Explore local support resources near you

Whether you are suffering physically or mentally, there are ways to get help. Learn more about the local resources and support services available where you live.

The team at Dying With Dignity Canada has compiled a list of palliative and end-of-life care resources and support services in every province and territory to assist you and your loved ones, no matter your current stage of health. 

Reminder: If you have specific questions about your end-of-life care, please contact your health care provider. If you do not have a health care provider, feel free to contact Dying With Dignity Canada’s free-to-use Support Program by emailing support@dyingwithdignity.ca or by calling us toll-free at 1-844-395-3640. 

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National resources

Community support groups  

Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health 

Tel: 289-846-5383 

Email: ccsmh@secretariatcentral.com 

Carer’s Canada 

Tel: 905-567-7373 

Community Deathcare Canada 

Living My Culture 

Health care 

Alzheimer's Society of Canada 

Tel: 416-488-8772 

Toll Free: 1-800-616-8816 

Email: info@alzheimer.ca  

Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association 

Canadian Pain Society 

Tel: 1-416-642-6379 

Chronic Pain Association of Canada 

Mental health  

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention 

Tel: 613-702-4446 

Canadian Mental Health Association (National) 

Tel: 416-646-5557 

Email: info@cmha.ca 

Crisis Services Canada 

Crisis Line: 1-833-456-4566  

SMS: 45645 

eMentalHealth 

Hope for Wellness Hotline 

Toll Free 1-855-242-3310 

Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research 

Psychology Today 

Theravive 

Other end-of-life groups  

Bridge C-14 

Canadian Cancer Society 

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer 

End of Life Doula Association of Canada 

End-of-Life Law & Policy in Canada 

Email: info@endoflifedoulaassociation.org 

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada 

Speak Up: Advance Care Planning 

Palliative care 

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association 

Tel: 613-241-3663 

Toll Free: 1-800-668-2785 

Canadian Virtual Hospice 

CHPCA’s Canadian Directory of Hospice Palliative Care Services 

Pallium Canada 

Tel: 1-833-888-5327 

Email: info@pallium.ca 


British Columbia

For health advice and information, call Health Link at 811. The service is available 24/7, with services offered in English and translations available in more than 130 languages. If you are unable to dial 811, you can reach Health Link by calling 1-604-215-8110. Deaf and hearing-impaired residents can access Health Link by dialing 711. For more information about HealthLink BC, visit HealthLinkBC.ca 

Bereavement services 

BCBH - BC Bereavement Helpline 

Tel: 604-738-9950 

Toll Free: 1-877-779-2223 

Email: contact@bcbh.ca 

Victoria Hospice 

Tel: 250-519-3040 

Email: Hospice.Bereavement@viha.ca 

Community support groups 

Family Caregivers of BC 

Support Line: 1-877-520-3267 

Tel: 250-384-0408 

Disability support services  

Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) 

Health care 

BC Cancer: Palliative Care and Hospice Website Resources 

BC Health Link 

Toll Free: 8-1-1 (in BC) 

No CPR Order 

Patient Care Quality Offices    

Other end-of-life groups 

BC End-Of-Life Companions 

BC Ministry of Health Guide to Advance Care Planning 

First Nations Health Authority: Home and community care 

Tel: 604-693-6500  

Toll-free: 1-866-913-0033 

LGBT End-of-Life Resource Inventory 

Nidus 

Email: info@nidus.ca 

Palliative care 

BC Centre for Palliative Care 

Tel: 604-553-4866 

Email: office@bc-cpc.ca 

BC government’s page on end-of-life care 

BC Hospice and Palliative Care Association 

Tel: 604-267-7024 

Toll Free: 1-877-410-6297 

Email: office@bchpca.org 

BC Palliative Care Benefits program – Information for patients (PDF) 

Have questions about whether or not you qualify for the program? Visit www.gov.bc.ca/pharmacare or call Health Insurance BC: 

From the Lower Mainland, call 604 683-7151 

From the rest of B.C., call 1 800 663-7100 

Providence Health: Senior Services 

Regional contacts 

Fraser Health

Home Health Service Line: 1-855-412-2121 (Trained staff are available to take your call seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific time. Translation services are also available.) 

More information: 

Fraser Health’s webpage on hospice palliative care 

Interior Health 

Interior Health's directory of facilities that offer palliative care 

Interior Health’s webpage on palliative and end-of-life care 

Palliative Journey Resource Guide (PDF) 

Island Health

Phone: 250-370-8699 or 1-877-370-8699 (toll-free) 

Email: info@viha.ca 

Island Health’s webpage on end-of-life, hospice, and palliative services 

Island Health’s webpage on end-of-life care and hospice 

Victoria Hospice 

Phone: 250-370-8715 

Northern Health

Northern Health’s webpage on end-of-life care/palliative care 

Home Health 

Contact the Home Health/Community Services Office nearest you to learn more about accessing home and community care services 

Provincial Health Services Authority

BC Cancer’s Pain & Symptom Management/Palliative Care service 

BC Children’s Hospital Palliative Care 

To use this service, contact the Canuck Place intake coordinator by calling 604-731-4847 or emailing intake@canuckplace.org 

BC Renal Agency’s Palliative Care 

For general inquiries, call 604-875-7340 or email bcpra@bcpra.ca 

Vancouver Coastal Health

Access lines for home and community care services: 

North Shore: Phone: 604-986-7111 

Richmond: Phone: 604-278-3361 

Vancouver: 604-263-7377 

Access lines for hospice palliative care: 

North Shore: Phone: 604-984-3131 

Richmond: Phone: 604-278-3361 

Vancouver: Phone: 604-263-7255 

Vancouver Coastal Health’s webpage on hospice palliative care 


Alberta

For health advice and information, call Health Link at 811. The service is available 24/7Learn more about Health Link here. 

Bereavement services 

Alberta Bereavement Directory 

Alberta Health Services 

Pilgrims Hospice (Grief Services) 

Tel: 780-413-9801 

Disability support services 

Bridge to Care 

Tel: 1-780-591-1000 

Toll Free: 1-800-717-5536 

The Voice of Albertans with Disabilities (Edmonton) 

Tel: 780-488-9088 

Community support groups 

Inform Alberta 

Supports for Seniors 

Health care 

Alberta Health Services Chronic Pain Directory 

Mental health 

Mental Health Help Line 

Toll Free: 1-877-303-2642 

Palliative care 

Alberta Health Services 

Email: palliative.care@ahs.ca (This email is monitored Monday to Friday, except on statutory holidays. AHS will do its best to respond within two business days. Note: Please do not send any personal or health information by email.) 

AHS palliative care webpage, including a list of palliative care service locations 

New clients are advised to call Continuing Care Access Centre on its toll-free intake line at 1-855-371-4122 on weekdays from 8:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mountain time, and on weekends from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mountain time. 

Government of Alberta palliative and end-of-life care webpage  

Edmonton Zone Palliative Care Program 

For general inquiries, Tel: 780-735-7834 

Email info.ezpcp@ahs.ca 

To refer a patient, please call Community Care Access at 780-496-1300 or visit the patient referral page 

Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association 


Saskatchewan

For professional health advice or mental health support, call HealthLine at 811. The service is available 24/7, with services offered in English and translations available in more than 100 languages. If you are unable to dial 811, you can reach HealthLine by calling 1-877-800-0002. Deaf and hearing-impaired residents can access HealthLine by using the SaskTel Relay Operator service at 1-800-855-1155. 

Bereavement services 

Bereavement Services (Regina) 

Community support groups 

Seniors Services 

Tel: 306-787-4594 

Email: saskhubs@gov.sk.ca 

SK Emergency/Crisis Hotines 

Health care 

Cider House (Saskatoon) 

Email: hello@saskatoonciderhouse.org 

Disability support services 

Health Services for People with Disabilities 

Mental health 

Provincial Health Care Facilities directory 

Wellness Support Response Line 

Tel: 1-306-421-1871 

Other end-of-life groups 

SaskatoonCareHomes.ca 

Tel: 306-787-7239 

Email: info@health.gov.sk.ca 

Palliative care 

Saskatchewan Hospice Palliative Care Association 

Regional palliative care contacts 

Full regional palliative care contact list (PDF) 

Saskatchewan Health Authority 

Government of Saskatchewan palliative care drug program  

Tel: 306-787-3317 

Toll-free: 1-800-667-7581 


Manitoba

For health information, you can contact Health Links – Info Santé, a provincial telephone health information line available to all Manitobans. Bilingual registered nurses are available to take your call 24/7 at 204-788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9257. Learn more about Health Links – Info Santé. 

Bereavement services 

Palliative Manitoba 

Tel: 204-889-8525 

Health care 

Disability and Health Supports Unit 

Tel: 204-945-4393 

Toll Free: 1-877-587-6224 

Health Sciences Centre Pain Management Centre 

Tel: 204-787-3018 

Mental health 

Conexus Counselling 

Tel: 204-275-1045 

Email: info@conexuscounselling.ca 

Manitoba Suicide Prevention & Support Line 

Toll free: 1-877-435-7170 

Mental Health Manitoba 

Other end-of-life groups  

SharedHealth Manitoba 

Tel: 204-926-1380 

Toll-free: 1-844-891-1825 

Email: maid@sharedhealthmb.ca 

Regional contacts 

Interlake Eastern 

Tammie-Lee Rogowski, Clinical Team Manager, Regional Palliative Care Program 

Office phone: 204-785-7756 

Cell phone: 204-485-0253 

Email: trogowski@ierha.ca 

Other resources: 

Interlake Eastern’s webpage on palliative care 

After Death Happens – A Resource Guide (PDF) 

Southern Health-Santé Sud 

You can ask for palliative care services by completing a referral, or by calling Southern Health’s Regional Director – Seniors & Palliative Care at 204-388-2032. 

More information: 

Southern Health’s webpage on palliative care/end of life 

Southern Health’s palliative care/end-of-life resources and information page 

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority 

WRHA Palliative Care Program phone: 204-237-2400 

More information: 

WRHA Palliative Care Program 

WRHA's palliative care information for patients and families 

Northern Health 

Flin Flon & Area: 

Alison Desjarlais, Palliative Care Coordinator 204-687-9351 
  

The Pas & Area: 

Jana Harmes, Palliative Care Coordinator 204-623-9661 
  

Thompson & Area: 

Erin Crofford, Palliative Care Coordinator 204-778-1450 
  

Northern Health’s webpage on palliative care services 

Prairie Mountain Health 

List of Prairie Mountain Health Palliative Care contacts 

Other resources: 

Prairie Mountain Health webpage on palliative care 

Prairie Mountain Health Palliative Care Program Brochure (PDF) 

A Caregiver’s Guide: A Handbook about End-of-Life Care (PDF) 

Guide des proches aidants: Un manuel sur les soins de fin de vie (PDF) 


Ontario

For general health advice or information, you can call Telehealth Ontario toll-free at 1-866-797-0000 or toll-free TTY at 1-866-797-0007. Learn more about Telehealth Ontario. 

Bereavement services 

Bereaved Families of Ontario 

Community support groups  

Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County 

Tel: 613-224-1400 

Email: info@ottawarenfrew.alzhimeront.org 

Home & Community Care 

Seniors for Seniors (Spectrum Health Care) 

Tel: 905-276-1140 

Toll Free: 1-844-422-7399 

Email: info@seniorsforseniors.ca 

The Ontario Caregiver Organization 

Helpline: 1-833-416-2273 

Toronto Seniors Helpline 

Tel: 416-217-2077 

Toll Free: 1-877-621-2077 

Health care 

Ontario Chronic Pain Clinics 

Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre    

The Healthline 

Mental health 

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 

Champlain Regional MAID Network (Eastern Ontario) 

ConnexOntario 

Tel: 1-866-531-2600 

Other end-of-life groups 

Trillium Gift of Life Network 

Palliative care 

Cancer Care Ontario’s Palliative Care Toolkit for Aboriginal Communities 

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario 

For information on specific hospice palliative care services in your community, please call 416-979-9779 or toll-free 1-800-349-3111 and dial extension 28. The Information Line is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. If calling after hours, please leave a message. 

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care webpage on palliative and end-of-life care 

Palliative and end-of-life care: Q&A 

Palliative Care Toolkit for Indigenous Communities 


Quebec

Community Support Groups 

AMI-Quebec Resource List 

Tel: 514-486-1448 

Toll Free: 1-877-303-0264 

Email: info@amiquebec.org 

La Maison Monbourquette (Montreal) 

Tel: 514 894-8981 

Email: info@fondationmonbourquette.com 

Disability support services 

Office des personnes handicapées du Québec (OPHQ) 

Toll Free: 1-800-567-1465 

Email: aide@ophq.gouv.qc.ca 

Health care 

Neurotherapy Montreal 

Tel: 514-481-7867 

Email: info@neuromtl.com 

Mental health 

Suicide Action Montréal (SAM) 

Toll Free: 1-866-277-3553 

Other end-of-life groups 

L’Association Quebecoise Pour Le Droit De Mourir Dans La Dignite 

Palliative care 

Association québécoise de soins palliatifs (available in French only) 

Government of Quebec: Palliative care 

L'Association Quebecoise de soins palliatifs 

Quebec Health and Social Services: Regional sites (available in French only) 


New Brunswick

The Government of New Brunswick’s Extra-Mural Program, also known as the “hospital without walls,” is the province’s home healthcare program. It offers end-of-life care. 

Tel: 506-457-4800 (general inquiries) 

Community support groups 

Captial Region Support Groups 

Tel: 506-458-1803 

Email: office@crmhaa.ca  

New Brunswick Community Services Database 

Tel: 1-877-322-4636 

Toll Free: 506-633-4636 

Email: natalia@sjhdc.ca 

Seniors Help Line 

Toll Free: 1-855-550-0552 

Email: seniors@gnb.ca 

Disability support services 

NB Social Development - Disability Services 

Health care 

Atlantic Pain Services Guide 

Tel: 506-388-1694 

Mental health 

Community Mental Health Resources 

Other end-of-life groups 

Vitalité Health Network - Spiritual Care 

Palliative care 

New Brunswick Hospice Palliative Care Association 

Regional contacts 

Horizon Health Network

Webpage on palliative care, including a list of facilities and programs offering palliative care 

Vitalité Health Network 

Tel: 506-544-2133 or toll-free 1-888-472-2220 (general inquiries) 

Email: info@vitalitenb.ca 

Webpage on end-of-life care 


Nova Scotia

For health information, you can call 811, 24/7. 811 provides services in more than 125 different languages. If you are unable to reach the service by dialing 811, you may still access the service by calling 1-866-770-7763 from a telephone registered in Nova Scotia only. 

Bereavement services 

Caregivers Nova Scotia 

Toll Free: 1-877-488-7390 

Email: Info@CaregiversNS.org 

Community support groups 

NS Intake Service 

Toll Free: 1-855-922-1122 

Self-Help Connection 

Tel: 902-466-2011 

Toll-Free: 1-844-466-2011 

Disability support services 

Disability Support Program 

Health care 

NS Chronic Pain Services 

Mental health 

Canadian Mental Health Association NS Division 

Tel: 902-466-6600 

Toll Free: 1-877-466-6606 

Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team 

Tel: 902-429-8167 

Toll Free: 1-888-429-8167 

Nova Scotia Health 

Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167 

Intake: 1-855-922-1122 

Palliative care 

Government of Nova Scotia continuing care webpage, palliative home care 

To apply for palliative home care, call Continuing Care at 1-800-225-7225 

Nova Scotia Health Authority palliative care webpage (includes a contact list for palliative care programs and services) 

Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association 


Prince Edward Island

For general health information, dial 811 or dial 711 (TTY) if you are hearing impaired. A registered nurse is available 24 hours a day. If you are unable to reach the service by dialing 811, you may access the service by calling 1-866-770-7724 from a telephone registered in Prince Edward Island only. 

Bereavement services 

Hospice PEI - Grief Support 

Toll Free: 1-844-954-7433 

Disability support services 

AccessAbility Supports 

Toll Free: 1-877-569-0546 

Health care 

Atlantic Therapeutic Touch Network 

Email: info@atlanticttn.com 

Managing Chronic Illness 

Mental health 

Family Service PEI 

Palliative care  

Health PEI Palliative Care Program

Health PEI Provincial Palliative Care Centre 

Tel: 902-368-4781 

Email: palliativeadmin@ihis.org 

Home Care Offices 

Souris: 902-687-7096 

Montague: 902-838-0786 

Charlottetown: 902-368-4790 

Summerside: 902-888-8440 

O’Leary: 902-859-8730 

Hospice PEI 

Tel: 902-368-4498 

Email: hpca@hospicepei.ca 


Newfoundland and Labrador

For general health information, dial 811 

Community support groups 

Connections for Seniors 

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Long-term Care and Community Support Services 

Health and Community Services - Seniors 

Seniors Newfoundland 

Tel: 709-737-2333 

Toll Free: 1-800-563-5599 

Email: info@seniorsnl.ca 

Disability support services 

Coalition of Persons with Disabilities 

Tel: 709-722-7011 

Email: info@codnl.ca 

Health and Community Services - Disabilities 

Health care 

Alzheimer Society NL 

Tel: 709-576-0608 

Toll Free: (877) 776-0608 

Email: info@alzheimernl.ca 

Mental health 

Health and Community Services - Mental Health 

Tel: 709-729-3089 

Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line 

Toll Free: 1-888-737-4668 

Tel: 709-737-4668 

Other end-of-life groups 

NL Provincial Organ/Tissue Donor Program: 

Tel: 709-777-6600 

Toll Free 1-877-640-1110 

Regional contacts 

Eastern Health Authority 

Local home and community care coordinators: 

St. John’s and Surrounding Area– 709-752-4942 

Burin and Bonavista Peninsula – 709-759-3354 

Rural Avalon – 709-759-3354 

Eastern Health webpage on palliative care at home and in the community 

Central Regional Health Authority 

Regional Palliative Care Consultants: 

Phone: 709-489-4703 

Central Regional Health webpage on palliative and end-of-life care, including additional contacts and resources 

Western Regional Health Authority 

Regional Intake Coordinator for Palliative and End-of-Life Care office: 

Phone: 709-637-2429 

Email: palliativecareprogram@westernhealth.nl.ca 

Western Regional Health’s webpage on palliative and end-of-life care 

Labrador Grenfell Regional Health Authority 

List of telephone numbers for general inquiries 


Yukon

Community support groups 

Women's Chronic Disease and Chronic Pain Support Group 

Yukon Caregiver Support Group 

Toll Free: 1-866-456-3838 

Disability support services 

Chronic Disease Program 

Tel: 867-667-5092 

Toll Free: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5092 

Mental health 

CMHA-Yukon - Free Counselling Services 

Tel: 867-668-6429 (to book an appt) 

Second Opinion Society (Whitehorse) 

Tel: 867-667-2037 

Yukon Counselling Services 

Tel: 867-456-3838 (residents of Whitehorse) 

Toll Free: 1-866-456-3838 

Yukon Distress and Support Line 

1-800-563-0808 

Palliative care 

Hospice Yukon Society 

Tel: 867-667-7429 

Email: info@hospiceyukon.net 

Palliative Care Resource Team 

Tel: 867-393-8639 

Email: palliativecare@gov.yk.ca 

Yukon Health and Social Services: Palliative care program 

Individuals living with a life-limiting illness who wish to improve or maintain their quality of life may refer themselves for palliative care services, or have someone else call on their behalf. For more information visit the Palliative Care page or call 867-456-6807 | Toll-free in the Yukon: 1 (800) 861-0408, extension 6807. 


Northwest Territories

Bereavement services 

Grief & Loss, Trauma Counsellor Northwest Territories 

Community support groups  

Seniors and Continuing Care Services 

Tel: 867-767-9030 

The NWT Caregivers Guide 

Disability support services 

GNWT Programs and Services for Persons with Disabilities Inventory 

Health care 

NWT Health & Social Services Directory 

NWT Seniors’ Society 

Toll Free: 1-800-661-0878 

Respite Services 

Email: inclusion@ykacl.ca 

Tel: 867-873-3560 

Mental health 

NWT Help Line 

Toll Free: 1-800-661-0844 

Palliative care 

Government of the Northwest Territories’ Health and Social Services Home and Community care 

Phone: 867-767-9030 

NWT Palliative Approach to Care 


Nunavut

Community support groups  

Cultural and Community-Based Programs 

Tel: 867-975-8400 

Toll Free: 1-800-667-2742 

Elder Support Line 

Toll Free: 1-866-684-5056 

Home and Community Care 

Tel: 867-975-5776 

Email: JColepaugh@gov.nu.ca 

Nunavut Tunngavik Programs 

Disability support services 

On Thin Ice Project 

Mental health 

Kamatsiaqut Helpline 

Tel: 867-979-3333 

Toll Free: 1-800-265-3333 

Palliative care 

Government of Nunavut Department of Health Home and Continuing Care 

Territorial Home and Continuing Care Program 

Tel: 867-975-5776 or 867-975-5709 

Email: LTC@gov.nu.ca 

Hospice Palliative Care of Nunavut 


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