The mission of Horizon-Timmins Palliative Care Inc. is to provide trained, caring, friendly volunteers to offer support and accompaniment to clients and their families who are facing a terminal illness. Our service is based on accompaniment and active listening.
Horizon-Timmins Palliative Care Inc. is committed to offering social, emotional and spiritual support to the client and family while respecting their autonomy and individual needs.
Our trained and caring volunteers are willing to assist individuals and their families to face the stages of death and dying with dignity and respect.
"Our services are free, confidential and bilingual."
Our volunteers are trained not only in end-of-life care but in supporting quality-of-life for those facing chronic illness or chronic heart conditions, which can ultimately become terminal.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in palliative care or require more information contact Horizon-Timmins at 705-267-3434.
Following a careful selection procedure, volunteers attend a training program with instruction in palliative care philosopy, effective communication skills, coping with stress and the bereavement process.
Our volunteers are also sensitive to the cultural and linguistic needs of the individuals concerned and receive ongoing training.