Hospice Halifax (formerly called the Hospice Society of Greater Halifax) started in 2001. In 2002, we established our first working and administrative board of directors. We received our charitable registration status on January 17, 2003. In 2010, we acquired Pryor House from Halifax Regional Municipality. This heritage property at 9 Spring Street in Bedford served as the operational base for our administration activities, community programs, and member and volunteer events until December 2015. We updated our mission, vision, purpose, and guiding principles in 2011 (and later in 2017). We hired our first office manager in 2012 and, in 2014, we welcomed our first CEO, Wendy Fraser.
In the past, we’ve offered programs like The Living Room, The Bedford Sunshine Room, and Caregiver Support. Today, we offer community support through our bereavement programs and events while we work toward developing a residential hospice.
Our membership includes 145 community members, advocates, health care professionals, and families touched by hospice care. Our 78 volunteers help create awareness about hospice care, offer support programs, and organize events. Each year, we host major annual fundraising initiatives like Feeling the Love Dinner and Dance Party, Hike for Hospice, Hats Off for Hospice, and Angel Tree.