Circle of Outstanding Volunteers (Information Form)

The June Callwood Award was established in 1994 by the Hospice Association of Ontario, now Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, to acknowledge and thank outstanding hospice volunteers throughout Ontario. The award was named in honour of the late June Callwood, the Award Patron, and long time advocate of hospice, community activist, author and recipient of the Order of Canada. June was a recipient of this award in 1995 and since then, 480 hospice volunteers have been inducted into the Circle of Outstanding Volunteers.

Volunteers are special people - a view strongly held by Ms. Callwood and expressed by her on many occasions, during interviews on TV and radio, remarks at annual conferences, and through her writing. Her book, Twelve Weeks in Spring, captured the spirit of hospice and emphasized the importance of the many and varied contributions of a team of volunteers. In all her years as a journalist, author, broadcaster and humanitarian, June Callwood's name became synonymous with integrity, talent and passion for social justice. She has touched the lives of generations of Canadians by giving that passion expression through her words and through her work in the service of those in need.

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Outstanding Philanthropist Award (Nomination Form)

This award is designed to recognize and show our appreciation for those individuals, families, corporations, foundations, and community and service organizations who best exemplify vision, financial support and dedication towards fostering the true spirit of hospice palliative care in Ontario.

While the financial support offered by these philanthropists is important to our cause, it is the encouragement and validation of our efforts that means so much to us as individuals. They are truly the "unsung heroes" of hospice palliative care in Ontario.

The Dorothy Ley Award of Excellence in Hospice Palliative Care (Nomination Form)

The late Dorothy Ley was one of Canada's first champions for quality care at the end-of-life. She brought a unique individuality to the field of hospice and palliative care, and maintained a highly visible and vocal presence during her distinguished career until her death in 1994. Dr. Ley was a pioneer and she broke new ground in fields of medicine and health care in general.

The Dorothy Ley Award of Excellence, established in 1996 by the Ontario Palliative Care Association, now Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, is a perennial reminder of her truly great legacy. The award is presented annually in recognition of an individual or team effort to advance and improve the quality of palliative and end-of-life care.

The Marilyn Lundy Hospice Palliative Care Award (Nomination Form)

Sponsored by The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario. This award honours Marilyn Lundy (RN, PHN), one of the pioneers in palliative home care nursing. She has provided great leadership and vision in community palliative care nursing with Saint Elizabeth Health Care and in having served on the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association's committees for the development of the norms of practice and the hospice palliative care nursing standards. Established in 2004 by the Ontario Palliative Care Association, now Hospice Palliative Care Ontario, the award is presented annually to a nurse in Ontario who has demonstrated excellence in knowledge and skills in palliative care nursing and being a role model for his or her peers.